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Operation Secret Storm (NES)

Operation Secret Storm review (NES)

Reviewed on September 16, 2011

As if dodging throwing stars from several Jackie Chans isn't enough, realizing that about half of your punches aren't landing only boils your blood further. It might be a welcome boil if the payoff were worth the while. Unfortunately, once you remember that Operation Secret Storm is a Color Dreams title, you lose any hope that the payoff is of worth.
Mega Man (NES)

Mega Man review (NES)

Reviewed on September 10, 2011

I relish fighting off a legion of floating animate flames or blasting shark-faced missiles out of the sky. I still get a giant kick riding the annoying moving platforms in Gutsman's stage. No matter how many f-bombs left my mouth when said platforms dropped me at key points, I still played.
Rampage (NES)

Rampage review (NES)

Reviewed on September 07, 2011

It's understood that many arcade games are repetitive, but most of them packed on the challenge and changed up what variables they could to make each level at least feel different. Such tiny changes keep a game from going stale. Rampage does neither, and suffers for it.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (NES)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom review (NES)

Reviewed on September 05, 2011

All the time spent trying improve your Temple of Doom skills could be better spent mastering far more interesting games, ones that don't consist of banal collecting in a confusing mess of platforms.
3D Pixel Racing (Wii)

3D Pixel Racing review (WII)

Reviewed on September 02, 2011

Unlike other gimmicky racing titles, there are no tricks, upgrades, weapons, or anything else to distinguish 3D Pixel Racing from your typical racing game apart from presentation. Even if you do master the controls, it's hardly worth the payoff.
ActRaiser (SNES)

ActRaiser review (SNES)

Reviewed on August 27, 2011

ActRaiser blends hack-n-slash platforming with downscaled simulation to create a unique game. The stellar soundtrack and mad sick enemy design, particularly the parts that borrow from mythology, reinforce the gameplay to create an epic feel.
Elevator Action (NES)

Elevator Action review (NES)

Reviewed on August 18, 2011

The gameplay remains repetitive, the pace never quickens, the challenge spikes early on, and if you haven't lost interest by level 3 I would be surprised. Elevator Action may be regarded as a classic, but that doesn't mean its still relevant or worthwhile.
The Smurfs Dance Party (Wii)

The Smurfs Dance Party review (WII)

Reviewed on August 16, 2011

The Smurfs Dance Party is a simple, relaxing title featuring silly fun for kids. Anyone over the age of nine might want to consider a title with more substance, but you might want to give the game a go if you’re just looking for a simple and charming family night diversion. I don't recommend paying more than $20, though.
West (Xbox 360)

West review (X360)

Reviewed on August 12, 2011

West is not quite the deep wonderland I had hoped for. It's a straightforward RPG with overt moral prattle. Guiding us into deep thought is something an intelligent game should do, but forcing us down that avenue dulls the experience.
From Dust (Xbox 360)

From Dust review (X360)

Reviewed on August 11, 2011

From Dust isn't like most strategy games. It doesn't focus more than it needs to on micromanagement. You don't have to develop a village's culture or provide the people with food or entertainment. There are no numbers to monitor and there aren’t many bothersome gauges to watch. Your main concern is keeping humanity alive while trying to establish a set number of villages, ranging from one to four, on each map.
Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team (Xbox 360)

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team review (X360)

Reviewed on August 07, 2011

With all the stylish games that have come out this summer, it's good to have one like Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team to cleanse the old palate. It's not a perfect title, but it does what it should while providing a fun and short experience.
Dragon Ball Z: Sagas (PlayStation 2)

Dragon Ball Z: Sagas review (PS2)

Reviewed on August 06, 2011

Dragon Ball Z: Sagas is an uninteresting brawler made worse by a gaping hole in the gameplay. It was a novel idea turning DBZ into a brawler, but Avalanche would have been better off taking the expected route in creating an arcade style beat 'em up.
Bastion (Xbox 360)

Bastion review (X360)

Reviewed on August 03, 2011

...you almost feel like you didn't want it to end in the first place, and it wasn't just because of that welcoming old voice or the awesome visuals. The game itself is fun, challenging and addictive thanks to it's simple and easy to pick up gameplay. Bastion has something that a lot of recent “artsy” games don't: both style and substance.
Ace Gals Tennis (Xbox 360)

Ace Gals Tennis review (X360)

Reviewed on August 01, 2011

80 MSP may not be much to spend on a casual tennis game, but the fact still remains that there are much better indie titles out there for the same price.
Door Door (NES)

Door Door review (NES)

Reviewed on July 28, 2011

A game like this thrives on simple, addictive and fast-paced gameplay. It has simplicity down pat, but where it falters is speed.
Antipole (Xbox 360)

Antipole review (X360)

Reviewed on July 26, 2011

Antipole is like a blast from the past, except it came out recently. It's loaded with simple 2D platforming and basic gunplay, but the game is far from easy. Your character's motions are fast and intense, poignantly loose to add challenge to the platforming aspect. Timing your jumps and maneuvering is the key, but it's not all that will save your red-coated butt.
Adventures of Lolo 2 (NES)

Adventures of Lolo 2 review (NES)

Reviewed on July 23, 2011

I would ordinarily slate a game for making almost no changes. However, there's something magical about Lolo that retains the freshness even after you've played the living crap out of the first one. It could be that there are so many stimuli to work with that the possibilities for new and more challenging levels are limitless. Instead of attaching new gameplay features, Hal focused on turning up the difficulty and giving you more of the same worries and problems, yet trickier puzzles.
Tomena Sanner (Wii)

Tomena Sanner review (WII)

Reviewed on July 20, 2011

Tomena Sanner is fun for a short while, but once the joke wears off it'll feel like a hollow waste of time. Plainly put: it's big on style, short on substance.
Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum (NES)

Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum review (NES)

Reviewed on July 18, 2011

Who could forget the feeling that you had wasted all those weeks of allowance after purchasing Dash Galaxy? You felt like you worked your tush off for a meager prize and you refused to be disappointed by it. You wanted to finish it to get your money's worth, but you knew you would never succeed.
Sex Games (Commodore 64)

Sex Games review (C64)

Reviewed on July 13, 2011

I've said it before: if you're into porno games, that's your thing. It doesn't hide the fact that this game is a shallow title that features the barest minimum of interactivity and doesn't make even the least passable usage of its own title. Suggested renaming: Sex Game.

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