Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest is a 2D sidescrolling platform adventure game with RPG elements developed by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In fact, this, along with Metroid on the same system, are some of the earliest examples of what we now call metroidvania. Continue reading “Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest”

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Castlevania

Castlevania is a 2D sidescrolling platformer by Konami for the Nintendo Entertainment System. There are a few other versions of the same game, but I’ll be talking about this one as I experienced it both through the NES version and the GBA port of that version. Continue reading “Castlevania”

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Pirate Queen’s Quest & Friends to the End)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is a 2D platformer developed by WayForward and just so happens to have some downloadable content. This review is a continuation of my original review on the base game and will assume you either have seen that review already or have knowledge of the base game before reading on. Continue reading “Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Pirate Queen’s Quest & Friends to the End)”

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse is a 2D platformer adventure game by Wayforward. It is the third game in the Shantae series so this review will assume you’ve either played the previous two or are familiar with their basic mechanics. I’ve played both the PC and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game, so I’ll try to base this review on both. Continue reading “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse”