Top 10 Star Fox 64 Quotes

Top 10 Star Fox 64 Quotes

If you’ve never had the pleasure of playing one of the greatest video games ever created, now is your chance to live some of its glory.

Star Fox 64 is a legend on so many levels. The invention of the rumble pack was the beginning of the institution of vibration-based immersion in video games. Shooters would be lost without it.

Not only was Star Fox 64 a revolutionary game in terms of graphics and gameplay, but it also redefined the awesome world of video game voice acting. It still remains one of the most often quoted games in history, and it deserves any bit of praise that comes its way.

Wanting to give the voice acting the credit that it deserves, I decided to pick out my top 10 favorite quotes as an homage to one of my favorite games of all time. Here they are:

Movie Review: Encino Man (1992)

Movie Review: Encino Man (1992)

A film packed to the brim with 90s-isms and a young Pauly Shore / Sean Astin / Brendan Fraser, Encino Man provides more than its fair share of laughs and is a real treat for 90s pop culture junkies like myself. Opening in a dark, scary, Ice Age world, Encino Man...
Video Game Reviews: Super Metroid (SNES, 1994)

Video Game Reviews: Super Metroid (SNES, 1994)

“The last metroid is in captivity. The galaxy is at peace.”

This simple phrase is the first step of a wildly satisfying, epic journey in quite possibly the most perfect action and exploration video game ever made, Super Metroid. Of all the games I’ve owned, rented, or played over the course of my 28 year existence, it ranks right up there with Chrono Trigger as a textbook example of gaming bliss. In many people’s opinions, it could even be considered the definitively best video game experience ever created. You’re all well aware that my loyalty still lies with the aforementioned time-traveling RPG, but it’s only by a very narrow margin.

Ninja Turtle Stuff: Sewer-Cyclin’ Raph

Ninja Turtle Stuff: Sewer-Cyclin’ Raph

This particular figure is known simply as Sewer-Cyclin’ Raph. Although I don’t think I’ve ever seen Raph ride a bicycle in the cartoon show on the street or in the sewer, I guess the people at Playmates thought it would be a good idea if he did.

The Beauty of Couch Co-Op and Local Multiplayer

The Beauty of Couch Co-Op and Local Multiplayer

Several decades ago, a 2 or 4-player version of a single-player, story-based campaign was an important consideration in the design and release of a game. Now, that is not so much the case.

With the cost of most 1st party games necessitating the need to cut corners, the decline of couch co-op has been an inevitable reality that gamers have had to face.

Three Defunct 90s Trading Card Series

Three Defunct 90s Trading Card Series

Trading cards will always have a special place in my heart. Even though I was never a major collector because I’m OCD and clutter makes me want to die, they played an important part in my childhood. Trading cards gave me the Cliff Notes version of what actually watching / reading the source material would teach me in order to hold my own in playground conversations.

Eureeka’s Castle

Eureeka’s Castle

One of my favorite Sesame-Street-esque pieces of the Nickelodeon entertainment puzzle was a little children’s variety show of sorts called Eureeka’s Castle. Co-created by R. L. Stine, of Goosebumps infamy (Say cheese and die, bitch!), this puppet-driven kids’ fantasy land ran from September 4, 1989 to June 30, 1995.

The show takes the viewer into the daily lives of various puppets and chronicles their wacky adventures that all involve some sort of important life lesson.

Movie Review: My Girl (1991)

Movie Review: My Girl (1991)

Set in Madison, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1972, My Girl is a film about growing up and coming to terms with death.

Vada Sultenfuss is an atypical 11 year old girl. Her only friend is an allergic-to-everything geek named Thomas and her father, Harry, is a socially inept funeral director and widower.

Adventures in Exploring a Container of Assorted Lego Pieces

Adventures in Exploring a Container of Assorted Lego Pieces

Everyone with a childhood worth bragging about, at some point, had a container of random Lego pieces somewhere in their bedroom. Today, I’m cracking into mine and exploring some of my favorite discoveries.

While some may have had theirs in a Rubbermaid container, a cardboard box, or a reused box of a larger Lego play set, mine lived in a Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles suitcase.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Trading Cards

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Trading Cards

I discovered a used, incomplete set of Bill & Ted trading cards that caught my eye. They were cheap, dated, and their subject material was little more than scenes from the movie, but I needed to have them.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Collectible Magnets

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Collectible Magnets

The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American live-action children’s television series about transforming teen superheroes who pilot giant prehistoric-themed robot animals that can form together into a giant robot called a Megazord. With help from a creepy robot named Alpha and his floating head master Zordon, the Power Rangers battle enemies like Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd, and all of their monstrous henchmen.

Action Figure Wars

Action Figure Wars

A big part of my kid self that I continue to cling to desperately is an appreciation for toys. My desk, bookshelf, drawers, and closets are brimming with not only nostalgic playthings and artifacts of youth, but also newer toys that I walked by at conventions or yard sales or checkout lines that I simply couldn’t pass up.

The difference now, however, is that while I admire and love these little sculpted pieces of plastic for their artistic value and their innate link to fond latent memories, I can never appreciate them like I once did. I can never reach that part of myself that could plant little me on my bedroom carpet for hours, thinking up complex scenarios in which all of my favorite heroic toys would battle all of my favorite villainous toys in an epic melee. Today I’d like to pay an honest tribute to the forgotten art of action figure wars.

Powdered Toast Man!

Powdered Toast Man!

Of all the cartoon shows that turned me into the twisted, spontaneous person that I am today, the Ren and Stimpy Show affected me most as a child. Really having no place in the safe, family environment of the Nicktoons lineup that consisted of Doug and Rugrats, I have absolutely no idea how the Ren and Stimpy Show crash landed onto the kid-friendly network known as Nickelodeon.

The Nick Box Review and Spoilers – December 2018

The Nick Box Review and Spoilers – December 2018

While the last iteration had several repeats and a general lack of cohesion and coolness to justify the $50 price tag, this season’s has exceeded my expectations. They’re at the point where digging into full-on obscurity is the only way to go. That’s what I’ve always wanted from these boxes.

90s Slang Dictionary

90s Slang Dictionary

I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at some of the best words from the 90s, complete with definitions and sentences presenting their proper usage in everyday speech.

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