Posts Tagged ‘super’

Never give up. Trust your instincts.

March 2, 2011

Star Fox 2
I got some mail today. A small package that was shipped from the other side of this planet. It contained a superb english version of the unreleased game, Star Fox 2, for the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System).

Ive only tried the game a little so far, but it feels like a really good game. Too bad Nintendo never officially released it. Its a nice sequel to the excellent Star Fox (or Star Wing as we call it here in Europe) -saga.

Im glad though, that this version of the game exist, even though its not an official release. I got the goosebumps when inserting that Star Fox 2 cartridge into the SNES console, and powering it up. lol Nostalgia, and yet, something New, at the same time.

If you get hold of this game, try it out. (And if you dont want to bother with actually finding a real snes cartridge version of the game, the game is available for any snes emulator)

I shot some video footage of the game. Have a look if you like 😉
-Never give up. Trust your instincts! – James McCloud

Camera: HTC Desire – Android.
Console: SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) (PAL region)
Game: Star Fox 2 (NTSC region) – (unofficial)
Adaptor: UA Universal Adaptor Expert Version
Game used as adaptor: Star Wing (PAL version)

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Extinct, King Koopa-Style Giant Turtle Found on Pacific Island

August 21, 2010

Now this is some interesting science 🙂

Extinct, King Koopa-Style Giant Turtle Found on Pacific Island
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/08/last-giant-land-turtle#ixzz0xGz1rfmq

A bizarre type of giant land turtle thought to have gone extinct 50,000 years ago survived until recently on at least one small Pacific island.
Dozens of bones found in a 3,000-year-old archaeological site on Vanuatu belong to a previously-undescribed species of meiolaniid, a turtle family that evolved 50 million years ago and resembled walking fortresses.

One species is even named Ninjemys, in honor of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, though M. platyceps looks much more like Super Mario Brothers 3-vintage Bowser, the King Koopa