Challenge Mode: Racing Canary Mary

Though gaming is easily my favorite hobby, there are a few things about it that I really don’t enjoy.  At the top of the list are any challenges that require me to press buttons quickly.  As silly as it sounds, I absolutely hate having to do this, as my weak noodle arms do not possess…

Knights of the Round is Overpowered (and I’m Glad)

In the near past, I had been working through my second playthrough of the amazing Final Fantasy VII, a PS1 classic that surely needs no introduction.  While I adore this game and am happy to say it is one of the few games I went into with high expectations, and was not disappointed, I gotta…

Fun with FF7’s Chocobo Breeding

When I play video games, I usually enjoy focusing on the main game first and foremost.  Anything outside that, more often than not, feels like a waste of my time.  And yet, when I give said diversions a chance, they often turn out to be much more fun than I would have expected.  A recent…

Rare Scares: Kackle from Haunted Hall

Halloween is just around the corner, and for the Duck’s final Rare Scares post, it’s about time we dialed the spook-meter up a notch.  Donkey Kong Country 2 is one of my favorite games, what with the pirates and the awesome team of Diddy and Dixie, not to mention my favorite world of the game,…

Rare Scares: A Mysterious Encounter in Conker’s Bad Fur Day

This next Rare Scares post focuses on a game I don’t believe I’ve ever discussed before, Conker’s Bad Fur Day.  Having missed my chance to purchase this game on the N64, I finally ended up buying the Live and Reloaded version on the XBox.  The reason I never speak of this game is because it…

Rare Scares: Creepy Sounds in Creepy Castle

The Duck’s newest Rare Scares illustrates just how much one’s own imagination can be their worst nightmare.  Seeing as today’s post focuses on Donkey Kong 64, it should come as no surprise that the specific world I have in mind is Creepy Castle.  I have had an increasingly rocky relationship with this game, as the…

Rare Scares: The Spooky Mumbo Portrait in Mad Monster Mansion

For October of 2018, we’re going to be focusing on Rare Scares, a delightfully spooky series that’s all about the scarier moments in Rareware games.  To start out the Duck’s own posts on the topic, I thought it was only fitting to discuss something that has haunted me since ducklinghood.  It’s creepy and just a…

The Collector’s Mentality

This particular post is something that I wrote…a long time ago, but never got around to publishing until today.  It involved a question that arose about my gaming habits while I was replaying Kirby 64 several years back, and I thought it was about time I finally got around to voicing this question out loud…

Comparing Crash Bandicoot 1-3

After many long hours of platforming peril, both delightful and frustrating, the Duck has finally completed the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.  And almost with 100%, too.  While I was able to get 100% in the first two games (minus the relics), I was not able to get the final gem in the third game. …

The Duck Finally Plays Crash Bandicoot

(Note: I know I’ve already written posts about playing Crash Bandicoot…I simply forgot to publish this until now….)  The Duck’s mission to experience all the classic games I possibly can has been mighty successful these past several years.  I’ve played such beloved SNES titles as Super Metroid, EarthBound, and Super Mario RPG.  I’ve even caught…