2021


2021-02-11: Super Mario Bros. 2

Much better than the Lost Levels, but far from being as good as 3. Overall, not that bad for the American release. Also I like the originality of the game - it introduces new characters which are different but still do fit the vibe of the series.

7/10

2021-03-12: CrazyBus

Nice game.

1/10

2021-03-19: Duck Hunt

The game has a disappointingly small amount of content. There’s just nothing to talk about.

5/10

2021-04-09: The Cheetahmen

This game is completely broken. At first it’s funny seeing all those glitches that make the game seem like it actually knows what you’re doing and is playing against you, but later in the game it fucks everything up because the game becomes unplayable. What kind of a sadist even designed all those late levels? There’s absolutely no way you can avoid all that shit flying all over the screen without taking a single hit, which you apparently need to progress. In any case, it seems like the game is so bugged out, it’s a miracle to actually complete it, so I won’t torture myself more by trying to play it again. One cool thing, though, about this game is its killer soundtrack. Too bad it’s being paused every time any other sound effect plays and it’s the only fucking song you hear in the whole game.

3/10

2021-04-11: Minecraft

This game is a masterpiece. It’s the first ever game to provide such sort of sandbox experience that drives your creativity so much, can be enjoyed by anyone, and doesn’t stop being fun after a long time. In addition to that, it’s packed with banger music and nice textures that will be forever engraved in your brain once you experienced them. What’s weird is that it took me 9 years to get my hands on finally completing it despite spending counless hours playing it all these years and letting it shape me as a person. It’s a shame but better than nothing.

10/10

2021-05-19: Paperboy

Well, it’s an arcade. But it’s not just a regular arcade, it’s an exceptionally shitty one. While the game looks simple, it’s actually incredibly complex in a bad way. For example, the whole game is isometric, which is ambitious in technical terms but unbearable in terms of actually playing. And if that wasn’t enough, the whole stage is littered with different sorts of obstacles, avoiding which is extremely painful not because it’s actually hard but because the game is fucked up and doesn’t know where one object ends and another begins. And as an icing on the cake, the objective of the game - shooting newspapers into mailboxes - is completely ridiculous. To be fair, it sounds fun in theory, but too bad it’s not because actually executing shots in real time on the first try is nearly impossible due to broken controls. So in the end, this game is just meh. The graphics are meh, the music is meh, and the easter egg or whatever the fuck they left in the end is also meh.

4/10

2021-05-27: Gartic Phone

Well, this game is similar to skribbl, but I can’t say it’s just as fun. One problem is that it requires many people to play it properly - you can’t just do it alone with one person. Though to be fair, when you do get many people, the results can get hilarious, but overall, I can’t say it’s consistently fun to play.

6/10