Retro Rerun Episode 19 - NARC (NES)

What can we say about NARC? It's a game that help jump start the anti-violence era in video games. Sure, the game's about cleaning up the streets. And, of course, it gives you the option to arrest instead of resulting to violence... but, really, is that how we do it? No, it's not. Welcome to yet another miserable game on NES. This time, we're bringing the pain.

Retro Rerun Episode 18 - Base Wars (NES)

Some of the most memorable games end up being mashups of multiple genres. I'm sure we've all thought to ourselves, "Why doesn't someone mix a fighting game and baseball?!" at least once in their lives. Ladies and gentlemen, not only has that question been asked, but they actually made it. And can only be done on the NES (arguably).

Enter Base Wars, yet another 20XX game focused on playing baseball and mortally wounding your opponent when you don't get your way. And trust me, it's vicious. We can't even tell if it's a good or a bad game; perhaps we don't want to. Please, let us play this so that others may skip it.

Retro Rerun Episode 17 - Yo Noid (NES)

Mascot games. They're mostly... not good. But in the 90s, when everyone was trying to place their marketing material onto the wildly popular NES, we got a lot of them. One of the more admirable choices--although we won't go as far as to say "good"-- is Yo Noid. Caution: If this does it's job as well as they hoped back in 1990, you'll be eating pizza tonight. (It probably won't.)

Retro Rerun Episode 15 - Castlevania 3 (NES)

Nintendo. Konami. Back in the 90s, both were at the top of their game. Things have certainly changed for both companies, but we still have many, many gems to remember. And this gem, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the very best. Castlevania 3 is undoubtedly one of the best games of the era--and best games of the NES generation--that has ever graced our lovely consoles. It's one of the best in the series, too, arguably. If you haven't played this game, stop right now and go play it. Amazing. Game.

In this episode, Chris plays Akumajou Densetsu, the Japanese Famicom version of Castlevania 3. Great game to play. Amazing game to speed run. And excellent--and I mean *excellent*--music. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the best type of horror-and-sidescrolling-awesomeness the NES has to offer.