Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 29 - Y




Game

Yoshi's Island (Nintendo 1995) - (Super Mario World 2)  As usual, Nintendo takes the established formula and makes something brand new, this time in the form of egg tossing and baby sitting (The irony of that just hit me).
This is one of my favorite games in the Mario series.  With great music, varied levels and tons of new challenges, it's truly addictive.

Special Mentions: Young Merlin (SNES)

Music

Yngwie Malmsteen - This was a close one.  I almost said Yes (of whom I couldn't list a single song) or Neil Young (of whom I couldn't list a single song) but then Yngwie came to mind.
Yngwie is a Swedish guitarist who could be considered one of the best guitarists in the world... At least top 15.  He's especially known for his mad sweep picking skills.  I prefer hearing him shred or cover instrumentals over anything lyrical his band puts out.  Here's a vid of Yngwie shredding.  He's good.  But let's face it.  He's no Petrucci.