Reviews


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Below is the ever-growing list of games that I’ve either completed or at least given a valiant effort in attempting to play.

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Madden NFL 97

What a fun game this is! Especially for nostalgia buffs. The first 32-bit generation Madden dropped on 3DO, missing both Sony’s PlayStation and Sega’s Saturn for the 1996 edition. This opened the door to competitors, such as NFL GameDay, but EA Sports would make a triumphant return with Madden 97. …

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Tecmo Super Bowl

The sequel to the immensely popular Tecmo Bowl on the NES followed through with flying colors as Tecmo Super Bowl dropped on the Super Nintendo in 1991, complete with not only real players, but now with real teams. According to Wikipedia: …it is the first sports video game that was …

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Bill Walsh College Football

Piggybacking on the success of the John Madden Football franchise, EA Sports went in the next logical direction by marrying the same concept with college football. What would follow would eventually lead down the path to the NCAA Football series, however, it all began with another famous coach headlining the …

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NFL 2K

September 9th, 1999: a day which lives in infamy not only for the release of Sega’s next-gen Dreamcast console, but also the launch of what would become EA Sports’ largest rival throughout the years. Due to EA’s reluctance to publish on Sega’s new console, the latter sought out a developer …

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EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp

EA Sports was obviously looking for a way to milk the cow with their NFL license in 2010. Among the fitness craze of Nintendo’s Wii was EA Active, an initiative to use the console’s motion controls, balance board, and other devices (such as a heartrate monitor) to help people get …

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Gunstar Heroes

Okay, I’m not sure where to begin with Gunstar Heroes. It’s widely considered one of the best games of the 16-bit era and one of the best on the Sega Genesis. It’s also one of the most critically acclaimed games of all-time period. To get to the nuts and bolts …

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Star Wars: Battlefront

The original Star Wars: Battlefront is a game which spawned sequels and were among the best “real” movie experiences in video games to date – showing what could be accomplished on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Of course, the game is dated in several ways. So, if you’re a Star …

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Metroid II: Return of Samus

One of the greatest Game Boy games, heck one of the greatest games period to ever be made is Metroid II: Return of Samus. The sequel to the cult classic NES title of the same name was smooshed into the tiny handheld screen and released for everyone to see in …

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Super Mario 3D World

I have so many reactions to this game that I’m not sure where to begin. Let’s start with this: I’m stoked that Nintendo finally re-released Super Mario 3D World for the Nintendo Switch. Why? Because it was easily the Wii U’s best kept secret. Darn near the entire world witnessed …

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Alleyway

I’m struggling to disparage Alleyway. As one of the first four games ever made for Nintendo’s Game Boy, I can see the concept: a game which can be played in short bursts, as to not kill battery life and be easily accessible to all ages. The problem is, it’s a …

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Final Fight

This might be hard to believe for modern gamers, but once upon a time the arcades were the golden standard for gaming. Often, a coin-op title would test its mettle there first, before being released to home consoles – which were also vastly underpowered compared their cabinet counterparts. I liken …

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Out Run

Out Run is a 3D driving video game in which the player controls a Ferrari Testarossa Spider from a third-person rear perspective. (From Wikipeida.) That’s all you really need to know. The rest is icing on the cake. Controlling the car onscreen, with a male driver and female passenger, you …

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Super Mario Bros. 2 (All-Stars Version)

Super Nintendo’s Super Mario All-Stars compilation is one of my favorite cartridges and/or game compilations ever. For the uninitiated, All-Stars is a re-publication of four NES Mario titles: Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros 3., and the previously unreleased (in North America) Super Mario Bros. Lost …

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GoldenEye 007 (2010)

It’s almost criminal that this game isn’t mentioned more often among the GOATs of FPS shooters, particularly in the James Bond 007 franchise. 2010 brought about a buzz when Activision acquired the James Bond license and announced a reboot of one of the most influential console first person shooters ever …

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Halo 2

Like most of my Xbox reviews, I want to point out that I played this version of Halo 2 on the Xbox One. Unlike a lot of my reviews, this game was remastered for the new console, but with a caveat: you could switch between the HD remastered graphics and …

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