Thursday, June 22, 2017

Games That I Own

Just to just to prove that this Blog isn't dead,here's a list of Games and Systems that I own...complete with Fun Facts
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)

Fun Fact: The Nintendo Entertainment System was my very Second game system (first was the Atari 2600).

Fun Fact 2: I have owned 2 NES'. I recieved my 1st NES for Christmas in 1986. And when that one broke,I got another one in 1989. That 2nd NES is still with me today (in semi-working condition)

Fun Fact 3: Super Mario Bros was the 1st NES game I've ever played. 
Fun Fact 4: Super Mario/Duck Hunt was also the 1st NES game I owned.

Fun Fact 5: I own the Golden Cartridge versions of Both the Legend of Zelda and Zelda 2 - Adventure of Link.

Fun Fact 6: I own the Tengen version of Pac-Man

Fun Fact 7: I had a silver oppertunity to get the NES Top Loader in 1994,but I didn't have enough spending money.

Fun Fact 8: I have Never owned the Power Glove,But that's ok,cuz........It's So Bad! XDXDXD

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Super Mario/Duck Hunt (came with the NES)
Legend of Zelda (christmas gift)
Zelda II - The Adventure of Link (christmas gift)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (birthday gift)
Wild Gunman(given to me as a gift)
Baseball (given to me as a gift)
10-Yard Fight(given to me as a gift)
Top Gun (given to me as a gift)
Excitebike (given to me as a gift)
Mach Rider (given to me as a gift)
Urban Champion (given to me as a gift)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (birthday gift)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (given to me as a gift)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Arcade Game (birthday gift)
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out (given to me as a gift)
Metal Gear (given to me as a gift)
Renegade (given to me as a gift)
Donkey Kong Classics (given to me as a gift)
Pac-Man (Tengen Version; given to me as a gift)
Super Mario Bros. (given to me as a gift)
Castlevania III - Dracula's Curse (christmas gift)
Ninja Guiden (christmas gift)
Ninja Guiden II - The Dark Sword of Chaos (christmas gift)
Ninja Guiden III - The Ancient Ship of Doom (christmas gift)
Mega Man II (christmas gift)
Double Dragon II - The Revenge (christmas gift)
Battletoads (birthday gift)
The Simpson's - Bart vs The Space Mutants (given to me as a gift)
Dr.Mario (given to me as a gift)
Mega Man IV (birthday gift)
Mega Man (birthday gift)
Mega Man III (birthday gift)
WWF Steel Cage Challenge (given to me as a gift)
Mega Man V (christmas gift)
Mega Man VI (christmas gift)
Castlevania (bought at gamestop)
Castlevania II - Simon's Quest (bought at gamestop)
Double Dragon (bought at gamestop)
Double Dragon III - The Sacred Stones (bought at gamestop)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - The Manhatten Project (bought at gamestop)
Tetris (Nintendo Version; bought at gamestop)
Bomberman (bought at gamestop)
Final Fantasy (bought at gamestop)
Nintendo Game Boy (and Game Boy Color)

Fun Fact 1: I got my Game Boy for Christmas in 1990.

Fun Fact 2: My first games for the system were Tetris and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Fall of the Foot Clan.

Fun Fact 3: The Game Boy Color was a birthday present from my Grandma. She bought me the Game Boy version Street Fighter II along with it. This was in 1999.

Fun Fact 4: My Original Game Boy died in 2005. I still have it,BTW.

Fun Fact 5: My Game Boy Color Still Works. Though I eventually replaced it with the Game Boy Advance and later,Game Boy Advanced SP.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Fall of the Foot Clan (christmas gift)
Tetris (came with the game boy)
Paperboy (christmas gift)
Super Mario Land (birthday gift)
Mega Man - Dr.Wily's Revenge (birthday gift)
Mega Man II GB (birthday gift)
WWF King of the Ring (christmas gift)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - Back From The Sewers (birthday gift)
Super Mario Land 2 - 6 Golden Coins (birthday gift)
Tetris 2 (christmas gift)
Wario Land - Super Mario Land 3 (birthday gift)
Street Fighter II GB (birthday gift)
WWF Warzone (christmas gift)
Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening DX (christmas gift)
Pokemon Blue (birthday gift)
WWF Wrestlemania 2000 (christmas gift)
Pokemon Red (bought at gamestop)
Pokemon Pinball (bought at toys r us)
Pokemon Trading Card Game (bought at toys r us)
Pokemon Yellow (bought at gamestop)
Pokemon Gold (christmas gift)
Pokemon Silver (christmas gift)
WWF Superstars (bought at gamestop)
WWF Superstars 2 (bought at gamestop)
Sega Genesis

Fun Fact 1: Got it as a XMas gift from my Uncle in 1991. The system came with Sonic the Hedgehog. I also got 3 other games: Columns,Joe Montana Football,and Pat Reilly Basketball.

Fun Fact 2: The Sega Genesis is my first 16-Bit console.

Fun Fact 3: Sonic The Hedgehog was the Very first Sega game I've ever played. And since then,I've been a fan of the series (not so much anymore,though)

Fun Fact 4: My long-time buddy,Phil aka Philly Madison,was the one who got me into the Genesis in the first place. I'll talk more about him another time.

Fun Fact 5: My Genesis still works after all these years.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Sonic The Hedgehog (came with the genesis)
Columns (xmas gift)
Joe Montana Football (xmas gift)
Pat Reilly Basketball (xmas gift)
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (xmas gift)
Street Fighter II - Special Champion Edition (xmas gift)
Sonic Spinball (xmas gift)
Toejam and Earl - Panic on Funkatron (b-day gift)
Mortal Kombat (given to me as a gift)
Toejam and Earl (given to me as a gift)
Sonic The Hedgehog 3 (given to me as a gift)
Beavis and Butt-Head (x-mas gift)
WWF Raw (x-mas gift)
Sonic and Knuckles (x-mas gift)
Super Street Fighter II (x-mas gift)
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (x-mas gift)
Mortal Kombat II (b-day gift)
Mortal Kombat 3 (x-mas gift)
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers - The Movie (x-mas gift)
Spider-Man/Venom - Separation Anxiety (x-mas gift)
Roadblasters (x-mas gift)
Mega Bomberman (bought at gamestop)
Winter Olympics (given to me as a gift)
WWF Super Wrestlemania (bought at gamestop)
WWF Royal Rumble (bought at gamestop)
Cool Spot (bought at gamestop)
Shaq-Fu (bought at gamestop)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Hyper Stone Heist (bought at gamestop)
Sega Game Gear

Fun Fact 1: I got my Game Gear as a gift in 1992. However,it broke in 2000.

Fun Fact 2: My first Game Gear title was Sonic The Hedgehog 2.

Fun Fact: My Game Gear library consists of 6 games. Games that I still have.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (came with the game gear)
Krusty's Fun House (given to me as a gift)
Sonic The Hedgehog (b-day gift)
Sonic Chaos (x-mas gift)
Dr.Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (given to me as a gift)
Sonic Triple Trouble (x-mas gift)
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Fun Fact 1: I recieved my SNES as a surprise B-Day gift in 1992.

Fun Fact 2: My first games for the System were Super Mario World and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV - Turtles in Time.

Fun Fact 3: My SNES still works.

Fun Fact 4: Many of my SNES library was bought on my own.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Super Mario World (came with the snes)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV - Turtles in Time (b-day present)
Super Off Road (x-mas gift)
Super Adventure Island (x-mas gift)
Joe and Mac (x-mas gift)
Legend of Zelda - A Link To The Past (b-day gift)
Super Mario All-Stars (given to me as a gift)
Mega Man X (b-day gift)
Mega Man Soccer (b-day gift)
Cool Spot (x-mas gift)
Shaq-Fu (x-mas gift)
Donkey Kong Country (x-mas gift)
Mario Paint (x-mas gift)
WWF Wrestlemania - The Arcade Game (x-mas gift)
Donkey Kong Country 2 - Diddy's Kong Quest (x-mas gift)
WWF Super Wrestlemania (b-day gift)
Mortal Kombat (b-day gift)
Street Fighter II - Turbo (b-day gift)
Ken Griffey Jr. - Winning Run (given to me as a gift)
Final Fantasy II aka Final Fantasy IV (bought at gamestop)
Super Bomberman (bought at gamestop)
Mega Man X2 (b-day gift)
Super Castlevania IV (bought at gamestop)
F-Zero (bought at gamestop)
Actraiser (bought at gamestop)
Sim City (bought at gamestop)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (bought at gamestop)
Super Ghouls and Ghost (bought at gamestop)
Mortal Kombat II (bought at gamestop)
Super Street Fighter II (bought at gamestop)
Spider-Man/Venom - Maximum Carnage (bought at gamestop)
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (bought at gamestop)
Mega Man 7 (bought at gamestop)
Mega Man X3 (bought at gamestop)
Sega CD

Fun Fact 1: I recieved my Sega CD X-Mas of 1993.

Fun Fact 2: My Sega CD broke in 1995. It was a Model 2.

Fun Fact 3: Like with the Game Gear,I had a very very small Game Library for this system.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Sewer Shark (came with the sega cd)
Afterburner III (x-mas gift)
WWF Rage in the Cage (b-day gift)
Sonic CD (given to me as a gift)
Panic [pirated copy] (downloaded off of the internet)
Sega 32X

Fun Fact 1: Got the 32X X-Mas of 1995. It broke in 1996.

Fun Fact 2: Like with the Game Gear and Sega CD,my 32X Library is very very small.

Fun Fact 3: I got my entire 32X Library on one X-Mas. The very same X-Mas that I got the 32X itself.

Fun Fact 4: Despite Knuckles Chaotix,the Sega 32X was my least favorite system.

Fun Fact 5: This was the final piece of Sega Hardware I ever owned. Nintendo and Sony would be my main focus for VG Hardware.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Knuckles Chaotix (x-mas gift)
WWF Raw (x-mas gift)
Mortal Kombat II (x-mas gift)
WWF Wrestlemania - The Arcade Game (x-mas gift)
Sony Playstation (PS1)

Fun Fact 1: I got the Playstation for X-Mas of 1997. It broke in 2007

Fun Fact 2: The Playstation was supposed to be a surprise X-Mas gift,but my uncle kinda spoiled things when he got me Final Fantasy VII on X-Mas Eve,the night before I got my Playstation.

Fun Fact 3: Final Fantasy VII was my gateway into the franchise.

Fun Fact 4: Because my PS1 broke,I use my PS2 to play the games.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
PS1 Sampler Disc (came with the ps1)
Final Fantasy VII (x-mas gift)
WCW vs The World (x-mas gift)
Mortal Kombat Mythologies - Sub-Zero (x-mas gift)
The Perfect Weapon (x-mas gift)
WCW Nitro (b-day gift)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy (b-day gift)
Street Fighter Collection (bought either at toys r us or gamestop)
Marvel Super Heroes v Street Fighter (bought at toys r us)
Mega Man X4 (bought at toys r us)
WWF War Zone (bought at toys r us)
Mega Man 8 (x-mas gift)
Armored Core - Project Phantasma (x-mas gift)
WWF - In Your House (bought at gamestop)
Sim City 2000 (bought at toys r us)
R-Types (bought at toys r us)
WWF Wrestlemania - The Arcade Game (bought at gamestop)
Tetris Plus (bought at toys r us)
Formula 1 (x-mas gift)
X-Men v Street Fighter (x-mas gift)
Marvel Super Heroes (x-mas gift)
Gran Turismo (x-mas gift)
Final Fantasy Anthology (x-mas gift)
Final Fantasy VIII (x-mas gift)
Mega Man Legends (x-mas gift)
WCW Mayhem (x-mas gift)
Worms Armaggedon (x-mas gift)
Street Fighter - The Movie (bought at gamestop)
A Bunch of Sampler Discs (given to me as gifts)
Digimon World (bought at gamestop)
Mega Man X5 (bought at gamestop)
Porche Challenge (bought at gamestop)
RayStorm (bought at gamestop)
Mega Man X6 (bought at gamestop)
Digimon Rumble Arena (bought at gamestop)
Street Fighter Alpha 3(bought at gamestop)
Final Fantasy Chronicles (bought at gamestop)
Final Fantasy Origins (bought at gamestop)
Final Fantasy IX (bought at gamestop)
Nintendo 64 (N64)

Fun Fact 1: I recieved the N64 for X-Mas......of 2001! Yup,got the system at the end of it's life cycle.

Fun Fact 2: The N64 I own is used. This wouldn't be the 1st time I recieved a used console.

Fun Fact 3: Most of my N64 Library,consists of games I got for X-Mas of 2001...the year I got the system itself.

Fun Fact 4: Due to getting this system near the end of it's life,my N64 Library is kinda small.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Super Smash Bros. (x-mas gift)
Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time (x-mas gift)
Super Mario 64 (x-mas gift)
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing - Round 2 (x-mas gift)
Pokemon Stadium 2 (x-mas gift)
Pokemon Snap (x-mas gift)
Mario Kart 64 (x-mas gift)
Donkey Kong 64 (x-mas gift)
Bomberman Hero (x-mas gift)
Mega Man 64 (x-mas gift)
Pokemon Stadium (bought at gamestop)
Bomberman 64 (bought at gamestop)
WCW vs nWo - World Tour (bought at gamestop)
Mario Party (bought at gamestop..on a dare)
Mario Party 2(bought at gamestop..on a dare)
Mario Party 3 (bought at gamestop..on a dare)
Nintendo Game Cube (GC)

Fun Fact 1: Got the Game Cube as an X-Mas gift in 2002.

Fun Fact 2: I recieved the Game Boy Player Add-On for X-Mas of 2004.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Sonic Adventure 2 - Battle (x-mas gift)
Spider-Man (x-mas gift)
Mario Party 4 (x-mas gift)
Sonic Mega Collection (bought at gamestop)
Mario Kart - Double Dash (x-mas gift)
Legend of Zelda - The Wind Waker (x-mas gift)
Super Mario Sunshine (x-mas gift)
Spider-Man 2 (x-mas gift)
Sonic Adventure DX (bought at gamestop)
Pokemon Colosseum (x-mas gift)
Mega Man Network Transmition (x-mas gift)
Sonic Heroes (x-mas gift)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (bought at gamestop)
Sonic Gems Collection (bought at gamestop)
Legend of Zelda - Collecters Edition (bought at gamestop)
Game Boy Advance (GBA)

Fun Fact 1: Got the Game Boy Advance for X-Mas in 2003. Got the SP version for X-Mas of 2004.

Fun Fact 2: Today,I play my Game Boy games on the XP.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Mega Man Zero (x-mas gift)
Mega Man Battle Network 2 (x-mas gift)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (x-mas gift)
Disney's Treasure Planet (x-mas gift)
Super Mario Advance 3 - Yoshi's Island (x-mas gift)
Sonic Advance (x-mas gift)
Hot Wheels X-Velocity [think that's what it's called] (x-mas gift)
Dragon Ball Z - Collectible Card Game (bought at gamestop)
Dragon Ball Z - Legacy of Goku (bought at gamestop)
Pokemon Sapphire (x-mas gift)
Super Mario Advance 4 - Super Mario 3 (x-mas gift)
Pokemon Leaf Green (x-mas gift)
Pokemon Ruby (x-mas gift)
Sony Playstation 2

Fun Fact 1: Got this system in 2004 for my Birthday.

Fun Fact 2: Believe it or not,I got this system as a hand-me-down,so it was used.

Fun Fact 3: I now use this system to play my PS1 games.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Kingdom Hearts (b-day gift)
Final Fantasy X (b-day gift)
Dragon Ball Z Budokai (b-day gift)
Mega Man X7 (bought at gamestop)
Mega Man Anniversary Collection (bought at gamestop)
Dragon Ball Z Budokai 2 (x-mas gift)
Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 (b-day gift)
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (bought at gamestop)
Mega Man X8 (bought at gamestop)
Mega Man X Collection (bought at gamestop)
Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (bought at gamestop)
Nintendo DS (DS)

Fun Fact 1: Got The DS on X-Mas of 2005. Got the DS Lite the following X-Mas of 2006.

Fun Fact 2: Almost all of my DS games were X-Mas gifts.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Brain Age (x-mas gift)
Brain Age 2 (x-mas gift)
Flash Focus (x-mas gift)
Clubhouse Games (x-mas gift)
Tetris DS (x-mas gift)
My Sims (x-mas gift)
New Super Mario Bros. (x-mas gift)
Sonic Rush (x-mas gift)
Digimon World DS (x-mas gift)
Final Fantasy III DS (x-mas gift)
Pokemon Diamond (x-mas gift)
Rock Revolution (bought at gamestop)
Wario Ware D.I.Y (x-mas gift)
Nintendo Wii (Wii)

Fun Fact: Got the Wii on my B-Day of 2007.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Wii Sports (came with the wii)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (b-day gift)
Wii Play (x-mas gift)
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games (x-mas gift)
Wii Music (x-mas gift)
Ninja Reflex (bought at gamestop)
Spider-Man - Edge of Time (x-mas gift)
Wii Sports Resort (x-mas gift)
Mario Kart Wii (x-mas gift)
Wario Ware D.I.Y. Showcase (downloaded via wii ware)
Mega Man 9 (downloaded it via wii ware)
Mega Man 10 (downloaded it via wii ware)
Kirby's Adventure (downloaded it via virtual console)
Legend of Zelda - A Link To The Past (downloaded it via virtual console)
StarTropics (downloaded it via virtual console)
River City Ransom (downloaded it via virtual console)
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (downloaded it via virtual console)
Final Fight (downloaded it via virtual console)
Punch-Out Wii (x-mas gift)
Final Fantasy III aka Final Fantasy VI (downloaded it via virtual console)
Chrono Trigger (downloaded it via virtual console)
Metroid (downloaded it via virtual console)
Nintendo 3DS XL

Fun Fact 1: Got this baby for X-Mas in 2012.

Fun Fact 2: My 3DS Library is the smallest out of all of my handhelds.

Fun Fact 3: I mainly play my DS titles on the 3DS.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
Super Street Fighter VI - 3D Edition
Super Smash Bros 3DS
Mario Kart 7
Dr.Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (downloaded it via virtual console)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (downloaded it via virtual console)
Excitebike 3D (downloaded it via 3ds shop)
Mighty Final Fight (downloaded it via virtual console)
Sony Playstation 3

Fun Fact 1: Got the PS3 for X-Mas of 2013.

Fun Fact 2: The PS3 is the last console I own...for now,at least.

Fun Fact 3: My PS3 Library is small,not as small as my 3DS Library,but still small.

Games List (in the order that I got 'em):
WWE '12 (x-mas gift)
WWE '13 (x-mas gift)
Soul Calibur V (x-mas gift)
Super Street Fighter II - HD Remix (downloaded it via the playstation store)
WWE 2k14 (x-mas gift)
Marvel v Capcom Origins - Demo (downloaded it via the playstation store)
Virtua Fighter V (downloaded it via the playstation store)
FirePro Wrestling Returns (downloaded it via the playstation store) 
Cheat Devices

Just for fun,I'll list the cheat devices that I own (and used to own).

Fun Fact 1: My first exposure to cheat devices came in 1990,with the NES Game Genie.

Fun Fact 2: I used to have the Game Boy and Game Gear Game Genie's,but I lost them.

Device List (in the order that I got 'em):
NES Game Genie (b-day gift)
Genesis Game Genie (x-mas gift)
SNES Gsme Genie (x-mas gift)
Game Boy Game Genie (b-day gift)
Game Gear Game Genie (b-day gift)
PS1 Game Shark (x-mas gift)
Game Boy/Game Boy Color Game Shark (bought at gamestop)
PS1 Codebreaker (bought at gamestop)
Game Cube Action Replay (bought at gamestop)
PS2 Codebreaker (bought at gamestop)
Atari 2600

Since we have some more time,how about I share some of the games I had for the Atari 2600.

Fun Fact 1: I was introduced to Atari (as well as gaming) at a relatives house when I was a kid. I think it was way back in 1984.

Fun Fact 2: I had doubles (and even triples) of Atari games.

Fun Fact 3: I no longer own an Atari 2600.

Games List (in random order):
Pac-Man (owned 3)
Adventure (owned 2)
Superman (owned 2)
Pole Position (owned 1)
Chopper Command (owned 1)
Pitfall (owned 2)
Centipede (owned 2)
Space Invaders (owned 2)
Donkey Kong (owned 1)
Asteroids (owned 1)
Mario Bros. (owned 1)
Q-Bert (owned 1)
Arcade Pinball (owned 1)
Joust (owned 2)
Frogger (owned 2)
Millipede (owned 1)
Missile Command (owned 1)
Indy 500 (owned 1)

Well that about does it for now. Hopefully,I'll be updating this blog more often. I have tons of content I wanna publish.

Until Next Time,
See Ya,Space Cowboy

Friday, May 12, 2017


This is a Special Announcement. I will be porting over content from my old blog 'The American Cartoon Federation'. I'm even gonna touch them up,so they can look better. And don't be surprised if I add some new stuff to said posts.

I'm gonna start soon. Anyway,thanks for being patient with Me. I know activity for this site has been slower than molasses,but I assure you that will change very soon and new content will be uploaded weekly.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

WWE Redo - 1993

Imagine if you had a time machine and could go back to any point in history. Imagine if you were a person with mind controling powers. You could change history. Change it for the better or for the worse.

If I had those things,I'd change the course of the #1 name in Wrestling: The WWE. I'd go back in time to one of WWE's periods and use my mind controling abilities on Vince McMahon,where I'd make him change the company for the better. With that said,Retro Talk is proud to present: WWE Redo.

Here are the changes I'd have McMahon make in 1993:

- Wrestlemania XI was concidered one of the worst 'Mania's in terms if booking. Well let's change things up shall we. Tatanka defeats Shawn Michaels for the Intercontenental Championship,thus establishing his Wrestlemania Moment (he'll lose it to Michaels at the king of the ring). Crush defeats Doink in a big way,ending their fued. Mr.Perfect defeats The Narcissist Lex Luger. The Undertaker defeats Giant Gonzalez via pinfall,thus ending their feud. Money Inc defeats The Mega Maniacs,via IRS's briefcase. Yokozuna defeats Bret Hart for the title,And Hogan is nowhere in sight.

- Hogan challenges Yokozuna for the title on RAW,but Fuji wants to humiliate Hogan at a bigger venue...namely The King of the Ring. After a big loss at the hands of Crush,Doink desides to target someone else....The Undertaker. Doink and The Undertaker begin their Joker v Batman-esque fued (which ends at summerslam in a casket match). Instead of Crush v Shawn Michaels for the IC Belt at the King of the Ring,it's Tatanka v Michaels for the gold. HBK wins cleanly. Hogan fights and loses to Yokozuna. Soon,Hogan leaves the WWE. Bret Hart still wins the 1993 King of the Ring,so that hasn't changed.

At SummerSlam,The Undertaker fights and defeats Doink in a Casket Match,ending their feud. Jerry "the King Lawler" was in Doinks corner. Speaking of Lawler,earlier in the show he faught Bret Hart (right off the bat,this time) and one by DQ,when Hart refused to release the Sharpshooter. Lex Luger defeats Yokozuna and wins the WWE World Title (though he loses it to Yokozuna at the Survivor Series,thanks to Fuji and Cornette). Giant Gonzalez stays with the WWE until Early December. Gonzalez stays a heel,btw.

- The Headshrinkers,and NOT the Quebecers,defeat the Steiner Brothers for the WWE Tag Titles. Steiners win them back in December. This is one of the most Important changes,as the 1st Dark Era of The WWE Tag Division,won't be as dark. Also Ludvig Borga feuds with Tatanka,Not Lex Luger. And Crush's heel turn is posponed until after The Royal Rumble. Speaking of turns,Doink becomes a Babyface soon after SummerSlam.

- At the Survivor Series,things go as planned,except for a few things: Yokozuna fights Lex Luger and beats him for the title,thanks to Mr.Fuji and Jim Cornette. The Foreign Fanatics v All American's match is NOT the Main Event,Plus each team has different members. The Fanatics have: The Quebecers,Ludvig Borga,and Giant Gonzalez. The All Americans have: The Steiner Bros.,The Undertaker,and Tatanka. Also the teams are renamed to Borga's Brutes and Tatanka's Braves.

- The Doinks v Team Bam Bam is a more serious affair and the show's Only 5-on-5 match. Men on a Mission and The Bushwackers wrestle as themselves,with Doink the only one dressed as...well,Doink. The 5th member of Team Bam Bam is the Brooklyn Brawler. Oh,BTW,Bastian Booger is the first one eliminated from that match. Also,The Doinks are renamed to Team Doink.

-The night after the Surviver Series,The Undertaker-Yokozuna feud begins.

- In December,The Headshrinkers lose the tag titles to The Steiner Bros (who defend them against the Harts at the '94 Royal Rumble,but lose them to the Quebecers in febuary). Feeling that he had been cheated out of his title at Surviver Series,Lex Luger announcess his entry into the 1994 Royal Rumble. Jack "The Figurehead President" Tunney grants him entry,right off the bat.

And with that,the Course of WWE has changed for the better in 1993. An interesting idea,for sure. Expect more like this in the future. Trust me,I have plans for more WWE Redo's.

Until next time,RetroHeadz,God Bless and Stay Gold.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Retro Gamer Weekdayz - Punch-Out (NES)

Wazzup,my Retro Headz,welcome to the Season Finale of Retro Gamer Weekdayz. Today,I'm gonna be reviewing Punch-Out for the NES,brought to us by Nintendo.  The version I'll be reviewing is Mike Tyson's Punch-Out,though it really doesn't matter,since both versions are the same,just with different final opponents.

Story - Little Mac wants to be the greatest boxer ever,so he enters the WVBA (world video boxing association) to compete against the best Boxers in the world.

Concept - You are Little Mac, fighting his way up through ranks of the World Video Boxing Association. After beating a series of opponents in 3 circuits,you will face off against either Mike Tyson or Mr.Dream (depending on which version you're playing) in the "Dream Fight".

This is the final fight and when you win it,you beat the game.

Little Mac has a limited moveset compared to most of his opponents. His punches are limited to jabs,body blows, and the powerful super uppercut.

The uppercut can only be used once the player earns a star, which is typically accomplished by counter-punching the opponent directly before or after certain attacks are launched. The player can acquire up to three stars.

Little Mac also has a heart counter, which decreases upon being hit, blocking a punch, or throwing a punch that the opponent dodges or blocks. When the counter decreases to zero, Little Mac temporarily gets exhausted, leaving the player unable to attack but still able to dodge, duck, and block.

Mac can regain hearts by avoiding the opponent's punches.

A bout can end by a knockout (KO),a technical knockout (TKO), or by a decision, if the bout lasts 3 full rounds without a clear winner.

In order to win by decision, the player must get a high enough score. the total needed varies from boxer to boxer. However, If the opponent isn't knocked down at all during the fight,the decision will Always go to your opponent.

Mac can only get up 3 times during any one bout. If he's knocked down a 4th time,it'll constitute as a TKO and the opponent will get the win. Game Over if that happens.

After completing a Circuit,the player will be treated to a cutscene of Little Mac being trained by Doc Lewis. You'll also get a Password.

The password system allows you to skip circuits and even take you to the final fight against Mike Tyson/Mr.Dream.

One last thing,if you rapidly hit select during the intermissions,you'll regain some lost health.

Controls - Ok,to the controls. Little Mac can bodyblow,jab,block,duck,and use the super uppercut. The super uppercut can only be preformed if the player has stars. To execute the uppercut,press select.

As for the controls themselves,they're excellent. Great hit detection and response.

Design - The graphics are pretty good for the NES. The ring and "arena" changes color with each Circuit.

Music and Sound - The Sound FX are nostalgic. The soundtrack itself is very memorable and fun to listen too.

Challenge - The game features a decent challenge with the later opponents,with the final 3 being the toughest. Mr.Dream/Mike Tyson can easily knock you down within 2 hits.

Trivia - Now for the trivia. Punch-Out was originally a series of arcade titles (2 in fact)

Initially,Punch-Out was a special prize given to japanese gamers who were able to complete the game 'Golf: US Course Famicom Tournament'. This version of the game lacked the Dream Fight and has Super Macho Man as the final opponent.

The licence with Mike Tyson expired sometime in 1990. So instead of renewing the contract and paying Tyson more money for use of his likeness,Nintendo re-rekeased the game as just Punch-Out and replaced Tyson with Mr.Dream.

The Non-Tyson version of the game is the one purchasable on Virual Consoles.

Believe it or not,Mike Tyson himself never actually played the game until 2014.

And finally,Soda Popinski's laugh was reused for Ganon's laugh in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

Bad Aspect - I can't think of much,as this game is really solid. Maybe the Only bad thing would be the reuse of boxers. Didn't like fighting Bald Bull twice.

Good Aspect - The play controls are great,the music is good,and each opponent is unique. I love this game.

Replay Value - This game has great replay value. It's just so much fun to play. I highly recommend this game.

Final Score - Retro Talk gives Punch-Out for the NES a solid 9/10.

Well,my Retro Headz,that about does it for this season of Retro Gamer Weekdayz. If you wanna see a retro game featured,let me know in the comment section. If I played it,I'll review it.

Until next season,God Bless and Happy Gaming.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Retro Gamer Weekdayz - Street Fighter 2010 (NES)

Wazzup,my Retro Headz,welcome to another addition of Retro Gamer Weekdayz. Today,I'm gonna be reviewing Street Fighter 2010 for the NES,brought to us by Capcom.

Story - Here is the story for this least,the bastardized American Version.

In 2010, technology has advanced to the point that any person can easily travel from one planet to another through the use of interplanetary warp gates. Ken Masters,a retired multi-time Street Fighter champion,turned scientist,developes a new substance called "Cyboplasm" that grants superhuman strength to any living thing that's implanted with it.

One day,Ken finds his lab partner,Troy,murdered and the Cyboplasm stolen. Ken decides to bring Troy's killer to justice by implanting his body with bionics, as well as an interdimensional transporter, in order to follow the killer's trail, who's left a trail of Cyboplasm on each of the planets he's visited.

I'll get into the Japanese story later.

Concept - Concept for this game. The player takes control of Ken Masters,though he's not Really Ken Masters. The objective of each stage is to destroy the designated enemy target shown before the stage begins and obtain the energy required to open a transdimensional portal to the next stage.

Some stages require the player to destroy more than one enemy to accumulate the energy needed to open the portal. After the portal is open, Ken only has a limited amount of time to enter it; failure to do so will cause the player to lose a life, forcing the player to restart.

Ken's projectiles will initially have a short range at the start of the game, but the player can uncover and pick up power-up capsules by destroying item containers scattered throughout each stage. Though,these capsules are rare.

Picking two power-up capsules will increase Ken's power level by one, increasing the range of his projectiles and their strength. However, if Ken gets his,his power level will decrease by one And if he loses a life, he will revert to his starting power.

Ken can increase his power by up to five levels. Other power-ups includes a back-up option for added firepower and a "flip shield capsule" that will allow the player to damage enemies during flip jumps.

Controls - Controls for this game. Like most side-scrolling NES games, the player uses one button to attack and the other to jump. Ken can also climb walls and poles or pole-like structures, as well as hang onto and climb (or drop down from) certain kinds of ledges.

In addition to his regular jump, Ken can also do a backward flip jump by jumping while pressing the d-pad on the opposite direction he's facing.

Ken's main weapon is an energy projectile which he launches with his fists and feet. Ken can shoot straight,upwards,launch curved power shots by attacking and holding the d-pad left or right.

To fire with kicks,hold the d-pad down while attacking. These projectiles travel upward. To shoot downwards, Ken must do a flip jump first and then attack while in mid-air.

The play control itself isn't that great and the hit detection is just plain bad.

Design - Graphics-wise,this game looks nice,each planet has it's own unique look and Earth (the 1st stage) has a futuristic look and feel to it. So,this game's pretty damn good graphics-wise.

Music and Sound - The sound is standard for a Capcom NES title. The music,while cool sounding,isn't memorable at all.

Challenge - Challenge-wise,this game can be very unfair. Ken is weak and the enemies come at you at a decent clip. Plus,if he gets hit,he loses power. Also,Power-Ups are rare and the controls aren't that responsive. The hit detection is bad too. So Yeah,this game is so much of a challenge,it becomes unfair.

Trivia - This isn't a real Street Fighter game. It has nothing to do with the franchise. In fact,in Japan,the game is called 2010 Street Fighter. Besides the name,other things differ between the Western and Japanese versions.

The English localization of Street Fighter 2010 not only changed the main character's identity and backstory,but also the main story.

The main protagonist Isn't Ken Masters from the original Street Fighter,who retired from street fighting to become a scientist. He's,in reality,Kevin Striker,a cyborg policeman employed by the Galaxy Police to neutralize a breed of interplanetary super-criminals called "Parasites", whose abilities are drastically improved over regular humans and aliens due to an armored parasitic insect that has been implanted into their bodies.

The character of Troy is,in reality,Dr. Jose,the scientist responsible for creating the parasitic organisms used to turn people into "Parasites". Before the final battle, Dr. Jose reveals that Kevin is actually a "Parasite" created by him, having implanted one of his insects into Kevin's body before having him infiltrate the Galaxy Police, and that the cybernetic armor on Kevin's body was actually created by the parasite implanted within him.

Other than the changes to the main character's identity and the story, the game itself is otherwise identical between the two versions.

Bad Aspect - Ok,so now my gripes with this title. Enemies are quicker and love to gang up on you. If you get hit,you lose power. Collecting power-ups is a pain,they're rare and sometimes tough to get. The time limit is also a nuscence. And then there's the not-so great hit detection.

Good Aspect - The graphics are pretty good and the story is decent,but that's all the praise I'm gonna give this game.

Replay Value - Not too much replay value,as this game isn't very fun. The negatives I mentioned are the real deal,so I can Only recommend this game to the masochists,who absolutly Love Super Challenging games.

Final Score - Anyway,Retro Talk gives this game a 4.5/10

Well,my Retro Headz,that about does it for this edition of Retro Gamer Weekdayz. If you wanna see a retro game featured,let me know in the comment section. If I played it,I'll review it.

I plan on changing up the format for these reviews to be like Gamepro's. So that means the Trivia and Aspects sections will be gone. As will the Final Score. These changes will happen soon. So,until next time,God Bless and Happy Gaming.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Retro Game Factoids

As you know,every single franchise known to man has some form a trivia related to it. Well,today,My Retro Headz,The King of Retro will be bringin' you some cool factoids relating to various Video Game franchises. Let's begin!

Resident Not-So-Evil: With the aid of Resident Evil 1,Capcom was able to save itself from failure during the PS1/N64/Sega Saturn era. Today,the RE franchise has turned into complete crap [for a number of reasons].
Lefty Linky: Did you know that Nintendo made Link left handed.It's in honor of his designer Shigeru Miyamoto[aka mr.nintendo] who is Left-Handed as well.
The Sony/Nintendo connection: Did you know that Nintendo themselves was responsible for the creation of the PS1,the N64s arch-rival? It's true!

Y'see In 1992,Nintendo made plans with Sony to create a CD add-on for the SNES,called the Play Station [2 words]. However at the eleventh hour,The Big N feared that Sony might have majority control of the content and profits,so they secretly made a deal with Philips.

When Sony found out about this at CES,they were furious and as an act of revenge,created their own stand-alone console: The Sony Playstation.

The CD add-on deal with Philips fell through,but Nintendo allowed them to create games based on Mario and Zelda. Of course,we All know how well those games turned out. Mah Boi!

Anywhay,so remember, if it wasn't for Nintendo's paranoia,The Playstation and it's fandom wouldn't even exist today.
Super Game Boy = Game Boy Color Prototype: In '93-'94 it was rumored that Nintendo was developing a Color Game Boy, but it turned out to be a GB converter for the SNES, the Super Game Boy. I took a while longer but the Game Boy Color is a reality!
Centaur Mario?: In the beginning of the development of Super Mario Bros. 3 there were plans for a "Centaur Mario" ability for our favorite plumber!
The Popularity of Pocket Monsters: Pokemon aka Pocket Monsters, was such a super hit in Japan,that it helped the Game Boy Completely Destroy it's rivals in Handheld market.

Pocket Monsters was so popular that it spawned many game sequels..but that ain't all,there are also Pokemon posters,stickers,trading cards,toys,stuffed dolls,manga,and even an anime series.

The Franchise Mascot is Pikachu.
Star Fox,The Testing Program?: Star Fox was originaly just an testing program to test out the FX-chip's capabilities, but the designers continued working on it and finally Nintendo released it and it became a big success.
Samus Aran's Popularity: All the Metroid games has been huge bestsellers in the US,Europe,and even Australia.But for some reason,it wasn't that popular in Japan.Oh well,their loss.
Super Mario 64,an SNES Game?: Did you know that Nintendo planned to release the 3D Mario game for the SNES using their S-FX chip? However,it didn't work out due to the lack of buttons on the SNES controller. Because of this,the 3D Mario game had to wait until the creation of the N64.
The Origin of Jumpman: In 1981 Shigeru Miyamoto,guided by Gunpei Yokoi,made the first mainstream game for Nintendo starring everyones favorite plumber,Mario. It was the arcade game Donkey Kong.

At the time Mario didn't had a proper name! He was just called "Jumpman" and was a carpenter. And when Donkey Kong came to the US,Jumpman was renamed Mario!

Yeah its true, Mario was first a carpenter before he became a plumber! He also starred in the sequel to Donkey Kong: Donkey Kong Jr. In Dk jr.,Mario was officialy given the name Mario. When Mario Bros came out,Mario's brother Luigi was born.

Here's how Mario got his name.  When Minoru Arakawa, the president of Nintendo of America, first saw "Jumpman" he thought that it looked like the building's Landlord,Mario Segale. How Luigi got his name is unknown,though a prevailing theory says that he was named after a local Pizzaria.

Though many other theories say he was named after the Japanese word Ruigi,which means 'Similar' in that language.
Surname of the Bros.:Did you know that Mario and Luigi Have no Surname.
Final Fantasy Fun Fact # 1: The two characters Biggs and Wedge, sometimes known as "Vicks and Wedge",have appeared in many Final Fantasy games (FF VI-VIII to be exact). What few people know is that their names were taken from Star Wars wing men: Wedge Antilles and Biggs Darklighter.
Final Fantasy Fun Fact # 2: In all Final Fantasy games,except for Final Fantasy 1,the character Cid has appeared as an important character. The Producer of the Final Fantasy games, Hironobu Sakaguchi, once described this character as "the Yoda of the Final Fantasy series". One interesting fact to note is that the Cids are almost always either engineers or mechanics.
Final Fantasy Fun Fact # 3: In all the Final Fantasy games the best and the second best swords are named Excalibur and Masamune.

You may recognize the name Excalibur from the classical King Arthur story and the Masamune is named after an ancient Japanese swordsmith.
Final Fantasy 64?: After Final Fantasy VI for the SNES was complete Square began experimenting with 3D characters. and in 1995 they proudly introduced to the press, a CGI demo featuring: Locke, Terra and Shadow battling some kind of a stone enemy.

This little playable demo was assumed by everyone that Square's next Final Fantasy game would be for the Nintendo 64. Unfortunately,that wasn't the case.
Nintendo Hates Genies: Nintendo deliberately programmed SNES games to crash when used with a Game Genie! When Nintendo lost their trial against Galoob and Galoob was free to sell their Game Genie freely,Nintendo started implementing a chip within various games,that made those games screw up,if the Game Genie was used.

That's why there is about 3 or 4 versions of Final Fantasy III[VI] and Chrono Trigger.
Metroid Translation Mistake: On the box and the manual of the Original Metroid, it states that the game takes place on the planet Zebes. However, the text inside the game itself calls the planet *Zebeth*. This is because there is no basic 's' sound in Japanese--words that end in 'th' are sometimes translated as 's'. The 'Zebes' spelling that's used in every Metroid title.
"Legend" of Zelda: Miyamomto has openly admitted that "The Legend of Zelda" game series was based on fantasy books,his childhood,and the movie "Legend". The movie "Legend" was released just before "The Legend of Zelda" was, back in 1986. "Legend" was directed by Ridley Scott,and starred Tom Cruise.

The story is similar to the Zelda games: Young scrawny elf-like boy is sent out by various dwarves and pixies to delve into the dark dungeons and rescue the princess captured by the evil Gannon like demon. In his way are many smaller demons. It also has the exact same mythological and medival fantasy feel to it.
Donkey Kong's Name: A rumor says that it was meant that Donkey Kong's name would be Monkey Kong.but due to a bad phone connection, someone heard wrong and thought that it was Donkey Kong.

The more true theory is that Shigeru Miyamoto looked in various dictionaries for a word for "stubbern" because he wanted Donkey Kong to be that way and found the word "Donkey". The other part of the word,"Kong",came from the famous King Kong.
Biggest. AC Adapter. Ever!: Did you know that Colecovision had[has] the biggest AC adapter of any existing game system.
Gender Confused: For some odd reason NoA changed Birdo,a female enemy,into a guy who thinks he's a girl. Though in some Japanese media,Birdo Is a guy.*shrugs*
The Lost Zone of Sonic 2: Did you know that Sonic 2 was originally supposed to have 12 Zones instead of 11. Hidden Palace Zone was cut due to tine and money. This Level was mostly deleted from the final version of the game,though you can visit a crapped up version of it via cheat device. The true look of Hidden Palace can bee seen in the Sonic 2 Beta.
Sonic & Knuckles = Sonic 3 Part 2: Originally,Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic and Knuckles were supposed to be a single game. But due to limited cart space,the game was split in half. To compensate,Sega created Sonic and Knuckles with 'Lock-On' technology,so that you can play Sonic 3 in it's entirety.
The White City: Did you know that Mega Man X's Intro Stage was originally supposed to be a White City instead of a highway. This city had the Mid-boss (rt-55j) that's only seen in Sting Chameleon's stage,as well as an unused enemy. The White City isn't in the final game.
Sonic 1 Beta Stuff: In Sonic 1 Beta,Spring Yard Zone was called Sparkling Zone and Scrap Brain Zone was called Clock Work Zone. Also in Sonic 1 Beta,there was an enemy that didn't make it into the final game. This enemy was a Rabbit badnik called Splats. Splats was a quick enemy who attacked Sonic by jumping at him.

There was also a goggles Item that supposedly allowed Sonic to breath Underwater and an 'S' Item,which gave Sonic Both Super speed and Invinsibility. These Items were scrapped for the final game,However,if you hit the Sign Post while screwing around with the debug mode,you can see the icons for these items in the sign post.
Final Fantasy 4 NES?: Did you know that Final Fantasy 4 was originally planned to be an NES game? However,Square decided to make it an SNES title instead. Thank God they did this.
Tougher Enemies in Zelda 2 Jp: Did you Know that in the Japanese Zelda 2,the bosses are much tougher. In The US version,these bosses have a weaker defense.
Palutina and Princess Lana: Did you know that Captain N's Princess Lana is loosely based on Goddess Palutina from Kid Icarus.
Punch-Out Debacle: Because Mike Tyson's contract with Nintendo expired,Nintendo decided to re-release Mike Tyson's Punch-Out as just Punch-Out. In this Re-release,Mr. Dream replaced Mike Tyson as the final opponent.
Popeye the Jumpman: Did you know that the first Donkey Kong game was originally supposed to be a Popeye game. But before the development of this game,Nintendo lost the rights to the popeye licence. Because of this,Nintendo changed the Popeye characters to the characters that we all know and love. This is why Paulina looked like Popeye's girlfriend,Olive in the early NES era.
Castevania 3's 10-bit music: Did you know that the japanese version of Castlevania 3 has slightly superior music than it's US counterpart. That's because the Famicom has slightly better sound and graphics capabilities than the NES.
Nintendo's Silent Hero: Did you know that Link never talks in any of the Zelda games. Don't ask me why,he just doesn't. He doesn't talk in the Super Smash Bros. Games either.
Sega's First Mascot: Alex Kidd,star of the Alex Kidd series of Games,was Sega's first mascot. When they found out that he couldn't compete with Nintendo's Mascot Mario,Sega "fired" Alex and decided to come up with a new Mascot. Sega chose Sonic The Hedgehog[among a few others] to be their new mascot.

Why,because Yuji Naka wanted a speedy Mascot,and Hedgehogs were known to be fast. Sonic became blue,to match the Sega Logo. Also the Buckles on his sneakers were inspired by the buckles on Michael Jackson's Boots.
Sonic 3 and Michael Jackson: It was planned for Michael Jackson to do the music of Sonic 3. However this idea was scrapped,due to Jackson's "issues" at the time. Jackson also wasn't a fan of the Genesis' Sound System.

On a related note,The music for Sonic 1 GG's Bridge Zone was sampled by Janet Jackson.
Adventure Island and Wonderboy: Did you know that the 1st Adventure Island game is in reality a modified port of Wonder Boy 1. It's true.
Goblin's Goblin's Everywhere: Did you know that almost every Final Fantasy game has the Goblin enemy. I think Final Fantasy 6 and Final Fantasy 8 are the only 2 games in the Retro Final Fantasy Series that lack this Enemy.
Toadstool to Peach,Robotnik To Eggman: Did you know that Princess Peach was called Princess Toadstool throughout the NES and SNES eras. Super Mario 64 for the N64 was the first mainstream game that calls Princess Toadstool,Princess Peach. BTW,Peach is the Princess' Japanese name.

On a similar note,Dr. Eggman was called Dr.Robotnik throughout the Genesis and Saturn era. They started calling him Dr. Eggman in Sonic Adventure 2 for the Dreamcast. Eggman is the Mad Scientist's Japanese name.
Fast Classic Gaming Fact 2: According to Mortal Kombat creators Ed Boon and John Tobias,Mortal Kombat wouldn't have done that well if it lacked fatalities.
Sonic 2 Lost Badniks: The Alpha and Beta versions of Sonic 2 had enemies that were absent in the final game. Those enemies are: A Bat that swooped down at Sonic,a T-Rex enemy,a Triceratops that rushed Sonic when it sees him,a Snail that had the same method of attack as the triceratops,a second Snail that climed up walls,a Fish that jumped up from the water to attack Sonic,a Gator that bites sonic if he came near,and finally a 3-Eyed Fish that dropped bubbles on Sonic.

A Frog enemy was planned,but it never made it past the drawing board
Sonic 2 Beta Zones: Sonic 2 had 3 Zones that never made it into the final. The first one was Wood Zone,it was a treetop level that had converyer belts and tunnels.

The next one is Hidden Palace,a rocky cavern with jewels,tubes,and an underwater section. Hidden Palace can be found in the final via cheat device,but it's a glitched up mess.

The final one was Genocide City,It was nothing but a glitched up screen with no floors or anything else for that matter. To my knowlage,Genocide City was supposed to be a clone of Sonic 1's Scrap Brain Zone.

There was also supposed to be a Desert Level,but,like the Frog Badnik,it never made it past the drawing board.
Dust Hill?: Did you know that Sonic 2's Mystic Cave Zone was originally called Dust Hill Zone?
Boxer The Goblin: Did You Know that Square was planning to make a Goblin playable in Final Fantasy 7. This goblin would be a good Goblin called Boxer. However,this idea was scrapped early in the games development.
Aerith' Original Death Place: Did You know that Square (now square-enix) intended Aerith to be killed in the Northern Crater in Disk 2,instead of the Forgotten Capital in Disc 1. I'll talk more about this another day.
Fast Classic Gaming Fact 3: Did You know that the Sega Genesis' original Pack-in game was Altered Beast. But,for the sake of sales,they replaced Altered Beast with Sonic The Hedgehog. Smart move,Sega.
The Forgotten Consoles: The Atari Jaguar,Panasonic 3DO,and Philips CD-I are the Game Systems that very few people remember.
Another Final Fantasy Fun Fact: The REAL Final Fantasy 2 was ment to come to America,but Square decided to abandon the translation in favor of translating Final Fantasy 4 instead.
Fake Final Fantasy: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest is concidered to be the Fake Final Fantasy by Final Fantasy fans and RPG maniacs. However,the game itself is really good. Short,not very difficult,but Good.
The Lost Concept Of Sonic 2: Sonic 2 was originally gonna involve Time Travel,with past,present,and future versions of the Zones. However,this idea was instead saved for Sonic CD,which was being worked on during Sonic 2's development. I'll talk more about this another time.
The Only American Zelda Villian:Did you know that Zelda 2 Boss Gooma is an American creation. Nintendo of America replaced the Japanese version's second Helmethead with Gooma.

On a related note,the Helmethead boss that we know is actually Zelda 2 Jp's second helmethead.
Roaring Bosses: The Bosses of Japan's Zelda 2 actually roar. This is because the Famicom has better sound capabilities than the NES.
Fast Classic Gaming Fact 3: The NES was the very Game System that made Video Games popular AND saved the industry after the Video Game Crash. So thank Nintendo for the popularity...and existance of Video Games.
Fast Classic Gaming Fact 4: Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition was The very first Fighting Game for the Sega Genesis.
Final Fantasy Number Confusion: Final Fantasy 2 US is really Final Fantasy 4 and Final Fantasy 3 US is really Final Fantasy 6.

On a related note,Final Fantasy 7 was gonna be called Final Fantasy 4 here in the U.S.,but Square decided to just leave the name alone.
Street Fighter Name Madness: In Japan,Vega the Spanish Ninja is called Balrog,Balrog the American Boxer is called M.Bison,The Evil M.Bison is called Vega,and Akuma the Dark Shoto is called Gouki.

The reason For this is that in America Trademark was a big big deal. Balrog,in SFII,looked a lot like Mike Tyson. So to prevent a lawsuit by the Boxer for using his likeness,as well as using a name similar to his,Capcom USA decided to switch the names of the bosses Around. Vega's Japanese name,Balrog,was given to the Boxer.

They also figured that the name Vega sounded spanish,so they gave it to the clawed fighter. And M.Bison,the remaining name,was given to the Super Villain. It remains a Mystery as to Why Sagat got to keep his Name.

Also,since Capcom USA found the Dark Shoto to be Evil,they decided to change his name from Gouki to Akuma.
Fast Classic Gaming Fact 5: Tails is based on a Kitsune,a mythical Japanese Fox that has multiple tails.
Lost Materia of Final Fantasy 7: Final Fantasy 7 has some "disabled" materia that can only be accessed by hacking. These materias are: Housoku,Suichu Kokyu,Booster,MaBarrier,Reflek,and Refaub

The Housoku Materia gave you the ability to throw Gil at your enemy,kinda like the 'Coin' ability gained from the 'throw' materia.

The Suichu Kokyu Materia was disabled in the Japanese version of the game,but Re-enabled in the U.S. version. This materia was turned into the 'Underwater' Materia.

MaBarrier gave you the ability to cast 'M-Barrier'.

Reflek gave you the abillity to cast 'Reflect'.

Refaub gave you the ability to cast 'Wall'.

Booster increased the number of AP you got in battle. Since certain Weapons increase the Number of AP you get in battle,Square felt that this Materia wasn't needed.

A Materia called 'PFD' aka 'Prevent Floor Damage' was planned,but was scrapped because Square didn't want to put any "Damage" floors into Final Fantasy 7.
Golem Summon in FF7: Did you know that the 'Golem' summon was planned to be in FF7,but Square scrapped the Idea because they thought that the 'Golem' would make the game to easy.The Golem appears in FF7 as an Enemy.
Tifa the Sabin?: Did you know that Tifa was planned have Saban's 'Blitz' technique as her limit breaks. But Square scrapped that idea in favor of the 'Slot' Method.
Cloud's 4x Materia Growth Weapon: Cloud was planned to have a sword that gave him 4x Materia growth. This sword never made it past the drawing board.
3 Extra Endings of FF7: In Final Fantasy 7's ending Yuffie and Vincent are 100% absent..even if you had them in your party. Square planned 3 extra endings:one with Vincent,one with Yuffie,and one with both Characters. However,Square scrapped those ideas due to lack of time and money.
FF7's Weapons: Did you know that the Ruby and Emerald Weapons were American creations And that the Diamond Weapon was turned into a boss. However,all of this and more,were added to the Japanese re-release,Final Fantasy VII: International.
Sonic Crackers: Sonic Crackers aka Sonic Stadium was the Alpha version of Knuckles Chaotix. This prototype game starred Sonic and Tails. Sonic Crackers was basically a crapped up version of Knuckles Chaotix.
Zelda 2's Lost Item: According to a rumor I once heard,The Red Ring is a Hidden Item in Zelda 2.
Castlevania 4 = Castlevania 1: In Japan,Super Castlevania 4 isn't a continuation of Simon Belmont's adventures,instead the story is actually a re-telling of Castlevania 1's story.
Placeholder Kirby: Kirby was originally an unnamed place holder for a game.But Nintendo and HAL liked him so much,they've decided to make him the main character of the game. This decision proved to be an excellent one,as Kirby has become one of Nintendo's most popular characters.

At first the character was named Popopo,but was soon changed to Kirby,after the Vaccume. Though,some say Kirby was named after John Kirby,the lawyer who helped Nintendo against Universal Studios during the whole 'Donkey Kong' copyright debacle.
Sonic's World: The official name of Sonic the Hedgehog's Planet is still unknown,because Sega of Japan hasn't told us yet. Sega of America used to call Sonic's World,Mobius. But,unfortunately,that's inaccurate.

Some say that Sonic's World is an alternate version of Earth. However,I find this questionable and SoJ has never confirmed this. So Sonic's World will remain nameless,until Sega of Japan reveals it.
Universal vs Nintendo: Universal Studios sued Nintendo because they stupidly believed that Donkey Kong was a illegal licenced King Kong game. Universal lost the case miserably for 2 reasons: 1,Nintendo didn't rip off the King Kong franchise. And 2, The King Kong franchise itself was Public Domain. So no copyrights were violated and Universal was forced to pay Nintendo millions of dollars in damages.

The day Nintendo one that case,was the day it became a recognizable company.
Master System = Master Fail: Due to the bad fun factor of most of it's games,weak marketing,and having little to no 3rd party support,the Sega Master System failed in both America and Japan. You see,even with it's superior graphics and sound,the SMS failed to beat the NES.

However in Europe,it had a stronger following. In Brazil,the SMS was extremely popular. In fact,it's popularity among Brazilians is still alive today.
When the Proto is the Final: The Atari 2600 version of Pac-Man is actually the Prototype. Ya see,Atari wanted to get this game out early,so instead of finishing the production quickly,they mass produced and released the Prototype instead.

That was really lazy.
Kongs: Did you know that D.K.,the Donkey Kong that we know of is the Son of Donkey Kong Jr. So that would make D.K.'s Grandpa,Cranky,the original Donkey Kong.
Worst.Atari Game.Ever! : Did you know that ET was the most hated Atari game ever. The gameplay was very crappy and the graphics(for an atari) were garbage.
Not A Real Street Fighter: The NES Title,Street Figher 2010 isn't Even part of the Franchise. Despite being called Street Fighter. Ken Masters isn't even in the game,the protagonists name is Kevin and was only renamed Ken in the US version.

Why? Beats tbe hell out of me.
The FF7 Petiotion of '96: In 1996,Fans of Final Fantasy heard about plans to bring Final Fantasy 7 to America,They were exited..However,they didn't want a repeat of Final Fantasy 2 (4 in jp) and,to some minor extent,Final Fantasy 3 [6 in jp].

So a large group of fans created a single petition (i think it was an online one,though i could be wrong) asking Square USA to be fair with the translation. They wanted the following things:

1 - Keep the Original Name
2 - Keep The Death Scenes and References to Death
3 - Keep the Violence intact..including Blood.
4 - Keep the Disterbing Scenes intact
5 - Don't Sugercoate the Villains..or the Heroes.
6 - Keep All Abillities and Weapons Intact.
7 - Keep The Dialouge close to the Original.
8 - Keep the Difficulty as is.

The Petition was a success and the Fans got most of the stuff they wanted. Interesting huh?

Well,my Retro Headz, I hope you all enjoyed this long list of interesting facts. More to Come in the Future I assure you.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Retro Gamer Weekdayz - Nintendo's Tetris (NES)

Wazzup,my Retro Headz,welcome to another addition of Retro Gamer Weekdayz. Where the goal of this show is to turn your Weekday into a Strongday (see what i did there? ok bad pun).

Anyway,Today,I'm gonna be reviewing a very legendary puzzle game. Tetris. But not just any version of Tetris: Nintendo's version of the game,brought to us by Bullet-Proof Software and,of course,Nintendo.

And before you ask,Yes,there were 2 NES versions of Tetris,one from Nintendo and one from Tengen. I'll be reviewing the Nintendo version. Alright,enough talk,let's do it.

Story - Well,since this an early puzzle game,it has no story. Sorry.

Concept - Ok,moving on to the concept. The object of the game is to fit together falling shapes,called "Tetrominos",into a horizontal line. Once you do this,the line will vanish and you get points. The more lines you clear,the more points you'll get. Once you've cleared enough lines,you'll move on to the next stage (or clear the mode if playing on mode 'b').

You can also stack them to help you get more lines. Beware though,if you let the Tetrads reach the top of the play area,it's game over.

The shapes given to you are random and you can clear up to 4 lines at a time. The gameplay is very easy to learn,so you'll master it sooner than later. Though,I will warn you,the higher the stage,the faster the blocks will fall.

There are 7 different Tetrominos to work with: Z,Reverse Z,L,Reverse L,T,Square,and Rectangle.

The game features 3 selectable BGM and an option to disable music. The game also features 2 modes: A-Mode and B-Mode. A-Mode is the classic mode,where you marathon until you lose.

In B-Mode,you must clear a certain amount lines to win. Each of the modes has a stage select. But B-Mode has a handycap select,where you have to clear broken lines of blocks to win. You don't have to play this mode with it,though.

When you clear a certain stage in A-Mode,you get a cutscene. Cutscenes vary from level to level.

Controls - Ok,controls for this game. The game controls really well. You can move the the Tetrominos left and right with the Cross Pad and turn them with the A and B buttons. You can also force them down by hitting the down button.

Design - I really like the design. The graphics are just so colorful and detailed for an NES game. Plus,the Tetrominos change color depending on the level. Awesonesause.

Music and Sound - Music-wise,it's not too bad,though not to great either. It's basically classic music done in 8-bits. If you hate that kind of music,you can choose to turn it off. Sound-wise,it's pretty good...and Nostalgic.

Challenge - Easy the first few levels,but really hellectic in the later ones. Like I said earlier,the higher the level,the faster the Tetrominos will fall. And you'll have less time to react.

Trivia - Ok,time for everone's favorite..The Trivia Section. Tetris was developed in Russia by Alexey Pajitnov and 2 colleagues,out of a desire to create a 2-player puzzle game. Though,Ironically,Nintendo's version completely lacks this option.

Anyway,the Word Tetris is derived from the word "Tetramino" and "Tennis",which is Pajitnov's favorite sport. A Tetromino is a geometric shape made up of 4 squares.

Tetris was ported to the Game Boy and Nintendo made it a pack-in game,which contributed to the systems popularity. And unlike the NES version,The Game Boy version supports 2-Players.

Tetris has been released on almost Every console known to man. Seriously,the franchise is That popular.

Bad Aspect - Sooooooo,what didn't I like about this game? The only thing that sucks about this game is the lack of a 2-Player option,nothing else. Moving on.

Good Aspect - Well,despite the lack of a 2-Player option,Nintendo's Tetris is alot of fun and remains a favorite to this day. The gameplay is really addicting and the controls are solid. Plus,the game is very easy to learn.

Replay Value - So,how about that Replay Value,huh? Hey,it's an addicting puzzle game,so Of Course it's gonna have good replay value. It's Tetris! The fun factor is Always there with Tetris.

Final Score - Retro Talk gives Nintendo's Tetris for the NES an 8/10.

Well,my Retro Headz,that about does it for this edition of Retro Gamer Weekdayz. If you wanna see a retro game featured,let me know in the comment section. If I played it,I'll review it.

Until next time,God Bless and Happy Gaming.