Tag Archives: Puzzle

Lemmings

Lemmings

Game: Lemmings
Start Date: March 23rd, 2019
End Date: May 25th, 2019
Videos: 19

The early 90’s had a lot of simple games with very basic objectives. Perhaps the most common objective was “get to end without being destroyed.” This objective has become a way of gaming life in a lot of respects, but one question still remains that a lot of old-school PC gamers had the joy of answering…can you save a group of non-stop walking creatures before they plummet off a cliff? That’s where Lemmings comes in.

Lemmings is a game I had the pleasure of playing with my dad a lot when I was younger. We would spend hours in front of his computer trying to figure out how to get all of our Lemmings to safety before they went off the ledge, got burned alive by lava, and various other devious traps and tricks that got in our way. I had a feeling it was time to bring my love of this classic puzzle game to light this year, so here we are with another special weekend project for me.

I am also covering the SNES version of the game, which has a slightly different-looking interface than other versions, and some other modifications made specifically for the SNES version.

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Bomberman

Bomberman

Game: Bomberman
Start Date: August 14th, 2016
End Date: August 18th, 2016
Videos: 5

Good ol’ Bomberman has also had his beginnings on the NES console, although his beginnings are a little….more basic and barebones. Regardless, it’s interesting (at least for me) to go back and see what this guy was made of at the very beginning. In this game, robots have been enslaved by the forces of evil to make bombs in their underground tunnels, and there is a rumor that the one who makes it to the surface can become a human and stop living in a world of nonstop bomb manufacturing.

After streaming this game awhile back, I wanted to give this game another go on Youtube and actually complete it for a Youtube project. I had the entire Super Bomberman series completed on my Youtube channel, but there technically were some Bomberman games before that too, so why not get those taken care of?

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Pieces

Pieces

Game: Pieces
Start Date: September 12th, 2015
Videos: 4

I know when you hear the name “Atlus” these days, you start thinking about Persona and Shin Megami Tensei. Back in the days of SNES though, you had little gems like this. Games that probably didn’t push the envelope as far as games that redefined the standard of gaming, but games that took a concept like, doing a jigsaw puzzle, and put it in video game form.

Pieces was one of those games that I actually really enjoyed and was amazed by, particularly by how game developers could, quite literally, take any type of activity and make it into a video game. For this game, Atlus was like, “let’s take jigsaw puzzles and make something out of that,” and they did! I find that amazing, although I’m sure many of my fans out there are still questioning me about why this game was Let’s Play-able. Regardless, I’m glad I showed it off as it was another fun mini-project I could do during the weekends to make Pokemon Gold a little more bearable.

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Kirby’s Avalanche

Kirby's Avalanche

Game: Kirby’s Avalanche
Start Date: January 31st, 2015
Videos: 4

Kirby has had a number of spinoff games, and one of the very early ones was a Kirby redesign of the game Puyo Puyo. This game was called Kirby’s Avalanche, a Tetris-styled puzzle game that can actually get quite difficult in some of the more difficult settings. Let’s get moving Kirby!

I hadn’t done a proper mini-project for awhile and since I was kind of getting too far ahead with some of my uploads, I figured a short project of this nature was in order to hold things over for a small bit. Kirby’s Avalanche came to mind as a game I played when I was a kid and from that point on, I knew it was the way to go.

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Super Bomberman 5

Super Bomberman 5

Game: Super Bomberman 5
Start Date: November 26th, 2012
Runtime: 5 hours
Videos: 14

A new evil face, by the name of Emperor Terrorin, has released a bunch of bad bombers on the universe and they are now causing havoc across Bomberman’s homeworld. It’s time to revisit some classic locations from the past four Bomberman games and save the universe from this new foe.

Although I wasn’t a huge fan of any of the Super Bomberman games past the 2nd installment, I did want to cover the entire SNES series for you guys and this was the only game in my way of a full completion. This game was an interesting one to go through, mainly due to all of the twists and turns that exist in this game, and not to mention loads and loads of backtracking, but I did manage to finish all of the levels and complete the game fully.

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The Maze Game Remastered

The Maze Game Remastered

Game: The Maze Game Remastered
Start Date: August 6th, 2012
Runtime: 7 hours
Videos: 14

What happens when an old maze game gets redesigned with a brand new look and more complex puzzles? You get The Maze Game Remastered, a new game from the same mind that brought you the original, with a much improved graphical interface. I hope you are ready to save some pink bears, because the green bear is ready for action!

So at the time of this project’s beginning, I was completely unprepared to even cover this game, having two other games on the mind, but when my computer decided to crash and ShadowMarioXLI decided to taunt me to take on the challenge of The Maze Game Remastered in the meantime, that was a challenge I couldn’t refuse. This game is not just a simple remake though (although it does feature some similar layouts from the original), as it features new puzzles, new obstacles, and most importantly, a complete graphical rework by my good friend MegaFreak400!

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Super Bomberman 2

Super Bomberman 2

Game: Super Bomberman 2
Start Date: April 2nd, 2010
Runtime: 2:16 hours
Videos: 14

Planet Bomber is once again under attack, but this time the attack is being orchestrated by the Five Dastardly Bombers, a group of Bomberman rejects with their own special abilities. We can not let this injustice stand, so we must put an end to all of the mischief that these guys are causing.

Satisfied with the results of the first Super Bomberman project, I knew I wanted to cover the sequel as well, another game I grew up with, and a game with a more drawn-out Story Mode. As usual, I covered the Adventure Mode and did a few sessions of the Battle Mode.

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Super Bomberman

Super Bomberman

Game: Super Bomberman
Start Date: November 30th, 2009
Runtime: 2:09 hours
Videos: 13

Something has gone wrong on Planet Bomber, and two mysterious evil-faced guys are trying to build evil machines to take over the world. And what’s the best way to take these machines out? With bombs of course! This was the first of Bomberman’s SNES series, and it’s introduction was quite….well….super!

After finishing the Adventures of Lolo, I wanted to do something very similar, as I was quite enjoying the puzzle kick I was currently on. What came out was another classic game from my youth, the start of the Super Bomberman series! I covered the adventure mode, and perhaps the biggest draw to the Bomberman series, the Battle Mode!

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Adventures of Lolo 2

Adventures of Lolo 2

Game: Adventures of Lolo 2
Start Date: November 9th, 2009
Runtime: 2:07 hours
Videos: 12

After solving all of the puzzles of his tower in the first game, King Egger decides to get his revenge on Lolo by…capturing Princess Lala once again and taking her to his new tower, filled with even more traps and obstacles. Prince Lolo jumps into action once more to save his girl!

I had finished the first Lolo game and was still in the Lolo mindset, so I decided to take on the challenges of the second game as well. The second game didn’t introduce anything incredibly new, but still featured a lot of tricky puzzles, some of which were not as obvious as they were in the flagship title.

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Adventures of Lolo

Adventures of Lolo

Game: Adventures of Lolo
Start Date: October 21st, 2009
Runtime: 1:47 hours
Videos: 10

Princess Lala has been captured by the evil King Egger and taken to his tower, filled with deadly traps and puzzles. Prince Lolo must make it to the top of the tower to find the fair maiden and rescue her from such perilous dangers.

This was a game that I remembered from a very select, small part of my gaming life, but I remembered it well enough to do a playthrough of this NES classic. There’s lots of block-pushing, heart-collecting, medusa-dodging mayhem, but there is plenty more where that came from!

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