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Nes »

Gimmick!

Gimmick!

December 5, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Sunsoft continually raised the bar as to what was technically possible on the NES with all of their work seemingly culminating in Batman: Revenge of the Joker. But as brilliant...

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    December 3, 2014 at 5:57 pm
  • Robocop 3
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  • Commando
    Commando

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Snes »

Sparkster (SNES)

Sparkster (SNES)

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    November 7, 2014 at 5:40 pm

N64 »

Ridge Racer 64

Ridge Racer 64

December 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm

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  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
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    October 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
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    August 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm
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    MRC: Multi Racing Championship

    During the Nintendo 64’s first year on the market new releases were incredibly sparse and as such each and every...

    July 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

Genesis »

Virtua Racing

Virtua Racing

December 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm

As early as the beginning of the 90s it was obvious that 3d and polygons were the future of the industry and Sega were one of the main players pushing technology forward with...

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
    Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

    Sega Master System fans are intimately familiar with Alex Kidd, the Sega mascot who tried to carry the company...

    November 19, 2014 at 5:29 pm
  • Rambo III
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    November 5, 2014 at 5:46 pm
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    Sparkster (Genesis)

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    October 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Saturn »

Metal Slug

Metal Slug

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  Does anyone remember Cyber Lip? It was the pack in game for the Neo Geo and let me tell you it had nothing on Contra. For the price you were paying for the system they...

  • Galactic Attack
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    For as much as I might have made fun of the deluge of shmups during the 16-bit era (and rightfully so I might add)...

    October 20, 2014 at 5:49 pm
  • Battle Arena Toshinden: URA
    Battle Arena Toshinden: URA

    Toshinden URA what? It sure as hell isn’t a good fighting game. The jokes can practically write themselves. Battle...

    August 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm
  • In the Hunt
    In the Hunt

    Launch window games are usually shallow affairs designed to dazzle you with new technology to hide their lack of...

    July 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Dreamcast »

Crazy Taxi

Crazy Taxi

October 27, 2014 at 5:02 pm

With the exception of fighting games and the occasional sports title most arcade games are not built to be a lasting experience. Most offer quick thrills to occupy your time...

  • Power Stone
    Power Stone

    It is interesting to look back on Capcom’s history with 3d fighting games. Where they more or less invented and...

    August 25, 2014 at 6:12 am
  • Hydro Thunder
    Hydro Thunder

    When Sega reentered the home console market with the Dreamcast no one knew what to expect.  After all the Saturn...

    February 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm
  • Silver
    Silver

    These days what was once considered a strictly PC style RPG has now become the norm with turn based Japanese RPGS...

    June 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Turbo Grafx-16 »

Dungeon Explorer

Dungeon Explorer

December 10, 2014 at 6:12 am

If you were a Turbo Grafx-16 fan and also liked RPGs the pickings were incredibly slim unless you owned the CD add-on. And even then it wasn’t much better. Seeing as how...

  • Detana!! Twinbee
    Detana!! Twinbee

    I love Detana!! Twinbee. Even I can’t believe I just typed those words. For the longest time I abhorred the Twinbee...

    November 12, 2014 at 6:09 am
  • Syd Mead’s Terraforming
    Syd Mead’s Terraforming

    Throughout the history of the video game industry there have been many games that have relied on their graphical...

    October 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm
  • Ninja Gaiden (PC Engine)
    Ninja Gaiden (PC Engine)

    The NES version of Ninja Gaiden is one of my favorite games of all time. If you were to do an examination of just...

    September 26, 2014 at 6:55 pm

PS One »

Gradius Gaiden

Gradius Gaiden

December 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

I’ll always lament the death of the shmup in the transition to 3d. There were still a few released in the US thanks to Working Designs and their Spaz label but the truly...

  • Spyro the Dragon
    Spyro the Dragon

    Spyro the Dragon was something of a landmark title for the PlayStation. For years it was assumed that the system...

    October 22, 2014 at 5:38 pm
  • Silhouette Mirage
    Silhouette Mirage

    It was a sad day when Treasure’s Silhouette Mirage was passed over for US release. As the Saturn floundered in...

    August 20, 2014 at 4:49 pm
  • Bushido Blade
    Bushido Blade

    When gaming fully embraced 3d with the dawning of the 32-bit platforms nearly every genre went through a renaissance...

    July 16, 2014 at 4:28 pm

PlayStation 2 »

Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

October 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

2001 would prove to be a crucial year for the PlayStation 2 as the software that truly showed off the system’s potential and made early adopters proud of their purchase...

  • Mega Man X7
    Mega Man X7

    This review hurts to write. I love the Mega Man games through all of their various incarnations through the good...

    August 27, 2014 at 6:14 am
  • Darkwatch
    Darkwatch

    Halo hit the industry pretty hard in 2001 and is largely responsible for sparking the console first person shooter...

    February 28, 2014 at 6:24 pm
  • Shinobi
    Shinobi

    // // // ]]> In the inevitable transition to 3d during the PlayStation era many beloved classic franchises...

    June 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Gamecube »

Wave Race Blue Storm

Wave Race Blue Storm

October 29, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I can safely say that I’ve sunk more hours into Wave Race 64 than any other racing game outside of Super Mario Kart. I went into it with no expectations and was completely...

  • Lost Kingdoms
    Lost Kingdoms

    These days From Software are mostly known for the Dark Souls series of games as well as an endless parade of Armored...

    August 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm
  • Mario Kart Double Dash
    Mario Kart Double Dash

    Mario Kart Double Dash is often looked on as the black sheep of the series as it introduced many new elements that...

    February 26, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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    Eternal Darkness

    Eternal Darkness was a long time in coming, having started life on the Nintendo 64 before moving to the GameCube...

    June 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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