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“If I don’t play soon, I’ll die of boredom.”

Updated Scans & Bits with what you’d usually expect. More obscure Mario guff, rarities like some F-Zero and Landstalker manga, dumping raws on MEGA for the likes of Rockman ZX Advent, Ninja Turtles and Kirby, plus two new pages for game manuals and guidebooks.Oh, and the officially licensed Shrek manga. Yeah, I had a double-take […]

Some games I played in 2018

eyyy nothing better than updating your web browser only to find the newest version of my plugins stink and it now displays foreign language text in a needlessly bulky font, ruining my otherwise lovingly-spaced page designs. I dread to see what it’s done to the Bomberman shrine! What’s new this month? Scans & Bits has […]

Wild Guns: Live & Reloaded

Metal Slug: Missing in Action updated recently with some debug menu gubbins for 7 and XX. Still holding out for that debug menu in Metal Slug Advance! Anything to close the book on that game! I’ve been playing a heck of a lot of Wild Guns lately, both the SNES original and the fancy-pants Reloaded […]

Some games I played in 2017

Sneaking in a quick Bomberman update with Bomberman 2001, a game that barely existed as a game. Any chance of finding new information it via search engines had already been squandered when at least three forum threads sprung up about it, so I might as well chuck this up. If someone happened to have raided […]

Some comics I read in 2017

Another year’s about to wrap up, so you know what that means – I write dumb opinions about media I barely remember! I know, I’m sorry too. I’d no intention of doing a full article, and even the abbreviated list for last year was just too boring to go through again… but I still had […]

ONM Remembered – #478

“Ed’s a loopy alien who, while cleaning up his spaceship, accidentally chucked a can of cosmic tonic down to earth. Oops!” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 86 (November 1999)

ONM Remembered – #473

“Surely this must be quite exciting? Actually, no. We’ve made more exciting cups of tea.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 07 (September 2006)

ONM Remembered – #472

“Apparently, us British love to eat sissy scones with our tea! What a cheek!” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 88 (January 2000)

ONM Remembered – #471

“To add the confusion, Virtual Hiryu No Ken has been going by several different names, including Art of Fighting Fist Twin, Flying Dragon Twin, Fly Dragon Fist Twin and various mix ‘n match combinations to make whatever name you felt like saying at the time.” from N64 Pro issue 6 (April 1998)

ONM Remembered – #469

“When I was conceptualising this mag I dreamt of all the amazing 64bit games I’d be playing. Had this dropped on my desk when I was Editor of Super Action I wouldn’t have thought it was all that good. Know what I mean?” from 64 Magazine issue 4 (February 1998)

ONM Remembered – #461

“Pull on yer baggy trousers and catch some air.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 88 (January 2000)

ONM Remembered – #460

“Why was it that only the swots can manipulate the metal loop ’round the windy wire course without touching it and causing it to buzz? Why is it that I, Alex ‘steadyhands’ Lee, can never quite get it to the end without that bloody buzzer going off?” from N64 Pro issue 6 (April 1998)

ONM Remembered – #455

“Some of the motion-capture is outstanding and some of the moves even appear to connect! Crikey, Hudson – with this fighting game you are really spoiling us.” from N64 Magazine issue 17 (July 1998)

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 4

“Reset Button: This button resets your N64 if, for instance, you’re fed up to the back teeth with the somewhat lengthy ‘congratulations’ sequence in Mario Kart 64.” from The Nintendo 64 Companion (pack-in with N64 Magazine issue 11, January 1998)

ONM Remembered – Pack-In Week, day 1

“Mario Kart 64 is the first N64 racing game to be released in the UK and, not surprisingly, it’s a cracker.” from Mario Kart 64 Skids In! (pack-in with Official Nintendo Magazine issue 58, July 1997)

ONM Remembered – #455

“So, should you buy it? You’ll love it if you like Posh Spice videos – mainly the futuristic one. This has about the same amount of gameplay.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 132 (September 2003)

ONM Remembered – #451

“You’d have to be a wooden puppet with strings not to love this!” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 113 (February 2002)

ONM Remembered – #450

“Card games with a Pok√© twist!” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 114 (March 2002)

ONM Remembered – #449

“The game is mission-based, with objectives handed out at the start of each stage. These range from finding the secret entrance of a hideout to running away from a gang of deranged terrorists, girly-style.” from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 122 (November 2002)

Some games I played in 2016

Wow, I’m punctual for once in my life! I admit after 2015 (which should be finished sometime soon-ish) I realised I’m running out of opinions even I could be bothered reading, so I figured a blog post with a few lines for each game would be enough. If there’s a game I really need to […]