Author Archives: CrosroadsReviews

About CrosroadsReviews

Erek Ladd a.k.a. “CrosroadsReviews” is all about three things: Games, Music, and Videos. Ever since his introduction into the vast world of video games in the wonderful year of 1996 with Super Mario 64, gaming has taken over. In late 2012, he started his YouTube channel which features a variety of programming such as: The Game Corner, GameFacts, GameQuest, The Retro Radio Podcast and many other things including covers of game music and let’s plays.

Metroid – Kraid’s Lair (Heavy Metal Cover)

  A heavy metal take on the classic Kraid’s Lair theme from Metroid on the NES! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out our sister site: http://swnut77.com

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Double Dragon – Title Theme (Hard Rock Cover)

  Get ready to ROCK as Erek takes you through Double Dragon on a quest to rescue  your girlfriend with a hard rock remix of the classic title theme! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star …

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Wii Shop Channel Music [Jazz Remix]

  Get ready to spend those Wii shop points and browse for your favorite retro games alongside a super catchy and jazzy song! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out our …

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Chrono Cross – Scars Of Time [Cover]

  Chrono Cross is often seen as the lackluster follow up to the amazing game Chrono Trigger, but gameplay and story with held from that conversation, the music is just as great. So once again, Erek has covered another epic …

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Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow – Trainer Battle [Rock Cover]

  Get ready to relive the nostaliga of catching them all with this awesome version of the Trainer Battle theme from the original Pokemon games! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check …

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Chrono Trigger – Millennial Fair [Rock Cover]

  Chrono Trigger is a timeless game (no pun intended) with amazing gameplay and memorable music. If you love the classic tunes of Chrono Trigger, then this video is for you! Like the video? Keep in touch with new songs …

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Snatcher – One Night In Neo Kobe City [Title Theme Cover]

  Snatcher is an awesome game that is unfortunately buried under a high re-sell price. Hideo Kojima created a masterpiece with this game in terms of gameplay, story and even music. So as a tribute to this awesome game, Erek …

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Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood – Opposing Bloodlines [EPIC Rock Cover]

  We all know that the Castlevania series has amazing music that everyone loves. So here is an EPIC version of Opposing Bloodlines from Rondo Of Blood! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? …

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Megaman 3 – Sparkman’s Stage [Rock Arrange]

  The blue bomber has had some many classic tracks over the years, but what if they were re-made with a twist? Check out this rockin’ version of Sparkman’s stage! Liked the song? Download it for FREE:  https://erekladd.bandcamp.com/track/sparkman-rock-arrange For additional …

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Retro Game Remix Vol. 1 – Your Gaming Soundtrack Just Got Better

https://erekladd.bandcamp.com/releases Retro Game Remix is a compilation of thirteen songs that have delighted gamers over the last few decades brought to you in a new, fresh format. Each song has been carefully crafted to retain the original composers vision, but …

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Turrican II – Title Theme (80’s Rock Remix)

  Erek from CrossroadsReviews channeled his inner 80’s and put this together: His version of the title theme to a killer game, Turrican II. Chris Hülsbeck, who was the original composer, knew how to get that amazing sound of the …

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Space Harrier – Title Theme (Cover)

    The arcades back in the day gave birth to so many incredible songs. Check out this video featuring 80s like synths, galloping guitar & bass, and drums that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat that’ll take …

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Donkey Kong Country Retrospective (ft The Game Chasers, Gamester81 & RetroLiberty)

  Donkey Kong is one of the most iconic video game characters of all time. Join Erek in his historical retrospective of the series, as well as Gamester81, The Game Chasers & RetroLiberty with their thoughts about the game. For …

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A Retrospective Look At Nintendo Game Packs

    Take a retrospective look at these really cool Nintendo cards that were released in 1989. For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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Interview With Wood From The Game Quest

  Worlds collide when Erek the American goes down under to see Wood the Australian. Be sure to watch this action packed interview video full of 80’s montages and interesting questions and topics! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join …

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Interview With: A Retro Game Store

Have you ever wondered how retro game stores work? How do they value your trade-ins? What kind of rare items do you see in a retro store? Watch this interview to learn all of the interesting things that go on …

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Colecovision: A Retrospective Review

  If you’ve ever wondered about some older consoles that pre-dated the NES, check out this retrospective review to learn about the Colecovision, the arcade experience you could bring home. Sorry Atari! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the …

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EZ-Flash IV – GBA Flash Cart (Review)

  The ez-flash iv flash cartridge for the Gameboy Advance lets you play any and every variety of GBA games. Is it worth the investment? Or is it cheap plastic? For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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Ducktales – The Moon Theme (NES Cover)

Everyone loves The Moon Theme from Ducktales on the NES, right? Well, check out this rendition of it, WITH a sweet guitar solo, too! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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The Legend Of Zelda – Title Theme (NES Rock)

We all know that music from The Legend Of Zelda is timeless, but what if it was given a hard rock spin? Erek from Crossroads Reviews has arranged the title theme from the NES classic The Legend Of Zelda in …

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Chrono Trigger – Millenial Fair (Full Band Cover)

Chrono Trigger has some of the best music in video game history. Watch as Erek, from CrossroadsReviews, plays his one man band rendition of the song ‘Millennial Fair’. For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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What Game Makes You Mad?

Are there any game or games out there that just push your patience to the limit? Or is there a series that you can’t ever beat that makes you so mad you’ll throw a controller to the ground? For additional …

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Aban Hawkins & The 1001 Spikes – Review

A brand new game that is deeply rooted in 8-bit days gone by. Is Aban Hawkins & The 1001 Spikes sure to be the retro throwback hit of the summer? Or is does this cave exploring game fall short? For …

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Neo Geo Pocket Color – Review

The Neo Geo Pocket color is an extremely underrated console that doesn’t get enough praise. If you haven’t heard of it, check out this in-depth review for this total gem of a handheld. For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join …

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Keith Courage In Alpha Zones (Turbo Grafx 16 Review)

  If you thought pack-in games couldn’t get any worse, your body is not ready for this review of Keith Courage In Alpha Zones for the Turbo Grafx 16. For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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Games I Bought Recently: Portable Edition!

In preparation for his year long stay in Australia, Erek has picked up a TON of handheld games. If you’re looking for some new titles on 3DS or Ps VITA, be sure to check these pickups out! For additional posts …

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NES Rock Remix: Journey To Silius – Title Theme

  The NES has some classic memorable tunes, and Journey To Silius is not to be missed. Check out Erek from Crossroads Reviews’ rock remix of a classic NES song. For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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Chrono Trigger – Secret Of The Forest (Drum Cover – HQ Audio)

Chrono Trigger has one of the best soundtracks in gaming, but it just got better! Check out this version of Secret Of The Forest from one of the greatest RPGs of all time, now with drums! For additional posts by …

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Final Fantasy X: Memories

  Inspired by Rob Man and Johnny Millenium’s latest looks at Final Fantasy 6 & 7, Erek reminisces about one of his favorite Final Fantasies, Final Fantasy X. Do you have nostalgia for this game? Share your memories!

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Vectrex: A Retrospective

  Do you like 80’s pop culture? Do you like Video Games? Do you want to know more about both of those things? If the answer is yes, be sure to check out this retrospective look at the Vectrex! For …

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Nintendo Needs To Change NOW

    After recent bad news from Nintendo, Erek discusses a couple different strategies that might help them out in the future. Nintendo either needs to really re-focus on their business practices, or adapt to the gaming market as it …

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Recent Pickups! Disappointment In Sonic Lost World/Wii/DS Finds + Xenoblade!

  In this recent pickups video, Erek shows some really cool pickups as well as showing games he found in storage that he didn’t even know he had. For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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The Art Of Video Games Exhibit Tour

The Art Of Video Games Exhibit recently came around to Syracuse, NY. Join Erek as he gives you a tour of what cool stuff they on display and what kind of games you could play throughout the tour! For additional …

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RetroGameCon – Recap And Pickups!

Erek from Crossroads Reviews recently went to RetroGameCon in Syracuse, NY. Check out the video to learn more about what RetroGameCon was and what kind of awesome retro games he picked up! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the …

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Recent Pickups! Rebuilding My Collection – 20+ Games

After having to part with almost all of his game collection, Erek is rebuilding the game corner better than ever. With more than twenty awesome games in this video, be sure to stick around to see all the gaming goodness! …

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The Angry Video Game Adventures (Review)

  He’s gonna take you back to the past, to play the shitty games that suck ass. Does The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures make you want to have a buffalo take a diarrhea dump in your ear? Or would …

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Castle Of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse (Review)

  Is this 2013 remake of the classic platformer a retro gamer’s dream come true? Or is this just another poor attempt at a cash in on a beloved franchise? Be sure to check out this review to see what …

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More Sega Spectrum Speculation

    In this episode of Knights Of The Round, Scott and Erek discuss how Sega didn’t announce a console at E3 contrary to all the rumors and the actual likelihood of Sega putting out another console at all. Be …

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Knights Of The Round – The Xenoblade Mystery

In this new mini-podcast/talk show series, Scott from TSLN and Erek discuss the sudden resurgence of Xenoblade Chronicles thanks to GameStop. Be sure to check out Scott’s channels for more videos:http://www.youtube.com/user/TheScottLewisNetwork For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the new …

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Retron 3 Unboxing & Review

  Have you wanted to know how those three-in-one, knock off retro consoles work? Well, this is the video for you! In this video, Erek unboxes and reviews the Retron 3 by Hyperkin. Check it out! For additional posts by …

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Recent Pickups! Rare Obscure And Sought After – 30+ Games!

    In this latest pickups video, Erek shows that he found some old childhood games, and obscure console an one super rare and sought after Super Nintendo game. Be sure to stick around to see more than thirty games …

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How To Replace GameBoy Color Cartridge Batteries

  Ever wondered how to replace the batteries in your GameBoy Color games so you can preserve your save data? Check out this simple guide on how to do that! For additional posts by CrosroadsReviews: Click Here Join the new Gamester81 …

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Vector Racing 3DS (Review)

  If you thought vector graphics have been dead since the demise of the Vectrex, you’re in for a treat with this fun racer for the 3DS. Taking full advantage of these awesome throwback visuals, Vector Racing offers an awesome …

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The Gaming Arena Central Podcast (ft. Gamester 81)

    In episode 21 of The Gaming Arena Central Podcast, Gamester81 was kind enough to join us for a big Q&A section, discussing the future of the gaming industry as we know it, and we all chip in our …

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What Are Your Thoughts On Sonic: Lost World?

    If you’re a big fan of Sega’s flagship franchise, you’ll have some thoughts on the new game known as Sonic: Lost World. Do you think this is going to be one of the best Sonic games yet, or …

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Sega To Announce New Console At E3?

    Is Sega about to blow our minds at this up coming E3 in June? Are they about to bring new life to a video game industry that desperately needs something new and innovative? According to a few rumors …

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The Game Corner – What Makes Video Games Timeless?

    In this episode of The Game Corner, Erek shares his thoughts on what makes a video game timeless.  Is it the music, story line, graphics or anything else? Feel free to chime in with your thoughts and feelings …

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The Game Corner – Journey To Silus Review (Feat. Aaron from RetroLiberty)

With the help of a familiar face in Aaron from RetroLiberty, Erek fills the missing gap and does one last dual review. Is Journey To Silius an underrated gem or another 8-bit reject? If you’re a retro gaming fan, this …

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The Game Corner – Rad Racer Review

The late 1980s was a great time for video gaming. One of the gems that seems to have been forgotten is a classic NES racing title known as Rad Racer. In this episode of The Game Corner, Erek and Dakota …

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The Game Corner – The History Of Nintendo World Championships

  Nintendo World Championships was one of the biggest gaming events to ever happen. With a chance to win big prizes and limited edition game cartridges that are now worth thousands of dollars today, these championships have their place in …

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The Game Corner – Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball Review (SNES)

    Does this game contend for the worst game ever? Or does it have it’s own special charm that makes it likeable? Watch to find out!

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The Game Corner – The Top 5 Mario Games

    Find out which games made the cut and which games didn’t in this retrospective top five edition of The Game Corner by Erek from CrosroadsReviews!

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