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Magician Lord (NeoGeo)

Magician Lord review (NEO)

Reviewed on June 19, 2017

Can masters of devilry withstand the lord of magic?
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Ninja Commando (NeoGeo)

Ninja Commando review (NEO)

Reviewed on July 21, 2013

You guuyyyyssss, don't ruin my scheme! Get lost!
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Burning Fight (NeoGeo)

Burning Fight review (NEO)

Reviewed on September 24, 2008

I've long enjoyed the art of combat. I get my kicks by travelling through thug-infested streets with naught but my own body to defend me, or a trusty iron pipe to bash in the skulls of bikers, hippies, lawyers and various other sorts of human refuse.
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Mutation Nation (NeoGeo)

Mutation Nation review (NEO)

Reviewed on August 11, 2008

Against all other arguments, I typically feel that porting an arcade title to a home system, disenchants a game's entire theme. What could amuse me more than spending hard earned (used loosely) quarters to fill up a machine so that I can improve my in-particular gaming prowess in order to impress, infuriate and downright discourage random challengers or assistants? It's definitely not playing a marathon of Tekken with your best friend on the couch, to find the fictional fighting that started out...
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The King of Fighters '94 (NeoGeo)

The King of Fighters '94 review (NEO)

Reviewed on January 21, 2008

It’s just another boring day at the office. As a mass murderer and leader of the international black market, Rugal doesn’t really have the time or patience for conventional fun. When he’s not busy slaughtering innocent people or conducting illegal operations, his life is pretty dull. His only real hobby is collecting trophies. Of course, they’re not the kind of brass cups and miniature figurines that you might think of. His trophies are the cast-ironed carcasses of all the fighters he’s killed i...
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Ganryu (NeoGeo)

Ganryu review (NEO)

Reviewed on May 05, 2007

The infuriatingly generic Ganryu manages to disappoint on every level. At its very core, one can only assume it is meant to be a nostalgic throwback to the 2D side scrolling ninja slice-a-thons of yore. Despite being made in 1999, it plays even worse than Shinobi did over a decade earlier, not to mention there are no bizarre 14-dimensional alien bosses or hi-tech tomfoolery, no relentless waves of enemies to fend off. Every aspect is stripped down to a uniform plain of vani...
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Sengoku 2 (NeoGeo)

Sengoku 2 review (NEO)

Reviewed on April 08, 2007

By the leather of my bootstraps, they've gone out and done it. SNK has made the first game totally according to surrealist principles, and if it were done today, John Romero would more or less be involved. It's never too late to drop the old dependable Daikatana joke, I say. Now, I'm not totally against throwing together a bunch of set-pieces and not even bothering to link them with a storyline. Today's subject, the conglomeration of virtual ejacu-late known as Sengoku 2 (which tr...
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Zed Blade (NeoGeo)

Zed Blade review (NEO)

Reviewed on July 22, 2005

When I think of the Neo-Geo’s small library of horizontal shooters, the first thing that comes to mind is R-Type. No, Irem never put any of their flagship franchise’s games on this system, but you don’t exactly have to be a genius to see that influence in games such as Pulstar, Last Resort and (to a lesser degree) Blazing Star. So, why would I expect anything drastically different from the obscure Zed Blade?
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King of the Monsters (NeoGeo)

King of the Monsters review (NEO)

Reviewed on May 07, 2005

Giant monsters are cool. Giant monsters who beat you to a pulp and take your lunch money are not.
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Metal Slug (NeoGeo)

Metal Slug review (NEO)

Reviewed on October 18, 2004

Monotony never manages to get a foothold, though, as the ragtag enemy army manages to pack more depth than most RPGs. This quickly becomes evident when Marco is suddenly ambushed by a trio of enemy schooners while crossing a massive bridge shining in the moonlight. The sunbathing goons on the upper decks quickly decide to hold their noses and hop overboard, while another crony slams on an accordion-like pump as his dinghy begins to take on water. Yet another begins to scream like a little girl when he realizes that his worst nightmare is right above him, brandishing a shotgun.
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Robo Army (NeoGeo)

Robo Army review (NEO)

Reviewed on October 13, 2004

The future seems to be quite a bleak place in SNK’s Robo Army, a 1991 arcade/Neo-Geo beat-em-up in the vein of Final Fight, Streets of Rage and virtually every other side-scrolling two-dimensional game of the sort. As you may expect in a futuristic game, some sort of evil dictator has taken over and created a robotic army to do his bidding — which seems to completely revolve around preventing you from stopping him from fulfilling a plan that may involve taking human brains to make his army bigge...
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Andro Dunos (NeoGeo)

Andro Dunos review (NEO)

Reviewed on May 13, 2004

If I must open this review with a positive comment about SNK’s side-scrolling Neo-Geo shooter, Andro Dunos, then let me simply say that the programmers were very good at picking the right games to lift elements from.
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Alpha Mission II (NeoGeo)

Alpha Mission II review (NEO)

Reviewed on May 01, 2004

Plagued by atrocious graphics, sluggish gameplay, a poorly-construed power-up system, unimaginative enemies and bosses and countless other flaws, the original Alpha Mission (at least the NES port) set a standard for poor play in a shooter that may never be beat. That dog of a game did for the shooting genre what Hydlide did for the adventure genre.
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Viewpoint (NeoGeo)

Viewpoint review (NEO)

Reviewed on February 18, 2004

Well, even by Neo Geo standards it doesn't actually look brilliant if you observe carefully. But the VIEWPOINT makes things look decidedly 3D, and the polygons are shaded so brightly and nicely, in a generally non-threatening fashion, so the overall look is brilliant. I was very impressed when I first beheld this game in action.
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NAM-1975 (NeoGeo)

NAM-1975 review (NEO)

Reviewed on February 06, 2004

The Deer Hunter
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Magician Lord (NeoGeo)

Magician Lord review (NEO)

Reviewed on February 06, 2004

''What imprudence, you human being! Face your trial by god!''
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Magician Lord (NeoGeo)

Magician Lord review (NEO)

Reviewed on December 14, 2003

Begin as blue-clad Elta in the Dale of Evil Gods, and descend the very rungs of the ladder of hell to recover the Eight Books of Wisdom from the God of Destruction, Az Atorse. Magician Lord is dead serious, and if you don't believe me, simply witness the names of places and enemies. Travel the Corridor Leading to Hell and wreak havoc on the parapets of the Castle of Devils, taking on guardians like Beautiful Assassin, and bosses like Hell's Creation (the guardians guard the bosses lairs) on the fiery eight-stage path to the final showdown.
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Pulstar (NeoGeo)

Pulstar review (NEO)

Reviewed on December 14, 2003

The legend goes this way: a handful of surly IREM expatriates fled the unimaginative rut they were in to explore greener pastures. They were unhappy with the way R-Type II turned out - it was simply more of the same. They wanted to up the ante, and create their vision of a true follow up to the perennial quarter-muncher. A sort of Super R-Type, to borrow a name. That game is Pulstar.
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Last Resort (NeoGeo)

Last Resort review (NEO)

Reviewed on December 13, 2003

If you’ve played R-Type - the perennial arcade side-scrolling space shooter - and you didn’t like it, you will hate Last Resort It’s that simple. You will hate it for its extreme difficulty, you will hate it for its unforgivable 'back you go to the last checkpoint 10 minutes ago' attitude.
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