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Metasprite and Bank Swapping Bugs

Metasprite and Bank Swapping Bugs

Fixed 2 bugs in the veil engine today. Neither were apparent til I tried to use the veil engine on a project other than Janus. The first bug was in the metasprite module's initialization subroutine and it manifested by crashing the game when no metasprites were in a scene. Here is a snippet containing the issue: INVALID_METASPRITE_CHR_BANK = 255 .export __metasprites_init .proc __metasprites_init lda #0 sta updown_flag sta oam_spr_ptr lda #INVALID_METASPRITE_CHR_BNK sta __metaspr

Dullahan Software

Dullahan Software

Songbird Symphony

Songbird Symphony

Songbird Symphony PQube Joysteak Studios July 25, 2019 Quite regularly, after having played through a big meaty game, I like to jump to something more bite-sized rather than move onto the next big thing. It allows me the chance to dive into smaller experiences that would otherwise be overlooked while I knock out the big hitters in my backlog and I like having a break before tackling the next dozen-plus experience. Following my playthrough of FInal Fantasy VII Remake, Songbird Symphony

Inzoreno

Inzoreno

What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch

What Remains of Edith Finch Annapurna Interactive Giant Sparrow April 25, 2017 What secrets does my family hold? What kind of legacy will I leave behind once I have passed on? How much do I really know about my heritage? All these questions arose as I played through Giant Sparrow’s remarkable What Remains of Edith Finch. As is the case with a number of other so-called ‘walking simulators’, the story leaves you with plenty of food for thought long after you have put down the controller

Inzoreno

Inzoreno

 

Best of the Best: Karate Championship

Genre: Fighting Publisher: Electro Brain Total time played: 10 Hours Short review: I guess this qualifies as a karate game but I never once felt in control so it almost felt like I was watching a poorly animated 8-bit cartoon over and over until I was lucky enough to win. Interesting links related to Best of the Best: Karate Championship Video Review (FilmnStuff) Soundtrack They Tried I’ll give it to the developers, they really tried to make this game realistic. The graphics are pretty d

Hoskat

Hoskat

#151 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Taito)

#151 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Taito)

I have seen all of the Indiana Jones movies, even the fourth one that everyone seems to want to forget ever happened.  I watched them all just once, all in a row, probably 10 years ago or more by now.  It was so long ago that I forgot pretty much everything from any of the movies, but not so long ago that I remembered that I enjoyed this one the most.  That seems to fall in line with the consensus of the series.  This movie had to have been well loved because the NES ended up with two video game

arnpoly

arnpoly

 

The Video Game Masters

These are the defenders of the Nintendo Universe. Which one is your favorite? Captain N/Kevin Keene Princess Lana Deschain Prince Lyle Deschain Duke Keene Major Domo Game Boy Shadow Mask Simon Belmont Pero "Bayou" Billy West Kuros Julio the Paperboy Pit Solid Snake Michael "Mike" Jones Little Mac Firebrand Jason Frudnick Milon Sir Cucumber Bigfoot
 

NES Video Game Master Set

This is the complete Nintendo Entertainment System Video Game Master Set: Accessories NES Control Deck 4 NES Controllers NES Zapper Robotic Operating Buddy Robotic Operating Buddy filter glasses NES Four Score NES Control Deck instruction manual NES Zapper Instruction manual NES Controllers instruction manual Robotic Operating Buddy instruction manual Robotic Operating Buddy filter glasses instruction sheet N
#150 - Double Dribble

#150 - Double Dribble

Hey, it’s another milestone post!  Finally made it to #150!  The milestones on the 50s have been pretty kind to me so far.  Let’s recap.  Game #50 was Dragon Warrior, which is a very nostalgic game from my childhood and a nice one for that spot on the list.  Game #100 was Milon’s Secret Castle.  While not the most classic title to remember, it was one I played a lot growing up.  Plus, I got to beat the second loop for the first time which was nice.  So, I was pretty excited to get to #150, only

arnpoly

arnpoly

 

Games #300-251 are (finally) now up

(graphic courtesy of @CasualCart) Well, it was a marathon, but I finally did it.  After almost 6 months I finally crapped out wrote up 50 more games.  COVID-19 couldn't stop me.  Losing my home office couldn't stop me.  Buying and selling a new home couldn't stop me.  Losing some of my cartridges couldn't stop me.  Playing Survivor couldn't stop me.  Hosting Werewolf 3: The Deafening couldn't stop me.  Getting a repetitive muscle injury from too much... reading, couldn't stop me.
001 Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

001 Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

Homebrews in Focus - 001 Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Looking at how Minesweeper was finally brought to the Nintendo and what its development was like.  Let's take a dive into this homebrew game that is much more than a port of a computer classic, but a game that stands on its own.  The mine detection and disarming puzzle logic game, Unexploded Ordnance. [Regular Edition, Special Edition Cart in NES Front Loader] Contents: 1. Intro 2. Origins 3. Minesweeper The Game 4. UXO Devel

Deadeye

Deadeye

Top 10 Sega Genesis Shoot 'em Ups (Part 2)

Top 10 Sega Genesis Shoot 'em Ups (Part 2)

Greetings, all. We're back for part 2 of my riveting journey through the top 10 shoot 'em up games on the Sega Genesis. If you didn't catch part 1 which covers numbers 10 through 6, you can find it on the home page of my blog, or on the bottom of this page where it says “previous entry.”  I'll reiterate here that the criteria of my top 10 is based on the North American releases for the Sega Genesis. I realize that there are many highly regarded shoot 'em up games which were released in foreign m

profholt82

profholt82

#149 - Raid on Bungeling Bay

#149 - Raid on Bungeling Bay

It’s been awhile since I’ve played a game that brought me to a point of real frustration and anger.  I think as I’m getting older, I am mellowing out a little bit and I put up with a lot more in my gaming.  I have to if I’m going to play all these NES games, and I also need to set a good example for my kids.  Thankfully as I played this game alone late at night, I could vent my frustration a little.  I didn’t go full out tantrum or anything, but I spent a fair amount of time visibly upset at thi

arnpoly

arnpoly

Top 10 Sega Genesis Shoot 'em Ups (Part 1)

Top 10 Sega Genesis Shoot 'em Ups (Part 1)

Over the years, I have come to realize that the shoot em up genre is among my favorite video game styles, and quite possibly my favorite. And while I enjoyed some of the earlier arcade games from the 80s which I would play whenever I came across a cabinet at the mall or pizza parlor or wherever, I fell in love with games such as Gradius, 1943 and Captain Skyhawk which I could play at home on my NES. But by the early 90s when I received a Sega Genesis for my birthday, my love for the genre explod

profholt82

profholt82

Starflight (Sega Genesis) & the Art of the Deal

Starflight (Sega Genesis) & the Art of the Deal

Shortly before the world descended into this virus-induced chaos, I took the family on a long-planned Disney vacation to Florida. We had an amazing time at the parks and whatnot, but naturally, as I'm wont to do when I'm somewhere away from my home town, I did a little google maps research and discovered a game shop that was within driving distance from the resort. And when the wife and kids were content in the pool one afternoon, I ducked out for a couple hours and hoped to get lucky. Now

profholt82

profholt82

#148 - Gyromite

#148 - Gyromite

NES Black Box games are always worth celebrating for being the fun launch titles that helped propel the NES to great success in the 1980s.  I like to celebrate Gyromite both as a launch title and the introduction of the world to R.O.B.  He was the gateway of the introduction to the NES in the North American market and we should be eternally grateful to him for that.  Unfortunately, beyond his two launch games, he was relegated to closets gathering dust.  I'm here as part of a micro-revival to pu

arnpoly

arnpoly

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)

I've long considered the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game on the Nintendo to be my favorite of the series. The NES sequels are fun beat em ups, as are the Genesis and Super Nintendo games, but the first game is something entirely different. If you want to have a fun co-op experience with a buddy, you really can't go wrong with any of the beat em up games, but if you want to sit down by yourself and have a serious gaming session, the first Turtles game is the way to go. Yet for some r

profholt82

profholt82

 

Nintendo DS Video Game Master Set

This is the complete North American Nintendo DS Video Game Master Set: Accessories Nintendo DS Nintendo DS instruction manual Nintendo DS Consumer Information and Precautions booklet Nintendo DS headphones Nintendo DS battery charger Nintendo DS AC adapter Pokéwalker Nintendo DS stylus pen Nintendo DS accessory bag Nintendo DS Video Game Master book bag Nintendo DS Video Game Master game bag Nintendo DS Video
 

Gamecube Video Game Master Set

This is the complete North American Nintendo Gamecube Video Game Master Set: Accessories Nintendo Gamecube Control Deck (any color) with instruction manual 4 Nintendo Gamecube controllers (any colors) Nintendo Gamecube AC adapter Nintendo Gamecube RF switch Nintendo Gamecube RF modulator Nintendo Gamecube A/V cable S-VHS cable Nintendo Gamecube Consumer Information and Precautions booklet Nintendo Gamecube accessory bag Ni
 

Game Boy Advance Video Game Master Set

This is the complete North American Game Boy Advance Video Game Master Set: Accessories 4 Game Boy Advances or 4 Game Boy Advance SP's Game Boy Advance 4 player adapter 4 Game Boy Advance wireless adapters 4 Game Boy Advance AC adapters 8 "AA" batteries Battery bag Game Boy Advance accessory bag Game Boy Advance Video Game Master book bag Game Boy Advance Video Game Master game bag Game Boy Advance Video Game Master Set ba
 

Nintendo 64 Video Game Master Set

This is the complete North American Nintendo 64 Video Game Master Set: Accessories Nintendo 64 Control Deck with instruction manual 4 Nintendo 64 Controllers (any 4 colors) Nintendo 64 Consumer Information and Precautions booklet Nintendo 64 AC adapter Nintendo 64 A/V cable Nintendo 64 RF switch Nintendo 64 RF modulator S-VHS cable Nintendo 64 accessory bag Nintendo 64 Video Game Master book bag Nintendo 64 Video Ga
 

Game Boy Color Video Game Master Set

This is the complete North American Game Boy Color Video Game Master Set: Accessories 2 Game Boy Colors Game Boy Color instruction manual Game Boy Consumer Information and Precautions booklet Game Boy Game Link cable 8 “AA” batteries Battery bag Game Boy Color Video Game Master book bag Game Boy Color Video Game Master game bag Game Boy Color Video Game Master Set bag Books The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Play
 

Super NES Video Game Master Set

This is the complete North American Super Nintendo Entertainment System Video Game Master Set: Accessories Super NES Control Deck 4 Super NES Controllers Super NES Mouse with mouse pad and cleaning wand  Super NES Super Scope with sight assembly and receiver Super NES Multitap Super NES Control Deck instruction manual Super NES Mouse instruction manual Super NES Super Scope instruction manual Super NES Controller instruction manu
 

Game Boy Video Game Master Set

This is the complete North American Game Boy Video Game Master Set: Accessories 4 Original Game Boys Original Game Boy instruction manual Game Boy Consumer Information and Precautions booklet Game Boy poster Original Game Boy link cable Game Boy 4 player adapter Game Boy 4 player adapter instruction manual 16 “AA” batteries Battery bag 4 Game Boy rechargeable paks 4 Game Boy AC adapters 4 Game Boy Stereo head
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