Monday, February 25, 2013

Skyfall and SNES A review and what's to come Nov 10, 2012 6:37AM PST

So I caught a 9:15pm showing of Skyfall at Studio Movie Grill last night, and I can confirm that 94% on rottentomatoes is deserved. Far and away my favorite of the Craig Bonds, and probably my favorite Bond movie.

Of course, to put that in context, I like and grew up with Pierce Brosnan, get bored by Casino Royale, liked and preferred Quantam of Solace, and have never actually seen in full a Connery, Moore, Dalton, or even Lasenby portrayal of Bond. So if you want to take my endorsement with grain of salt, feel free.

I still think Bardem's portrayal of the villain, the neat little references to old Bonds, amazing set pieces and the focus on character were an amazing spectacle. And my burger was good too, I just wish they'd remembered to nix the pickles and add mayo as I asked. Fries were still delicious, so forgiveness is granted. Just wish I didn't have to scrape pickles off and ask for mayo.

Oh, and Adele's song is great.


In other news, I want to get back to my Gaming Timeline series, and chronologically, PC, Arcade, and SNES kind of all run together, but I want to focus on SNES first and possibly inbetween PC and Arcade. Why? Because while I played a lot of arcades and a few PC games with my mom being a computer teacher as a kid, I have tons of SNES memories. So many in fact, they couldn't possibly fit in one blog.

So what I'll do is split it up into a few parts, with PC and Arcade blogs to fill the gaps between some of the SNES blogs. In the meantime, I've compiled a list for myself based on wikipedia's list of SNES games. It is missing a couple games I remember, but most of what I remember playing is all here. Bolded titles are ones I definitely remember playing, otherwise I vaguely remember something about the game or think I've played it, but am not sure. Until next time, have a look at the list, and see if you recognize any obscurities from your past.


3 Ninjas Kick Back

Aaah!!! Real Monsters

Aero the Acrobat

Alien v Predator

The Adventures of Batman and Robin

American Tail: Fievel Goes West


Batman Forever

Batman Returns

Battletoads and Double Dragon

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs

Beavis and Butthead

Biker Mice from Mars


Bubsy 2


Clayfighter Tournament Edition

Cool Spot

Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions

The Death and Return of Superman

Desert Strike: Return to the Golf

Disney's Aladdin

Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Disney's Jungle Book

Disney's The Lion King

Donkey Kong Country 1, 2, 3


Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls


Earthworm Jim 1, 2


The Flinstones

The Flinstones: Treasures of Sierra Madrock

The Great Circus Mystery starring Mickey and Minnie

Home Alone 1, 2, Home Improvement


The Incredible Crash Dummies

The Incredible Hulk

Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventure

Inspector Gadget

The Itchy and Scratchy Game

The Jetsons: Invasion of the Planet Pirates

Madden... whichever one it was. I don't know.

Jurassic Park 1, 2

Ken Griffy Jr. Presents: Major League Baseball

Killer Instinct

Kirby... one of them at least, I think.

Lamborghini American Challenge

Link to the Past

Looney Tunes B-Ball

The Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

The Mask

Mega Man 7, Soccer, X, X2

Metal Marines (PC)

Metal Warriors

Mickey Mania

Mickey's Ultimate Challenge

Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, Movie, Fighting Edition

Mortal Kombat 1, 2, 3


NHL... something or other


The Pagemaster


Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers

Primal Rage

Ren and Stimpy... something

Rise of the Robots

Road Runner's Death Valley Ralley

Robocop... something

Rock n' Roll Racing

Rocko's Modern Life

Rocky Rodent

Saturday Night Slam Masters 

Shaq Fu

Sim... something

Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare

Snow White: Happily Ever After

Spiderman Animated Series

Spiderman and Venom: Maximum Carnage and/or Separation Anxiety

Spiderman and X-Men

Star Fox

Star Trek ... Something

Street Fighter II: TURBO Hyper Fighting

Super Chase HQ

Super Double Dragon

Super Godzilla

Super Mario All Stars

Super Mario Kart

Super Mario RPG

Super Mario World 1, 2

Super Star Wars... a couple, maybe all 3

T2: Arcade Game


Tecmo Superbowl

TMNT: Turtles in Time, Tournament Fighters

Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends

The Tick

Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose

Spawn: The Video Game

Stunt Race: FX

Toy Story


Virtual Bart


WCW Super Brawl

We're Back! 

Wheel of Fortune

Carmen Sandiego

Wizard of Oz

Wolfenstein 3D

Wolverine: Adamantium Rage


X-Men Mutant Apocalypse

Yoshi's Safari







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