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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TimeSplitters 2

It took me awhile to beat this one, but I finally came back around to the TimeSplitters series, with the game I felt was their best effort: TimeSplitters 2. As with the original, much of the development team was carried over from former Rare employees who worked on Goldeneye 007 …

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Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Months following the fiasco that was Mortal Kombat 3, which stripped out many popular characters from the previous two MK titles, Midway answered their fans with UMK3. Essentially borrowing everything from MK3, the “ultimate” remake corrected many of the complaints with the standard MK3 title. Scorpion, Reptile and Kitana are …

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Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! is without a doubt one of the greatest games of all time. Few games come instantly to mind when you mention “button mashing” but this one does. It also offers quite a bit of strategy, comedy relief, and anxiety. This is a timeless classic, and the first …

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Punch-Out!! (Featuring Mr. Dream)

One of the more odd games of its time, this version of Punch-Out! is exactly the same as Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out! minus one thing… Mike Tyson. Punch-Out! Featuring Mr. Dream came out after the Mike Tyson version but wasn’t a sequel. Instead, it was a way for Nintendo to continue …

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Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3

A reissue of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island for the GBA, SMBA3 (love these acronyms) makes some slight adjustments for the small screen while also cleaning the game up. One of the most notable changes is playing with shoulder buttons, as the GBA handheld only had two face buttons …

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Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Continuing on my quest to play all things, Mario, this game may come as a surprise to anyone who never played it, as it contains what I feel is the best-kept secret in the side-scrolling Mario universe: World E. First, this SMB 3 remake is based on the Super Nintendo’s …

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Mortal Kombat 3

Here’s a game that I get some flack for not liking: Mortal Kombat 3. Front the get-go we don’t have the Roman numerals in the title and it goes downhill fast from there. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing technically wrong with the game itself. Graphics, audio, etc. are all …

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Wayne’s World

Hey Joe, they made a SNES game based on Wayne’s World and I think you should play it. Shyeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt! But low and behold, I did play it. This was right next to that WCW game in the “W” section of my collection …

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Super Mario Bros. 3

If I could only tell you how many times I played this (and what game I bought when this came out INSTEAD of getting SMB3!) Like the others, I played through every board here too with the exception of 1-2 of those options “auto side scrolling” (which drive me insane, …

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Operation C

It’s not often that a Game Boy can live up to it’s bigger console brother, but Operation C is a fairly solid, albeit short, title. If you’ve played Contra before, you know the drill. You’re given a small number of lives, in his case two (with a one-up after completing …

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Pac-Man

One of the most beloved video game franchises of all time, I had a difficult choice to make when deciding which version of the original Pac-Man I wanted to play as part of my reviews. Originally an arcade game, the mega popular Pac-Man has been released on practically every gaming …

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Super Mario Land

Warning: this will not be a popular take. I am not a fan of this game whatsoever. I’ll play it, but it’s far from even landing in my top five Super Mario Bros. games if it even makes the top ten. Yes, it was immensely successful. It was the only …

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Mortal Kombat II (32X version)

The 32X peripheral was an oddly positioned add-on for the Sega Genesis. While the company was focusing on a next-generation console (which would become the Sega Saturn) they decided to jump to the front of the line by releasing this poorly supported peripheral. Sega already had a large install base …

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Mortal Kombat (Genesis Version)

There was always this thought that Nintendo was the only company to censor the original Mortal Kombat, but that was never the case. The Genesis version of Mortal Kombat was also censored, out of fear of those Congressional video game violence hearings. Sega’s MK1 had a “blood code” and without …

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Mortal Kombat (Game Boy version)

If you’ve ever played Mortal Kombat and/or Nintendo’s Game Boy, then you instantly know any attempt to port this arcade classic to the small screen would be a bad idea. My first “blacklisted” game to appear on the website, Mortal Kombat sold over a million copies on the Game Boy. …

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