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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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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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX

With a newly reimagined remake for the Nintendo Switch recently released, I thought it would be fun to take a look at the first “reimagining” of a classic Legend of Zelda game: Link’s Awakening. Originally released in 1993 for the Nintendo Game Boy, Link’s Awakening was the first handheld game …

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Super Mario Advance

Holy-cowza Batman! Anyone who knows me knows how much I loved Super Mario Bros. 2. It was the second game I ever owned as a kid, and first-ever purchase, aside from the pack-in Super Mario Bros. that came with the NES. Little did I know that this launch title for …

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Super Punch-Out!!

I feel really bad saying this, but I thought this game was much better the way I remembered it. The obligatory upgraded everything with “Super” attached, Super Punch-Out!! took the game to the next level graphically, but the gameplay leaves something to be desired. The NES original was a classic …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan

One of the first games I ever owned for the original Game Boy, this TMNT version was light years ahead of the first NES game and way more faithful as a beat’em up in vein to arcade game. Or was it? Yes and no: that’s because of crude Game Boy …

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Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball

I used to get terribly made fun of as a kid for many reasons. One of those was being the owner of a Super Nintendo while all of the “cool kids” owned a Sega Genesis. For a period of time, that meant no cool games for poor little Joe. No …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled

It certainly feels strange acknowledging this as a “retro game”, however, it’s even stranger to think this game is already ten years old! Is a decade long enough to call something “retro”? Well, it doesn’t matter, because this title was a modern-era remake of Konami’s classic second TMNT entry in …

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Mega Man: The Wily Wars

The second of the two Sega Mega Man titles, this one will also seem as obscure as the Game Gear title because it was only released in Japan and Europe as a cartridge: with the American release being available exclusively via The Sega Channel… Remember that service? Wow, that could’ve …

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

Where do I even begin with this game? Anyone who has followed this site for some time knows my love of the TMNT arcade games. Those games were ported to home consoles as TMNT 2: The Arcade Game on the NES, and TMNT 4: Turtles in Time on the SNES. …

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Yoshi’s Story

The Yoshi games have roots in the Super Mario Bros. lore: the very first “Yoshi” game being Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island. That game broke barriers in video games for its use of the Super-FX graphics chip, allowing SMW2 to have a unique “drawn” presentation. The unique concepts continued …

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Super Mario 64 DS

Take a groundbreaking game which basically launched three-dimensional, free-roaming, open-space worlds in the video game genre and then up the ante. That’s what Super Mario 64 DS is – not just a remake of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 but a launch title for the fledgling “dual screen” …

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