goemon’s great adventure - x2.2 difficulty for the team ~ mr. hardhead ~ lost valley (nintendo 64)
this game is a little bit controversial for me, because although i can admit that it has both better gameplay and music to the previous n64 goemon game, i can’t actually say that i like it better overall? oh nostalgia, you are just dumb as hell.
i remember this was one of the first games i actually looked up and downloaded videos for on the internet (we got the net real late). my grandparents were nice enough to rent it for me when i was staying over at their house one weekend, and that was the first time they had to put their foot down and tell me to “go outside once in a while”.
i’m sorry, but what did they really expect?
so anyways, this song might be my favorite from the soundtrack. i’m not sure. it’s all so amazing. and the n64 goemon music is definitely my favorite when compared to the other versions. but this song. catchy. fucking. amazing bouncy ass rhythmatic song. just listen to those drums. it kinda reminds me of donkey kong country, actually….
Goemon’s Great Adventure is rated E for Everyone, somehow.
my childhood :)
My adolescence! I hate how slept on this gem of a game was.
now you got my eyes following the places you go,
i’m caught up in ya vibe, tryna kick it like judo
On a scale of 0 to Avril Lavigne how much do you think you’ll regret your current life choices in a few years
Folk Magic: The Hex Signs of Pennsylvania
In 1952, a Berks County folk artist named Johnny Ott started painting and selling colorful, stylized discs inspired by the large, decorative stars that commonly adorned the barns across Pennsylvania German Country (still colloquially known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country). Unlike barn stars, which were painted directly on the sides of structures, the wooden hex signs, a term likely derived from the Pennsylvania German word “hexafoo” or “witch’s foot,” could be ported around and hung not just on barns, but anywhere. Ott marketed hex signs as objects of folk magic, ascribing specific meaning and power to the symbolism on the signs.
If you believe in that kind of thing, four- and five-pointed stars conjure good luck. Eight-pointed stars conjure fertility or abundance. Two distelfinks — the Pennsylvania German word for goldfinches — conjure love and happiness in marriage. Sixteen points bring prosperity. A bird of paradise means welcome. The rosettes and stars of a “Daddy Hex” ward off famine. Oaks and acorns bring strength.
Keep reading for so much more magic: Hex Signs of Pennsylvania, on Atlas Obscura!