G.O.R.F. (Galactic Orbiting Robot Force)

Let’s take a trip down my memory lane to about 1983/84. I was at an arcade with my favorite aunt when I heard in an electronic voice “Tatatatatata”. The game was taunting me! Oh, how it mocked me with its electronic voice which at the time was unheard of when it was released anyway in 1981.

The cabinet I remember looked similar to a Tron cabinet using the same controller method except for the neon glowing handle anyway. It had everything a person wanted in a shooter! EVERYTHING! We had Space Invaders, Galaxian, a high-speed warp zone shooter level, and the MOTHER SHIP! KA BOOOOMMMMMM! It would EXPLODE if you managed to land that one critical shot.

TOKEN TOKEN TOKEN I was hooked the sounds were outstanding as I blasted away at enemy ships thinking I was piloting my newfound ship against aliens from another world. My aunt saw my love of the game and it would be that year I would find a copy for my Colecovision for my birthday.

With Colecovision’s ability to bring home the arcade. THIS ONE WAS better in my opinion graphically but lacked the taunting voice chip ability. It is still one of my most played games on the system bringing back memories of sitting in my parent’s room playing on the ‘ol t.v. until my wrists hurt. Pushing my rank higher and higher as I’d complete round after round of gameplay.

The game was also ported to the 2600, 5200, and several computers at the time. But none touched the CV in my opinion. I wish I had more hands-on experience with the arcade game in my adult life but finding one is very difficult let alone finding a classic arcade. So my wrists will hurt until I die playing my CV version in the future.

I found a great video showing the CV version of gameplay on Youtube. If you like it be sure to subscribe to the author to give credit where credit is due!

Video of the Colecovision game.

The following was written by ChatGPT and was used because I’m not really great at expressing certain things. THIS IS THE ONLY PART that used that tool. The game consisted of the following aspects.

  1. Space Warp: Players faced individual enemy ships one-on-one.
  2. Astro Battles: Similar to Space Invaders, players had to destroy formations of enemy ships.
  3. Laser Attack: This level involved dodging and destroying enemy laser fire.
  4. Flag Ship: Players had to defeat a large enemy mothership that launched various types of attacks.
  5. Galaxians: A variant of Galaxian-style gameplay where formations of enemy ships would dive down to attack the player’s ship.

That’s all for ChatGPT. I highly recommend this game based on my childhood fun with it and the difficulty that it provides. As well as the ability to play different types of games within the overall game.

(The document was edited for grammar by Grammerly)

Opinion: Carrier Air Wing / U.S. Navy

Today I’m going to talk about one of my favorite side-scrolling shooters. In the United States, it was called Carrier Air Wing and in Japan, it was known as U.S. Navy. Virtually the same game just different names.

Released in 1990, the American version was ported to the SNES and was as faithful of an arcade-to-home port as one could get on the system at the time. The game really portrays the United States as a global hero with no one else could do the job. Almost like a Michael Bay film portraying the U.S. Armed Forces in the greatest light possible. Which he should! Being a former Army Medic I understand the importance of what Bay tries to do to rally national morale and wonder at our service men and women. It’s really just recruiting, kind of what U.S. Navy /Carrier Air Wing did on the video game front.

I’ve made a couple of animated files of the openings for each of the games. Notice anything different besides the name? I didn’t. I know it wasn’t really a review but more of an opinion piece. Hope you enjoy the mini animated gifs I made.

Carrier Air Wing (American)
U.S. Navy

I also found a video on youtube of a playthrough of the arcade game if you like it give the author a thumbs up!:

Grammer and Punctuation help from Grammerly.

Loot Crate: Witch King of Angmar!

Got this beauty in from Sideshow Collectibles! The detail and fear it inspires are real! It’s a little over a foot tall and the sword is actually metal! Why they didn’t do the same with the mace is odd but perhaps they wanted the chain to sit as it does. Over all I’m super happy with this as the Nazg├╗l are my favorite species / race? In Lord of the Rings.

Witch King!

Watch out for Rootpal…

Let me take the time to put out a warning DO NOT USE the company rootpal. They will go offline for months at a time and not offer support, phone or chat goes offline and you are left with a site that is held hostage!!! I managed to get my site back and moved to my new host after MONTHS of downtime. I’m not even going to put a link to them. I picked up a lifetime wordpress hosting package though a very well known e-commerce site as a deal and had nothing but headaches after about what 6 months. AGAIN AVOID ROOTPAL!!!!