Would you Believe That These NES Games Misspelled Their Own Names?
Video games have mistakes. Lots of mistakes. I’m not just talking bugs here. Bugs happen. No, I’m referring to mistakes in production. Remember being a kid and reading about the Pols Voice in The Legend of Zelda? This enemy, it was told, had a weak point: loud noise. We tried to use our sword and items to expose […]
Was “Her Story” Really Deserving of All Its GOTY Accolades?
When Polygon named Her Story its Game of the Year for 2015, I wasn’t really surprised as I’d heard good things about it but I also didn’t know what kind of game it was. Several weeks ago I stumbled upon it in the App Store and was excited to see I could grab it for my iPad […]
I was Wrong About the King’s Quest Reboot…Very, Very Wrong!
Almost exactly a year ago, after watching the first trailer for Sierra’s King’s Quest reboot, I decried it as a lie. I had my reasons. A lifelong King’s Quest fan, I’d already been hurt when they switched from the text parser interface to point-and-click with its 5th entry. And now, all these years later, they...
The Top 5 Best Games I Played In 2015
In my Top 5 of 2014, I made mention of it being a great year for Nintendo fans. Never did I imagine what was coming in 2015. This year, I had no less than 4 games in consideration for my Game of the Year that were all exclusive to the Wii U.  In the end, the top three spots […]
Is Nintendo Abusing Their Amiibo Market — Or Do We Take Them Too Seriously?
After a rough first few 7 months of Amiibo collecting, Nintendo seems to have gotten their supply chain all fixed up.  The collecting nightmare culminated in May’s Wave 4 release where nearly every one of them was damn near impossible to find including Lucina, Robin, Ness, Charizard, Splatoon Girl, Splatoon Boy, Splatoon...
The Classic NES Series Brought the Originals Back in Pocket Form
In 2004, Nintendo released the Classic NES Series, a limited edition Game Boy Advance system along with 12 classic NES games in GBA cartridge form.  In all my years of collecting, these is my favorite little sub-series because of its unique combination of my childhood nostalgia and adoration for the GBA itself.  In fact, it’s...
Gamespot Proves It’s Corrupted Against Nintendo
Gamespot has been one of the top gaming websites since its inception in 1996. Not to be confused with retailer Gamestop (watch that letter placement!), Gamespot provides up-to-date news, reviews, and forums dedicated to video games across all consoles, PC’s, and even mobile.  By all measures, it’s as good a one-stop shop for...
Error’s Name Really Was…Error
Think what you want about Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.  Many insist it’s the worst game in the Zelda franchise because it’s the most different. Because it’s too hard. For whatever reason, a lot of people simply think it’s the worst and they have the right to their opinion. Their stupid opinion. Anyhoo,...
RETRO REVIEW: DDR Mario Mix for Gamecube
In 2005, a revolution was going on.  A Dance Dance Revolution!  Nintendo wanted in on a piece of the action and did so by partnering with the once-significant Konami to produce DDR Mario Mix for the Gamecube.  I never got the game back then, but I was part of that revolution.  You see, a few years after […]
Why Does the NES Turn On and Off When a Game Doesn’t Work?
We’ve all been there when it comes time to play a game on our NES.  You pull the game off your shelf, maybe shake it a bit to loosen the dust.  I’ll always go with the proactive blowout next because you just know it will come to that eventually.  Even better, add in a vibrating taunt while […]
What Makes Contra So Damn Perfect?
I don’t know anybody who had a Nintendo Entertainment System who didn’t own the game Contra.  In fact, Contra must wear the crown for the most common game to be so damn expensive nowadays.  Even though every single NES owner had it, the game still commands upwards of $35 on eBay…and that’s just for the...
Will Nintendo’s “NX” Take The Industry By Storm in 2016?
Earlier this year, Nintendo teased us with what will be their next-generation home console, the NX. When it was announced, the general consensus was that it was being mentioned simply to assure customers that Nintendo wasn’t quitting the console market due to disappointing Wii U sales.  The big console makers (Sony, Nintendo,...
Top 10 Just Dance Tracks!
Just Dance is a popular games series developed by Ubisoft that you probably didn’t expect to be the topic of a piece on Jinja Bobot…but, well, here we are.  If you don’t play it, you might be surprised to find out that it’s not just a favorite amongst kids or teenage girls. Yes, I play […]
FTFY: A Re-Imagining of Nintendo’s E3
Well, E3 is complete and the Big Three (Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft) have laid out their case to consumers about why you should buy into their consoles (and games) for the rest of 2015.  While this isn’t the only big conference of the year, and certainly not the only time we hear big announcements, E3 […]
Evidence Points to a True Animal Crossing Sequel for the Wii U in 2016
During yesterday’s E3 Digital Event, Nintendo announced two new Animal Crossing spinoffs: Happy Home Designer and Amiibo Festival.  We were already told about Happy Home Designer back in April, a narrowly-focused version of 3DS’s New Leaf focused on your duties as a virtual real estate agent of sorts.  Amiibo Festival,...
XBox One’s “Backwards Compatibility” is a Fraud
Today, Microsoft XBox President Phil Spencer, clad in a windbreaker, made one of the most uphalling announcements in recent E3 history: Today, I’m pleased to announce, XBox One Backward Compatibility!  Your XBox 360 games, the games you’ve invested your time and money in, and the games you want to continue to play will be...
Did Super Mario Maker Steal the Show at E3?
The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, kicked off yesterday with a surprise hit: The 2015 Nintendo World Championships.  I have to admit, this event was WAY better than I expected!  While the qualifiers lacked polish, including some locations seemingly under-prepared, the final event featured great play-by-play hosts, a...
SPLATOON STRATEGY: Krak-On Splat Roller
Splatoon was released exclusively for the Wii U on May 29th and I’ve spent much of my time since then playing it.  The game is totally addicting because of the nature of its gameplay: you fire paint instead of bullets and that paint changes the whole landscape of the battle.  For example, covering the middle […]
Ready Player One is Required Reading
Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is a 2011 sci-fi novel about a boy named Wade Watts and his quest to complete a billionaire’s winner-take-all giveaway being held in a virtual world separate from our own.  Think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory combined with War Games. Now, I know what you’re thinking: why is a...
The Nintendo World Championships are Back!!
On May 13th, 2015, Nintendo announced the return of the Nintendo World Championships in the most surprising, hilarious way possible: To say this caught Nintendo fanboys off guard is an understatement.  NOBODY saw this coming!  Events will be held at select Best Buy locations on May 30th, but other than that we don’t know anything...