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Joe & Mac (SNES)

Joe & Mac review (SNES)

Reviewed on April 19, 2005

Besides the fact that Joe and Mac toss weapons as if their arms are made of string cheese, thereís the matter of narrow platforms. Most of these are saved for the end of the game, in the last level or two. Itís easy to spend a few lives just trying to make it across a chasm, thanks to the tendency your chosen caveman has to pass through ledges because of faulty hit detection. Even when you donít have to worry about instant death from such matters, you have to remember that you move slowly and compensate for it.
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga (PlayStation 2)

Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga review (PS2)

Reviewed on April 05, 2005

If you make a stupid blunder, the enemy will take advantage of it. Similarly, if you happen to manage something clever or youíve learned the right spells, you can trick the enemy into wasting its turns with ineffectual magic. The robust combat system allows you to give up half a turn if you donít want a particular character to attack, so finding yourself in battle with one of your three heroes ill-equipped isnít the end of the world.
Pick Me, Honey! (PC)

Pick Me, Honey! review (PC)

Reviewed on April 04, 2005

How seriously can you take a game when the most colorful cast member is the protagonistís testicles? Reijiís unit displays more emotion than any of the female diversions. It grows angry and rigid, explores moments of honesty, twitches, pulsates and even finds itself surprised by certain circumstances. In contrast, the girls are as one-dimensional as you may imagine.
Casual Romance Club (PC)

Casual Romance Club review (PC)

Reviewed on March 27, 2005

Suddenly, itís not so awesome that youíre given so much freedom, because the way the game is set up makes taking advantage of your options unpractical. More than in any other hentai game Iíve played, earning the nudity becomes a tedious chore. Even worse, you donít get to see everything. There are mosaic blurs over anything below the waist.
The Sagara Family (PC)

The Sagara Family review (PC)

Reviewed on March 20, 2005

Learning about each of the Sagara women really does become an enticing mystery, made all the sweeter by the occasional chance to fool around with one under the sheets, or on the couch in the front room, or in the bathtub. Even after youíve finished one trip through, it can be fun and rewarding to play through again (and again) because just a simple choice here or there can affect so much.
Hitomi: My Stepsister (PC)

Hitomi: My Stepsister review (PC)

Reviewed on March 18, 2005

And so it is that I should discuss the sex scenes. After all, theyíre your reward for playing. Youíre certainly not working at the project to increase your reflexes. And because itís impossible to not finish the game (the most taxing project is to decide which of the two options will lead to the sex scene you most want or havenít seen before), the only satisfaction comes from the nudity.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PlayStation 2)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time review (PS2)

Reviewed on March 02, 2005

At this point, you have two options. Either you can mash buttons like crazy and hope for the best, or you can press the 'L1' button. Go with the second choice and the game will stutter. You'll relive the last few seconds you played... backwards. In this manner, fatal dives into a sea of spikes and even poorly-timed jumps that would otherwise lead to frustrating backtracking can be avoided.
OutRun2 (Xbox)

OutRun2 review (XBX)

Reviewed on February 19, 2005

Though your car flips end-over-end after a collision and lands on the roadway pointed exactly where you need to drive, such diversions cost you precious seconds you canít possibly afford to lose. While your female passenger looks at you and asks you what youíre doing, or if youíre going to give up, youíll find yourself mashing the accelerator in frustration, to no effect. But this isnít a flaw in the gameís design. It simply means you need to drive better.
WarioWare: Touched! (DS)

WarioWare: Touched! review (DS)

Reviewed on February 18, 2005

With only a few exceptions, this is all done with your stylus. Thatís what differentiates this game from the original in the franchise. Adapting to the new style wonít take you long at all, and suddenly youíll wonder how you ever played this sort of thing before (assuming you have, of course).
Swords & Serpents (NES)

Swords & Serpents review (NES)

Reviewed on February 07, 2005

Like I said, thereís not an in-depth plot. The game is more about exploration and the occasional adrenaline rushes that come from knowing youíre only surviving by the skin of your teeth. It is the very definition of Ďdungeon crawler,í and embodies most everything you may dread about that phrase. If youíre one of the few who lives for this sort of thing, though, Swords & Serpents is one of the best the NES ever saw.
Kiwi Kraze (NES)

Kiwi Kraze review (NES)

Reviewed on February 07, 2005

No matter what your surroundings, though, the game doesnít provide a lot of variety in terms of mechanics. Youíre still just running through one level after another (mostly swimming between underwater pockets of air in the case of the aquatic world I mentioned), firing your bow to take out the other animals. Some of these leave behind other weapons, such as ray guns that let your shots pass through walls, or bombs you can fire in arches to hit enemies below you.
City Connection (NES)

City Connection review (NES)

Reviewed on February 03, 2005

The problem is that all the timing in the world may not always be enough to save you. This is because some of the enemy sprites move so quickly and come so unexpectedly from off screen that only lightning-fast reflexes will save you. Worse, you have to be at the right level in order for an oil can shot to do any good.
The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (NES)

The Simpsons: Bartman Meets Radioactive Man review (NES)

Reviewed on February 03, 2005

Youíll have to ride portable gun turrets throughout most of the stage, often down shafts where a slightly short jump (a move all too easy to execute, unfortunately) spell certain doom. But suppose you survive these just fine. There are still the occasional weak enemies that can easily decimate your entire life meter.
Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True (NES)

Deja Vu: A Nightmare Comes True review (NES)

Reviewed on February 01, 2005

Wine cellars, back room casinos and more serve to set the plot somewhere just after Prohibition ended. Throw in a few alleys that connect everythingóyou canít just walk boldly down the street when youíre wanted, after allóand you still donít have more than what amounts to perhaps a city street or two. Itís only the secret passages and such that make this quest feel any larger than it is.
The Legend of Zelda (NES)

The Legend of Zelda review (NES)

Reviewed on January 31, 2005

Link moves with the elfish grace you might expect from his size. A quick thrust of the sword is enough to vanquish most foes, and when itís not a secondary slash will do (at least, throughout most of the game). All he has to fear is the stream of fireballs Hyruleís mermaid-like monsters launch from various rivers and lakes, as only a magical shield can deflect such attacks. Later, there are some projectiles even that armament wonít defend against.
Snake Rattle 'N Roll (NES)

Snake Rattle 'N Roll review (NES)

Reviewed on January 31, 2005

To reach the archway you see at the very top, you must zig-zag your way along a series of jumps. You leap forward, grinning because you know you canít possibly miss the landing. And then you do. And again, and again. Many of these jumps arenít straight, either. Some require you to wrap your way around a cliff mid-air. The problem is, itís often hard to tell which move is required.
T&C 2: Thrilla's Surfari (NES)

T&C 2: Thrilla's Surfari review (NES)

Reviewed on January 27, 2005

If the first few stages are frantic, the ones that follow are downright overwhelming. Soon youíll find yourself weaving down a raging river as hippo heads and rocks threaten to knock you into the soup. Soon youíll find yourself careening wildly through a desert, dodging scorpion venom and snakes and rocks that all conspire to knock you into pits. And those are just the easy parts.
Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland (NES)

Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Trouble in Wackyland review (NES)

Reviewed on January 27, 2005

In the sequel, it seems a secret admirer has invited you to visit him at the fun house in an amusement park. Before you can get in, though, you must collect tickets from rides. You gain these only by successfully completing the rides. Things still donít seem so bad. Then you try the different attractions and you realize something awful: they all suck.
The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy (NES)

The Flintstones: The Rescue of Dino & Hoppy review (NES)

Reviewed on January 26, 2005

Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to keep trying, even when you find yourself dying more than you might like. For one, the levels themselves are quite pretty. Sure, they donít boast a lot of polygons or even colors, but the artists rendered them in a quaint style that can cheer you as you travel through them. Dense jungles somehow seem cheerful thanks to vibrant colors. An undersea level oozes charm, as does a distant island resort youíll visit late in the game.
Paperboy (NES)

Paperboy review (NES)

Reviewed on January 25, 2005

Of course, there are threats to your little newspaper empire. That cute little dog you see cowering in his home on the front lawn may very well bite you in the butt if you donít toss a paper at just the right moment. And there are rumors that the Grim Reaper himself frequents the neighborhood from time to time. Add runaway lawnmowers, tires, go carts and disillusioned customers of times past and you have the formula for a rather dangerous job.

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