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Posted on Mar 2nd 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Mario, Nintendo, Platormer, NES, SNES, N64, GCN, Wii, Wii U, Switch, GB, GBA, DS, 3DS

I've reviewed games casually on and off for the better part of the past 15 years. It's something I enjoy doing and I feel like I've got a relatively decent handle on objectively looking at the whole package of what a particular game consists of. What I don't have a lot of experience doing is comparing a game directly to another game, as I usually just look at what is in front of me and for the most part ignore any past or future releases. Can games even be, or should they even be, directly compared to one another?

Continue reading Comparative Mario

Posted on Jan 15th 2018 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under playcast, Punch Out, Super Punch Out, NES, SNES, competition, Best of 2017, playthrough, December, 2017

This December we took some chumps to the mat during our annual Site Competition. Last month, we competed for fastest KO/TKO times and title belts in the classic Nintendo titles, Punch-Out! and Super Punch-Out!. Listen to our Playcast this month as hosts, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81), are joined once again by special guest, RF Generation playthrough all-star, Doug (douglie007) to discuss both Punch-Out! titles and our Top 5 favorite playthroughs of 2017.  In this episode, the guys discuss their earliest memories of the Punch-Out! series, what they believe makes these "sports" titles so beloved by so many gamers, and ponder Shawn's possible abduction by alien lifeforms.  Do both Punch-Out!games still hold up today? And which game outside of our playthroughs did the guys enjoy playing the most in 2017? The answer to these questions and many more in this month's episode of the RF Generation Playcast. You won't want to miss it! 

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this game on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss the game more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 45 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18502.0

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And on Twitter: @thesinglebanana, @MrShawnGray & @RFGPlayCast

Continue reading Episode 45 - RF Generation Playcast

Posted on Nov 22nd 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Arcade ports, console, NES, Nintendo, maps, translate, weather

Once upon a time, the strongest desire of most gamers was to duplicate what they played in the arcade on a home console.  In this fashion, one could say that arcades ruled the jungles of electronic video game entertainment.  While complete faithfulness to the arcade original was the holy grail, it was certainly not a requirement, though individual interpretation on the quality of the port was certainly debated, especially in the playgrounds and hallways of schools.

Today I submit three more titles for your enjoyment; two I truly love more than the arcade originals, and one that I would rather suffer (another) head injury than play on a home console.

Continue reading But I Like Those Ports: The Sequel!

Posted on Oct 1st 2017 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Collecting Goals, NES, Turbografx, Dreamcast, Virtual Boy, SNES, Wii U, PS2, Full Set, Subsets

This could be me soon!

While I eagerly anticipate the arrival of October because of my trip down south to meet up with several rfgen members to once again attend the seminal Retro World Expo, I'm making sure I've got my wishlist in order and ready to rock. This trip gives me the opportunity to delve into the stock of dozens of stores and vendors that I'd normally never have access to while at home. My hope is to be able to find some of the more challenging games to obtain in different sets. Since completing my licensed NES and Turbografx 16 collections, I've been focusing on completing a few other full libraries. Some easier than others.....

Continue reading Travel Prepping for RWX

Posted on Sep 21st 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under NES, Pinball

Most people do not think of the NES when they think of pinball. They would be very right to forget the small library of sub par pinball games on the otherwise heralded system...but SOMEONE has to play'em right? While it only has a few titles, the NES is certainly one of the places you could play.

Continue reading NES Pinball Games

Posted on May 12th 2017 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, NES, shootem up

Today I'm hitting up the Compile shooters again! Compile has made a lot of great games, and released them for many consoles. This one is M.U.S.H.A. on Sega Genesis.  I go over the mechanics, weapon choices, level design, boss fights and its kick-ass soundtrack! Will this game replace my beloved Gun-Nac as my favorite Compile shooter?

Watch to find out!

Posted on Dec 2nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under Full Set, Set Collecting, NES, Turbografx 16

Back around 2004 I ordered my first box of NES games off of Ebay. There were about 40 games in it and it cost me around $100. I was mostly trying to acquire some games I had as a kid like Hydlide, Karnov, Ninja Gaiden and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was very cool to explore other games that I didn't even know existed that also came in the box, including unusual games like Chiller, hidden gems like Kickle Cubicle, and classics like Contra. In retrospect, it was an amazing deal, but I didn't know that at the time. I had just picked up a cheap NES at a local Pawn Shop and was looking for some software to play on it...simple as that. After enjoying the next couple of weeks of immensely exploring each and every title in the box, I realized I had awakened something I didn't know was inside me.

Continue reading Full Set of Friends

Posted on Oct 23rd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under NES, AV, Nintendo, mod, GBA SP

One of the biggest drawbacks of the NES Model 2, or the "Toploader," is its lack of AV out. Being tethered to coaxial output these days seems almost barbaric, especially since the Model 1 Nintendo has it standard! Thanks to the wonders of the internet, and a neat little circuit board, I fixed that issue in short order.

 As a bonus, I did some repair to my GBA SP, which warrants some attention in case any would be handymen decided to undertake the job themselves.

Continue reading Neo's Mod Corner: NES Toploader AV mod & GBA Shell Change

Posted on Sep 17th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Plutonium Boss, NES, Nintendo, Top 10 NES, SOPHIA, Jason, Extended Grenade

Back in the day, I managed to beat the overwhelming majority of the video games I played, but there were a few titles that remained above my humble gaming skills, so playing for completion was a hopeless effort (like smashing your head against a wall).  Blaster Master was one of those games.  I loved playing Blaster Master, but the ending always seemed unattainable, like the summit of the infamous K2 mountain in winter.  Now, just over twenty-five years later, and I feel ready to climb that mountain again.  Being older and generally less skilled at gaming than in my youth, do I have a chance to finally beat this notoriously difficult game?

Continue reading Blaster Master - The Savage Mountain

Posted on Sep 13th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, Jaws, Legend of Zelda, playthrough, August, NES, retro, Nintendo, Duke.Togo

Join RF Generation Playcast hosts, Rich (singlebanana), Shawn (GrayGhost81), Floyd (Fleach), and special guest, Duke.Togo from the Collectorcast, as we discuss our August NES playthroughs, Jaws and The Legend of Zelda.  In this episode, we discuss whether each of these classic games hold up in the modern generation.  What's different about playing these games now and playing them when they came out?  Were these games good picks for a monthly playthrough, or were they a bit too polarizing for our audience?  You won't want to miss this fun and entertaining episode of the RFG Playcast! 

As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on this games on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. We hope you enjoy our show.  Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen!

Episode 29 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=17438.0

Get the show on Podbean:  http://rfgenplaycast.podbean.com/
On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/...ion-playcast/id1038953364
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And follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rfgenplaythroughs
And Twitter: https://twitter.com/RFGPlayCast

Continue reading Episode 29 - RF Generation Playcast

Posted on Sep 11th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, NES, Jaws, LJN

Jaws was one of the August community playthroughs here at RFGen and it was the first time I had played this particular game. I have to say, it's a bit of an oddity. The majority of the gameplay is non-scrolling horizontal shooter, but there are a few different mechanics thrown in to change things up a bit. On paper, the game doesn't sound impressive - an LJN published tie-in to the fourth (and arguably worst) Jaws movie, Jaws: The Revenge. But how does it play?

Check out the review!

Posted on Aug 26th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (NeoMagicWarrior)
Posted under NES, Wrestling, Tecmo, Nintendo

Game: Tecmo World Wrestling
Developer: Tecmo
Platform(s): NES
Average Member Rating: 70%

Recently, I had a run in with one of my favorite NES games as a kid, and thought that it might be worth a closer look. Tecmo World Wrestling or Gekitou Pro Wrestling!! Toukno Densetsu (that is a mouthful) is the premiere choice of wrestling games on the NES, which is surprisingly a pretty crowded category. Not to spoil things, but of them all, TWC stands far above as the clear winner here.

Continue reading Tecmo World Wrestling

Posted on Aug 22nd 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (bombatomba)
Posted under Cure for Retro Depression, 3DS, NES, Game Center CX, Retro Gaming Challenge, Final Fantasy

Every year, at least once or twice, I get what I like to call "Retro Game Depression."  Symptoms include irritability (at overly complex controls), sleepiness (falling asleep while pondering beautiful, yet functionally dead vistas), and short attention span (perhaps from open world game burn-out).  The treatment is simple; a barrage of games that both tickle my nostalgia as well as my love of retro gaming.  Please join me, my friends, as I embark on a Late Summer Retro Gaming Expedition.

Continue reading Late Summer Retro Gaming Expedition

Posted on Aug 12th 2016 at 08:00:00 AM by (Pam)
Posted under video, review, NES, Compile

Compile is well known for making excellent shoot'em ups and of all the ones I've played, Gun-Nac is my favourite.  This is not a game I played as a kid. I only tried it for the first time within the past year, but I was immediately hooked and I now consider it one of my favorites on the NES.

Aside from very solid controls and a variety of weapons and power-ups, the thing that stands out most is the amazing, somewhat bizarre, environments. Each stage has a theme that's a little different than your average shmup. In one, you battle sentient vegetables, while in another you're up against currency. Boss battles that include giant robot rabbits and Maneki Neko are a nice change from battling other spaceships.

Check out the review!

Posted on Jul 29th 2016 at 02:42:45 PM by (wildbil52)
Posted under NES, Games, Emulators

Video game collectors, as a kind of purist rule, don't like emulators...that is unless Nintendo wants to sell us one, then we're cool with it.  The recently announced NES Classic Edition will be here before you know it and I suspect that most Nintendo fans out there will do their best to pick one up.  Let's take a look at some of the details.

Continue reading NES Classic Edition: The Nintemulator

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