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Author: dagoss
Posted: August 06, 2012 (06:38 PM)
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I've never played this one. Had it not been for this review, I might have seen Rare's name on it and wasted a few hours trying to find the "good parts" that weren't there. Now I know to only nab it if I'm getting it from a shoe box at the flea market.

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I can't help but notice that the box art on this site is a crotch shot of a chick in a yellow bikini. Intentional?


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Author: joseph_valencia
Posted: August 07, 2012 (06:43 AM)
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Intentional, yes. But the real question is: how'd that sneak by the mods? I thought there was a rule against that sort of thing in box art submissions…


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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: August 07, 2012 (06:55 AM)
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I enjoy this sort of review that put a game in its original context but also detaches from nostalgia to see how fun it is today.

One criticism/remark: starting three consecutive paragraphs with '_____is another _____' jarred a bit, at least for me.


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Author: pickhut
Posted: August 07, 2012 (09:32 AM)
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If the NES box art is anything like the Sega Genesis one I have, then the cover really is nothing but legs and crotch shots, with the woman being the "leader" of the pack. So there was really no choice there. >_>


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: August 07, 2012 (12:14 PM)
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Thanks, Sam. I didn't notice that I had done that, and I would imagine most readers won't, either, but it's still something I try to avoid doing and I've tweaked accordingly.


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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: August 07, 2012 (02:38 PM)
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I'm certain that you're right. I seem to be unusually sensitive to that sort of thing.


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