Thanks to everyone for their patience while I finish up Episode 43. I've been so insanely busy this last month or so. My mother was in the hospital, I was sick, then my wife was sick... it's been hectic. Also, I've been unable to focus lately because I've so excited about the upcoming Hunger Games movie! OK... not really. I'm not even really sure what The Hunger Games is. It's a kid's book that's supposed to be the new Twilight or something? Yet adults are reading it? And its sort of like Battle Royale? I don't understand any of this stuff.
Episode 43 has been completely recorded and only needs to be edited at this point. If I buckle down and work steadily, it might be ready by Sunday. No promises.
In other news, qayllS has pointed out this link to a post about a Famitsu reader's poll of the top 100 Famicom games. The poll is a few years old, but still quite instructional. You might recall I discussed another Famitsu poll about the top 100 games (all platforms) and was shocked and horrified by Super Mario Bros 3's low showing. Thankfully, the Famicom list corrects that error, with SMB 3 taking the third spot. Other than that the two lists line up pretty well in terms of Famicom games, with both lists agreeing that Dragon Quest III, Final Fantasy III, Super Mario Bros, Dragon Quest II and Dragon Quest IV are among the best 8-bit titles. The kids in Japan just loved themselves some Dragon Quest back then.
There is quite a bit of complete insanity on this list, most notably that Spelunker placed above Metroid. And somehow Castlevania III ranks at #75, below complete and utter crap like Kinnikuman, Ikki and various Dragon Ball games. Hell, Contra placed well below Wagyan Land! I hate to jump on the "Japan, you so crazy!" bandwagon -- but this list is pretty weird. There are some really odd omissions: Ninja Gaiden, Bionic Commando, and Super C to name a few.
So, keep your eyes open for the huge, 20 game, new episode of Chrontendo soon!