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”



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”

Mega Man Starter Tips

The classic 8-bit Mega Man games are generally well-regarded, so it’s totally understandable to want to play them. I remember getting the Mega Man Anniversary Collection for the first time and being super excited to see all these Mega Man games I’d never seen before. However, it’s not exactly the easiest thing to get into Mega Man games for the first time. I’m sure if you grew up with any of them, you have a pretty good memory of how to play them, but for the newcomers it can be a rough time. So I figured I would share some of my personal tips to help you get into the series a little easier. Continue reading “Mega Man Starter Tips”

Mega Man 6

Mega Man 6 is a 2D run and gun platformer developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. As this is the sixth and final installment in the NES line of the series, I will be assuming you are up to date on my previous five reviews or familiar with the series in general as far as the basics go. It just saves time. The plot here is that the first annual robot fighting tournament is being held, with eight of the world’s most powerful robots ready to compete. Suddenly, the sponsor known as Mr. X hijacks the competitors and reprograms them to help him dominate the world. It’s up to Mega Man to take them down and stop this mysterious madman from his cartoonishly evil plan. Continue reading “Mega Man 6”