Monday, October 18, 2010

8-Bit Music and a Jonesing for Mario 2

One big draw to almost any 8 bit game is the fantastic music the composers were able to come up with the limited pallet of sounds and virtual instruments. I've had the intro music for Super Mario Brothers 2 in my head all day. This made me want to youtube it up and watch some game play. As I write this blog I can here the under ground congo drums in the background and now the boss music as the eggs fly towards out hero Mario. Anyone who's played the game and hear the music in there head now. What are some of your favorite 8-bit anthems? Sound effects? Maybe we need to discuss this on the show, much like our early conversations about power ups. I will trail out this article listening to some more under ground music which also reminds me of desert level. Enjoy the clip.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

X-Men Arcade Coming To PSN, XBLA!!

Most retro gamers will probably remember the excellent 1992 X-Men arcade game.  Up to six players could team up and battle against the likes of Nimrod, Wendigo, Juggernaut and a slew of other enemies.  The co-op brawler featured Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler and Dazzler (yes, Dazzler) as playable characters. Konami will be brining the classic game to PSN and XBLA this fall, and it will feature 4-player offline and 6-player online co-op.

For those that need a little memory jog, check out the trailer below that was shown at NYCC lat week.

Monday, October 4, 2010

EPIC MICKEY or World of Illusion

Back in my days of SEGA Genisis I owned a game called World of Illusion. An awesome game to play with a friend or family member. As Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, you worked your way through the world of illusion fighting enemies and helping your friend reach higher places by jumping off of them or lowering a rope. The graphics were pretty good for that time period and the platforming was spot on.

Which system do you like best!?