Video Works by Jeremy Parish

We continue our journey through Nintendo's October 1985 NES lineup with the first release that had notable impact on the rest of the industry: Golf. The most widely played and distributed golf sim to debut in 1984 (in Japan), Nintendo's take on the sport codified a number of elements that would become standard for the genre, most notably the swing power meter. It's 30 years old, but it's still a pretty fun take on the sport!

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Direct download: Good_Nintentions_006_Golf_Nintendo_1985.mp4
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The game that convinced Nintendo that, yeah, bringing the NES to America would be a good idea arrives at last: Duck Hunt, the iconic shooting game. It's simplistic and goofy by today's standards, but Duck Hunt didn't succeed despite those traits... it succeeded BECAUSE of them. An intuitive, whimsical, dynamic shooting game that remains a beloved classic even now—and for good reason!

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Direct download: Good_Nintentions_005_Duck_Hunt_Nintendo_1985.mp4
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

Game Boy World 1990 Vol. I comes to a close with the first game of the year's second half... and, alas, the first game published by LJN. I know they can't all be winners, but this one takes losing a little far...

Game Boy World is taking a hiatus for a few months. It'll return later this year, though! In the meantime, look forward to videos about games on other systems.

Direct download: Game_Boy_World_065_The_Amazing_Spider-Man_Rare_LJN_1990.mp4
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Sometimes a game comes along that fails to make its way to the U.S., and our lost opportunity is very sad and disappointing. This is not one such game. Volleyfire isn't the worst thing to flow down the Game Boy pipeline, but it feels like a game that would be resembled a relic from a bygone era even in 1990. Needless to say, a game that didn't hold up well at launch holds up even more poorly in the present day.

Direct download: Game_Boy_World_064_Volleyfire.mp4
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Game Boy has a near-miss with greatness in this wildly ambitious and wildly uneven combo of shoot-em-up and first-person RPG.

Direct download: Game_Boy_World_060_Cosmo_Tank_Atlus_Asuka_Technologies_1990.mp4
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 7:53am EDT