Category: platformers

I thought I was the only one to remember this.

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Growing up, I was hooked on the video game that came out for the Nintendo on this, and I loved the comic book series and Saturday morning cartoon that this had. For awhile, I thought I was the only one that actually remembered any of this. (Of course, it should go without saying that Jenny was my favorite, heh.)

All of the games to play, so little time to play them!

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Since we have a Nintendo Online subscription (I’m pretty sure that’s what you call “having paid for additional services”, seeing as how they are the cheapest of the three… add-on services, between Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony, and definitely worth it for what you can get), Bub and I have been playing Kirby’s Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Splatoon 2 online with people whenever we’ve had some additional time as a direct result of that. Reacquainting with games that I used to play as a child has been really fun, as has being able to show them to my own child… not to mention getting good at some of these games again in front of said child, much to his amusement and my own delight. As time goes on, I’d also like to introduce him to Dr. Mario, some of the Donkey Kong games, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Wario’s Woods, and Yoshi. I may also introduce him to The Legend of Zelda since it’s also on here. There are also the old Super Nintendo games, and Kirby’s Dream Course, Kirby’s Dream Land 3, Kirby Super Star, Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, as well as one of the old Mario Kart games, and possibly another Zelda game that we can play together. These are a lot of additional games free with a subscription!

There’s also the fact that a Nintendo subscription is half the price of a Microsoft or Sony subscription now.

I don’t mind continuing to have a Nintendo subscription for this reason, because we have been utilizing ours.


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If you’re looking for a really cute puzzle platformer, you don’t need to look any further than Lumo. It pays homage to the nineties when these games were being manufactured a lot more, and it shows in how isometric each of the levels (as well as the main character himself, a child who got sucked into the video game and now has to solve fourteen floors of puzzles to get out and find his way back home) are. The main character looks a bit like a black mage depending on what angle you’re looking at him from, and I suppose that might have been what piqued Bub’s interest playing alongside me — after all, he did look a bit like Vivi.

I found the game challenging, but not enough to want to make me put it down. And there are two different modes of difficulty, one giving you unlimited lives, removing the timer, and allowing you to save much more frequently for those of you who may want a substantially easier time gaming through it… that was the one that I chose, just to make gaming with Bub that much easier, as well as to make it easier on myself since I had never played the game before. It was just motivating enough of a puzzle platformer to keep me going, and keep me wanting to solve it, without being so difficult that it made me want to give up and stop playing.

And it was one that I did consult a walkthrough on for brevity’s sake. That really helped out a lot, too.

All in all, though, it was a really enjoyable game, and I would recommend that people play this one.