Throwback Bit Thursday: Banjo-Kazooie

Of all the Super Mario 64 clones, Banjo-Kazooie, is in my opinion the best (at least during the 32-64 bit era). Rare’s first attempt at a 3-D platformer even managed to surpass Mario 64 in a few areas.  A Beautiful World  One area in which Rare’s game is clearly superior to Nintendo’s revolutionary game is… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Banjo-Kazooie

Throwback Bit Thursday: Super Mario 64

1996 was a magical time for an 11-year-old kid to be alive. Video Games were making the transition to 3-D from 2-D for the first time with the arrival of the 32-bit machines. The possibilities to a young mind – arriving at the peak of human imagination – seemed endless.   That said, to me personally,… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Super Mario 64

According to Developers Nintendo shut down the Golden Eye Remake 

  A few days ago, the world got play a 2007 Golden Eye HD Remake/Remaster, via a leak. The game never saw the light of day as an official release due to legal complications concerning the game’s rights.   The leak has brought back a lot of interest in the details of why the game project… Continue reading According to Developers Nintendo shut down the Golden Eye Remake 

Throwback Bit Thursday: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The late 90s were the most magical years that I experienced as a gamer. The 3-D era was fresh and exciting. The Nintendo 64 kept churning out ground breaking games, and it seemed that every Nintendo and Rare game of the era broke and set some new standard in gaming. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Nintendo’s Legal Team Shuts Down Zelda Fan Project

Nintendo is notoriously difficult to deal with if you are intent on making anything related to its internal properties, even you are not seeking any type of profit from said work. The Legend of Zelda is Nintendo’s golden franchise, and it is one that is rich in lore, and ambiguity. The fact that Link is… Continue reading Nintendo’s Legal Team Shuts Down Zelda Fan Project

Throwback Bit Thursday: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

  The Nintendo 64 was the first home console capable of delivering great First Person Shooting experiences. While the PlayStation (and Sega Saturn) would have some  first person shooters, by comparison, most (if not all) were subpar when stacked against the games that the Nintendo 64 was running in that particular genre. The Nintendo 64… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Throwback Bit Thursday: WCW/NWO Revenge

  Ah, 1998, my freshman year of High School. What good time it was for a 13-14 year old teenager to be alive. 3-D gaming was still in its infancy, making every new 3-D game on the Nintendo 64 an excitable prospect (even pedestrian games were interesting at the time). It was a magical time… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: WCW/NWO Revenge

Throwback Bit Thursday: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64)

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire is a wonderful, but flawed game. This is how I have always perceived the title, which I must admit, I hold dear to my heart ’till this day’. The game received mixed critical reception in 96-97 by printed Magazines. A 7.8/10 in Electronic Gaming Monthly wasn’t a necessarily a… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (N64)

Throwback Bit Thursday: Star Fox 64 is the Greatest Star Fox Game Ever Made

Star Fox 64 (Lylat Wars on Europe) holds a special place in many Nintendo 64 owners’ hearts. Released globally in 1997, the game was a graphical tour de force of the system (which was less than a year old in North America), and it introduced the “Rumble Pak” to N64 Owners. Star Fox 64  was… Continue reading Throwback Bit Thursday: Star Fox 64 is the Greatest Star Fox Game Ever Made