Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Finally Getting Around to Stuff

I apologize once again for not having a post in a long time. See, this is why I don't like to make promises: stuff comes up and I can't actually get around to it. With me being in school, I haven't had time to make a blog post. But this will change. My schedule will be much less hectic this week than it has been for a while. Which means...

At long last, I will make a post on KidPhonics! ...Or at least I would, if I would have a lot to say about it. But I don't. Honestly, I played it a few times and realized: it's boring. Like, really, really boring. So boring I wouldn't even play it for the nostalgia.

So with that out of the way, I'll give any additional basic thoughts here (no pictures because I'm lazy, sorry). The "Sound Buster" game is probably the most fun, just because you get to hear the "busters" talk in amusing accents. The "Word Builder" game--which is a part of the Sound Buster game too, by the way--is pretty boring. Build the right word, then make a nonsensical sentence. That's about it. The songs (yes, there are songs) are incredibly annoying. I especially despise the "cowboy" song, sung by a Pat Buttram wannabe.

So that's KidPhonics. Next will be, as I promised, NumberMaze. And boy oh boy, that's gonna be a fun one. After that, I've sort of run out of obscure computer and video games to cover, so I'll either be taking yet another hiatus or I'll move on to different media.

Like music. I've got a few things of music lined up, but because of copyright, I may not be able to do all of them. This is unfortunate, but true. I say this because I know that for one of the ones I want to cover, the company that made the songs still exists, and you can actually buy some of them on iTunes. On the other hand though, I still want to talk about the songs because they're absolutely ridiculous.

As for the others, well, you'll see. Or hear, in this case. One of them may (probably will) surprise you. But that's for another time. Next time, it's NumberMaze. Catch ya later!


Monday, February 2, 2015


I'm going to start by saying I'm sorry for missing last week. I simply had too many other things to do, and they were all school-related. I'm shooting for the KidPhonics review for some time later this week, and then after that, I'm going to do a review of yet another Mac game, NumberMaze by Great Wave Software. My good friend Luke will probably be looking forward to that one, as he told me he's played the sequel, NumberMaze Challenge.

Now, as for when I'll be doing these posts... I'm going to shoot for the middle of the week for KidPhonics, and weekend for NumberMaze, to make up for missing last week. No promises this time though.

After that, I'm... not really sure what else I could do. I do have a few ideas, but they would require more extensive reviews (read: more time than just a week), so I'm open to suggestions. I'll post a list of guidelines when I get around to it, but as a general rule of thumb, I'm limiting it to computer and video games that are available in digital format, and abandonware only.

But yes, I am going to find the time to do a review of KidPhonics this week, and like I said, I'm going to try to do a review of NumberMaze as well, but no guarantees. If I can't this week, then I'll do it next week for sure. So take care, and I'll see ya then!