Reviews


The whole enchilada is right here!

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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Pit-Fighter

One of the first arcade games to digitize actors into its graphics is one of the main reasons I remember Pit Fighter. The game play is why I forgot it. The novelty quickly wears off with the “advanced” graphics (which look horrible by today’s standards). You choose one of three …

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Kirby’s Adventure

My entry into the Kirby series was ages ago as a youth playing Kirby’s Dreamland on my Game Boy. That game was fairly simple to beat way back when, and I guess that level of practically doing nothing but wasting time entering and exiting stages was carried over and expanded …

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Sonic the Hedgehog

I want to get this out in front: the Game Gear versions of Sonic the Hedgehog are not the same titles which were originally seen on the Sega Genesis. The confusion lies in the not-so-original naming scheme. For whatever reason, Sega published the titles under the same exact names (in most …

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Sonic CD

Another one off the bucket list… Sonic CD! Never owning any Sega consoles growing up, I had an itch to finally sit down and play through all of the Sonic games starting with the first four on the Genesis and then their Game Gear counterparts. I can see now why …

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Final Fantasy II

Talk about the game that never ends… So many times I thought I was finally completing the last objective only to have something else happen. It has its drawbacks, but overall a game that feels like an epic journey and leaves you with a sense of accomplishment at the very …

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Perfect Dark

Easily one of my favorite games of all time. This took Goldeneye to a whole new level and pushed the limits of what was possible on the N64. Heck, replaying this, there are things I stopped and went “whoa” over that were done back in 2000. A lot of those …

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Ninja Gaiden

Holy cow! Yes, this game is very difficult, but I never really remembered much of it due to not being able to progress very far (because, really, a timer?) The story line and game play were likely second to none way back when. It even pulled me in here in …

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Ghostbusters

Raise your hand if you hated this game! There was nothing worse than the impossible ending (26 flights of stairs where 3x touching ghosts would kill you) or actually trying to beat Zuul… or running out of gas and have to push your ECTO-1 as you mindlessly chase ghosts to …

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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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