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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: June 02, 2008 (02:47 PM)
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This was really a terrific review of a game I've been interested in for years, but have yet to play (because I like to own actual carts, not ROMs). I'll have to renew my search for a copy of this.

Another game that was featured on the cover of Nintendo Power but went almost nowhere--and one I quite like--is VICE: Project Doom, which is fairly common and can be obtained inexpensively. Great game!


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 02, 2008 (02:48 PM)
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Wasn't part of the reason for this game being so obscure because there was a huge delay in shipping. A ways later, Nintendo Power had an article about some high-quality NES games that went below the radar, including this one. I think they said it was about 6 months after their review that it actually hit the shelves, so that might have affected sales, especially if all magazine coverage took place that long before it actually was released.

I think Vice Project Doom also was mentioned in that article, as well as Little Nemo: The Dream Master (which I really have to play sometime -- that game just looks sweet).


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: June 02, 2008 (02:51 PM)
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I was just saying to Felix over AIM that this was a killer review.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: June 02, 2008 (03:53 PM)
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Thank you EmP and HG!

Overdrive, if Wikipedia is to be trusted, Metal Storm was released in February 1991, a month before that issue of Nintendo Power (though presumably people were reading it in February). The only thing I can think of that really worked against it was its release being so late in the NES's life. It's also a "B+" on the rarity list, which is a good indication that it had a low production run (and also partly explains its obscurity today).

Vice: Project Doom is actually on a list I made of great games that don't have a review yet on this site.


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Author: Genj
Posted: June 02, 2008 (08:08 PM)
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I got this game really cheap when I was like 6 or 7 because I thought the robot on the cover looked cool.


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Author: Felix_Arabia
Posted: June 02, 2008 (08:26 PM)
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This was a good read. I actually own the Nintendo Power issue you refer to in your review.


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Author: dagoss
Posted: June 03, 2008 (08:12 AM)
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I haven't read the issue; I only know that the game is on the cover and featured in a lengthy article. Does it contain anything of interest, or is it like a mini-strategy guide?


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: June 03, 2008 (09:38 AM)
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As I recall it was their standard picture-laden guide. I recall thinking the game looked pretty sweet back in the day, with some cool levels and bosses.


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