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TGOJ Review – Abobo’s Big Adventure

Posted in Reviews/Rants, Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 21, 2012 by Josh

I first heard about Abobo’s Big Adventure while browsing the articles at Joystiq.com. I really didn’t know what to expect of this game (considering I never heard anything about it until reading the Joystiq article), but being an NES buff and having seen the teaser screenshot of Abobo’s Big Adventure I knew this was something I wanted to play. I may have gotten as excited seeing the above picture for the first time as I did when I first played Double Dragon 2 with Derek (one of the best co-op games on the NES, second to Contra). For those of you who are unfamiliar with Abobo, he is a reoccurring bad guy character from the Double Dragon series. He’s not your main villain, he just seems to have been cloned 100 times over and always appears at the worst moments to put the beat down on you in all Double Dragon games. Abobo’s Big Adventure stars…Abobo…in an insane and ridiculous quest across multiple NES game worlds to find his missing son Aboboy. Read more »

TGOJ Retro Review – Super Mario Kart

Posted in Reviews/Rants with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2011 by Josh

Mario in a non-platforming game...unheard of.

With the upcoming release of Mario Kart 7 on the 3DS, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on another great classic of the annals of gaming…Super Mario Kart. This trend of reviewing “good” current and retro games will not last forever here on Three Guys One Joystick, so enjoy the kind words found in this article about Super Mario Kart. Read more »

Things That Do Not Suck As Told By Josh (TGOJ Canon)

Posted in Reviews/Rants with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2011 by Josh
Gaming Is Bad Ass

Look how bad ass gaming is...this dude is so happy because owning that Atari did not suck!

There are many things in the gaming world that really get under our skin at Three Guys One Joystick. So I’ve made this quick (but short and in no way complete) guide to a few things in the gaming industry that don’t piss me off (I can not speak for Derek and Mike though, but we usually agree). I decided to make a list of the things that don’t suck in gaming because an exhaustive list of all things that DO suck would be ridiculously long (albeit funny as hell). So, please join me in this journey of a few of the things you should learn to appreciate and/or make an effort to do in the gaming world.
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California Extreme 2011 – We were there!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by Mike

A couple of us (Josh and Mike) went to California Extreme 2011 over the weekend. Holy crap! I haven’t seen that many games in one room since the big arcade at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It looked like most of the games were provided by individual collectors, so we want to send out a big THANK YOU to all the people who were willing to subject their classic and rare games to a couple days of abuse for our enjoyment! And thanks to Josh for taking several of the pictures you’re about to see below.

Nerds playing games

Fellow retro gaming nerds. My peeps!

Here are a few of my personal highlights and lowlights: Read more »