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NESessities of Life – Super Mario Bros

NESessities of Life – Super Mario Bros

There are many topics I wanted to get into in this video but couldn’t because of time constraints. One of them was just how very important smooth side-scrolling was to the success of the series. To get an idea of how painful the game could be without fluid backgrounds, please refer to Super Mario Brothers Special for the PC-8801. This was an official release licensed by Nintendo and programmed by Hudson. Though the game isn’t...

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NESessities of Life – Mega Man 2

NESessities of Life – Mega Man 2

Genre Mega Man Dominant Algorythm Kill Boss/Become Boss Gameplay The game starts with the following screen, which pretty much just makes the user cream themselves with excitement. After a couple geek-gasms, the main event commences. The ingredients start out standard enough: The titular man, who is indeed mega, must blast his way through the now-standard platform environments. These include lava, water, crystal, sky, and...

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NESessities of Life – Friday the 13th

Genre Platformer Dominant Algorythm Die/Allow Others To Die Gameplay From the beginning, this is a game about choice and exploration. You are presented with a map of Crystal Lake which is littered with cabins, forests, rocky caverns, a lake, and endless twisting trails to explore. There are 6 characters you can choose from (George, Mark, Paul, Laura, Debbie, and Crissy), each with their own health bar. ...

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NESessities of Life – Nightmare on Elm Street

Genre Platformer Dominant Algorythm 1… 2…/Freddy’s Coming for you Gameplay The game is actually rich with a variety of game-play elements. Unfortunately, not one of these elements was refined to the point any aspect of this game could be considered fun. ...

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NESessities of Life – Fester’s Quest

Genre Action/Adventure Dominant Algorythm Get Gun/Lose Gun Gameplay The Addams Family started When Uncle Fester farted They all became retarded The Addams Family ...

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NESessities of Life – Magmax

Genre Rail Shooter Dominant Algorithm Grind D-Pad/Grind Fire Button Gameplay The rail shooter genre is one that has yet to break its own definitions. While RPGs have seen incredible advancements as they moved away from turn-based battles and and towards more dynamic combat, rail shooter stay the same. Action/Adventure games, once host to stories never more complicated than “Save The Princess Quick”, have delivered some of the...

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