In my short time as an InfendoÂ contributor, Nintentunes has been one of my favorite parts about writing for the site. Although not everyone may care for theÂ weekly (sometimes) segment, I love reliving video games through the fantastic music emerged throughout the years. If you love video game music as much as I do, click on through and enjoy the pure bliss that is Nintentunes!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-d1pPzACR0&feature=related [/youtube]Some people are Tetris people, some people prefer Bejeweled, I even know a few Wario’s Woods people. Me, I prefer Dr. Mario. Between its countless re-releases, I’m not sure how many hours of Dr. Mario I have wasted away on that game. My favorite version is the WiiWare version of the title, but the NES is where it all started. Developed by the late Gunpei Yokoi, to me there isn’t a game in town that is as addicting as Dr. Mario. Now excuse me while go eradicate a few deadly viruses.
SNES – Ghoul Patrol
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9Tr9r-rLsU&feature=related [/youtube]One of my SNES guilty pleasures was the amount of time I spent playing Zombies Ate My Neighbors and its sequel Ghoul Patrol. Why was it a guilty pleasure you ask? Well I probably spent more in the rental fees to buy each game 3 times over. Each Friday after school I would ride my bike to the local Blockbuster to rent a game for the weekend, and more often than not I would come back with one of the two games in my backpack. Not that that’s a bad thing. Each game has their faults, but they both have a lot to love about them.
N64 – Â Banjo-Tooie
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shKC5xEi1xE&feature=related [/youtube]I have to admit that I still have never gotten around to completing Banjo-Tooie. As much as I love the original, I’m mad at myself for not finishing Tooie to the completion. Some of the reason for me not finishing the game is the omission of the Stop ”˜N’ Swop feature that was much touted as the game was in development. Some of it had to do with platformer fatigue by the end of the N64 era. Maybe I will get back to it soon now that it’s on Xbox Live Arcade and I can play an up-resed version of it. Or maybe I will keep playing Hero Mode in Skyward Sword. Who knows?
Gamecube – Ikaruga
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc6kKUiSgiM [/youtube]I love me a great shump (Shoot ”˜em up) any day of the week, and Ikaurga is most certainly one of the best. My first experience with that game is on the Dreamcast, where Treasure Co. really created a winner. When the Gamecube version was announced, I couldn’t help but jump for joy and run to my local EB Games to secure my preorder. If you want a classic, challenging, super satisfying video game experience, give Ikaruga a go. It will be frustrating the first couple of playthroughs, but once you start memorizing the levels and enemy placement, the game is pure magic.
Wii – Elebits
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpEF-erduVA&feature=related [/youtube]Elebits was supposed to be one of Wii’s killer apps when it was released at the end of 2006, but to me, it was a little to simplistic and way too childish for my tastes. Going back to the game earlier this year made me realize just how wrong I was. I love how elaborate the puzzles became towards the end of the game, and how the mood of the Elebits determine how they react and how many watts the player earns giving the game a very strategic feel. If you are hankering for games to play on your Wii, give Elebits a go. It can be found on the cheap at this point so you have no excuse.