One of the great things about collecting games for long-dead consoles is that I get to play a lot of games that I never had the chance to when they were new.
I've been sorting through a lot of clips that I wasn't able to work in anywhere and posting some of the less awful ones. This one counts, right?
In this short clip, I demonstrate how to use the conveyor belt in the first Mission of Double Dragon to (semi) easily get rid of the first real boss of the game, Abobo.
I tried to show off my skills in Super Mario Bros. 2 a little while ago, but I ended up failing to make it to the end of the game. Or even most of the way through the game.
Rather than let the footage go to waste, I figured I'd take up some space on YouTube's servers.
While I was testing some games that I picked up from the used everything store, I decided to try out Athletic World. Unfortunately my Power Pad is broken, so I didn't get very far.
I failed pretty spectacularly at Castlevania II the other day, but at least the music was good. I let the system sit on the password screen for a little bit.
You could also put in the password I got and continue where I left off if you wanted. It might save you ten minutes or so.
Those old competition games where you have to mash one or more buttons faster than your opponent are a lot easier with a turbo controller, as I demonstrate below.
I stopped by my local used media shop and picked up a copy of Twin Eagle. I had never played it before, which seems obvious in the clip below, but I needed to try it out to make sure that it actually worked (you'd be surprised how often 30-year-old games that were stored in a damp basement, exposed to air and with no dust cover have problems).
Fortunately for me, it worked! Unfortunately for me, I didn't really know what I was doing.
It's been a long time since I played Castlevania II: Simon's Quest, and I think it shows.
I played the first Castlevania a lot, and the second one... I never really played all that much. It was very different, but that wasn't the problem. I liked the adventure-style 2-d games like this and Zelda II (yes, I liked Zelda II).
The Switch's selection of old NES games is pretty small right now, but it's worth it to play some games that I maybe hadn't spent as much time as I would have liked to have when the NES was new, but it's also a good way to play old NES games without having to fiddle around with an old NES (although, I'm still trying to figure out how to hook up my NES Advantage to the Switch for the best possible experience). I saw not too long ago that a game that I almost completely forgot about, Adventures of Lolo, made the cut and was available to play, so I sat down to play it for the first time in...
"You are not alone, my friend. I dream of pipes, too."
-Ed (Ed, Edd, n Eddy, 'Ed, Ed and Away')