I’m glad to say that I’ve just finished preparing shrines for arcadequartermaster.com, which will be good all the way until December. The “one SNK/Neo-Geo game per update” still holds, and I’m planning to make a small recap post after the December update.
Might take a short break for now, then…
Open response to what I assume to be a tumblr spam-email promoting a new game: I play old games. My computer isn’t even high-tech enough to support Tumblr’s “respond to inbox letter” functionality. As such, I’m pretty sure your online game is beyond my technical capacities, even if I was interested in playing a game made after, say, 1996.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (super nintendo entertainment system)
Happy 125th birthday Nintendo!
Nintendo is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics company headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded on September 23, 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi, it originally produced handmade hanafuda playing cards. By 1963, the company had tried several small niche businesses, such as cab services and love hotels.
Abandoning previous ventures in favor of toys in the 1960s, Nintendo then developed into a video game company in the 1970s, ultimately becoming one of the most influential in the industry and Japan’s third most valuable listed company with a market value of over US$85 billion.
The name Nintendo can be roughly translated to English as “leave luck to heaven.” As of March 31, 2014, Nintendo reports lifetime sales of over 670.43 million hardware units and 4.23 billion software units. [Wiki]
Tuesday’s update needed a bit of fixing, so I did that and added a few things. The newness includes a new Kunio-Kun sprite pose, 3 new sets of Mego WGSH head bubbles (Technos, Konami and Sega), mini-logos for Bebop, Rocksteady and Rolento and better palettes for the Lee Brothers. Again, be sure to check out the earlier, 1989-filled update if you missed it, because there’s a ton of stuff in there.
Old school cartoons where the intro had a bigger budget than all the episodes combined
If this was the first gameplay screen you saw in a game called something like Boxxle or Stockroom Attendant Man, you probably wouldn’t be surprised.
However, if the game in question had an exciting name full of throwback pulp hero and promised interplanetary insanity, like for example Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum, this screen would be the first of many letdowns.
Come meet the artist of the terrible Castlevania cover at Cincinnati Comic Expo this weekend! I’ll be at table J-5 selling IQBs and Paletteswaps Saturday and Sunday!
Some of my favorite Atari 2600 games!
Atlantis - Cosmic Ark - Frogger - Q*Bert - Space Invaders
The Samurai Kirby game from Kirby Super Star, SNES.