This blog is dead; very, very dead.

2 Jul

I should probably give up on ever making this a thing.

Wow Touhou is hard

31 Dec

Been playing some of the 6th Touhou game, and it’s really kicking my butt. Could only get to the 3rd half-way boss on the dreaded “easy modo”.  Though as anyone who’s played these games can say the music is absolutely beautiful. Speaking of music, I discovered the the game has an option to render the music in 16 bit MIDI’s. Seeing as how I like the sound of consoles like the SNES this MIDI option was a nice find.

Went Fishing.

30 Dec

Well I went fishing with my brother which turned out to be a complete nightmare. The fishing rod I was to use broke, and I couldn’t walk home because the only way home I knew was flooded, and there is no way I’m walking through water I can’t see the bottom of; especially when it’s connected to a body of water where crocodiles have been spotted. So I was forced to wait for hours while my brother caught no fish. Fun times.

 

BTW I actually really like fishing. When I actually get to do some fishing, though I prefer fishing in more relaxing areas as opposed to the more noisy beaches and piers.

GT is turning 20 next month!

30 Dec

What to say? I know GT isn’t the most popular show on the planet but it does have some fun moments and some of it’s contributions to the law of Dragonball are worthwhile IMO. Though I have to say the Super 17 isn’t as good as I remember it, however I still think the fight with Baby is very well done. Here’s hoping GT’s quirky little additions will live on through the video games.

Also I just realised I’m going to be 20 in a few months.

Re-branding this blog.

30 Dec

I haven’t touched this blog in ages, but I am not done with it. I have decided to retool it into my personal blog. However things won’t change much, a majority of the posts will probably still be retro gaming related in one way or another. Welcome to Mantisblog.

Game of The Week Snowboard Kids!

7 Nov

Today I want to talk a little bit about a game that I think gets overlooked and that game is Snowboard Kids for the Nintendo 64. It’s a racing game where you slide downhill instead of the usual “press button to move” trope. Like Mario Kart you can use items to attack other racers or to give yourself an advantage. The levels are pretty varied some aren’t even snow themed levels. The characters are all distinct both design and gameplay wise. Oh and the music is a great listen.

Though sometimes sometimes the items can be annoying such as the parachute and the bombs which are more dangerous to the person using them. Also the game can be a bit hard to control sometimes but it’s still a hidden gem on the N64.

My Top 10 Pokemon From The Original 151 Pokemon. 7-6

14 Oct

 

#7 Raichu. I’ve always preferred Raichu to the more popular Pikachu, it’s a shallow reason but Raichu just looks cooler.

#6 Jynx. Mainly for how weird it looks but the controversy surrounding Jynx as well as it’s connection to Japanese folk tales makes Jynx interesting both in the games and real life.