RetroLiberty is a cool YouTube channel dedicated to retro games. I appreciate both guys on the channel because the production value is much better than the average retro video faire. In this video they are discussing their top 10 NES games. I track with them on the list for the most part, but personally would have handed the top spot to The Legend of Zelda. Mario 2 would have been my number 2.

I also slightly disagree with them in that Super Mario 3 was not a perfect game. I argue it would be perfect if it had a save feature so its close but not entirely perfect. The version that ships on Super Mario All Stars shipped with a save feature and the graphics were a bit nicer too. But I digress, check out RetroLiberty and their top 10 NES games video, its quite a bit of fun.

Oh and happy Retro Tuesday!

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 02/20/2013 at 07:03pm

Yeah, Mario 3 is not quite perfect and that's exactly why. SMW, man, SMW. I'll check this out though. I like video game youtube content a whole lot. It's probably my favorite thing before bed.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 02/20/2013 at 07:03pm


jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/20/2013 at 08:24pm

Yeah these guys really up the quality for retro videos. They seem to have a nice backlog too so you might have enough content for many evenings.

SignalWarden wrote on 02/20/2013 at 10:37pm

I can see the contention between Mario 2 and 3 but in my opinion 3 gets it because while 2 was great and different, 3 actually changed the way games were made. I was clenching my jaw waiting to pounce when I didn't see Megaman 2. Bullet dodged.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 02/20/2013 at 10:39pm

I'm not sure I like SM2 more than 3, I just like SMW much more than both of them. Yoshi's Island is better than SM2 and 3 too, I think.

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 02/22/2013 at 05:25pm

I watched a couple of these and I actually think I hate it! I'm sure they're nice guys but the cut aways and visual gags are way too much like Jim and Derrick.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 02/22/2013 at 06:02pm

Interesting. The only one I have seen is the above video, do they verge too much from that style?

Gary_Butterfield wrote on 02/22/2013 at 06:17pm

The rest are a game chasers style thing with them striking out at flea markets. The top ten thing was nice, music wise, but I think the writing was a little off (you know, never say "tight controls"). Over all it was OK. The game chasers things just don't have much to them. Lots of forced attempts at humor, no big cool finds. The guy on the right has a nice smile though.

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