I Finally Beat ZombiU and It’s the Hidden Gem of the Wii U
In June of 2012, as we were growing closer to the launch of the Wii U, Ubisoft dropped a game announcement that had me (and many others) floored. A zombie-based survival horror game, the ZombiU trailer had me mesmerized. With a simply chilling version of “God Save The Queen” by Ronnie Oates running during a creative...
I’m a Casual RPG Fan and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Blew Me Away
Well, hello again! Been a while since I’ve given an opinion on things but a side project has tabled me until today. Jinja Bobot has undergone some minor changes, will have an upgraded Twitter presence, and now we’re back to talk about… XENOBLADE CHRONICLES 2! Let’s talk about the Nintendo Direct that happened...
CTTG #9: China Warrior
Of all the games I’ve played through on this TurboGrafx run, China Warrior is the game I am most satisfied in beating! Being a huge fan of this title since I was a kid, I was genuinely shocked to learn in the past year that China Warrior is generally met with disdain. This is one case where I think […]
CTTG #8: Takin’ It To The Hoop
For the eight game in my conquering, I had a strange urge to play Takin’ It To The Hoop. This basketball title is one of just two that made it onto the system (along with TV Sports Basketball). It provides a solid basketball experience with intuitive controls and everything you expect from your basic hoops experience. Past...
CTTG #7: Vigilante
Up next in the conquering is Vigilante, just the 2nd game on this quest that I’d never played as a kid. I love playing these because Vigilante isn’t some unknown game. In fact, it’s one of the most well-known games on the TurboGrafx-16. Even gamers who’ve never owned the system could tell you that they remember...
CTTG #6: Battle Royale
It took me a little time to bounce back from the devastating events of J.J. and Jeff, but I’m back in the saddle with a return to a favorite game of mine, Battle Royale. I’ll start off by saying that Battle Royale is not a good game by any stretch of the imagination. Fundamentally a wrestling game, it has […]
The 3DS Will Be Replaced by the Switch…Just Not the Switch You’re Playing Today
There’s been a lot of discussion recently about what will become of the 3DS. According to Nintendo, the 3DS will continue on separate and apart from their new console, the Nintendo Switch. However, there’s a noticeable lack of 3DS hardware in stores and sales had already started to slide last year. There’s the other...
CTTG #5: J.J. and Jeff
As the fifth game in my TurboGrafx-16 conquest, I was excited to play J.J. and Jeff. I really was. Yet, as it turns out, it was the game that broke my heart the most. You see, J.J. and Jeff is one of those games I had and played as a kid. In fact, I remember when […]
My First Two Weeks with the Switch
It’s been quiet here at Jinja Bobot since the Nintendo Switch was released on March 3rd. Overall, I’m blown away by the hybrid console and it’s probably on pace to becoming my favorite system of all time contingent on what the game library looks like over the next few years. I’d like to take some time today...
CTTG #4: Davis Cup Tennis
For the fourth game in my TurboGrafx-16 conquest, I chose to go with Davis Cup Tennis, a sports game and one I never had or played back in the day. Boy, was that painful. There’s a lot of reasons why Davis Cup Tennis is a terrible game. Major reasons. Let’s go through them. A Tennis Game for […]
Are Games Too Complex Or Am I Just An Old Gamer?
I’ve got some lawn chasin’, fist shakin’ things to say about a nasty little trend that seems to have gotten worst lately: Video games have gotten too complex for their own good. I’ve had a lot of complaints about where RPG’s have gone the last 5-10 years. I find that I love early RPG’s where […]
CTTG #3: Neutopia
Three games are now down as I’ve finally beaten Neutopia! This third game was also the longest, too, taking seven play sessions. Each of the first two games were beat in just one. Alas, being a Legend of Zelda clone, this was to be expected and ya know what? I liked Neutopia! It certainly beat my expectations. While […]
CTTG #2: Splatterhouse
To conquer the TurboGrafx-16 means to beat every single game in its 94 HuCard library, but no game will capture as much attention in doing that as the console’s most famous one, Splatterhouse. Splatterhouse is the most well-known game on the TG-16 because of how unique it was at the time. It’s a run-and-gun type game...
CTTG #1: Keith Courage in Alpha Zones
Last night, I kicked off my mission to Conquer the TurboGrafx-16 by taking on Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. I went into the game with some amount of experience having played the game now and again over many years, but the monotony of the levels led me to never having beaten it (nor getting close). But, […]
You Won’t Believe How Beautiful a Full Wii Collection Looks!
I’ve always regarded Wii game collecting as an ugly venture because of the stark-white cases and lack of color it adds to a game room. (Though it’s still better than the putrid appearance of a full PS1 collection.) I was proven wrong by Reddit member NintendoTwizer who not only collects for the Wii but actually completed...
I’m Going To Conquer Every TurboGrafx-16 Game They Ever Made
Back in 1989, I saved up all the money I could to buy a TurboGrafx-16. To this day, I can’t recall where I saw it advertised or what really got me excited about it, but I do know that I was in love with the sleek appearance of it! On the day I’d gotten all my […]
My Thoughts on Last Night’s Nintendo Switch Announcement
The night we’ve been waiting for since last October 20th finally came and we got a ton more details on the Switch and a look at many of the (80 or so) games in active development. Nintendo’s presentation was quirky, as we expected, and a little sad as it was the most stark reminder that […]
The Top 5 Best Games I Played In 2016
  In my Top 5 of 2015, I named Bayonetta 2 as my favorite game of the year, which was obvious, because I’d previously called it the best game ever made. I had an incredibly hard time distilling my list down to just five this time around, but 2016 — aside from being a crap year all […]
Who Pissed in Polygon’s Wheaties Over Super Mario Run?
This past week saw the release of Mario’s much-anticipated debut on mobile in Super Mario Run for iOS. For months, we’ve known we’re getting a runner-type game and in recent weeks we’ve seen a lot of looks at the game including Reggie Fils-Aime’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon. We’ve also known that the...
The Day the NES Launched on October 18th, 1985
It’s October 18th, 1985, on a chilly Autumn day in Manhattan, New York City. The mid-80’s made for an interesting time to release a video game console because there’s nothing purposeful about the date at all. Back in those days, to sell a console, Nintendo had to convince retailers to display their product in store...