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Nes »

Batman Returns (NES)

Batman Returns (NES)

September 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

With the onslaught of Batman Returns video games I found it surprising that Konami bothered to create an NES edition although looking back it should have been common sense....

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    1943 – the Battle of Midway

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September 12, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Like platformers starring Cavemen shooters starring witches at one point had their time in the spotlight, at least in Japan. A few would trickle over to the US like Magical...

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    August 13, 2014 at 7:04 pm
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    August 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm

N64 »

Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer

Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer

August 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

When the Star Wars: Episode One video game adaptations were announced I’ll admit, I was disappointed that the N64 would be “saddled” with just a pod racing game, especially...

  • MRC: Multi Racing Championship
    MRC: Multi Racing Championship

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    July 18, 2014 at 8:04 am
  • Top Gear Overdrive
    Top Gear Overdrive

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    May 23, 2014 at 7:03 pm
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    Banjo Kazooie

    Once Super Mario 64 revolutionized the industry we all knew, it was only a matter of time until the clones came...

    February 17, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Genesis »

Last Battle

Last Battle

September 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Everyone remembers Altered Beast, Golden Axe, and Ghouls N’ Ghosts at the Sega Genesis launch but there is one game that no one dares speak of. The Last Battle is a bad...

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    Turrican

    Turrican is a series that garnered a massive following in the UK on the various computer formats it debuted on....

    September 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm
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    Long before Core Design became synonymous with Lara Croft they were one of Sega’s strongest supporters, releasing...

    August 11, 2014 at 9:15 am
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    I’ve never envied developers who have to create games based on licenses. Some like DuckTales practically lend...

    July 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Saturn »

Battle Arena Toshinden: URA

Battle Arena Toshinden: URA

August 18, 2014 at 4:58 pm

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  • 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
  • Die Hard Arcade
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    The 32-bit generation saw a renaissance within many genres as they moved to 3d, most specifically sports, racing,...

    May 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm
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    While I love the Shining Force strategy RPGs I have a love/hate relationship with the various attempts made at...

    February 21, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Dreamcast »

Power Stone

Power Stone

August 25, 2014 at 6:12 am

It is interesting to look back on Capcom’s history with 3d fighting games. Where they more or less invented and perfected the modern interpretation of 2d fighters their...

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    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
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    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
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    // // // ]]> I remember Rage software as a developer who was all style with little substance.  Quick to jump...

    February 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Turbo Grafx-16 »

Dragon Saber

Dragon Saber

August 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I loved Dragon Spirit in the arcade and at home in both of its ports. So when Dragon Saber hit the arcade I was ecstatic but also anticipated a home port like before. Sadly...

  • Riot Zone
    Riot Zone

    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery or so they say. But what about an imitation of an imitation? There’s...

    July 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm
  • Psychosis
    Psychosis

    For a shooter to enter the crowded Turbo Grafx-16 market and stand out it has to do something different. Between...

    May 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm
  • Forgotten Worlds (Turbo Grafx-16)
    Forgotten Worlds (Turbo Grafx-16)

    Forgotten Worlds was one of the first Genesis games released and also one of the first I had the pleasure of playing....

    May 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm

PS One »

Silhouette Mirage

Silhouette Mirage

August 20, 2014 at 4:49 pm

It was a sad day when Treasure’s Silhouette Mirage was passed over for US release. As the Saturn floundered in America at the very least Sega still provided a consistent...

  • 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
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    In the Hunt

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

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  • Harmful Park
    Harmful Park

      I don’t know when the American videogame industry decided that the shmup genres time had passed but I...

    May 21, 2014 at 6:23 am

PlayStation 2 »

Mega Man X7

Mega Man X7

August 27, 2014 at 6:14 am

This review hurts to write. I love the Mega Man games through all of their various incarnations through the good times and the bad. The formula does become repetitive after...

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    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
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    June 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm
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    Gungrave

    For many years the action genre suffered in the transition to 3d.  Whether it was an atrocious camera, terrible...

    February 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Gamecube »

Lost Kingdoms

Lost Kingdoms

August 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm

These days From Software are mostly known for the Dark Souls series of games as well as an endless parade of Armored Core sequels and expansions. However before they hit the...

  • Mario Kart Double Dash
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    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
  • Eternal Darkness
    Eternal Darkness

    // // // ]]> Eternal Darkness was a long time in coming, having started life on the Nintendo 64 before moving...

    June 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm
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