I've received some positive comments regarding the #gogpmailbag posts, thanks for the feedback by the way, so here it is again. Today's game in the spotlight is Sonic Spinball.
@swankbowser reminisces "I remember being pretty good at Sonic spinball as a kid, tried it again recently and I suck at it! It's still fun to play, though!"
@cutdog1342 recalls a tough time "Man sonic spinnall. It's still my game. I remember when I got it I made the mistake of trying to cut my hair for the first time, luckily my neighbor was pretty good and got me straight! The music and the gameplay got me though a rough Detroit winter that included a few snow days". There you have it Sonic Spinball inspired Cutdog to cut his own hair, thank God for his neighbour!
@Cadcommander wants to add "my former best friend and I used to play this competitively against each other on the Sega megadrive collection on the Gamecube. I was losing 20 - 2 one night and made a comeback to win 52 - 22, or something crazy like that, in the end both of us could barely see after but it was cool! It was around 2004". That might be the greatest comeback in competitive video game playing history!
@the_chronicles_of_a_gamer quickly points out that "Sonic Spinball is ok, nothing really special but a descent time killer".
@daneofurexistence wanted us to know "I have such mixed feelings about Sonic Spinball. I had it as a kid and I'd play it now and then, so there's nostalgia for me. However, I rarely beat the first level and while I can't call it a bad game, it just leaves me feeling.... 'blah'". I agree with Dane. I get annoyed by the pinball portions of Sonic CD, and Spinball is a full game dedicated to that. It's too much, I could play this game for maybe 10 minutes, but after that I start losing my mind.
Thanks to everyone who sent in their quotes, and if you want to be included next time just put the hashtag #gogpmailbag in your post and I'll quote you. Best of all you get a shout out at the same time. It doesn't matter what game you happen to be playing, I'll get to them all. I will also be asking for quotes for certain games along the way as usual.
“Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Oak! People call me the Pokémon Prof! This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokémon! For some people, Pokémon are pets. Other use them for fights. Myself… I study Pokémon as a profession.” ~Professor Oak, Pokémon Red & Blue.
Title: Pokémon Red & Blue
Release Date: February 27, 1996
Developer: Game Freak
Replay Value: 7
Summary: At the end of the Game Boy’s lifespan, Nintendo and Game Freak decided to drop the best-selling role-playing games of all time. Pokémon Red Version & Pokémon Blue Version. Pokémon as a series is one of Nintendo’s best selling games with the heavy hitters such as Super Mario and Legend of Zelda. First let’s start with the plot, now it starts with the player beginning his journey in Pallet Town, a small town in the region that you’re in called Kanto. Both you and your rival are granted to choose one Pokémon as your starter. The Grass-type Bulbasaur, the Fire-Type Charmander, or the Water-Type Squirtle. Depending on which starter you choose, your rival will choose a starter that has a type advantage challenges the player to a preliminary battle. After you beat your rival, you the player sets off his journey across Kanto, defeat all 8 gym leaders, and other trainers stronger than you until he reached his final goal. The Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau. In your journey, you’ll meet up with the villains in the game, Team Rocket. A criminal group that seeks use Pokémon for bad intentions. After a few run-ins with them, you will eventually go up against the leader of the criminal group Giovanni who is the final gym leader in the region. The final portion of the game, the player will battle Champion, your rival after beating the Elite Four. Once you have defeated your rival, you’re now titled Champion of the Kanto region. (MORE OF REVIEW BELOW⤵️)