Classics from the 80’s- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (1987)

When it comes down to video games from the mid 80’s to early 90’s time period Konami has developed many cool titles. One of the many games that people enjoy during the 8 bit era of gaming for the NES was Castlevania II which was initially released for the Famicom Disk System exclusively in Japan before beyoort go the NES the following year in America during 1988. While some people might argue Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest was not as popular as the first or the third game in the series the game was praised by many for its visuals along with its gameplay.

Also, similar to games such as Super Mario Bros 2 along with the Zelda II: Adventure of Link this title was looked at as the black sheep of NES Castlevania series by some people . Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest had gameplay that was somewhat different from its predecessor and was challenging to many who played it. While Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest was not as popular Bloodlines, Symphony of the Night or Dracula’s Curse it was still a pretty cool platform-adventure for the NES during the late 80’s and early 90’s.

Should DBZ: Super Butouden 3 have been released in America in 1994?

When it comes down to Dragonball Z titles from the 90’s the Butouden series stands out to many people. For whatever reason none of the Super Butouden games for the SNES were never released in America back in the 90’s which many people would find strange. The Dragonball Z anime had started to become popular during the 90’s and it seems like would have been a perfect time to release DBZ: Super Butouden 3 for the SNES in America.

However, during the early 90’s the Dragonball Z series was not quite as popular as it would eventually become during the late 90’s and early 00’s when it was aired on Toonami. In fact most of the story in Super Butouden 3 takes place after the Cell Saga in Dragonball Z and during the start of the Buu Saga which started to air in America around the early 00’s. If anything that may be one of the many reasons why DBZ: Super Butouden 3 was never released in America. along Also, 2D fighting games from the DBZ series was nowhere never as popular as the likes of Mortal Kombat or the Street Fighter II series in America.

Will 2018 be Capcom’s best year of the decade?

There is no doubt that Capcom has started out 2018 on a very high note considering how successful Monster Hunter World has been since its release back in January 2018. Since its release Monster Hunter World has sold at least 7.5 million units worldwide within a few weeks and has easily become Capcom’s best selling game ever. While sales for Monster Hunter World will continue to grow throughout the year we also have other big releases from Capcom coming up in 2018.

This upcoming summer the Mega Man X Anniversary Collection 1 & 2 will be released for various game consoles including the PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch. Not only have many people waited for Capcom to re-release the Mega Man X Collection for the past couple of years; but it’s also a treat since Mega Man 11 will be coming out later this year as well.

On top of all that we have the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection coming out this month featuring the best 2D arcade titles in series from the 90’s. As of right now 2018 looks like it’s going to be a very high profile year for Capcom. It also seems like Capcom’s popularity is going to increase as we move closer to 2019.

Could Ranger X have worked on the SNES? 

When it comes down to run and gun titles for the Sega Genesis Ranger X is considered to be a lost gem that does not get mentioned as much as it should.  Ranger X was one of those games that had the potential to evolve into a series that could have lasted throughout the 90’s decade.  However, Ranger X looks like a game that probably could have worked on the SNES as well.  

In the eyes of some people the gameplay of Ranger X was a bit fast paced as a side scrolling run and gun title.  The Super Nintendo did not have too many memorable fast paced run and gun titles aside from the Mega Man X trilogy.  Also, the Super Nintendo really did not have too many games like Ranger X in general.   If Ranger X was ever released for the SNES back in the 90’s it could have easily been overshadowed by many other classic games  that are now featured on the SNES Classic.  

Do the Castlevania titles for the GBA deserve remakes?

As many of us know the Castlevania series has been around since the 80’s and we have seen many gems released on various game consoles since then.  But when it comes down to awesome Castlevania titles there were games such as Circle of the Moon and Harmony of Dissonance that were released for the Game Boy Advance back in the 00’s that many people enjoyed. 

The fact that either Castlevania game never received some type of remake or port for the Nintendo 3DS is something that baffles many fans of the series to this day.  While Harmony of Dissonance was ported to the Wii U Virtual Console back in 2015 the game itself appeared to have more value when it was played on a handheld device.  If some of the Castlevania classics for GBA was remade for the Nintendo 3DS it would definitely grab the attention of people who were fans of the series during the 00’s.  

Will the Nintendo Switch continue to have the upper hand over the PS4?

The sales for the Nintendo Switch has been quite impressive since its release back in the early part of March 2017.  Since its release the Nintendo Switch has been surpassing game consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One in terms of monthly sales on some occasions.  In fact it has recently been announced that the Nintendo Switch has surpassed the Nintendo Switch in terms of monthly sales in July 2017.  

It’s no question that the Nintendo Switch aid shaping up to be one of the best selling game systems of 2017.  While the  Nintendo Switch has been thriving in the gaming market the momentum that the console had gained this year going into 2018 can be affected by new developments that has appeared out of nowhere.  The issues that Nintendo has with Gamevice along with the release of the Xbox One X in the Fall of 2017 might can play a sign role in whey or not the Nintendo will continue to have the upper hand in the gaming market.

Should there have been more Mario Kart games in arcade centers?


When it comes down to racing games the Mario Kart series is very popular.  We have seen numerous Mario Kart games released on various Nintendo consoles from the SNES all the way down to the Wii-U.   In terms of Mario Kart games one of the most popular titles that we have seen released worldwide was Mario Kart Arcade GP DX which came out in 2013.  Even though, Mario Kart Arcade GP DX was a fun game to play at entertainment centers some people who are retro gamers cannot help but feel that we should have seen more older Mario Kart titles released in arcade centers.  Imagine what it would have been like to play titles such as Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart Double Dash in arcade centers in the late 90’s or the early 00’s.  Ever since Mario Kart 64 was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1996 the game had managed to sold close to 10 million units worldwide.  Also, Mario Kart Double Dash has sold close to 7 million units worldwide since its release for the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003.


As of right now Mario Kart Deluxe 8 is off to a good start in terms of sales since it already sold over one million units worldwide since its release back in April 2017.   When we look at the sales of past Mario Kart games its obvious that frequent  arcade releases were not necessary to increase the popularity of the series itself.   However, the idea of having more Mario Kart games in arcade centers sounds great both in theory and in practice.   If players wanted to do a playthroughs on a particular cup such as Mushroom, Flower, Star or Special cup in arcade centers Nintendo could have found a way to have made it work.