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')
Hudson's Adventure Island is a strange game to me. It features a guy who lives on an island, which appears to actually be several near-identical islands, he wears a loincloth and a baseball cap, his name is 'Master Higgins', and his legs wobble and gyrate around like he's scrabbling to find footing on a slippery floor (which slidy-physics to match). He has to rescue a girl from an evil witch doctor, which is just enough plot to get the game moving.
And I'm awful at it.
I meant to upload this last week while I was on vacation so that you would have something to look at, but I forgot, so I'm uploading it this week! Lucky you!
This is a video I recorded of me playing The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle for the first time while using the Beeshu Zinger that I talked about a couple of weeks back.
Back in 2004 or so, I visited a friend out of state, and during the visit he gave me a Beeshu Zinger joystick. Yesterday, I finally tried to use it. (I've been busy, okay?)
The Zinger is weird.
This game doesn't look like I remembered... maybe it's been sitting in that box by itself for too long.
Skate or Die 2 is one of those games that is probably mostly remembered because of one major thing, in this case its title screen music, and then kind of forgotten about the rest of the time.