Last Thursday I finally sat down to learn the speed run route for Castlevania II Simon’s Quest. After rage quitting an hour in, I decided to pop in some Super Mario Bros. Now get this: I hadn’t actually ever beat the original Super Mario Bros. Ever. Dirty Casul Alright, hold up, I’m not some casual … Read moreLearning the Super Mario Bros. Speed Run
Summoning Salt is a youtuber with an incredible series that summarizes the progression of retro gaming speedrun records in captivating ways. It’s like watching a really high-quality miniature documentary about some of your favorite games. My favorite one so far has been on the progression of Super Metroid, which is embedded above. An action platformer … Read moreSummoning Salt’s World Record Progression Series is Great!
As the site is becoming more and more speedrunning, retro gaming and streaming focused it’s time to get you watching some of the great streams I keep following! Today I start a weekly feature where I mention a streamer to follow and unique things they do to Arcus87 Watch live video from Arcus87 on www.twitch.tv … Read moreStreams to Follow: Arcus87
I had a brilliant idea when I woke up this morning, why not use Livesplit for writing throughout the day? Livesplit is an application used by speedrunners to track the times they complete a game, down to hundredths of a second. So why not use it for writing? I’m already getting into the habit of … Read moreUsing Livesplit to Track Writing World Records
It’s finally over, the Best of NES Big 20 #6 has completed and I was able to finish the entire thing! I ended up pushing the vast majority of my responsibilities to the sidelines to put in more hours of practice and my body has been punishing me for it. But we’ll talk about that … Read morePost BestofNES Big 20 #6 Wrap-up!
Holy Diver is an absolute pain in the ass and Big 20 #6 requires everyone to beat up to stage 3. Well guess what? Stage 3 is an absolute nightmare of high skill platforming and memorization of enemy patterns. I’ve put together a few screenshots to hopefully make this easier for everyone. First Three Rooms … Read moreHoly Diver Stage 3 Walkthrough with Screenshots
The more I play this game for the best of NES big 20 the more I absolutely despise Garfield: A Week of Garfield. What is it? Garfield: A Week of Garfield is an action platformer released only in Japan for the Famicom. Apparently there were issues with licensing of the character in North America and … Read moreGarfield: A Week of Garfield is an Absolute Nightmare
Well, I’ve had my first night of streaming since the list of Famicom games was announced, so where am I standing? Let’s see: Yume Penguin Monogatari I love this game, I fully intend to improve my run time after the Big20. It’s real fun as a platformer on its own and has a pretty funny … Read moreDay 1 of Big 20 Practice