Good grief. Miles is ACTUALLY better at Super Punch-Out than I am. Look at those energy bars! How does he DO it?!
Nothing says "My family definitely tried to play DVDs on a Nintendo Wii today" quite like coming home to this scene: I suspect they also tried using the PS5 with a PS3 controller. They were unsuccessful in their endeavors, but we can all rest easy knowing they were ultimately able to do...whatever it was they … Continue reading Year 5, Day 207
For the last couple of weeks, Miles has been asking me to put his tent up for a "camp out." Since Jaclyn was hosting a ladies' night downstairs this evening, I thought tonight would be the perfect time for a camping trip. Of course Miles's grand plan was for BOTH of us to sleep in … Continue reading Year 5, Day 197
In the days that followed our recent trip to Super Abari, Miles began honing his video game skills as we've tackled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge together. The Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers are the perfect size for him, and the game itself has really given Miles a chance to finally "get" how controller buttons … Continue reading Year 5, Day 171
Miles and I visited Video Game World tonight to peruse their current stock of used games, and Miles naturally became fixated on two not-so-great games from my childhood. And while I relented and picked up a copy of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game for the NES, I drew a hard line in the … Continue reading Year 5, Day 104
Although he's previously played some of the original game and watched the better-than-it-has-any-right-to-be feature film that came out a couple years ago, today was the day Miles decided to double-down on Sonic the Hedgehog. From the moment he stepped in the door, it was "Sonic cartoons," "Sonic games," and "Look at me! I'm Sonic the … Continue reading Year 4, Day 340
This evening while we were trying to get some vintage (good God, where have the years gone??) games running, Miles offered to help with a wisdom beyond his years. He must have seen me try this method at one point, but I'm surprised it stuck so quickly. https://videopress.com/v/VJGJYVOz?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata Sure, he blew onto the cartridge instead … Continue reading Year 4, Day 318
Nintendo's Mario Kart series is famous for throwing moving obstacles at players on nearly every course. When we're playing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Miles manages to fill the role of "huge, moving obstacle" pretty well.
Miles is steadily becoming more acquainted with video games, although the bowling in Nintendo's Clubhouse Games is pretty demanding in terms of hand(arm, leg)-eye coordination, especially when you're three. Fortunately, there IS a gutter guard option.
After stomping his first Goomba by himself in Super Mario Bros. 3: "I got this game!" He's just taken his first step (stomp?) into a larger world.