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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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX

With a newly reimagined remake for the Nintendo Switch recently released, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the first “reimagining” of a classic Legend of Zelda game: Link’s Awakening. Originally released in 1993 for the Nintendo Game Boy, Link’s Awakening was the first handheld game …

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Super Mario Advance

Holy-cowza Batman! Anyone who knows me knows how much I loved Super Mario Bros. 2. It was the second game I ever owned as a kid, and first-ever purchase, aside from the pack-in Super Mario Bros. that came with the NES. Little did I know that this launch title for …

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Super Punch-Out!!

I feel really bad saying this, but I thought this game was much better the way I remembered it. The obligatory upgraded everything with “Super” attached, Super Punch-Out!! took the game to the next level graphically, but the gameplay leaves something to be desired. The NES original was a classic …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan

One of the first games I ever owned for the original Game Boy, this TMNT version was light years ahead of the first NES game and way more faithful as a beat’em up in vein to arcade game. Or was it? Yes and no: that’s because of crude Game Boy …

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Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball

I used to get terribly made fun of as a kid for many reasons. One of those was being the owner of a Super Nintendo while all of the “cool kids” owned a Sega Genesis. For a period of time, that meant no cool games for poor little Joe. No …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled

It certainly feels strange acknowledging this as a “retro game”, however, it’s even stranger to think this game is already ten years old! Is a decade long enough to call something “retro”? Well, it doesn’t matter, because this title was a modern-era remake of Konami’s classic second TMNT entry in …

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Mega Man: The Wily Wars

The second of the two Sega Mega Man titles, this one will also seem as obscure as the Game Gear title because it was only released in Japan and Europe as a cartridge: with the American release being available exclusively via The Sega Channel… Remember that service? Wow, that could’ve …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

Where do I even begin with this game? Anyone who has followed this site for some time knows my love of the TMNT arcade games. Those games were ported to home consoles as TMNT 2: The Arcade Game on the NES, and TMNT 4: Turtles in Time on the SNES. …

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Yoshi’s Story

The Yoshi games have roots in the Super Mario Bros. lore: the very first “Yoshi” game being Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. That game broke barriers in video games for its use of the Super-FX graphics chip, allowing SMW2 to have a unique “drawn” presentation. The unique concepts continued …

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Super Mario 64 DS

Take a groundbreaking game which basically launched three-dimensional, free-roaming, open-space worlds in the video game genre and then up the ante. That’s what Super Mario 64 DS is – not just a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 but a launch title for the fledgling “dual screen” …

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Contra 4

For not liking or being very good at Contra as a kid, I sure do love revisiting these games as an adult. This one, made for the Nintendo DS, continues the Contra legacy with an excellent two-screen rendition which may be one of the better titles to use the DS …

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Halo: Combat Evolved

When everyone pointed to this game as a franchise for the (then) brand-new Microsoft Xbox, I was leery. I came from the era of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark, just how good could this game be? Returning to Halo years later, the storyline-driven game content, the near seamless loading times and …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time

In a previous review I had mentioned that the TMNT arcade game is one of my all-time favorites. As a child growing up, the Saturday morning cartoon was life. The arcade game because a quarter-sucker for me and a literal cartoon brought to life by the Konami game, with up …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project

Well color me stupid. I never knew about this game, despite it being a pseudo-sequel to one of my favorite games of all time. I used to play the heck out of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game. As noted in a previous review, I had the NES port …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

The NES port of one of, if not my favorite all-time arcade game is this one. Now for the surprising news: I didn’t own this game until the NES was practically collecting dust. I received a handful of NES games well after I owned my SNES, probably because the games …

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