Thoughts on the SNES Classic Announcement

Yesterday, Nintendo announced the SNES Classic, a console that resembles the Super Nintendo Entertainment System that comes with 21 pre-installed classic games for the system and two controllers all set up for modern televisions for $79.99. I posted my quick initial thoughts on the announcement of the SNES Classic on Twitter and Facebook. However, I think I need to express my thoughts a bit more thoroughly as well as update my thoughts a little. More information has been released in the 24 hours following its initial announcement. I’m going to break this up in positive and negative categories, starting with the positives. Continue reading “Thoughts on the SNES Classic Announcement”

Super Mario World [2nd FINAL session]

My second and final stream of me playing Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. Streamed originally on Monday, March 27th, 2017. Also available on Twitch. Continue reading “Super Mario World [2nd FINAL session]”

Super Mario World [Session 1]

My first stream of playing Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. Streamed originally on Monday, February 13th, 2017.

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Colorwind Reviews Earthbound – A Friend Who We’ve Never Met

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When you talk about underappreciated video games, Earthbound is sure to be in the conversation. Earthbound is actually called Mother 2 in Japan, as it’s the second game in the Mother series, and is the only title from the series to see an official releases in the US. Initially, Earthbound was a commercial and critical failure in America, but over time has gained a loyal following. This fan base has created art, music, translations of Mother 1 and 3, petitions to get the games official re-releases in America, and more. They have lifted the game from failure to one of the biggest cult classics in video game history. It’s an infamous game, one that even today feels a little off-kilter when compared to other titles in its genre. However, Earthbound is not an game that should be missed, especially if you’re looking for something different and ahead of its time.

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Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 10 “Pedophiles”

Part 10 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I clear World 2-5 but not before coming to the dark and sadistic realization that Baby Bowser may employ pedophiles to kidnap Baby Mario. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 10 “Pedophiles””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 9 “It’s Like a MAZE!”

Part 9 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I go crazy trying to find a way to 100% World 2-4. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 9 “It’s Like a MAZE!””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 8 “Bonus Fail”

Part 8 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I try to complete my newly acquired bonus stage in World 1. That doesn’t go well so I continue with World 2-3. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 8 “Bonus Fail””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 7 “Touch Fuzzy, Get 100%”

Part 7 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. We go off the beaten path and try to get 100% in World 1-7. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 7 “Touch Fuzzy, Get 100%””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 6 “Wrecked”

Part 6 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. This game continues to crush my spirit as I stumble through World 2-2. Please excuse the sound in this video. Audacity is a cruel mistress. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 6 “Wrecked””

Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 5 “Pwned”

Part 5 of my playthrough of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System via the SNES9x emulator. I begin the second world…badly, but it all works out in the end and I finish level 2-1. Originally a Colorwind Plays video, I went back to the Colorwind Beats format later. Continue reading “Colorwind Beats ► Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES) | Episode 5 “Pwned””