Retro Wrap-Up: The Green Edition

Monday, March 17th, 2014

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I have a confession. I may have been a little busy spending 10+ hours with Yoshi’s New Island on my day off yesterday to contemplate this week’s (well, last week’s) Retro Wrap-Up. Still—I’ll turn my procrastination into a reason to be festive! In the spirit of celebration (and the color green), join me—the oprainfall Retro Commercial Research Team—in remembering some great moments for games with green things here in North America.

Some of those were just down-right creepy. Anyway: here are the highlights from this past week:

Crystal Baltimore reviewed Episode 3 of Leviathan: The Last Day of the DecadeArik Yates reviewed the Wii U version of Resident Evil: RevelationsDavid Fernandes checked out Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. And last but not least, for visual novel fans, Hailee Kenney reviewed Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos. 

We have a bit of awesome original content to plug: Have you seen the Building Character of Agnès Oblige from Bravely Default? Also, since I just mentioned Dysfunctional Systems, check out the latest Crowdfunding Spotlight! Last but not least: The Downpour Podcast hit the airwaves once again. Check out Episode 45 here! Speaking of original content and being festive: Jeff has something big planned in the spirit of March Madness. Stay tuned!

This week’s biggest news bits come in all shapes and sizes. Exploring the realm of anime for a moment: have you heard about Sailor Moon Crystal? Find out the latest info, if that’s something you’re interested in. Also for all the anime fans: take a look at the English voice-cast for Attack on Titan, as names were revealed slowly throughout the week.  Some good news and some bad news for some of our more popular indie game coverage. We’ll start off with the bad: Shovel Knight‘s release date has been pushed back to take some quality time. It won’t be long. And on a more positive note: two fantastic indie games are free on PlayStation Plus for a while. Want to try Thomas Was Alone or Lone Survivor?

Some odd revelations this week: SEGA is bringing back a retro franchise in the form of Crazy Taxi: City Rush. And something’s going on with Catherine on PSN.

Last, but certainly not least (because they procrastinate like me sometimes!): here are the Club Nintendo game rewards for March 2014. Hey, one of them has some green!

Year of Luigi - Coming to a Close | oprainfall

I’m not content with just leaving you with another Operation Recap plug and calling it a day. It is St. Patrick’s Day, and The Year of Luigi is ending tomorrow. So check out some reviews for the “Games from the Year of Luigi” like Luigi’s Mansion: Dark MoonMario & Luigi: Dream Teamand New Super Luigi UIn the spirit of other green characters, check out our reviews of Mischief Makers and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The oprainfall Staff wishes everyone a grand St. Patrick’s Day, or just a grand Monday. I’ll see you all next week…and on time, too!