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Nes »

Rocketeer

Rocketeer

March 30, 2015 at 6:09 pm

I remember the insane marketing blitz surrounding the Rocketeer. From toys, fast food tie-ins, to commercials Disney went all out in a bid to convince you that this was the...

  • Titan Warriors
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the Firemen

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  • X-Kalibur 2097
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N64 »

Ridge Racer 64

Ridge Racer 64

December 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm

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    October 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm
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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 »

Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention

Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention

March 18, 2015 at 8:59 pm

I’ll admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of Ren & Stimpy back in the day. That type of weird gross out humor just wasn’t my cup of tea. But I could recognize a brilliant...

  • Risky Woods
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    Electronic Arts is most famous for their numerous sports games and it is fair to say that they are still number...

    March 4, 2015 at 7:02 pm
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    January 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm
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    Of all the publishers entering the 16-market I’m sure many like myself were anticipating what Sunsoft would cook...

    January 21, 2015 at 5:22 pm

Saturn »

Metal Slug

Metal Slug

December 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  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
    Galactic Attack

    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...

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    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

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    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 »

Mystic Formula

Mystic Formula

March 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Top down shooters were pretty rough affairs on the Turbo Grafx. Final Zone 2 is just a bad game overall, Last Alert is decent but has some of the worst voice acting in history...

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    March 11, 2015 at 8:53 pm
  • Alien Crush
    Alien Crush

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    January 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm
  • Ordyne
    Ordyne

    Generally speaking I’m not fond of overly cute games. I don’t want to give the impression that I’m some kind...

    December 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm

PS One »

Gaia Seed

Gaia Seed

January 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm

I’ve always been fascinated by the expensive, rare import games. You hear stories of games like Radiant Silvergun and Psychic Assassin Taromaru that used to routinely fetch...

  • Gradius Gaiden
    Gradius Gaiden

    I’ll always lament the death of the shmup in the transition to 3d. There were still a few released in the US...

    December 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm
  • 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

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...

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    Mega Man X7

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    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
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    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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    June 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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