Greetings, ghoulish gamers! The spooky season is upon us and I'm showing my spirit by starting a scarefest on skankcore64, my personal quest to complete every North American Nintendo 64 game. The fun and frights start with Resident Evil 2 on Shacknews Twitch, later at 1 p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET.
Episode 91 - The city that never dies
On the last skanckore64, I put Tetrisphere through its final paces and finished the Rescue mode, resulting in a sweet, sweet roll of the game's credits. Not content with leaving my livestream there, I continued to sample the rest of Tetrisphere's single-player content while jamming out to the Drum & Bass soundtrack. Tetrisphere didn't really remind me of its main inspiration, other than dropping blocks onto a playfield, but that was the only similarity I could see. To my delight, I was surprised to see that the creator of Tetris, Alexey Pajitnov, was listed as a contributor in the staff roll. Perhaps there is more Tetris DNA in Tetrisphere than I gave it credit for, I'll definitely remember playing that one for a while.
Up next on skankcore64, I'll be starting another unforgettable game, the scarily incredible port of Resident Evil 2 for the N64. Before becoming part of Rockstar Games, Angel Studios was known for performing feats of technical wizardry in video game development and this version of RE2 is a masterclass in the impossible. Don't be frightened, however, I'll try to keep my fawning over the nerdy details to a minimum while I'm getting scared silly during my first full playthrough of a Resident Evil game. It's time to celebrate the spine-chilling season and your ticket is redeemable only on Shacknews Twitch.
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