The Batman Arkham Collection now available for the Xbox One!!!

As the year comes to a close we have recently received some great news regarding that of the Xbox One. For those who are huge Batman fans and have missed out on some of his most popular titles from ’09-’15 you will be happy to know that the Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has released the Arkham Collection in the Xbox Store today. The cool thing about this release is the fact that Batman: Arkham Asylum & Arkham City have both been remastered to meet the standards of the Xbox One. Batman: Arkham Knight obviously will remain exactly the same way that it was following its release for the Xbox One in 2015.

While many people are absolutely excited about the Batman Arkham Collection being available for the Xbox One it should be noted that it will be available for $59.99. While some might argue that $59.99 is an unreasonable price for Batman Arkham Collection you have to remember how much mainstream attention each game attracted prior to their respective releases. Also, these three Batman games were all critically acclaimed and two of them are being remastered so $59.99 does actually sound like a reasonable price.

Nintendo Entertainment System (1983) vs Game Boy Advance (2001) which was more popular?

When it comes down to popular video game consoles from the past there are so many systems that comes to mind. As far as Nintendo is concerned game systems such as the NES along with the Game Boy Advance are considered to be legendary today. When the NES was initially released in countries such as Japan, America and Europe between ’83-’86 it ended up becoming the most popular video game console of that decade. The NES was the console that saw the start of popular video game series such as Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, Castlevania and others. Since its release back in the early 80’s the NES has managed to sell at least 61 million units worldwide while contributing to the popularity of 8-bit chiptune music which is still somewhat popular to this very day.

As big as the NES was following its release the Game Boy Advance at ended selling more than the NES mainly due to the popularity of the Pokémon series back in the early 00’s. Since its initial release the Game Boy Advance has managed to reach over 81 million units in sales worldwide and was the close thing that we had to a handheld SNES game system back in the first half of the 00’s. Despite, being more superior in quality and selling than the NES the Game Boy Advance is not quite as iconic as the 8-bit console. So in terms of which game systems was more popular many would probably argue in favor of the NES especially since it helped shape the landscape of gaming going into the 90’s.

Would Zelda II: Adventure of Link be considered underrated?

When it comes down to the action adventure genre of gaming Zelda II: Adventure of Link was definitely one of the coolest games for consoles he NES back in the 80’s.  Even though, Zelda II: Adventure of Link was very difficult and was very different from just about every other game in the series it was probably the only time Nintendo had ever made a game in the series with 2D side scrolling levels.

Also, Zelda II: Adventure of Link gave us the legendary Palace theme which is considered to be one of the greatest BGM’s that one will ever hear on the NES or other games that features the remix of the song such as Super Smash Bros Melee.  Zelda II: Adventure of Link by no means was a bad game it just wasn’t quite as good as Lino to the Past or the original Zelda game for the NES.

Are the use of gaming cartridges more helpful or harmful to Nintendo?

When it comes down to video games Nintendo became very popular during the 80’s and the 90’s by developing game consoles such as the NES, SNES and the N64 that were cartridge based.  When it comes down to sales Nintendo consoles they are probably the best in the gaming industry when it comes down to producing console based games.

The N64 had managed to sell over 32 million units worldwide since it was first released back in 1996.  Even, though it did not sell quite as much as the Sony PlayStation which hit close to 39 million units worldwide in terms of sales the N64 had still sold more than Dreamcast.

The  Super Nintendo Entertainment System had managed to sell over 49 million units worldwide since its release back in 1990 which is very impressive.   Some people would argue that cartridge based games can produce the same type of visual quality that CD ROM do and they are absolutely right.  Even though, the Nintendo Switch plays cartridge based games the console itself has managed to do great in the gaming market.  While the Wii utilized CD ROMs for their games it was also one of the best selling consoles ever produced by Nintendo and managed to sell over 101 million units worldwide.  

Which Nintendo console had the best control pad?


Since the 80’s Nintendo consoles have evolved greatly in terms of hardware.  This is especially true when it comes down to control pads.  We went from the rectangular NES control pads all the way down to the joy cons for the Nintendo Switch.   In terms of which Nintendo consoles had the best control pad is something that is debatable among retro gamers to this day.  The Super Nintendo control pad had a unique look to it and was fun to play with back in the early 90’s.  In comparison to the NES control pad the SNES controller was a huge improvement because it had more than just two buttons making it easier to play various types of fighting games which were popular back in the early 90’s.


By the time we got to the control pad for the Nintendo 64 some people were impressed by its design while others thought it looked strange.  Either way we got to see so many cool games for the Nintendo 64 such as Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Zelda Ocrana of Time and more.  Not only did the N64 controller have a unique design but the Nintendo 64 console itself had allowed but to four players and had a cool rumble pak feature which added to the realism to whatever game you were playing.    While some people might think that the design for the Nintendo 64 controller was strange others would say that it was probably one of the most innovative designs for a control pad that they have ever seen.  Compared to the SNES and the Gamecube controllers the Nintendo 64 control pad stood out more.

Wii Remote

The Wii controller along with the nunchuck   was also something that people enjoyed back in the 00’s.  The Wii controller and nunchuck increased the amount of interaction that players had in certain video games such as Mario Kart Wii and Zelda: Skyward Sword.  The latest controllers for the Nintendo Switch are also special as well but arguably very expensive.    Nintendo always finds a new way to reinvent themselves when it comes down to gaming products.  Sometimes it’s hard to choose which Nintendo control pad was the overall best.

Which Super Mario game was the hardest during the 90’s?

When it comes down to Super Mario games from both the 8 bit and 16 bit era its hard to determine sometimes such games were the best and the most difficult.  In terms of which Super Mario games was the best from the 90’s many people would probably go with Super Mario World for the SNES since it managed to sell over 20 million units worldwide since its release back in 1990.

Just because Super Mario World was one of the best selling games of the 90’s it does not mean it was the hardest.  Many people have various opinions on which 2D Mario games were the most difficult.  When it comes down to Mario games that make you want to slam your controller the titles that come to mind would probably Super Mario Bros Lost Levels or even Super Mario Bros 3.  

Super Mario 64 can also be one of the many Games in the series that would be considered hard to beat since players were required to complete certain levels multiple times in order to progress throughout the game.  Despite, how tough Super Mario 64 seemed more people had fun with the game opposed to being upset about the fact that they could not complete it.  Some people would agree that Super Mario Bros 3 was no as difficult as it seemed because players had the option of using the warp whistle.  In Super Mario Bros Lost Levels players had to make to certain stages in order to access warp pipes in order to appear in different worlds.  Despite, how difficult each game was they were still fun to play and have high replay values to this day

Were NES games too hard in the 80’s?

Street Fighter 2010 NES

When it comes down to video games the 80’s had arguably produced some of the most difficult games that anyone could have played.  For the NES we had games that seemed impossible to complete such as Street Fighter 2010, Battletoad, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ninja Gaiden and others.  There were many games for the NES that were unforgiving especially since players generally had three lives to complete them. 

Mega Man 3

 Games like the second and third Mega Man titles for the NES were both long and unforgiving while giving players a limited amount of lives to complete the entire game.  While the 8-bit era was known to have some of the most difficult games of all time games such as Super Mario 1-3 can be seen as exceptions.  

NES titles such as Super Mario Bros 3 may have been difficult but for the most part it was forgiving in comparison to titles such as Street Fighter 2010.  Players could at least save their progress in Super Mario Bros 3 opposed to getting to the last level and losing just to start the entire game all over.    Shortly, after the 16-bit era Nintendo has reduced the difficultly of their games during the late 90’s-early 00’s.   While there are still many games for Nintendo GameCube and Wii are difficult they seem easier than older NES titles.