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  • Mickey to Donald: Magical Adventure 3

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  • Salamander

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  • Astro Fang

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  • Melfand Stories

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  • Mega Turrican

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Nes »

Adventure Island III

Adventure Island III

May 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm

While I was not a humongous fan of Adventure Island the second game in the series went a long way toward making me appreciate what Master Higgins had to offer. It also helped...

  • Astro Fang
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    April 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm
  • Image Fight
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    April 13, 2015 at 8:27 pm
  • Cosmic Epsilon
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    It’s curious to look back on the NES library and see which genres were underrepresented. Despite Nintendo’s...

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Snes »

Doom Troopers: Mutant Chronicles

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April 29, 2015 at 6:31 pm

I loved side scrolling action games during the 16-bit era and they were second only to RPGs as my favorite genre. But to an extent the pickings were a bit slim. After loving...

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    Mickey to Donald: Magical Adventure 3

    Looking back it sucks that Capcom took such a huge bath on the console ports of Super Street Fighter 2 and as such...

    April 24, 2015 at 7:05 pm
  • Melfand Stories
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    Side scrolling beat em ups were at the height of their popularity in the early 90s with every console not named...

    April 17, 2015 at 6:05 pm
  • Go Go Ackman
    Go Go Ackman

    Next to shooters platformers are some of the easiest games to import as any semblance of a story is merely window...

    April 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm

N64 »

Ridge Racer 64

Ridge Racer 64

December 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Back in the 32-bit era the thought of Ridge Racer or any Namco property appearing on a rival platform was pretty much blasphemous. Their partnership with Sony was one of the...

  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
    Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

    Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was on old comic’s property from the 1950s that I’m sure not many remembered until it...

    October 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
    Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer

    When the Star Wars: Episode One video game adaptations were announced I’ll admit, I was disappointed that the...

    August 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm
  • MRC: Multi Racing Championship
    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 »

Truxton

Truxton

April 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

I briefly played Truxton in the arcade but had no recollection of it before finally renting it completely by chance. My memories of a fast action game that never let up held...

  • Syd of Valis
    Syd of Valis

    I’ve never understood the appeal of the whole super deformed thing. I get the whole “cute” angle of it but...

    April 15, 2015 at 7:37 pm
  • Mega Turrican
    Mega Turrican

    I really did not like Turrican on Genesis and I’m sure I’ve elaborated on why in my review. So the fact that...

    April 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm
  • Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention
    Ren & Stimpy: Stimpy’s Invention

    I’ll admit that I wasn’t the biggest fan of Ren & Stimpy back in the day. That type of weird gross out...

    March 18, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Saturn »

Cyberbots

Cyberbots

May 4, 2015 at 6:31 pm

With the advent of the Saturn and PlayStation in the mid-90s the chances of seeing home ports of all the big budget arcade games increased dramatically. While the 3d games...

  • Metal Slug
    Metal Slug

      Does anyone remember Cyber Lip? It was the pack in game for the Neo Geo and let me tell you it had nothing...

    December 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm
  • 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

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 »

Salamander

Salamander

April 22, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Any fan of NES shooters is undoubtedly familiar with Life Force. As the sequel to Gradius we all thought the game was excellent, building on what we loved about Gradius and...

  • Mugen Senshi Valis
    Mugen Senshi Valis

    It’s strange; by any metric the Valis series is nothing but a bunch of solid and sometimes below average games...

    April 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm
  • Mystic Formula
    Mystic Formula

    Top down shooters were pretty rough affairs on the Turbo Grafx. Final Zone 2 is just a bad game overall, Last Alert...

    March 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm
  • Coryoon
    Coryoon

    Once it became obvious that the Turbo Duo was not going to save the Turbo Grafx in the US I turned my attention...

    March 11, 2015 at 8:53 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...

  • 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
  • Eternal Darkness
    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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