Dragon Quest : Facts and Fiction

Originally posted on Dragon Quest Castle:
With a game of such magnitude, you know there will be rumours spreading like wildfire. As with most rumours, some have a basis in truth, while others are simply wrong. For instance, is the following statement true or false? “You can keep the iron safe from chapter 3 and…

Dragon Quest – Pafu-Pafu

Originally posted on Dragon Quest Castle:
Pafu-Pafu / Puff-Puff Pafu-Pafu is a running gag in the Dragon Quest titles whereby a bunny-girl will sandwich the hero’s face in between her breasts and then push them towards your face. Generally, the pafu-pafu scenes are in black and one must use their imagination. One can only speculate…

Transforming Sea Animal Robot – Bloodthirsty war Dolphin

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Candy Cigarettes Knock-Off Nerd Smoking Special

Candy Cigarettes are bad M’Kay? According to statistics Canada, between 1999 and 2012 the percentage of tobacco smokers aged 15 and older decreased from 25% to 16%. This stands in line with my own unscientific observations as I have noticed many of my friends and family have also quit smoking in the last few years,…

Retro memoirs: ZZT

Retro Game programming with ZZT. In my day job, I get to design and code software. Sure it’s related to business applications and not the next Dragon Quest or Megaman game, but I like it anyway. Even in my spare time, when I am not reviewing rubbish for the Knock-Off Nerd series, I am sitting…

Ghostbusters Knock-off toy: Spook Chasers

Spook chasers – Retro Knock-Off Ghostbusters Toys. You know it’s going to be a great day when you wake up with the theme to Ghostbusters playing on loop in your head. Regardless of how many years pass, this song is flawless, perfect in every single possible way. Ghostbusters was an integral part of my childhood…

Nintendo/Topps “Game Packs” 1989 cards

Nintendo retro trading cards and stickers. I want to take you back to 1989, when nothing mattered more to me than Nintendo and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In fact, just writing this sentence makes me want to play TMNT II: The Arcade game on my NES. At that time, I was also a card…