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Excitebike (NES)

Excitebike review (NES)

Reviewed on September 24, 2005

I loved playing Excitebike as a kid. It was fun vrooming around, and seemed a tribute to what makes old-skool games so much better than today's stuff. And if that's the case, then I'm glad we moved beyond that stage. Because looking at this game now, it is distinctly less than impressive. It's still quite fun in moderation, but too simple and unbalanced to really be worth it..
Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

Super Mario Bros. 3 review (NES)

Reviewed on September 04, 2005

They say nothing in this world's perfect, and I suppose that's true. But there are some things out there that seem to be so flawless, so impressive, so ingenious down to the tiniest detail, that we can't help but declare them, if not perfect, then perfect enough. Take Super Mario Bros 3 for example. Not only was it light years ahead of anything that came before it, but it was light years ahead of everything that came afterwards as well. It seems like Nintendo took every detail that I think i...
Secret Scout in the Temple of Demise (NES)

Secret Scout in the Temple of Demise review (NES)

Reviewed on August 26, 2005

You find yourself in a dense jungle, just one pudgy little boy scout all alone. Walking along, you see a lone savage, crouching atop a temple. He lunges at you, knife in hand. Your only hope is to stave him off with your kung fu knowledge, kicking him mercilessly until he falls. But beware, as some, um, things are flying at you as well. I think they're traffic cones. Skillfully weave your way through these hazardous safety cones and destroy the vile savage. Free to move onward, you find a...
Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum (NES)

Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum review (NES)

Reviewed on August 26, 2005

I laughed when I first saw the box art to this game. Hopefully most of you know of Flash Gordon, the old pulp sc-fi hero who fought Ming the Merciless and the subject of a 1980 movie. This movie is, objectively, rather poor, but is still incredibly fun to watch. You can't help but smile at the horrid lines ("What do you mean, 'Flash Gordon approaching?'"), the hammed up acting, the blatant 1950s look, the brilliant cheesy yet heart pounding theme song, and the goofy plot. Well, it's obvious ...
Lion King (SNES)

Lion King review (SNES)

Reviewed on August 16, 2005

If you were to claim The Lion King was the best Disney movie ever made, people would probably smile and nod, finding that assertion respectable and believable. Yet if you were to claim it was one of the best movies ever made, some might look at you like you were crazy. Well, I don't think I'm that nuts, but I do claim this movie to be one of the best. The atmosphere, the style, the depth, the characters, the story, and the music all come together to present a fantastic cinematic masterpiece, ...
Duck Tales (NES)

Duck Tales review (NES)

Reviewed on August 16, 2005

When it all comes down to it, the 80s (and early 90s, I guess) were just so superior to the this strange new culture of today. Just look at all your Disney themed games today. How many of them are worth playing? Very few would be the best answer, and there aren’t too many folks excited about playing Donald Duck or Tarzan when they could be playing the multitude of other high quality games around. But back in the glory days of the NES, we didn’t have that problem. Disney games were actually *gasp...
Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)

Super Mario All-Stars review (SNES)

Reviewed on August 07, 2005

Rock has the Beatles. Fantasy has Lord of the Rings. Cinema has Star Wars. They may not have been the first in their respective forms of entertainment, but they shattered all preconceptions when they arrived and forever changed the way these media were percieved. And surely, Mario deserves to stand in their midst, being the best selling series of all time and providing the very model of modern platformers. So what better way to honor this series than a Mario compilation involving the man in...
Super Mario Bros. (NES)

Super Mario Bros. review (NES)

Reviewed on August 07, 2005

According to those boring writing classes I had to take way back when, all essays should start with some introduction, some hook to get the reader interested. And yet, what can I say? You've heard it all already: 14 or so variations of the game that started Nintendo's dominance, a dozen or so appeals to nostalgia, 8 different methods of calling the game groundbreaking or revolutionary, 6 or so history lessons about the video game crash, and even one or two jokers comparing Mario to a certain d...
Kirby's Avalanche (SNES)

Kirby's Avalanche review (SNES)

Reviewed on July 24, 2005

Among puzzle games, there is a king, Tetris. But there are others that vie for that position. One is fairly popular in Japan, and also popular among those weird elite hardcore gamers that you occasionally find. It is said to be more challenging than the king, more cerebral, and deeper. Its name is Puyo Puyo, but has gone by many incarnations. Sega called it Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine. And on the SNES, it too took the form of a popular franchise. It became Kirby’s Avalanche.
Kirby Super Star (SNES)

Kirby Super Star review (SNES)

Reviewed on July 24, 2005

Kirby rocks. He's a pink fluffball that sucks you in, spits you out, steals your weapons, and flies over your head before turning into a rock and crushing you. How can you not love such a cool guy? Besides, his games are generally great too, particularly Kirby's Adventure on the NES. So really, how can one resist the promise of 6 new games in one little cartridge, all starring our favorite cream puff? Well, if it wasn't for the fact that most of these games are so generic, this could have b...
Yoshi's Cookie (NES)

Yoshi's Cookie review (NES)

Reviewed on June 12, 2005

I'm still waiting for Nintendo Puzzle Collection to be released in the US, although that's looking rather unlikely. I like Tetris clones, and the thought of three of them at once seemed cool. Dr Mario will be instantly recognized among Nintendo fans, being the most famous Tetris Clone since, well, Tetris. Panel de Pon may confuse some, but perhaps you might know of its US releases as the Yoshi-themed Tetris Attack on the SNES or Pokemon Puzzle League/Challenge on N64 and GBC, respectively. Thos...
Yoshi (NES)

Yoshi review (NES)

Reviewed on June 12, 2005

I like Tetris clones. There’s just something about pouring all of your concentration into getting your colored pieces of something or other into just the right place in time, trying not to panic as you fix your mistakes, and smiling at your high score that makes them fun. I just like it when they’re done right. Incidentally, my favorite one (Tetris Attack) features Yoshi, so I wondered if this one would turn out nice and peachy as well. It turns out the answer is no. There are some good ideas he...
F-15 City Wars (NES)

F-15 City Wars review (NES)

Reviewed on June 12, 2005

I got new socks today! They're all nice and bright white and so warm and comfy and everything. See, my old socks were getting a bit worn, so I had to get new ones. Isn't that neat? No? So why am I telling you all this? I suppose I could relate my experiences with F-15 City Wars, a rather obscure NES game I played, instead. But in all honesty, I found the socks to be more exciting.
Marble Madness (NES)

Marble Madness review (NES)

Reviewed on February 03, 2005

Super Monkey Ball was quite the hit at Gamecube's launch. Sega made a great sleeper hit that has become one of the many well loved games this generation. But do all of the Monkey lovers out there know that this game is not a new concept, but is roughly based on an old game that happened to make its way to the NES? Yes, Marble Madness is in fact similar to design as its more well known and more advanced cousin. But whereas Sega’s game may be wonderfully appreciated, this one does not deserve such...
Balloon Fight (NES)

Balloon Fight review (NES)

Reviewed on February 03, 2005

In 1982, Larry Walters fulfilled his lifelong dream. By attaching 45 helium balloons to a lawn chair and armed only with a pellet gun, a radio, a camera, and some soda, he set flight. Sailing over California at 16,000 ft, he got to enjoy an impressive view (yet still forgot to take pictures) and piss off a lot of pilots. By shooting some of the balloons, he made a semi controlled descent, with a remarkable landing right into some high voltage power lines. Once safely on the ground, he was gr...
Final Fantasy Anthology (PlayStation)

Final Fantasy Anthology review (PSX)

Reviewed on January 26, 2005

Being a crazed fanboy can cause people to do stupid things. Take me, for instance. I should really have no reason to own this game. I already play FF6 regularly, and FF5 isn't good enough for me to want to own a copy. But my Playstation was sitting there all lonely and this game was really cheap and, well, here it is. And thus that little urge I get to replay one of my favorite games of all time became irresistible, and I popped the FF6 disk in. Twenty minutes in convinced me that I should...
Final Fantasy III (SNES)

Final Fantasy III review (SNES)

Reviewed on January 26, 2005

What do you think you’ve found, here, in this dying world? - Kefka, FF Anthology
Rayman (PC)

Rayman review (PC)

Reviewed on January 14, 2005

I used to think side scrolling platformers were a surefire key to success. Y’know, the Mario clones - where jumping is key and an emphasis on avoiding enemies or engaging in close range combat. Heck, when all you ever played was Mario and Sonic, you’d probably think the same thing. And yes, there are others that do it well too. But somehow, Rayman does not manage to catch the same instant success feel that Mario and Sonic did. It isn’t even a problem with shoddy programming or anything like that...
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time review (N64)

Reviewed on January 09, 2005

There's no way I can make an introduction to this game that doesn't sound melodramatic, but I really don't care. No matter how sappy it might sound, to be completely honest this game changed my life. It shocked me out of complacency about videogames (or, to use the overused and irrelevant phrase, my casual gamer status) and led me to realize that games can and should be far greater than mere time wasters; far more important than something to do for fun. It grabbed my life, dominated my though...
Rainbow Islands (NES)

Rainbow Islands review (NES)

Reviewed on January 07, 2005

A while back, I had the coolest idea ever. Rather than a side scrolling platformer, I would make a vertical scrolling game. Jumping from platform to platform is what truly defines how fun a Mario clone is, and so how about a game where you're jumping all the time? How about a game where your goal is to climb a tower, constantly going up? It's brilliant! Forever climbing, you will feel the satisfaction of a well timed jump far more often than in Mario or Sonic. And best of all, it's never b...

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