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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Double Dragon

Alright, how many of yinz are going to admit playing this in single player and beating it with no cheats?! Huh?! That’s what I thought! This game would’ve made me cry as a kid… As an adult, it nearly brought me to tears still the same! This is as painful …

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Mega Man (Game Gear)

Well, well. This was a quirky little find. For those unaware, Mega Man’s developer, Capcom, had been an exclusive partner of Nintendo’s from way back when the NES launched. Following Sega’s successful market penetration with their Genesis, Capcom broke that exclusivity by releasing games for both, the Genesis, and Sega’s …

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Sonic Advance

This game restored my faith in the Sonic franchise. The last “great” Sonic game I had played along my adventures was Sonic CD. Naturally, that came after the three Genesis titles and the Sonic & Knuckles add-on, which were all stellar. Then came the (five) horrid Game Gear titles, which …

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Nintendo World Cup

I’m bringing some more complaints to my video game bucket list… this time it’s a game I really enjoyed as a kid, probably because it was the only thing available! World Cup Soccer is more arcade than realism. That’s the part that made it fun. The only thing is, I …

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Super Mario World

How could you not love all of the Mario games? Growing up, this was the penultimate Mario game. It took SMB3 and injected it with steroids. The graphics were better, sound was better, controls were tight, and everything just popped off of the screen. Gameplay elements introduced here became cornerstones …

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Street Fighter: The Movie

Oh yeah… this is the video game version of the flaming pile of monkey poo known as “Street Fighter the Movie”! Now, let me be fair about this game: it may have worked if the source material (the movie) wasn’t so horrible. Capcom, in an attempt to mimic the digitized …

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Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

Continuing on my quest of playing Mario remakes, this edition of the original game retains the 8-bit style, but also adds a lot of different things to the game. Luigi’s outfit differs from Mario’s, akin to how we know them both know with their red/green costumes. Various sounds were added …

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Pit-Fighter

One of the first arcade games to digitize actors into its graphics is one of the main reasons I remember Pit Fighter. The game play is why I forgot it. The novelty quickly wears off with the “advanced” graphics (which look horrible by today’s standards). You choose one of three …

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Kirby’s Adventure

My entry into the Kirby series was ages ago as a youth playing Kirby’s Dreamland on my Game Boy. That game was fairly simple to beat way back when, and I guess that level of practically doing nothing but wasting time entering and exiting stages was carried over and expanded …

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Sonic the Hedgehog

I want to get this out in front: the Game Gear versions of Sonic the Hedgehog are not the same titles which were originally seen on the Sega Genesis. The confusion lies in the not-so-original naming scheme. For whatever reason, Sega published the titles under the same exact names (in most …

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Sonic CD

Another one off the bucket list… Sonic CD! Never owning any Sega consoles growing up, I had an itch to finally sit down and play through all of the Sonic games starting with the first four on the Genesis and then their Game Gear counterparts. I can see now why …

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Final Fantasy II

Talk about the game that never ends… So many times I thought I was finally completing the last objective only to have something else happen. It has its drawbacks, but overall a game that feels like an epic journey and leaves you with a sense of accomplishment at the very …

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Perfect Dark

Easily one of my favorite games of all time. This took Goldeneye to a whole new level and pushed the limits of what was possible on the N64. Heck, replaying this, there are things I stopped and went “whoa” over that were done back in 2000. A lot of those …

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Ninja Gaiden

Holy cow! Yes, this game is very difficult, but I never really remembered much of it due to not being able to progress very far (because, really, a timer?) The story line and game play were likely second to none way back when. It even pulled me in here in …

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Ghostbusters

Raise your hand if you hated this game! There was nothing worse than the impossible ending (26 flights of stairs where 3x touching ghosts would kill you) or actually trying to beat Zuul… or running out of gas and have to push your ECTO-1 as you mindlessly chase ghosts to …

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