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Super Solvers: Challenge of the Ancient Empires (PC)

Super Solvers: Challenge of the Ancient Empires review (PC)

Reviewed on July 30, 2002

If you asked me what game I have put the most time in over my entire life, it wouldn't be some console hit or a simulatoion game, or anything of that sorts. No, it would easily be Challenge of the Ancient Empires. I played this game day in and day out for 5 years. I have beaten it on the easier mode at least 50 times, and on the hardest mode (and there is a differnece) twice. This game is not easy, and in truth the age group 10+ is perfect for the game, although I beat it all at 9 :-) So, sure t...
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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World (NES)

The Simpsons: Bart vs. the World review (NES)

Reviewed on July 29, 2002

Videogames coming off television shows usually are short and with little replay value with them. However the one that stands above those rules is The Simpsons: Bart vs the World (here on known as S:BVTW). This is easily the only really good Simpsons game in my mind, although it is really an above average game. Sure it has it's technical problems, but it has alot of moments among it.
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Home Alone (NES)

Home Alone review (NES)

Reviewed on July 29, 2002

Home Alone is based on the movie of the same name. Well, most people hate movie to game video games, but I just don't see what's so terrible about them. I have to ask a question: Is Home Alone really all that bad? It had a cool idea, that no game tried to copy (except, well, Home Alone on SNES and Genesis, but they're the same game). And I don't care what you say, I think Home Alone is actually an OK game. Sure the graphics and sound weren't memorable, and it was hard as fuck, but for some reaso...
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Ghostbusters (NES)

Ghostbusters review (NES)

Reviewed on July 29, 2002

Ghostbusters is, without a doubt, the worst game ever. No game is worse. Not only does it combine bad graphics, bland sound, lame control- but very (x200000000) bad gameplay. I doubt anyone actually played this game, but still I have to review a game that sucks, because it's easier to tell you why a game blows, then why it is great; that's my opinion.
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Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

Donkey Kong Country review (SNES)

Reviewed on July 27, 2002

Donkey Kong Country started a legacy of it's own. The original Donkey Kong game made over a decade ago, was about Donkey Kong kidnapping a beautiful woman. Now instead of Donkey Kong being the kidnapper, he is on the other side of it. So off he goes on a mission using typical side scroller skills (very similiar to Mario) creating a classic of his own.
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Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)

Super Smash Bros. review (N64)

Reviewed on July 25, 2002

Take your favorite nintendo characters and duke them out against one another. This is what Super Smash Brothers offers to the Nintendo 64 table. This game has deep gameplay, and is an addictive multiplayer fighter. I fell in love with this game when I first saw it advertised, and it was as good as I ever expected.
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Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (Dreamcast)

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare review (DC)

Reviewed on July 24, 2002

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Bloody Roar: Primal Fury (GameCube)

Bloody Roar: Primal Fury review (GCN)

Reviewed on July 23, 2002

The Nintendo 64 had a very small collection of real fighters, and none that dominated the market. Well, the Gamecube knew that they needed to strengthen their fighting genre, and they signed on to Bloody Roar: Primal Fury. At first I thought this was to be some boring fighter, with just good graphics. However Bloody Roar is a very fun game, and definitely worth the buy if you are into fighters.
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Mario Party (Nintendo 64)

Mario Party review (N64)

Reviewed on July 23, 2002

Truthfully, I never understood the fame Mario Party recieved. It is a good game with alot to do in it, however it really isn't that fun of a game when you have friends around and there are alot better games you could play. However Mario Party still was the party game to own for around a hundred different games were available to play throughout it. Many of them are button smashers, but a few scattered here and there are fun.
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Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)

Super Mario 64 review (N64)

Reviewed on July 22, 2002

Super Mario 64 did a move that few would've expected, and that was switching to a 3D type of game. Instead of basically depending of jump, Super Mario 64 is an exploring game. Really the only thing similiar with the classic Mario and this one, is the fact that Mario/Peach/and Bowser are in it. However with all these changes Super Mario 64 is definitely a great game, and met with much success when it was released with the N64. And well, it better have bee good, cause it was the only game at the r...
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Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)

Mario Golf review (N64)

Reviewed on July 18, 2002

When people have too much money then they can handle, they start buying a few rediculous games. With $60 and nothing to do with it, I went out and bought Mario Golf. Why? Cause I had money, and decided why not get a golf game, even if I hate golf. And it turns out Mario Golf is one of the best games on the Nintendo 64 for good reasons. I guess this excess money is not such a bad thing. hehehe.
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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (Game Boy)

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 review (GB)

Reviewed on July 18, 2002

Wario hit the gaming scene at the end of Super Mario Land 2, but he hit with popularity. Now Nintendo wanted to cash in on this new character, so out comes Wario Land, a game where you play as Wario instead of Mario. Little twist now, isn't it? You take a badguy to take on the badguys. Where are the heroes? Oh wait, they are letting Wario do their work. However Wario can jump on creatures like Mario, but why not bodyslam them for more fun. But he can't spit fire, so he is not at all like Mario r...
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Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy)

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins review (GB)

Reviewed on July 17, 2002

Mario had easily become the emblem of Nintendo, and possibly the most popular videogame character easily, rivally Sonic. So of course another Mario game came up on the gameboy, this one after they realized how to use the gameboys power for action games. This game kinda takes the ability of Super Mario World, as you pick your levels, and you may even choose what world to go to time to time. There are a good number of levels in this game. I don't know exactly but over 50, and gamepack saving for t...
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Super Mario Land (Game Boy)

Super Mario Land review (GB)

Reviewed on July 16, 2002

Super Mario Land was one of the first tests of the original game. To get a smooth action game, unlike the puzzle games that started it off. This is no easy feat, for the gameboy was not powerfully tested, and did not have any action games. Then Castlevania Adventure and Super Mario Land came out, one showing why it could do action games, another why it is weakened. However Super Mario Land showed that an action game could be made. It mostly resembles Super Mario Bros 1, with the simple jump game...
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Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

Super Mario Bros. 3 review (NES)

Reviewed on July 16, 2002

Super Mario Bros 3 took the ideas in the first and expanded them into a much bigger, and a much better game. Sure, it isn't the first, therefor not the instant classic, however for most this is the Mario game they've put the most time in. At least it is for me.
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Final Fantasy X (PlayStation 2)

Final Fantasy X review (PS2)

Reviewed on July 16, 2002

Bon voyage, Playstation. Hello Playstation2.
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Shadow Hearts (PlayStation 2)

Shadow Hearts review (PS2)

Reviewed on July 15, 2002

Meet Roger Bacon. An elegant English gentleman, he enjoys tea, crumpets, and cricket. Oh yes, he also enjoys slaying priests who meddle with his plans for world domination. Above all, he is a gentleman though.
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Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

Super Mario Bros. 2 review (NES)

Reviewed on July 15, 2002

Super Mario Bros 2 is definitely a strange game. Like Castlevania, Zelda and other great series the second game differed from the methods the series has already taken, and will take from here on out. This game is definitely innovative and a major hit still today. But really is it truly a Mario game, for it differs so much from the first and the third for it is not the jump on top of goombas and kill them and where is King Koopa. Of course Mario is in a dream in this game, so who knows...
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Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt (NES)

Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt review (NES)

Reviewed on July 14, 2002

First of all this is for both Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros as a collection, so if you want more information about my views on the original Super Mario Bros read my review on just that, for it is alot more detailed than this will be. However putting these two games as a collection is how most of us first experience Super Mario Bros. and the flash gun. So why not get them both at once, that is what I would do.
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Super Mario Bros. (NES)

Super Mario Bros. review (NES)

Reviewed on July 14, 2002

Super Mario Bros was one of the most influential games in the history of videogame history. It was the revolution with a simple plumber named Mario who wanted to jump on Goombas and save a princess. Now this is oldschool, and I mean oldschool. There is truly no story, just gameplay. That was when people minds were simple and did not need a reason to save a princess, just throw in a game and play for the good fun of it. However somehow with all the fancy technology and games where graphics and st...
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