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9.9.9: Dreamcast Memories and Musings

"A candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long" Today is the day, my friends. A day of remembrance of Sega's last blaze of glory before stepping out of the world of console gaming for what may be forever. It's been ten short ye...

 
 
 
 

Nintendo Cereal System Ad!

I was going through some old comic-books, and I stumbled upon this little gem from the late 80's: Beat em and eat em, gents. Seriously, is that not cool? (And note the tag-line at the end of the ad. Remind anybody else of a certain dirt...

 
 
 

An Appreciation of the Playstation Boot Screen

When the Playstation 2 was announced as backwards compatible, I did what most sane people did: I sold my Playstation 1. Yeah, it was fun while it lasted, but the future was coming, and I could bring all my old games with me. One less game s...

 
 
 
 

Apologies And Updates

I apologize, I flaked out on Ninja Month. In fact, I flaked out on updating this blog in general for a month and a half, and for that, to anyone who cares, I'm sorry. My work schedule wouldn't permit me the time to update a semi-regular blo...

 
 
 
 

March is Ninja Month

After my Hagane review from last month, I realized that all the up-coming articles I wanted to write were about games starring or featuring ninjas, so it's been decided that this blog, for the next month, is ninja-gaming HQ! Awesome AND...

 
 
 

The Island of Forgotten Games: Hagane

There are those games that defined a generation. Mention Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy or Metal Gear Solid and any gamer worth his salt will know what you're talking about. There are also the titles that are so horrendous, so three week old...

 
 
 

20 Years LttP: Sega Genesis

I was a Nintendo kid growing up. To be honest, most of the kids I knew growing up were Nintendo kids, owning the original NES and SNES, swapping games like Super Mario Kart and Donkey Kong Country. I think I only knew one kid that had a ...

 
 
 

The Island of Forgotten Games: Omega Boost

There are those games that defined a generation. Mention Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy or Metal Gear Solid and any gamer worth his salt will know what you're talking about. There are also the titles that are so horrendous, so three week old...

 
 
 
 
 

The FEAR: The Music of Doom 64

So, it's that time of the year again, time to think about the shivers, the creeps, the things that go bump in the night. The point of this blog is to discuss the things in video games that made me poop my pants at the age of eight, but I ...

 
 
 

The Island of Forgotten Games: Alundra

There are those games that defined a generation. Mention Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy or Metal Gear Solid and any gamer worth his salt will know what you're talking about. There are also the titles that are so horrendous, so three week old...

 
 
 

The Island of Forgotten Games: Metal Storm

This is the first of what will hopefully be a semi-regular column highlighting the games of the past that have slipped through the cracks of time. There are those games that defined a generation. Mention Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy or Me...

 
 
 
 
 

Best and Worst Batman Video Games

I've decided to offer everybody a break from the E3 blogs on things already reported, and instead focus (in a roundabout way, I'll admit) on another big happening coming this week: The Dark Knight. Now video games and comic-book superhero...

 
 
 

Space Invaders Extreme Rules

I'll be honest, I was never a big fan of Space Invaders as a kid. The game was too simple, and at the same time too hard due to the limitations of the technology of the late seventies. By the mid-80's, Space Invaders had the unlucky situa...

 
 
 
 

Start of the Affair: Night Stalker

Even though I was raised at the same time the Nintendo Entertainment System was sweeping the country, my family did not own one. What we had instead was the Intellivision Model II, an update of the original Intellivision system that also ...

 
 

About Namakubione of us since 4:32 AM on 06.11.2008

Namakubi: The Legend Continues



Civilian Name: Zach
Age: Old Enough
Location: The Pac-Nor
Wii Number: 2792-7530-0497-7848
Brawl Friend Code: 4488-0808-3270
Mario Kart Wii Friend Code: 2234-8528-1071


Currently Playing:
Muramasa The Demon Blade
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story


Will Always Be Playing:
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Bros. 3
Castlevania 3
Mega Man 2


Favorite Games:

NES:
Kid Icarus
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Metal Storm
Castlevania
Castlevania 3:Dracula's Curse
Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Gaiden 2
Ninja Gaiden 3
Kid Niki
Clash at Demonhead
Ducktales
Galaga
Mega Man 2
Contra
Shatterhand
Shadow of the Ninja
Batman
Gargoyle's Quest II

Gameboy:
Super Mario Land
Tetris
Metroid II: Return of Samus
Bionic Commando
Ninja Gaiden: Shadow
LOZ: Link's Awakening
Wario Land
Gargoyle's Quest

Genesis
Wonderboy in Monster World
Vectorman
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Chiki Chiki Boys
Streets of Rage 2
Gunstar Heroes
Ristar
Comix Zone
Rocket Knight Adventures

SNES:
Super Mario World
Super Mario All-Stars
Super Castlevania IV
Super Ghouls N' Ghosts
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Kirby Super Star
Super Street Fighter II
Earthworm Jim
Earthworm Jim 2
Final Fantasy III
Super Metroid
Super Mario RPG
Demon's Crest
Super Star Wars trilogy
Chrono Trigger
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Cybernator
Hagane

N64:
LOZ: Ocarina of Time
Super Mario 64
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Banjo-Kazooie
Jet Force Gemini
Pilotwings 64
Castlevania 64
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
Goemon's Great Adventure
Mischief Makers
Star Fox 64

PS1:
Final Fantasy IX
Omega Boost
Skullmonkeys
Alundra
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysey
Xenogears
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Tactics
Parappa the Rapper
Metal Gear Solid
MGS: VR Missions
Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

Dreamcast:
Last Blade 2
Skies of Arcadia
DOA
Soul Caliber
Tech Romancer
Jet Grind Radio
House of the Dead 2

PS2:
Zone of the Enders: The Second Runner
Katamari Damacy
We Love Katamari
Ico
Shadow of the Colossus
God Hand
Okami
Maximo: Ghosts to Glory
Maximo Vs. The Army of Zin
Persona 3
Persona 4

X-Box:
Ninja Gaiden
Psychonauts
DOA3
DOA2 Extreme
Evil Dead: Regeneneration

Gamecube:
LOZ: The Windwaker
Viewtiful Joe
Resident Evil 4
Metroid Prime
Alien Hominid
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Skies of Arcadia: Legends
Killer 7
F-Zero GX

DS:
New Super Mario Bros.
Contra 4
Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
Tetris DS
Advance Wars DS
Advance Wars Days of Ruin
Space Invaders Extreme
Chrono Trigger
Metal Slug 7
Retro Game Challenge

Xbox 360
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Shadow Complex
Castle Crashers
Alien Hominid HD
Street Fighter IV
Braid

Wii:
LOZ: Twilight Princess
Super Mario Galaxy
No More Heroes
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
House of the Dead: Overkill
Madworld
Muramasa