Some of My Favorites: Five Great Plot Twists of Video Games!

The ability of a video game to pull off a good, old-fashioned plot twist is an indicator that it’s gonna be something pretty memorable.

I mean.  Plot twists are a common thing nowdays, but oftentimes, you don’t get the best ones.  You think to yourself, “Psh, I knew that would happen,” or, “Well, what was the point of that?”  However, there are some great ones out there- and video games certainly have the potential to blow your mind with the plot twists they have.

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Some of My Favorites: Five Old-School Games!

A few decades ago, the world of gaming was a drastically different place.  Times were simpler- no one knew just what the medium was capable of.  Because of this, companies were far more free to experiment with new ideas, and games that exploited these new ideas were revolutionary.  They were the games that introduced the world to video games as a whole, the foothold for an industry that has grown to massive proportions today.  These are old-school games- the ones that we all remember from our childhood.

Do you remember these games?  I’m sure you do- whether it was a game of Mario Party with friends, catching the first 151 Pokemon, or enjoying the open-world shenanigans of Banjo and Kazooie, I find that many people hold these memories dear.  And of course, the same goes with me.  I’ve loved many games like this, and they made up a huge part of my childhood- and in many cases, they’ve stuck with me even to this day.

So, today, I’ll talk about five of the old-school games that have stuck around in my mind.  These are the ones I’ve had great memories with, and games that I’m sure have been a huge part of the lives of others as well.  They introduced new ideas to me, about how the world of gaming worked, and have given me a love for gaming as a whole.  Also, for the purposes of this list, I will be talking more about the 1990s era- retro arcade games, the absolute originals, will be saved for another time.  That being said, let’s get to it!

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Kirby’s Final Bosses are DARK

 

Kirby is a REALLY happy fellow, right?  I mean, REALLY happy.  You hardly ever see him without a smile on his face, happily swallowing enemies and food alike.  In fact, Dream Land as a whole is just happy, and bright, and colorful, and fun.  The famous bosses are a giant tree, a giant penguin with a hammer, and a one-eyed cloud with spikes.  For the most part, you’d expect such an upbeat series to have final bosses that make you feel good, or cool, or have sympathetic motivations at least.  Well.  No.

Ever since Kirby’s second appearance, the Final Bosses have had a trend of being scary, imposing, or at the very least, based around dark concepts.  It’s ridiculous at points, honestly.  Why would you have such thematically dark boss fights in a series that stars a cute pink puffball?

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Throwback Gaming: Kirby Air Ride!

Kirby Air Ride was one fun game, am I right, or am I right?

Hey guys, back again for a Throwback Thursday, this time I’m gonna talk about a game that doesn’t have any narrative value whatsoever, but holds a place in my heart as one of my favorite party games- Kirby Air Ride! Continue reading “Throwback Gaming: Kirby Air Ride!”