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…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #127

Up this week: Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage (PS4, 2018) – enjoy more fiery fun from this second game on the Spyro Reignited Trilogy Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Wii, 2009) – tackling the further adventures of Samus, where this time she faces off with space pirates on the world of Aether Star Fox (SNES, 1993; Switch…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #126

Up this week: Star Fox (SNES, 1993; Switch re-issue) – join in the fun of revisiting this classic SNES rail shooter starring Fox McCloud and the whole Star Fox crew Not Zangief (multiple consoles) – our occasional series that’s all about having fun with fighting games Metroid Prime (Wii, 2009) – follow the adventures of…

Rare Scares: The “Unforgettable” King RedEye

In video games, boss fights are often meant to be an epic affair where our heroes face off against a foe that is, more often than not, super powerful, huge, or both.  For these reasons, only the most memorable of boss encounters can be chosen for our Unforgettable series, as we simply can’t pick them…

Star Fox Adventures and Some Deep Thoughts

I often feel as if video games double as a means to time travel.  This is true of many things, like the hard strawberry candies that never fail to transport me back to my childhood, when my parents and I used to visit my great grandmother.  Memories are a powerful thing that can make the…

Challenge Mode: The Test of Fear

Video games have certain moments that you could say I live for.  Those Unforgettable moments.  The moments when the music Resonates with you so well that it takes the game to the next level.  And then there are those that remind us that video games can be more than just a fun romp through a…

Listmas 2017: 5 Games That Kicked My Butt

With Christmas arriving in just a few more weeks, it seems like a time to be positive.  To be filled with holiday cheer and good will towards men and women and little children alike.  Even so, I’ve never been the most optimistic person out there, so inevitably my thoughts turn to things like…the games that…

Gaming Secrets and Hoaxes: Can You Tell the Difference?

This month’s community challenge is a most fitting one for the month that is home to April Fools, revolving around the many secrets found in video games, from the ridiculous to the outright fake. I have encountered a good number of these secrets and have managed to unlock many of them, to feelings of great…

Overlooked: Star Fox Goes Out of This Dimension

Gee, Duck, what’s the weirdest boss you’ve ever fought? Well, that’s an easy one, random questioner, because the very first thing that comes to mind is a seriously bizarre hidden level in the old SNES game “Star Fox”. Like with the hidden Yellow Lum from “Rayman 2”, this secret didn’t come to my attention until…

Glitches Involving Injustice

Today the Duck is continuing my little glitch series with a description of glitches involving injustice in this already unfair world.  These glitches involve the unfair deaths and restarts that can sometimes be as amusing as they are frustrating. Sometimes, your characters end up in another dimension (at least, they might as well be): In…