In this episode of the Geekare Humanum podcast, Sindre and Renate discuss video games from Renate’s childhood, before an in-depth dive into Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 masterpiece Apocalypse Now.
In the last entry of my gaming backlog countdown I went from 54 games to 50, and checked off four games I played by myself on my PlayStation 4.
This time I am going to check off five games I played with my girlfriend on the SNES Mini I got her for Christmas.
Donkey Kong Country
I had never played this before, but it was one of my girlfriend’s favorite games from when she was little.
We had a lot of fun playing it, but I did get kind of frustrated at times, as the difficulty and sparsity of checkpoints seemed like a holdover from the arcade days, when difficulty were ramped up to get people to part with more of their quarters.
Still, glad to have finally experienced it.
Super Mario World
We had both played this game when we were kids, but this would be the first time to finish it for both of us.
Riding around on Yoshi while finding secrets and avoiding Bullet Bills, this really brought back some good memories.
I doubt this will be the last time I play Mario World, but it was nice to finally beat the Bowser in it.
Super Mario Kart
Neither of us have ever been that interested in racing-games, so we did not spend too long on this game before crossing it off the list.
But it was fun playing together, so I am interested in trying out the fairly new ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ for my Nintendo Switch, as I think all the bells and whistles that have been introduced in the newer Mario Kart games may be enough to make the gameplay more interesting to me.
Another racing-game, but this one is more focused on speed and maneuvering, while a big part of Mario Kart were the item pickups you could use against the other racers.
This only had 1-player functionalities, so we had a bit less fun with it.
But the game has a great soundtrack, and after the relative slow speeds of Super Mario Kart, this game was exhilarating.
But those speeds also invoked my girlfriends motion-sickness, and mine started brewing aswell, so we turned it off fairly quickly.
Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
Like racing-games, I was never that into fighting-games.
My girlfriend used to play Mortal Kombat 2 and 3, but the lack of finishers (Fatalities, Friendships and Babalities) made Street Fighter less fun for her.
Needless to say, she kicked my ass!
We had some fun with the game before we quickly checked this off aswell, which means that I only have 45 games left on my list!
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