Top 10 Worst Shine Sprites in Super Mario Sunshine

Having recently replayed Super Mario Sunshine on the Switch, my newest attempts at 100% were filled with plenty of fun…and plenty of utter aggravation.  I had nearly forgotten how truly terrible some of these Shines are to collect, and I wanted to list my top ten worst Shines in the game, complete with a few…

Spooptober: Smoky Progg and Waterwraith

For the Duck’s first foray into spoopiness, I shall be discussing some of the spookier aspects of a series near and dear to my heart, Pikmin.  Frankly, Pikmin is a perfect example of spoopiness because it manages to exude a mixture of both cute and horrifying all at once!  Sure, the Pikmin themselves are adorable,…

Crystal Chronicles: Have I Been Playing All Wrong?

It feels like the GameCube era of games falls into an odd middle ground where they’re just old enough that getting your hands on them is hard, but they’re also too new to be included on Virtual Console or the Switch’s online service.  So when I saw that the Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles HD remake…

Dinosaur Planet: The Cancelled Predecessor to Star Fox Adventures

Those familiar with Star Fox Adventures for the GameCube should be well aware that this was not your traditional Star Fox game. In fact, it was much more akin to a Zelda game than a series revolving around animal pilots flying about in the vacuum of space. Well, that’s because Star Fox Adventures was never…

Animal Crossing is Kind of Amazing

The rain is already back in my (current) part of the world, and rain always gets me thinking about Animal Crossing. Well, not Animal Crossing itself, but the rainy day theme from the original game. I can’t help but wander back to it whenever the first rain of the year shows up, and that’s usually…

Listmas 2020: The Duck’s Top 6 Favorite Bonus Content

With Christmas almost upon us, it might be nice to list some of our favorite gaming “gifts”, extra bonus content that the game developers didn’t have to include, but did anyway.  From bonus worlds to cut content to a secret island, this post discusses the Duck’s personal favorite bonuses found in video games!

Listmas 2020: Top 5 Consoles

Since the topic floodgates were fully opened for this second week of Listmas 2020, I’ve decided to run through my five all-time favorite game consoles! After all, what better time to update the ranking than the dawn of a new hardware generation? If you’ve been reading our stuff for awhile, then you can probably guess…

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Will Only Be Available for a Limited Time

Nintendo has recently announced a whole bunch of things that will be available for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.  This includes making various Mario titles available on the Switch, a Mario Game & Watch, Mario-themed furniture coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March of 2021, and even…Mario-inspired shoes?  Okay.  Ahem, you can…

Metroid Prime Trilogy: A Comparison

With Metroid Prime 4 sure to be a reality…someday and a full playthrough of the entire Trilogy now in my recent past, I thought it would be a good time to compare all three games and discuss where each game excels and where each falls short.  Though I’ll admit that the first game is by…

Hunter: The Reckoning – A Proper Review This Time

Though I have talked about the first game in the Hunter: The Reckoning trilogy multiple times in the past…in some really old posts from 2013…that haven’t aged the best (please do not seek them out…), I have never given the game a proper, honest review.  So without further ado, let’s discuss the Duck’s very first…