This week we’re taking a trip down my video game memory lane as I… volunteered for it. Hah. So without further ado:
New School: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
You know, I heard a lot of bad crap about this game. My gf picked it up and we played it, and holy shit what a fun game. Lil’ plastic toys that you can replace in and out of combat at will via wireless portal apparatus or take to a friend’s house and play there. If I was 10 with a ps3, I would be all over this. Fortunately I’m old and this game still kicks ass.
Not-so-new School: Megaman X Collection
Six Megaman games in one? Well, you know, not counting the racing game, which, who does? All of the games are fairly short and well, c’mon, who on God’s green earth is going to hate on Megaman? There is a sweet sense of satisfaction that comes from ripping Sigma a new one time and time again.
Old School: Blaster Master
I added this game to the list for two reasons. First of all, this is one of the single hardest games I’ve ever played in my life. It seems like damn-near everything can kill you at any time, including falling from heights. Furthermore, given all that, it’s still a sadistically fun game and the first time you beat the giant toad you will throw a small party.
Public School: Genetos
Freeware Galaga with a few small twists. I’m definitely on board. Of course, I also thought Galaga and Gradius and all of those shooters were extremely addicting and fun. Download at http://indiegames.com/best-of-features/index.php?c=sa&y=2009&gid=2
Art School: Break Blocks
It’s like Dance Dance Revolution meets Tetris Blast. Or… something. I dunno what to think of this, personally, but I’ve heard really great things about it and it does kinda look cool in a fruity sort of way. You’ll see what I mean here: http://www.greatergoodgames.org/?cmd=games-bb It’s only five bucks and apparently all proceeds go to humanitarian causes which, if that’s the case, is pretty damn awesome.