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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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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Fighting Street (aka Street Fighter)

Have you ever given any thought as to why you never hear much about the original Street Fighter? I hadn’t, until the game was recently included as part of anniversary editions issued by Capcom, featuring the umpteen editions of Street Fighter II. That got me to thinking: where the heck …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue

With my recent luck in finding good to decent TMNT games, I continued my quest to play through all of the titles based on the series: which led me to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue for Game Boy. Let me tell you, I really struggled with how to …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers

The 1990’s were full of TMNT shovel ware. The Game Boy was the basic dumpster where these titles reside, aimed toward kids on the go with hardware that forced many games to be oversimplified graphically to fit on the small screen. That’s a harsh representation of this game, which actually …

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Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

The box art doesn’t lie: “Hard to Beat” is legit! The original Ninja Gaiden was stupid hard. So naturally, the developers at Tecmo must’ve called the Mega Man design team to ask for tips on how to make the game even more difficult! Their suggestions: add more fire, spikes, a …

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Killzone HD

For whatever reason, the original Killzone is a game that flew off of my radar even when it was initially released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2004. I’m not sure why, either, because I have a love for First-Person-Shooters: at least decently good ones, that is. Killzone is centered …

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