The Paisano

#1 Goldeneye

April 27, 2015

Property of Nintendo and Rare. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED It’s been a long semester and a great time counting down my top ten forgotten favorites of gaming. By taking this time to kick back and pick up that retro controller, we’ve been able to take a fun trip down memory lane and may...

#2 Metroid

April 20, 2015

Copyright Nintendo. all rights reserved Those of you reading this that were fortunate enough to actually get an original Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) upon its release may recall that the system included Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt. It was an innocent time when plumbers n...

#3: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

April 13, 2015

Property of Konami and Nintendo. All rights reserved. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may just be one of the stupidest ideas ever conceived through smoke inhalation. It’s also one of the coolest cartoons ever! Ever since it graced the 80’s with its presence the characters have taken...

#4: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

April 6, 2015

Property of Nintendo and Lucas Arts. All rights reserved. The fact that I’m a Star Wars fan boy, which I’m willing to admit that might be one of the reasons we’re here today. However, I promise this pick can stand on its own simply by being a very well-crafted game. The Star...

#5: Clay Fighter 63 & 1/3

March 30, 2015

Property of Interplay. All rights reserved. Let’s face it, people love violence. Not to be misunderstood, I am referring to violence in entertainment. People have always enjoyed action packed spectacles, from the ancient Colosseum to Pay-Per-View; gaming is no exception. What is it about ...

#6 Final Fantasy

March 23, 2015

Square Enix One of the most appealing aspects of an RPG, whether video game or game board, is the promise of being pulled into a fantastic adventure within an unusual world. We’re constantly drawn to stories such Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, and even space fantasies like Star W...

#7: Ninja Gaiden

March 2, 2015

Property of Tecmo and Nintendo. All rights reserved. Ninjas. The only other pop culture icon more recognizable is Darth Vader (must be the black suit). Why do we love ninjas? Their history is murky, mostly unknown, or smothered in myths and legends. Most ninjutsu practitioners are ...

#8: Super Castlevania IV

February 23, 2015

Copyright Nintendo & Konami. All rights reserved. If I were to pose the question; “What would Halloween or Hammer Horror look like in video game form,” what would you immediately think of? There’s no right or wrong answer, of course, but for some there’s only one: #8: Super Castleva...

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

February 16, 2015

Copyright LucasArts All Rights Reserved “Star Wars” is quite possibly one of (if not THE) coolest and most nostalgic science fiction franchises ever conceived. Many will probably dispute me on this, claiming that the one to sit atop that throne is Star Trek, Doctor Who, or Stargat...

Super Mario RPG

February 9, 2015

Video Games! Few of us can remember a time when our lives weren’t utterly consumed by the world of gaming; it’s practically become a sub-culture all on its own. These days mega gatherings such as PAX and E3 command enormous numbers of attendees and draw a great amount of media attention. Game...