Ralph Baer the father of the home gaming console passed away December 6, 2014 he was 92. He created the first home gaming console the Magnavox Odyseey. It was ground breaking at the time it was the first time we could play video games at home. Without Ralph Baer and the Magnavox Odyseey there wouldn't be any consoles today. To all the gamers join me in remembering Ralph Baer. With out him there wouldn't be any videos games at home. So remember when you go to play a video game always thank Ralph Baer for his great breakthrough in gaming history. You don't know where you are doing until you know where you have been. Never forget the classics. Thank you Ralph Baer.
Angry Video Game Nerd - Magnavox Odyseey
James Rolfe and Mike Matei play the Magnavox Odyseey
A little while ago I came across a video of a guy who makes acapella arrangements of video game songs. He goes by the name of Smooth McGroove. He is amazing at what he does and I enjoy his music very much. I hope you enjoy his music as much as I do.
Today's game of the day is Street Fighter X Mega Man.
Do you like Street Fighter? Do you like Mega Man? Well this is the game for you. This is an awesome game it is a 8-bit Mega Man style game with Street Fighter characters and the Bosses. The music for the game is the theme music from the stages in Street Fighter composed in 8-Bit Mega Man style. Since its a PC game you can play with the keyboard or if you have a USB controller that can be used. I have a wired Xbox 360 controller I use and I've heard you can use pretty much any USB controller (I don't know 100% if all controllers work but I'm pretty sure you can configure any controller to work with the game). This is a free fan made game that stays very true to the Mega Man franchise. If you would like to try this game out you can download it from the link below.
A few months ago my best friend DJ Bobby Hash (Video Game View) let me borrow a very fun game Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril.
This game is a homebrew NES game and it is a very fun game. It has a mega man feel and it stays true to an old school 8-bit game. This game is very hard with one hit kills. But it’s the type of hard game that makes you want to keep playing because you want to get farther in the game (kind of like Flappy Bird). This game has five difficulty Levels. The difficulty of the game to me didn’t really change when selecting a different difficulty. It just changes the stipulations and settings.
The Difficulties are as followed:
Easy – Infinite Continues, password feature and you start with Damage AMP.
Normal – Infinite Continues and password feature.
Hard – 50 Continues and no password feature.
Very Hard – 20 Continues and no password feature.
Unfair – No Continues and no password feature.
Normal is hard enough for me I may try some of the other difficulties once I beat in on NOrmal. But like I said it’s a hard but fun game. The controls are easy and function well. And the music is awesome. With the current generation of games being all that you see now it’s nice to see people are still making old school throwback games. I along with a lot of gamers agree that just because the graphics are awesome in a game that graphics do make the game and Battle Kid is a perfect example of that.
Here is some game footage for you to see courtesy of nesguide.
If you would like to check out this game for yourself you can go to retrousb and find this game along with other great homebrews and reproduction carts including Nintendo World Championship 1990.