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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Mega Man 6

Admittedly, this game just feels like a direct phone-in attempt by Capcom, replacing MM5 with new characters. There is a really cool “suit/armor” mechanic, which gives Mega Man a “big suit” that can break boulders, etc. Overall, the music and everything really is MM5 with a new coat of polish. …

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Contra: Hard Corps

Holy %$&^! Is this game freaking amazing! While I really liked the original NES Contra and Super C and while Contra 3 for SNES upped the ante for the series, Contra: Hard Corps showed what an accelerated, mature-themed, arcade upgraded style of Contra could really be. I’m surprised more of …

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Mega Man IV

The least innovative and least creative of the Mega Man games I’ve played on NES and/or Game Boy thus far. The collectible items were new, but also a tacked on, and mostly useless feature. You purchase those add-on items from Dr. Light’s lab, by using “P Chips” as the currency… …

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Mega Man V

I really panned MM4 for Game Boy as being unoriginal and a bastard child mashup of two of the NES versions. It was so plain and just run of the mill that I nearly didn’t play MM5… but I’m glad I did. Talk about a complete turnaround! MM5 for Game …

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Mega Man III

Once again adds to the Game Boy iterations by borrowing heavily from the NES installments. The game is more like Mega Man 4.5 on the NES than anything else. In fact, if you go and take a look at my post for Mega Man 4 for NES, these pictures should …

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Mortal Kombat Gold

I’m aware that this game caught a lot of flack upon its release. For starters, it was on the Dreamcast and looked like an “older game” graphically compared with some of the eye-popping titles like Soul Calibur on that console. The game also originally released with bugs that didn’t even …

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Mega Man 5

As far as NES games go, this one was gorgeous and continued to push the limits of the hardware. The music was slightly tweaked with this version, the first major revision to the familiar tunes since MM2. The Wikipedia entry for this game sums up the rest: “Mega Man 5 …

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Mega Man II

As mentioned in in a previous update, I’m plowing through the handheld versions of this series… and most of the iterations are underwhelming additions that transpose ideas from their NES siblings. This one, in particular, is a mashup of MM2 and MM3 from the NES, featuring bosses from both. (Plus …

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Mortal Kombat 4

MK4 was not my cup of tea. Moving from the 2D plane to the 3D realm to compete with the likes of Soul Calibur, Tekken, DOA, Virtua Fighter and others diminished my interest in this series. The initial appeal was to see how the conversion of motion capture actors to …

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Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge

I really want to call all of the Game Boy Mega Man games steaming piles of monkey poo, but it’s simply not true. Each has its strengths as well as its faults. Each iteration is essentially the same game. Yes, the NES Mega Man games were the same basic premise …

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Mega Man 4

In case you were wondering: yes, playing these games is repetitive. But it’s my goal to check out and attempt to complete all of them. The fourth iteration of Mega man somehow still pushed the graphical limits of the NES. The charging “mega buster” was the latest innovation, and in …

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Contra Force

I have no idea what Konami was thinking when they released this game. My initial thought is that they developed a game that sucked and had to slap the word “Contra” on the box to get some sales. Contra Force has zero ties to the first two Contra titles released …

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Mortal Kombat Trilogy

The definitive versions of the MK series came in a few forms with the next-gen consoles. First, the 32X version of MK2 was a near perfect arcade translation. PlayStation and N64 both saw a release of MK Trilogy, which included every character, board, etc. from the four 2D fighters: each …

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Mega Man 3

I have to admit a few things about the sequel to Mega Man 2: It had some equally crappy portion of the game that were near impossible to beat, but far less of those and a tad easier in difficulty than MM2 The bosses (and their corresponding upgrade weapons) were …

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Contra III: The Alien Wars

Like most SNES titles, Contra 3 is a worthy upgrade and successor to the original series. Upgraded features, graphics, sound, the whole she-bang. I usually have a lot of things to say about a game, but other than this being frustratingly difficult at times, what is there to say? It’s …

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