Reviews


The whole enchilada is right here!

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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NES Play Action Football

Hot on the heels of reviewing Madden NFL ’94, which introduced many of the staples of the Madden series still in use to this day (and the first to use an NFL license) I wanted to rewind to simpler times when another football game was groundbreaking with a lot of …

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Madden NFL ’94

For how groundbreaking John Madden Football ’93 was, it’s amazing how much of a leap this series takes when jumping one year and also between platforms (from the Sega Genesis to the Super Nintendo). It starts right as the game loads with the famous EA Sports “It’s In The Game” …

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John Madden Football ’93

I wish I could cover every single version of John Madden Football that exists, but that would fill this website with a lot of repeat information. Instead, I decided to jump around to different versions of Madden, mainly those that are anomalies or the ones I was accustomed to playing …

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Mega Man 10

Another digital-only release, Mega Man 10 is a direct sequel to the main storyline. As such, it continues the plot of one Dr. Wily and the story somehow still sticks despite this being the 16th title I’ve played in this series! (And I have yet to get to most of …

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Crackdown

I’m not Microsoft ever intended for Crackdown to become a franchise. Basically, the Xbox 360’s answer for a Grand Theft Auto open-world style game, Crackdown was originally pushed with an add-on disc for one of the most anticipated games ever – a beta version of Halo 3, the Master Chief’s …

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Game Gear)

For the most part, Sonic the Hedgehog games on Sega’s handheld Game Gear console are a forgotten gem. However, the 8-bit sequel to the excellent first Sonic game on the handheld quite frankly sucks. That may not even be a generous term – and it’s also lame that Sega named …

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Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary

Amidst the Mario mania for our favorite plumber’s 35th anniversary was a loosely celebrated 25th anniversary for Super Mario Bros. some ten years ago on the original Wii. To celebrate the milestone Nintendo had a special red console released, along with a re-release of the Super Nintendo’s Super Mario All-Stars …

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ClayFighter

Following a flurry of reviewing fighting games for an entire month I had unearthed one forgotten game of my childhood amongst a sea of potential games to review. With Halloween around the corner, I felt it fitting to still keep ClayFighter on the schedule, because it better represents the current …

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Killer Instinct

What a difference a couple of years make… In the Fall of 1993, Mortal Kombat, widely considered one of the most violent video games of its time, was released on the Super Nintendo. However, it was a stripped-down port of the arcade which replaced blood for sweat and neutered the …

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Dead or Alive

We are all well aware of the significance of this game and how it launched into a money-making series: bouncing boobs. In a nutshell, a nearly bankrupt Tecmo went to the drawing board and used sex and violence to get eyes on a video game which is actually much deeper …

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Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors

When Darkstalkers first dropped in arcades around 1994, I was mesmerized. In 1996, it would get a proper port to Sony’s PlayStation. Originally, I was a huge fan of Street Fighter II, so imagine when I saw Capcom taking the same engine and beefing up the game ten-fold. Darkstalkers introduced …

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Primal Rage

A friend recently reminded me of another Atari fighting game after reviewing Pit Fighter and I wish I could say my rosy memories of this one held up. Primal Rage was Atari’s answer to the fighting game boom of the early-to-mid 90’s. The story revolved around prehistoric creatures doing battle …

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Virtua Fighter

You cannot mention groundbreaking video games without bringing up Sega’s Virtua Fighter. Arcade goers were wowed by the first video game to fully feature 3-D polygonal graphics back in 1993. The game was considered one of the top arcade cabinets of the year and generated high review scores from a …

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Tetris

Sometimes on this site I end up reviewing the same game on multiple consoles. However, as is the case with Tetris, the main concept is so widely unchanged that these extra reviews are unnecessary. Therefore, which Tetris is the proper introduction for most people? Would it be a computer version? …

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2

When Sega introduced Sonic The Hedgehog it knew they finally had their “Mario Killer” for the Genesis console. But how do you follow up a great game with an equally great sequel? It doesn’t always happen, but Team Sonic was able to capture lightning in a bottle and improve the …

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