Marker Art #38: Donkey Kong Jr.

I often credit Donkey Kong Jr (1982) as being one of the first arcade machines that really attracted me to video games. I loved all the colors and characters that were depicted all over the cabinet. When my parents finally lifted me high enough to see the screen, I was completely enthralled. Of course, IContinue reading “Marker Art #38: Donkey Kong Jr.”

Marker Art #27: Rampage

Rampage came out for the original Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 and was based on the arcade game from 1986. In it, you live out your giant monster dreams as you attack cities all over the world trying to smash their buildings into piles of rubble. The NES version let you play as Ralph (aContinue reading “Marker Art #27: Rampage”

Crayon Art #17: 1982 Atari Classics

The 30th anniversary of Kirby’s Dream Land was just last week, and that got me thinking that there must be games worth celebrating that are now 40 years old! So, I hopped on the google machine to see when my favorite arcade games were ported to the Atari. Lo and behold, many of the Atari’sContinue reading “Crayon Art #17: 1982 Atari Classics”

Top Ten Anxiety-Inducing Video Game Music

Music can change a tense moment into a full-on stress-crying session. Whether it’s a repetitive drone, a melancholy cacophony of sound, or simply the original tune but at hyper speeds, you can easily hear when the game is about to take a turn for the worst. Below are my Top Ten instances of anxiety-inducing musicContinue reading “Top Ten Anxiety-Inducing Video Game Music”