So, the fall semester seems to be over, which means there will be some spare times to rest and do some fun stuff. Though, somehow my mind hasn't wanted to "cooperate" along lately, given the feeling that I have to find at least a few ways to enjoy the rest of the break while having to hear all the insane... beyond crazy stuff happened around the area I live.
Even though the weather in the winter feels pleasant right now, I still have to get through the Months of Endurance. It can be a restless term throughout the time, and so will I having to persevere continuously.
Anyhow, there's only a few stuff to share. Pardon if things here in the journal seems to be shorter than or might be repeated from the previous one. [Yeah, blame my memory on the brain for that.
There's been a number of video games where very likely I would see people playing on their Nintendo Switch, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Seems like it's less the chance I will see Puyo Puyo x Tetris or Sonic Mania being played.
Not to mention there are recent trailers for the upcoming games and sequels as well, from Bayonetta 3 to Mega Man 11. Still wondering what Metroid Prime 4 will be like when Retro Studios are not around.
Speaking of Mario, I've seen some news and a review of Super Mario Cereal lately. The breakfast cereal itself looks a lot similar to Lucky Charms except with the difference in their shapes. I can imagine they may be going to do the same with The Legend of Zelda except with berry flavors.
While most in the modern gaming world have become much ordinary, I've decided to take the curiosity in Genesis / Mega Drive games. From Ranger-X (Ex-Ranza) to Thunder Force IV (Lightening Force) and even Streets of Rage 2 (Bare Knuckle II), those classic and even underrated games do cheer my mood effectively well given to the point that someday in the future I should get a Model 1 of Genesis to try them out.
[No offense on Model 2 and 3. There's still a chance to get them yet only in case Model 1 will become really expensive to be purchased. Also, I didn't know anything about Genesis CDX before until this [link]
came up while I was looking for videos of Genesis / Mega Drive model comparison.]
Analogue NT is an interesting console used for playing NES or FC games. Unlike those systems such as RetroN, based on the videos I've watched from CGR or GS, it doesn't use emulation in order to play the games. The only downside is how expensive Analogue NT [and even the Mini too] is, even on the online shopping websites. Still, I have to learn more about other systems that can play the NES games asides from those I've known.
I've also been watching a few old-school movies related to Christmas just for the sake of relief. Just managed to finish How The Grinch Stole Christmas [Chuck Jones, yay!] and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. [That squirrel scene.] There's still more to go on the list that I should see though in addition to planning to buy copies of certain films for my collection.
[Plus, there are some entertaining activities at school where students can come to watch the movies from the past. This includes the previous course I took in which some of the lectures involved watching films like Aliens, The Princess Bride, and the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead.]
Come to think of visiting the arcades, there's quite some changes going on when I had time to walk around.
One modern arcade replaced SNK vs Capcom: SVC Chaos with Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, while on the area where pinball machines are, they included Stern's recent pinball game Star Wars. [I almost got confused with Data East's Star Wars pinball table.] Other things I noticed was when a few of the tables had a price tag, hence the arcade selling those pinball machines.
On the other modern arcade where the World's Largest Pac-Man cabinet was, they had the arcade cabinet of Injustice [which is actually the mobile version rather than the actual fighting game itself.] It felt weird playing it even with my brother as if we're like playing rock, paper & scissors rather than the game itself. Meanwhile, I've heard there will be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cabinet from Raw Thrills included in the arcade at some point. With the addition of the redemption setting [...very obvious enough...], I doubt the chance of getting 1CC in that upcoming beat 'em up game will be the same as from the classic beat 'em up arcade games by the old-school Konami.
I've only heard of Donkey Kong 3 on the arcade and NES. Though, I haven't heard of Donkey Kong 3 on the old PC or Sharp X1. Well, particularly the one where Hudson Soft was also involved along with Mario Bros. Special and Super Mario Bros. Special. [link]
And that's all for this journal. More will come soon whenever I have time.