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Yoshi (NES)

Yoshi review (NES)

Reviewed on November 26, 2010

Bloopers. Boos. Piranha plants and goombas. All four encapsulated foes will fall from the skies as an especially pudgy rendition of Mario attempts to sort the baddies’ landing spots upon four separate platters below, his outstretched arms holding any two adjacent columns and a tap of either action button switching the stacks. Match the free-falling type with the type it lands atop and both will disappear, leaving more breathing room beneath the top barrier as the next pair, or on higher levels trio, begins its descent.
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Zero Wing (Genesis)

Zero Wing review (GEN)

Reviewed on November 23, 2010

Zero Wing is a side-scrolling shooter, of the deliberate, R-Type variety, not the frenetic Thunder Force variety. That in and of itself may seem strange coming from Toaplan, the makers of the prototypically hectic Batsugun and its ilk. But that strangeness isn’t the draw of this mostly mediocre shooter. The draw is the story.
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Rad Mobile (Arcade)

Rad Mobile review (ARC)

Reviewed on November 21, 2010

I remember drooling over magazine screenshots for Rad Mobile, known back in 1991 as "that 32-bit arcade game WHOA MOMMA". I remember actually playing Rad Mobile and being impressed by that first intersection where I had to pass through cross-traffic, as well as the police car barricade . . . in which cruisers actually passed me and spun horizontally to bring my runaway radmobile to a halt.
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Monopoly Streets (PlayStation 3)

Monopoly Streets review (PS3)

Reviewed on November 18, 2010

You can play by the standard rule set (with a few minor tweaks from the game that I remember), or you can select a few preset game modes. Those modes have names, such as "Bull Market" (where the players begin with more money and every piece of property is auctioned off before anyone even starts moving around the board) and "Jack Pot" (where it's possible to upgrade spaces that you own with houses and hotels even if you don't have a proper monopoly). If you'd prefer changes that are less drastic, you can create and name various custom configurations for convenient use down the road.
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Contra: Legacy of War (PlayStation)

Contra: Legacy of War review (PSX)

Reviewed on November 18, 2010

Of course, when it came time to make the follow-up, you'd think Konami would have used the same, in-house development team. Instead, they went to an outside studio, Appaloosa Interactive. And boy, they certainly created a legacy...
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Silent Assault (NES)

Silent Assault review (NES)

Reviewed on November 18, 2010

Of all the games someone could possibly clone, why Rush'n Attack? The game is already considered by some to be an offshoot of Contra, and it's not a particularly classic game, yet Sachen developed a pretty raw unlicensed title for the NES called Silent Assault that borrows many elements of both games. The title is fitting, as few people know of its existence. The development feels reckless and almost untested, and the graphics, sounds, and all around planning felt very scraped together. It's th...
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Fable III (Xbox 360)

Fable III review (X360)

Reviewed on November 17, 2010

An entry that attempts to make many radical changes to the franchise's direction, Fable III more often than not disappoints rather than achieves whatever goals the developers had in mind. In an effort to make the experience more streamlined and faster, the creator's took out almost everything that made the original games fun, instead making a game that feels clunky and underdeveloped. Fable III is maddeningly inconsistent game that will frustrate both fans and newcomers.
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Clash At Demonhead (NES)

Clash At Demonhead review (NES)

Reviewed on November 16, 2010

Clash at Demonhead is a wild ride, featuring shades of run 'n gun games like Contra and adventure games like Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest. 40+ interconnected "routes" make up the game. It does not flow in a linear pattern. Instead, completing a route will give you access to a few other connected routes, which in turn give you access to other routes. Like Simon's Quest, the object is not simply to complete every level, but to search and discover until you reach the end of the game.
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101-in-1 Sports Megamix (DS)

101-in-1 Sports Megamix review (DS)

Reviewed on November 16, 2010

Tennis’ failure doesn’t detract from every game, and you could argue that when given such a large number of sports to partake in, there’s always going to be some duds, and you’re always going to be able to skip over some events and still have enough points locked away to attempt everything. The problem is that there are too many mini-games that play out like the failures than there are the successes.
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Eliminate Down (Genesis)

Eliminate Down review (GEN)

Reviewed on November 16, 2010

For a shooter physique to be adequately robust, there are certain requirements. Its body composition must be as follows: rocking tunes, interesting places and foes, a hard ass level of difficulty, and that muscle which elicits memorable maneuvers from the player. ED's got 'em all in shameful abundance.
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Super Meat Boy (Xbox 360)

Super Meat Boy review (X360)

Reviewed on November 15, 2010

The titular hero – a cube of meat that tracks blood everywhere he treads – is in love with Bandage Girl. Unfortunately, the dastardly Dr Fetus hates Meat Boy and kidnaps her. This marks the beginning of Meat Boy’s perilous quest to rescue his love and defeat the unborn baddie.
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Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (Apple II)

Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny review (APP2)

Reviewed on November 15, 2010

Sequels usually promise a bigger world, more spells, more detailed combat, and so forth, but when it comes to the previous game's narrative faults, they don't say much. Ultima V (U5) isn't just shinier; it makes a complaint about its predecessor the focus of the plot. Many people thought U4 micromanaged how the player gained and kept virtue. So the villain in U5 is a quasi-theocratic dictator, Blackthorn, who has deposed Lord British since U4 with the help of nebulous spirits called the S...
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Call of Duty: Black Ops (Xbox 360)

Call of Duty: Black Ops review (X360)

Reviewed on November 15, 2010

So there are a lot of explosions and people cuss a lot, sometimes a few times per line of dialogue, and then when the tone is properly established there's not really much profanity at all and the explosions don't really impress as much because when you've seen one Jeep go up in flames, you've seen 'em all. It's at that moment, when you've become desensitized to the napalm and the knife thrusts and the pistol blasts, that you realize something: Black Ops isn't a particularly competent single-player shooter.
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Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (Apple II)

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar review (APP2)

Reviewed on November 14, 2010

Before Ultima IV (U4,) people took being the good guy on faith. Maybe you'd get your butt kicked if you robbed a shopkeeper or attacked a townsman, but generally it was you against skeletons and goblins and the like. It was great fun, but Ultima III took things too far. The best strategy was to kill druids in one town until you were strong enough to kill guards in another town with a huge treasure vault. Then you could go kill a computer. Technically, the game was a strong achievement, and it so...
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Q*Bert's Qubes (Arcade)

Q*Bert's Qubes review (ARC)

Reviewed on November 13, 2010

Q*Bert's Qubes(QQ) certainly has a niche market--people who figured how to tread water in the toughest levels of Q*Bert. It's the arcade equivalent of a Rubik's Cube, and it's certainly one every action puzzler fan should see, even if it isn't much to look at.
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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PlayStation 3)

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves review (PS3)

Reviewed on November 13, 2010

Drake is a kick-ass sort of super-cool guy who seems completely in control whether he's gunning down hostiles, impersonating Spider-Man while exploring vast caverns for treasure or delivering devastating zingers with impeccable timing. Working as his support cast are TWO potential love interests, an equally sarcastic friend-turned foe, a gruff and shady mentor and, of course, a megalomaniac looking to take over the world. The script writes itself.
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OutRun (Arcade)

OutRun review (ARC)

Reviewed on November 12, 2010

Accompanied by those all-important accessories of the '80s – a cool pair of shades and a hot beach bunny – you too can climb behind the wheel of a cherry-hued Ferrari Testarossa and experience the simple pleasures of tearing through picturesque countryside at nearly 200 miles per hour.
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Win, Lose or Draw (NES)

Win, Lose or Draw review (NES)

Reviewed on November 12, 2010

There isn't any point to having this on NES, or any system for that matter. Much of what you can do in the game can be done much more efficiently and with better results in real life. It's like making a video game out of Tic-Tac-Toe or Rock-Paper-Scissors.
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Medal of Honor (Xbox 360)

Medal of Honor review (X360)

Reviewed on November 10, 2010

I won’t pretend that I’ll not sink hours and hours of my time into online play, but it doesn’t stop the title from being only half of what it should be. I’m not about to ignore that.
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Medal of Honor (Xbox 360)

Medal of Honor review (X360)

Reviewed on November 09, 2010

With the first-person shooter market drowning under a relentless flood of like-minded brands trying to emulate the top dog, the entire genre is turning in on itself. There are the rare gems which come through in a big way and attain universal appeal. The Bad Company and Modern Warfare games, in particular, are refined console shooters which have totally spun the age-old argument that shooters are best experienced on the PC in the opposite direction. While the Medal of Honor series may have faded...
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