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Category: Video Games

Next stop, J.E.’s alley…


For some reason, I can easily imagine J.E.’s art interposed on this, and him cranking and flinging the trebuchet with glee.  I can imagine all of us doing this, but especially J.E. (I hope I don’t misrepresent).

I hope you guys enjoy this web game as much as I did.  I finished it all in one sitting, due to my addiction to it.

Click on the image above to play.

Standing at the Threshold of the Fire Flower

This would have, like, cost us $1,000,000 twenty years ago.

I found vNES online today.  It’s amazing how technology has gotten us to the point where something that brought so much excitement, sleepovers at Ned’s and Adam’s homes, and persistently sore thumbs could become so mundane and compact as to be virtualized on the net.  Available now, without having to blow on cartridges — without pushing strange combinations of buttons to save that game of Zelda.  Now you can have it all (or lots of it, at least).  Er, maybe not saving games of Zelda.


I can see the folly of my youth staring me in the face.  I’m glad there’s not some cosmic timer ticking in the universe for all of the Nintendo hours I’ve put it during the course of my life. 

Now we just have to wait for the vPS1, and the virtualized copy of Masters of Teras Kasi.  Then all will have come full-circle.

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