Over on Twitch, I recently wrapped up a playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. It’s a game that I’ve always held in high regard, but going through it now as an adult decades later further solidified its standing in my mind as an all-time great. What makes this one so special?
Playing old video games in modern times is a weird experience. On one hand, we’ve been able to play older games on newer hardware for quite some time. However, I’ve always preferred the experience of playing games with original controllers on original hardware.
Going the other way, collecting and playing retro games in their original form is such a pain and only getting harder. Classic consoles are oftentimes difficult to hook up to modern TVs and the picture is often compromised. Worse yet, the prices for original copies has soared due to scarcity and demand.
When done right, the modern wave of retro mini consoles is proving to be a solid compromise between the two.
I swear this live stream isn’t sponsored by 7-Eleven and Nintendo! In advance of Link’s Awakening‘s release, we take a quick stop in Hyrule for A Link to the Past! As I fumble my way through Hyrule as “Jettt”, we discuss our picks for most overrated Zelda game, seeing Ellen Page IRL @ the Toronto International Film Festival, using save states as a crutch, and what games we’re hoping Santa leaves under our Christmas tree this year!
Time to dig into one of my all-time favourites. It’s Yoshi’s Island on the Super NES Classic!
Aimless wandering through Onett. I’m sorry.
Working my way through the first two worlds of Rare’s legendary platformer!
Mama said knock you out! It’s Super Punch-Out!! on the Super NES Classic!
Samus continues her hunt in Super Metroid on the Super NES Classic!
Having recently re-emerged in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, we go back to X’s debut in Mega Man X on the Super NES Classic!