Tag Archives: Metroid

NES Remix 2

NES Remix 2

Game: NES Remix 2
Start Date: April 28th, 2018
End Date: June 10th, 2018
Videos: 14

There’s not much to say when sequels of games like these come out. Developers liked the formula they came up with, so they decide to make a sequel with some more content and new idea (although, more towards the former in this case). Nintendo has some more NES games to make challenges with and we are going to see what the 2nd collection of this is going to bring out!

I wasn’t quite ready for more Mario Kart or Wario Ware, or god forbid, another Mario Party game, so a return to NES Remix seemed to be on the table this time! We got some great games in this collection and I’m not just saying that because Kirby’s Adventure is a main feature. We also have my favorite NES game of all-time, Super Mario Bros. 3! We have my favorite block-dropping puzzle game of all time, Dr. Mario. And we also have…Wario’s Woods? Interesting…

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Metroid

Metroid

Game: Metroid
Start Date: August 9th, 2016
End Date: August 13th, 2016
Videos: 5

Metroid is another series that had its glorious beginnings on the NES console. This was Samus Aran’s true first mission (as far as game releases are concerned) and now we are going to experience it in all of its old school, NES glory. Let’s take down that Mother Brain!

Much like Zelda, Metroid was another game that I just didn’t have the drive to finish for a really long time, after being spoiled to the updated controls of Super Metroid and pretty much any other Metroid game. However, there is definitely some charm to this game as well and I’d be a fool to ignore it.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Start Date: January 16th, 2016
Videos: 44

After the huge success of Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Gamecube, gamers during the Wii generation wondered when Smash was going to get its eventual upgrade. After a glorified E3 trailer, where Metal Gear’s own Solid Snake made his first appearance in the world of Smash, gamers were hyped for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. From the daily Smash Dojo updates, to the first reveal from Japanese content, to the newly established online mode, this game was looking to be a Smash hit!

After kind of stepping away from doing Melee 100%, I knew that there was no way a 100% playthrough of Brawl would be done. However, I did want to make sure that Brawl was still on the agenda at least, because this was definitely a big game for me during the years of 2008-2009. This playthrough will feature a full session of the Subspace Emissary, and I’ll also show off some content from the game itself as well. It’s time to BRAWL!

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Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid: Zero Mission

Game: Metroid: Zero Mission
Start Date: January 1st, 2015
Videos: 11

Samus Aran is the hottest female bounty hunter in town, saving planets and research stations from Space Pirates, metroids, and various other creatures. Metroid: Zero Mission is the retelling of Samus Aran’s first mission on the Planet Zebes, in other wards, a freaking awesome remake of a very barebones NES game! This is the story of her Mission Zero!

It had been awhile since my last Metroid playthrough and since I was still not incredibly familiar with the first two Metroid games, I figured Zero Mission was a nice compromise. Not incredibly long, but with a good amount of substance as well. I also think it was a good way to start the year of 2015, with quite literally a bang!

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Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Game: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Start Date: September 13th, 2014
Videos: 30

After the release of Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64, HAL had no plans for a follow-up to the multiplayer slam-fest. However, after the game had received such popularity, the company returned once again to make an even bigger game on the Nintendo Gamecube. And thus, one of the most popular competitive fighting games was born, with more characters, more stages, more modes of play, and more multiplayer mayhem.

Smash Hype was still going strong in the summer after my N64 LP had already ended. Because of this, I made an executive decision to start the sequel a bit earlier than I had already planned. It also worked out quite well because this project released during the first week of Smash Bros. 3DS being out in Japan. I guess the only thing that really needs to be said now…”Bring on the Melee!”

Although this project is complete, there is a possibility for me returning to this game in the future to collect the rest of the trophies and completing some of the hardest challenges this game has to offer. For now though….not exactly in the mood! XD

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Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros.

Game: Super Smash Bros.
Start Date: May 24th, 2014
Runtime: 4 hours
Videos: 13

Back in the old days, one of gamers’ greatest fantasies was the thought of combining all of Nintendo’s mascot characters and putting them into a game where they could just go wild and fight each other. It was Super Smash Bros., a game developed by Masahiro Sakurai, the developer of Kirby, that finally accomplished this feat and had a tremendous legacy that developed alongside it.

I still had not figured out how to tackle Mario Party DS yet and I was definitely not ready for Mario Kart: Super Circuit either, so I decided to focus on another spin-off game instead. With all the hype surrounding the upcoming Super Smash Bros. 4, it seemed like the best time to go back to the Smash Bros. roots and start celebrating the hype in a proper way! I also decided to incorporate “#SmashHype” as a way for my viewers to contribute to the hype of the new games and promote even more discussion.

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Super Metroid

Super Metroid

Game: Super Metroid
Start Date: November 27th, 2012
Runtime: 3:41 hours
Videos: 10

The legacy of Samus Aran has always been a fan favorite, and her second adventure to the Planet Zebes is a cult classic among Metroid fans. Upon leaving the Ceres Space Station, after the events of Metroid II, Samus gets a distress call from the station, returning to find it completely lifeless. She finds that the space pirates (from Metroid I) are responsible, and she returns to Zebes to set things straight.

Metroid was one of the few Nintendo series I had left on my radar and I figured it was time to tread these new waters with a bang from a fully-charged Charge Beam. I went with my favorite game of the series, as it was the one I remember most and have the most fun playing, and I felt like it was a great one to start with, and end the year with!

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