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About SilverMongoose

Silver Mongoose started his youtube channel during the recession when times were tough. He made the videos he wanted to see, trying to fit as much information about a console in his 20-25 minute Buyer’s Guide/ Reviews. Since then, this Canadian has posted some of the first (if not the first) Video Game Memories videos on youtube, controversial “My Take” videos that discuss his option on various video game topics, “Gaming Favourites” where he talks to other gamers for hours about something they love in gaming, and other random videos. Silver Mongoose loves trying out games of all styles and genres on every system he can get his hands on, generally shying away from most AAA titles (Let’s be honest, millions of used copies will still be around in 10 years). Trying out oddballs like Sneak King, Quest for the Rings, and Muscle March are always a blast. To Silver Mongoose, playing a 25 year old game for the first time can be just as fulfilling as playing a new one right off the shelf. When he’s not gaming on his own, he’s playing Monster Hunter Tri online with his brother, or playing through Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and classic Adventure games with his fiancé.

Wii Reviews: Red Steel 2

  A new series where I discuss some great games on the Wii. The first episode looks at Red Steel 2, one of the best (and only uses) of the Wii motion plus.  Stylish, smooth, and tons of fun, it …

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My “White Whales” of Gaming

    Everyone has their “Panzer Dragoon Saga” or “Stadium Events” but my white whales are a bit different. Check out the video below to see. For additional posts by Sivermongoose: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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My Favourite Games with Games in Them

Lots of games have great games in them. I’m not talking about mini games here, I’m talking about full-fledged games crammed in other games! These are my favourites. If you have some, please comment below. For additional posts by Sivermongoose: Click …

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My Most Quoted Games

  Since the early arcade days players have been quoting their favourite dialogue from games. My family, friends, and I were no exception. Here are some games we have been quoting for years. For additional posts by Sivermongoose: Click Here Join …

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Modded, Backlit GBA Unboxing – “Dingy DMG Model”

I don’t do unboxings very regularly, but this was a super cool item I have been wanting for many years and I thought some of you might appreciate it. For additional posts by Sivermongoose: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum

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Gaming Favourites Ep. 9: VG Music, No Nostalgia Edition

Join Noodles, Crow (RetroRoadshow) and I as we listen to video game music that have no nostalgic value for us at all. Listen as I butt in, realize as I am typing this that I missed one of my own …

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Game Boy Camera Review / Demonstration

  Howdy there youngins I finally get to doing a video I’ve been wanting to make for 3 years. I thoroughly take you through all the cool things you can do with the Game Boy Camera, a neat accessory released …

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Mario RPG Cake in Real Life

  For my friend’s birthday, I baked her Bundt Cake, a boss in Super Mario RPG. Check out the video to see how well it turned out. Not bad for my first cake, eh? For additional posts by Sivermongoose: Click …

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The Best Looking Fake GBA Game I’ve Ever Seen

  Recently I came into possession of the best looking GBA bootleg I have ever seen. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good at first glace. I break it down and show you the differences. For additional posts by Sivermongoose: Click …

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Majora’s Crafts

It has been over a year since I have posted anything here on Gamester81.com. Not from lack of interest, mind you, but 2013 was a very important year in my life and youtube had seriously taken a back burner… the …

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My Nintendo 64 Memories

  I share some  memories of jumping into the 3rd dimension of gaming. Please feel free to share below, in the Gamester81 forums, in the video comments or by posting a video response. For additional posts by Sivermongoose:  Click Here Join …

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Kururin Squash! Review (GameCube – Japan Only)

Usually, I don’t do reviews because I don’t have a way to capture good footage but I noticed that not a single video review has been made for this game. I could not let this charming and unique puzzle game …

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Gaming Favourites Ep 6: The Nintendo GameCube

    OnlyUseMeFeet and I discuss why this little purple box should not be overlooked, discuss some its amazing games, Nintendo’s drastic franchise shifts, the Capcom 5, the downfall of Rare, and more. For additional posts by Sivermongoose:  Click Here Join …

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SEGA Dreamcast Review / Buyer’s Guide

  Today I discuss the ill-fated SEGA Dreamcast. Unlike other system developers, SEGA went out with a bang and made one of the most loved systems out there. It revolutionized the world of gaming by popularizing cell shaded graphics, online …

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Marvin’s Mittens Review

In this simple platformer, you play as a kid who has his mitten stolen. On your quest to retrieve it, you gain the ability to double jump. Collect the snowflakes gathered around the world and your jumping ability is increased, …

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Gaming Favourites Ep 5: The Final Fantasy Series

  Crow from the RetroRoadshow and Noodles join me again as we discuss the Final Fantasy Series. Noodles suggests FFVI be made into an opera, Crow compares the series to Dragon Quest, and I ask the question: What’s the deal …

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Gaming Favourites Ep. 4: Video Game Music

  Noodles and I sit down to listen to and discuss some of our favourite video game soundtracks. Crow (RetroRoadshow) also returns to join us as we discuss the merit of VG Music, why Guile’s Theme goes with everything, and …

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Dark, Cold, and Alone

    For a long time I’ve been attracted to certain themes in games. I’ve always liked levels that take place at night, where all is silent. Cold levels have also also attracted me with their harsh winds and chilling …

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Summer Games

With the summer in full swing and the awe-inspiring Olympics kicking off, there is no better way to celebrate than by staying indoors and playing video games. Who needs the sun for vitamin D anyways? They have pills for that …

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Game Boy Color Review / Buyer’s Guide

Today I talk about the Game Boy Color, Nintendo’s underwhelming successor to the original Game Boy. Released in 1998, the Game Boy Color is viewed by some as a stopgap system, released only to buy Nintendo some time until the …

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Gaming Favourites Ep. 3: Majora’s Mask

ZeldaGameGod returns to Gaming Favourites to continue our Zelda discussion. Craig from TvandLust joins us as well to discuss our favourite game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. I learn that I am terrible at articulating my …

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3DO Review / Buyer’s Guide

  In the 1990s Trip Hawkins wanted to make a disc-based system with more graphical power to advance the video game market. Furthermore, he wanted this system to be next multimedia device and be in every home. The 3DO Interactive …

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Playing Like it’s 1988

When I first heard about Phantasy Star many moons ago, it was through another gamer. He raved about the amazing anime style graphics, the gorgeous animation, the great music, and how the whole experience opened up a whole new world …

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