Coming Soon. Or not.
So what the hell is the purpose of this website? It's a collection of reviews for obscure arcade games you probably have never played, or even heard of for that matter... and articles on other fun trivial arcade game facts. I promise your life will be completely enriched by the rare, yet useless information provided here.
This website looks like shit and won't win any web design awards. You have been warned. Also, this site makes gratuitous use of title tags on images. If you're not mouseover'ing images, you're missing out on some dumb jokes!
August 8th, 2018 - Aaaaand we're back.
At some point in early January 2018, things started going wonky with the marpirc.net domain that this site has been hosted on since 2004. Basically it decided to kill every normal index.html page with an "Access denied." error, and deny me a way to log in to the FTP at all to fix it. My attempts to email the admininstrator were met with silence, so this page just kinda languished in disarray for 6 months or so. But the good folks at rustedlogic.net wanted to take me in and make sure this webpage still had some sort of presence on the internet, so here we are!
No, there's no new content here. I know I haven't added a full-fledged review or anything since 2013. Will it ever be updated again? Maybe! Never say never. For the time being though, this page will continue to serve as an archive for my old silly writings. I still stream a lot of arcade game related stuff on my twitch channel, so if you're interested in arcade game ramblings from me then you should probably stop by there sometime!
Apologies in advance if there's any dead links pointing to marpirc.net, I think I went through all the pages to make sure everything was updated but it's possible I missed something. Please let me know if this is the case.
See You Next!
For these 11+ years, the site's been hosted on the marpirc.net domain (along with of course The MAME Action Replay Page, one of the most important sites on the internet for documenting world-class arcade emulator play). I sincerely want to thank seymour for graciously allowing me to piggyback on the site by providing me with my own little subdomain here. It actually started off as just a place to store some images and other files, and then I decided to try making my own dumb little webpage with the alloted space. seymour is not interested in hosting the marpirc.net domain any more, but other interested parties have stepped up, so in theory this site shouldn't be going anywhere. But if MARP gets moved at any point in the future then this site will probably end up 404'ing. Even if, worst case scenario here, marpirc.net disappears forever and doesn't get rehosted, I've backed up all these files to my hard drive so nothing will vanish into the ether forever. Then it's just a matter of finding a new host.
And actually, I've also considered just saying "fuck it" and buying my own domain. Of course, I wouldn't want to end up paying for a website that never gets updated, so... maybe it would motivate me to write more things...?!? I've also considered just moving my efforts away from this antiquated mid-90's website design into the standard blog format that's all the rage now. I feel kinda stuck having this site that only seems to deal in updates that are always entirely focused around everything pertaining to a single game. I've always had idea for some smaller things I've wanted to talk about that unfortunately feel like they would be out of place next to a full expose on The Super Spy. Granted, I could keep going with this site and just make a new section for this stuff, but everything looks nicer in the standard blog format. No way I'm going to put any actual effort into learning webpage design or anything!
January 11th, 2013 - Oops, this took a little longer than expected. But here it is, another actual update with new content. And this isn't just any update, oh no. This is The Super Spy, a review/walkthrough that took me 6 years to finish. I'm not joking here. I originally had the idea to just make a page focusing on Pink, the female next-to-last boss of the game in 2006, but it seemed weird not to really make an effort at covering the rest of the game. I knew of course that the game had lots of material that would be worth talking about, and wondered if I should do a sort of visual walkthrough for the game. Of course, I realized how much work that would entail and lost interest in doing that very quickly. Over time I tried coming back to it and would type up a little bit for it here and there, but it was still too daunting. Finally a couple months ago, at the same time I started working on the Skate Kid Bros page, I decided it was time to see The Super Spy through to completion and resumed working on it. It's ballooned out of control and become even longer than I feared it would be, but it's over and done with and submitted for your reading pleasure.
I don't think I'll ever do another "review" on this website that's as long as The Super Spy, but I'm still trying to commit to getting some more updates out in the near future! Possibly a new section for things I want to talk about that don't merit "full" reviews (because boy am I ready to tackle some much shorter stuff now after this).
The ancient never-gonna-be-updated page Shock Therapy is right here.