Earlier today, at a local pawn shop, I purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Much to my dismay, the game would not work. I even cleaned the connectors four times. This is a very rare problem. Only twice have I seen 100% dead video game cartridges. The other was Kirby’s Star Stacker for the GameBoy.
Instead of chucking the game to the moon, I channeled my frustration into something positive. Using Photoshop, I transformed the shell of a Ninja Turtles cartridge into The Wizard for the NES. Every retro video game fan should know what the deal is with this movie. If not, click here. Below is the label if anyone wants to undertake a similar endeavor. Either print it onto a real label for sticking or follow my cheapo example by covering it with clear packing tape. Now your broken or unwanted NES cartridges can become faux pieces of gaming history.
If you haven’t already, please read Rajan’s review of the original Halloween movie. It may just be the start of a new era for Hindsight 64bit. With that out of the way, let’s move on to the title of this post.
Here on this website our game of the year is Sonic Free Riders. Just kidding. I haven’t played it or even read an outstanding review of it.
No, the actual game of 2010 is Disney Epic Mickey. Not since the 90’s have I played a game that captured my interest to the point where I played until 4 in the morning. From the moment I heard a warped version of It’s a Small World, my jaw hit the floor. Almost everyone is a Disney fan, even if they won’t outright admit it. Just seeing my favorite childhood worlds and characters in a new light was enough to make me jump for joy. The fact that I ended up with the good ending, having renounced my evil playstyle out of guilt, proves just how much of an impact Mickey’s paint and thinner adventure had on me. In the past, I have always been downright fiendish in games about choice. Having this game will make your purchase of the Wii 100% justified. It’s just that good. Okay, so maybe having only one game for a console isn’t too practical, but you get the idea. It doesn’t get much better than this.