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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Jr. Pac-Man

Jr. Pac-Man


I wonder how many people have never heard of this game? This game is somewhat lost to the annals of time as Bally Midway created this game without Namco’s permission and is cited as one of the projects which severed the two’s relationship. Jr. Pac-Man is yet another spin-off of …

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Yoshi's Woolly World

Yoshi’s Woolly World


The first impression anyone will get from Yoshi’s Woolly World is that it’s a child’s game: and you’d be correct. Nintendo has positioned the Yoshi games as platformers for younger children for several iterations now. It really began with this title for the Wii U, which also has a “Mellow …

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NFL GameDay

NFL GameDay


Sony’s PlayStation took the world by storm and in 1995, it’s best-selling game was one that got the jump on EA’s Madden franchise. NFL GameDay launched on the PSX heralding a new era of what could be done with CD-based games. While John Madden Football struck first on EA’s 3DO …

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John Madden Football

John Madden Football


This very well could be my one and only 3DO review on this site! For those who are unaware of what the 3DO is, it was a next generation console launched in 1994 as a platform developed by Electronic Arts. The consoles would be manufactured by a number of consumer …

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Sonic Blast

Sonic Blast


Nearly all of the Sonic The Hedgehog games on Sega’s Game Gear were subpar efforts. However, aside from the first one (which plays like a through and through 8-bit platformer and not really “Sonic”) Sonic Blast is the only other game worth anyone’s time. At that, it wasn’t the bee’s …

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Madden NFL '96

Madden NFL ’96


Firing up this game gave me goosebumps with memories of yesteryear. What a great game Madden NFL ’96 was. The last bastion of 16-bit Madden football titles came to us in 1995, as the era of 32-bit and beyond gaming was dawning. CD audio on the PlayStation would set everything …

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Play Action Football

Play Action Football


I can’t believe I spent as much time with this title as I did as a kid. I suppose that’s the price you paid for limited technology on the go in the early 90’s… Play Action Football is the portable little brother of NES Play Action Football, but lacks, and …

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NFL Sports Talk Football '93

NFL Sports Talk Football ’93


Once upon a time sports games were mundane. When the 16-bit era arrived, that all changed. Sega led the charge against their rivals at Nintendo by investing heavily in sports games and famous celebrities and licenses. From Buster Douglas Boxing counteracting Mike Tyson’s Punchout to co-developing video games for Disney, …

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NFL Blitz

NFL Blitz


What a departure from discussing realism in football games is NFL Blitz! While partaking in reviewing other 8-bit and 16-bit football games for their lifelike shots at being a legit simulation, Blitz forgoes everything to bring an NBA Jam arcade style title to the gridiron. Originally released for arcades, Blitz …

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Tecmo Bowl

Tecmo Bowl


When you needed a football fix on the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, Tecmo Bowl was often the “go-to” title for early gamers. The first football game to feature real NFL players was a HUGE deal in the world of video games. Unfortunately, it only includes 16 of the league’s then …

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Madden '95

Madden ’95


After previously reviewing John Madden football games for 1993 (Sega Genesis) and 1994 (Super Nintendo) I felt it was appropriate to continue going through the series by visiting Madden ’95… on the Game Boy? While it may seem like an odd choice, 1995’s edition of Madden marked the series’ first …

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NES Play Action Football

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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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