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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Sonic Advance 2

The cartoony Game Boy Advance version of Sonic The Hedgehog received a sequel with Sonic Advance 2: a larger, faster, and much more difficult Sonic game than its predecessor. As before, Dr. Eggman did something or other evil, and it’s up to you, playing Sonic, to run around stages and …

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Doom 64

Whoa Nelly… after playing Doom for the SNES and getting that nostalgic feel back in my veins it was time to challenge another Doom title I had long since forgotten about: Doom 64. Let me tell you, I’m glad I checked this one out, because it made me forget the …

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New Super Mario Bros. Wii

While the Nintendo DS reignited the 2-D platformer style of the original Super Mario Bros. franchise, it was the popularity of the Nintendo Wii which helped catapult its follow-up into record sales. With a large install base for the Wii console, Nintendo needed a hit to help raise their sagging …

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Potentially the GOAT of Zelda games, Ocarina of Time did for this series what Mario 64 did for Super Mario Bros, in bringing a flat 2-D world into the collective 3-D realm which previously existed only in the minds of gamers. What might Link look like in 3-D? Enemies? Labyrinths? …

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The World Is Not Enough

I have to make some apologies for what I said about this game in other 007 reviews: it’s much better than I remember it being. That said, the story mode is what really makes the game shine, as multiplayer didn’t hold a candle to Goldeneye or some of the follow-up …

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DuckTales: Remastered

Were you a fan of the DuckTales cartoon growing up? Were you a fan of the original DuckTales video game on the NES growing up? If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, or have any such affection toward Disney properties, I urge you to seek out …

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Punch-Out!!

For as much as I crapped on Super Punch-Out!! I’ll tell you I loved this game sooooooo much more. Every single part of this game has a nostalgic and fun feel to it. I had strongly criticized for the SNES version for being too easy and lacking any depth. Well… …

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Doom

Some people probably aren’t aware that Doom made it to the Super Nintendo. In fact, it should’ve been technically impossible to do, if not for the addition of the Super FX 2 chip. I, for one, forgot this game existed until recently and revisited it based on having rented it …

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Luigi’s Mansion

The GameCube was the first Nintendo console to launch without a dedicated “Mario” title opting instead to make his brother Luigi the star of one of the first games available for the new system launched in 2001 in North America. The game was unlike any other in the Mario series …

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DuckTales

Ever play a game that was so great when you were a child only to come back to it and not have as fond of a memory of it years later? Well, that’s not the case with DuckTales, an NES title which should’ve easily been the usual “slap the license …

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New Super Mario Bros.

We didn’t start the fire… It was always burning… Since the world’s been turning… That’s the way I feel about “New” Super Mario Bros. Such an emphasis had gone toward turning everything into three dimensions that the classic 2-D side-scrolling platformer appeared to be lost in the shuffle. Then, in …

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Mega Man 7

I often say I’m surprised by games at the least likely of moments. Thus, is the case with Mega Man 7, the first true sequel of the Mega Man series of games on the Super Nintendo. While it’s true that the Mega Man X games came out first on the …

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James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

While I was knocking Electronic Arts for screwing up other gaming franchises, I had totally forgotten about a true contender as a Goldeneye successor: Agent Under Fire. While stumbling with its first foray into the Bond franchise, after acquiring the 007 license with the N64’s The World Is Not Enough, …

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge

Beat’em up games were all of the rage growing up, but for the life of me I don’t know how I not only avoided the Double Dragon series, but how it was ever popular either! Honestly, these games are for the birds. I understand the palette swap, repeating the same …

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Yoshi’s Island DS

The Yoshi’s Island series originally spun-off of the sequel to Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, with a mechanic where Yoshi eats enemies and then shoots eggs while protecting Baby Mario throughout six worlds filled with various traps. That original game used a special graphics chip to pull off a …

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