Blaster Master's Fgun

Submitted by b on Thu, 05/31/2018 - 07:49

When you play Blaster Master, you start to notice that a lot of the powerups have letters on them that roughly correspond to what they do: pickups that increase your Power have a P on them, pickups that increase your Hover meter have an H on them, homing missiles also have an H on them, et cetera. But one of the ones that always perplexed me was the powerup for your gun in the overhead scenes. It had a little F on it for some reason.

Spoiler Alert! - Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition - Single Player

Submitted by b on Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:20

Since I'm known in some circles (including my grandmother's kitchen) as a bit of a Wheel of Fortune aficionado, I figured I'd try my luck at Wheel of Fortune Junior Edition.

I warmed up by playing single player mode and... it didn't go as well as I hoped it might. It turns out that Wheel of Fortune is harder when someone else isn't calling the letters.

Testing 3D mode in Orb3D

Submitted by b on Mon, 05/21/2018 - 07:26

A while back I tested out 3D mode in 3D Worldrunner, and I couldn't make it work. Getting the glasses was pretty easy, but I just couldn't match the colors, the red/blue separation seemed like it was off, and it was an unsatisfying experience. In digging around for details about 3D video game technology, though, I found that there are a couple of games that use another kind of 3D technology called the Pulfrich Effect.