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Posted on Jun 25th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (SirPsycho)
Posted under RPG, nintendo, ds, rpg


Data East is a company most known for their arcade games, but like many Japanese developers, they made sure to get in on the lucrative role-playing game market of their home country. They would start their flagship RPG franchise all the way back on the Famicom, and this series was called Heracles no Eiko or Glory of Heracles in English. The series, as of 2021, includes six total games with five of them being in the main series and one of them being a spin-off released for Game Boy. The first four main titles would see two releases on Famicom and Super Famicom each. Data East would go bankrupt in 2003 and a chunk of their staff would end up at a developer called Paon at the time, now called Paon DP after a merger in 2015. Paon would buy the rights to some of the Data East properties, with Glory of Heracles being one of them. The fifth main game in the series, Heracles no Eiko: Tamashii no Shomei, would be developed by Paon with assistance from Studio Saizensen, known for developing Umihara Kawase and Code of Princess. Heracles no Eiko: Tamashii no Shomei would be published by Nintendo and release for the DS in 2008 in Japan. This would also be the first and only game in the franchise to see a release outside of Japan, being released as Glory of Heracles in North America in 2010.


Continue reading Glory of Heracles



Posted on May 8th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under arcade, nintendo


I just bought a Nintendo Playchoice 10 arcade machine, with the dual monitors in April of 2021. I plan to bring it back to life some, because it certainly has seen some neglect. This is my first actual arcade, I have a Street Fighter Arcade 1UP but that is a lot smaller and modern. This thing was a beast to transport, having the two monitors made it that much more heavier than the single monitor Playchoice 10




Posted on Apr 10th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nintendo, diy


Here is a fun video where I take my WiiU gamepad and make it look like a hoverboard from Back to the Future II. I used the website www.DecalGirl.com and my buddy Tom Ryan who is an artist friend to help me with the rendering of the graphic. Overall it makes it a great piece to  have in my game collection. Hmmm maybe a flux capacitor WiiU console skin next ?



Posted on Feb 13th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under top 20, nes, snes, genesis, pc, n64, playstation, nintendo, ps1, mario, zelda


So after taking much of 2020 to look at some of the best games for several different home console systems of the 70's, 80's, and 90's, it only seemed natural to kick off 2021 with a list of the best of the best.

The results are based off of 5 participants:

Crabmaster2000
EZ Racer
DisposedHero
Fokakis79
Wempster

Voters were encouraged to list all their best games if they couldn't get it cut to 20, and a few lists took advantage of that. Games from all systems released as 5th generation consoles (N64, Playstation 1, Sega Saturn) and prior were eligible. Japan exclusives were also eligible, along with PC titles released in 1999 or earlier.

In all, there were 89 games that were considered among the best of the early video game generations, and rather than list the also-rans separately, I thought it woulld be fun to list every game in order. My thought is that all these games are considered exceptional by at least one person, so if your looking for ideas for something to try, it might be for you as well.

Before getting to it, thanks to those who participated this month, and all who made lists in 2020. It's been a lot of fun, and look forward to a lot more in '21! If you're a GameCube fan, check out the link for the next list coming up- http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19495.0

So here are your Top 20...er top 89 games as voted on by RFGen members!


Continue reading RFGen Top 20 plus? Games of the Early Years



Posted on Jan 6th 2021 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nintendo, shoes


So Vans partnered with Nintendo in the past to put out some cool shoes. Well Nintendo did it again, this time with shoe company Puma. They had to celebrate Marios 35th Anniversary in style. I take a look at these shoes that are a through back to the old school NES




Posted on Sep 6th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under lego, nintendo


Well I'm sure everyone has seen the Mario playlets that LEGO and Nintendo teamed up on. I picked up the Starter pack which includes Lego Mario, (which you need to interact with all the sets), and I grabbed an expansion pack and some small accessories. I made a fun video of me putting it together and playing with it.




Posted on Jun 11th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under Game Boy, nintendo, mario, zelda, tetris, game, portable



While not the first portable gaming systems, Nintendo's Game Boy was one of the first to reach massive audiences. It's library consists of hundreds of games, many of which are quick, simplistic but fun experiences designed both around the system's limitations and its purpose of gaming on the go.

So it's interesting that for this Top 20, there were several games that came in as "must owns" as out of 7 voters, four games made every voter's list, and eight made at least five lists.

And yet, the final results also showed the variety of the Game Boy, as only 14 games were on three or more lists.


Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games- Game Boy Edition



Posted on Jun 5th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (russlyman)
Posted under nintendo, diy, custom, mortal combat


I got a request to make a custom Mortal Kombat themed NES system. Although the game never officially came out on the NES, there is a ROM of it. I mean, it did come out on the Game Boy, so why not on the NES?
 
I think this one came together nicely and it was a lot of making it, especially sculpting the Mortal Kombat dragon.




Posted on May 12th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (EZ Racer)
Posted under N64, N64, zelda, mario, rare, goldeneye, mario kart, pokemon, nintendo



Nintendo in 3D! Some games took advantage of the new graphic capabilities, many of which you'll find below. Like all systems, it had its clunkers (hello Superman), but it was interesting to put this list together because it was similar to the Super NES; at the top were some mainstays that received near universal praise.

Speaking of the top, the ranks definitely came into play, which you'll see when we hit the top 2...


Continue reading RFGen Top 20 Games- N64 Edition



Posted on Apr 28th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Duke0619)
Posted under Blaster Master, NES, Nintendo, retro video games, NES hard


One of the things I love the most about my retro gaming hobby is feeling the waves of nostalgia rush over me like a surge of whimsical adrenaline when I play a game that I adored from my childhood. Being swept back to a time that was safe, happy and innocent is an addictive pleasure of mine; it is one of my defining characteristics and is my preferred form of escapism.  More so than movies or toys from my youth, video games have always potently stimulated that magical feeling in me.

For obvious reasons, a typical child from the 80s didn't have every video game released for his or her favorite console.  In fact, most kids would only ever play a small fraction of the hundreds and hundreds of games that may have been produced for a particular system. Admittedly, speaking specifically of the NES, I had a pretty healthy collection and experienced most of the more popular franchises from the 8 bit era. Contra, Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania... yeah, I had all those.  And not only did I have them, I beat them. You see, I was the type of gamer who would usually only play one game at a time until I beat it, and then move on to the next. I would cherish the games I beat like trophies, and often revisit them and experience them in different ways or explore new areas.  Needless to say, this method of playing my games was, in part, what fueled the intimacy and fondness I have for them today.


Continue reading Blaster Master, Mastered!



Posted on Feb 25th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (singlebanana)
Posted under Playcast, playthrough, Nintendo, Star Fox,


This month, Rich (singlebanana) and Shawn (GrayGhost81) discuss three games from Nintendo's popular Star Fox franchise: the original Star Fox on the Super Nintendo, Star Fox 64, and the previously unreleased Star Fox 2. The guys go through the ins and outs of these shooters as they discuss the stories, the gameplay, the graphics, the music, and which of the three titles is their favorite. While Shawn is a fan and veteran of the series, Rich only dabbled in the original game when he was younger and had a less favorable opinion of the game. Will these games hold up for Shawn?  And will playing the newer iterations of the Star Fox series change Rich's mind? Tune in to find out!
 
As always, we are happy to hear your thoughts on the games we play on our discussion page (linked below). We will respond to your comments and are always happy to discuss these games more. Please be sure to rate and write a review of the show on iTunes and/or Podbean to help us increase our listenership. Thanks for the listen, we hope you enjoy the show!

Episode 70 discussion thread: http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=19276.0

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Continue reading Episode 70 - RF Generation Playcast



Posted on Feb 9th 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (MetalFRO)
Posted under Xenoblade Chronicles X, Monolith Soft, Nintendo, Wii U, JRPG, MMO, science fiction


Image shamelessly linked from Nintendo UK

I'm not a big RPG guy, but I've enjoyed a few over the years. I always struggle to finish them, once I start, however. Notoriously, I started Final Fantasy VII a number of times, between when I bought it in 1999, and when I finally beat it well over a decade later. I played through the main story of Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete on the PlayStation, but my characters weren't leveled up enough to run the gauntlet of the epilogue. A decade plus later, I played through it again on PSP, and finally did just that. And I've started Final Fantasy Legend for GameBoy more than once, intending to finish it. One of these days, I'll actually do that.

I wanted to get Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii, but slept on the preorder, so I missed out on the special red controller, and a first print run of the game. After that, the price skyrocketed, and I didn't expect to ever be able to play it. Thankfully, GameStop commissioned a second print run, since it was their exclusive, and I was able to obtain one. I didn't get terribly far, but it's a beautiful game with an amazing soundtrack, and I had fun with what I played. When its sequel came out, despite wanting to finish the first game before diving in, I couldn't resist, and bought Xenoblade Chronicles X. I put the original aside, and dove headfirst into the new game, marveling at the amazing graphics, immersive, expansive world, and all the cool stuff the game offered the player. I put about 80 hours into it. Then, the Nintendo Switch dropped.


Continue reading Xenoblade Chronicles X - Final Wii U Masterpiece?



Posted on Jan 2nd 2020 at 08:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under NES Challenge, Community, Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Contra, Ninja Gaiden, Castlevania, NES, Nintendo


To get straight to the point, we did not make our goal of beating every North American licensed NES game in the year 2019. Is that a disappointing outcome? Heck no! We ended up conquering 514 of the 669 game list in a single year. We had 30 members participate throughout the year! Some of which I havn't really had a good opportunity to interact with before and it gave me a chance to get to know them better. Beyond those 30 players we had several other members offer advice and support and simply cheer us on. Even though we fell short at the end we had an incredible time exploring new worlds, gritting our teeth over challenging areas, mashing buttons faster than ever before and most importantly, sharing our accomplishments with our peers.

It was quite heartwarming to see people scratch games off their backlog, overcome childhood hurtles and discover new favorites. Every game is not a winner, but I do feel there is something valuable to learn even from playing a stinker. I hope that every player feels that the time they invested in this community challenge was as worthwhile as I did. Whether you joined us for 1 game or 100 I'm incredibly thankful for your participation.


Continue reading RFGeneration Challenge 2019 - In Review



Posted on Dec 1st 2019 at 10:24:15 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under NES Challenge, NES, Nintendo, Community, Mario, Zelda, Contra, Mega Man, Ninja Gaiden, Capcom, Konami, Taito, Challenge

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The RF Generation community of collectors and players has committed themselves to demolishing the entire licensed NES library in the year 2019. Is that even possible you say, with your help it totally is!! Check out the RFGen 2019 NES Challenge thread to see how to join in at anytime throughout the year. There is plenty of opportunity to participate regardless of your skill level, favorite style of game or the amount of time you have to invest. Come over and play with us here:

http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18893.0

Here we are everyone. The final month of 2019. It's fairly obvious at this point that we will not reach the goal of beating the entire licensed NES library in 2019, but we gave it a valiant effort and have put a monstrous dent into it. However, I and a few others still plan to keep taking down NES games this month to see how close we can get. Please join us if you want to mess around in the weeds of what's left of the Nintendo Entertainment System library.



Posted on Nov 1st 2019 at 12:00:00 AM by (Crabmaster2000)
Posted under NES Challenge, Nintendo, Mario, Ninja Gaiden, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, Community, Challenge



The RF Generation community of collectors and players has committed themselves to demolishing the entire licensed NES library in the year 2019. Is that even possible you say, with your help it totally is!! Check out the RFGen 2019 NES Challenge thread to see how to join in at anytime throughout the year. There is plenty of opportunity to participate regardless of your skill level, favorite style of game or the amount of time you have to invest. Come over and play with us here:

http://www.rfgeneration.c...m/index.php?topic=18893.0

With the year closing in all around us we've had a slight surge of renewed interest in the NES Challenge with a few members putting in some last minute efforts, come old players reappearing and a couple new names added to the scoreboard. We've still got a ways to go, but as of this writing we have collectively destroyed 492 game for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 2019.......which is pretty impressive, but still short of our goal of the entire North American licensed library. Click that link above and take a look at our remaining list of games and jump in and lend a hand. Still a surprising amount of variety to play so no excuses in these last two months!!!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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