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Ninja Crusaders (NES)

Ninja Crusaders review (NES)

Reviewed on April 06, 2011

Turns out the shurikens aren't getting the job done. They provide great range, but our ninja may as well be throwing butter knives.
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Top Spin 4 (PlayStation 3)

Top Spin 4 review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 05, 2011

If the aim for a good sports-game is to allow the player to experience TV-moments on the screen, only without all the waits and commentary. And while being able to influence the events believably – without needing the years and years of training and repetition that would be needed in real life. If that is the aim, then there are a few things that need to happen.(...)
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MLB 11: The Show (PlayStation 3)

MLB 11: The Show review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 05, 2011

MLB 11: The Show spent the off-season focusing on core mechanics and the latest entry delivers substantially.
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Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

Super Mario Bros. 3 review (NES)

Reviewed on April 04, 2011

The graphics are far more detailed than the original Super Mario Bros. with a much higher color count and larger enemy sprites. There are new enemies you can hop on and ride, giant shoes to ride in (Seriously!), fire snakes, and an angry Sun. Each world has a theme, such as water, giant, ice, and sky with some enemies being unique to each world and some unique to a level.
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Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

Super Mario Bros. 2 review (NES)

Reviewed on April 04, 2011

The gameplay resembled practically nothing of the original Super Mario Bros., but fans didn’t care. It gave us a completely unique game that was enjoyable in its own right, even if it wasn’t a true Mario game.
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Assault Suit Leynos 2 (Saturn)

Assault Suit Leynos 2 review (SAT)

Reviewed on April 03, 2011

Assault Suit Leynos 2 is still a good purchase for your Sega Saturn, but don't try paying an arm and a leg for a copy expecting some sort of heavenly masterpiece.
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Yakuza 4 (PlayStation 3)

Yakuza 4 review (PS3)

Reviewed on April 01, 2011

“And the unarmed running hitman as Kazuma Kiryu, the legendary former fourth chair of the Tojo clan, who now runs an orphanage as a tax-shelter at Okinawa. Very well. As he enters the roof, the 100 billion yen and the third gunman also arrive. The first gunman has trailed Kazuma through the building, and casually walks around the scene while the two people on the roof speak endlessly about the past as only 40-year olds can".
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Cybernator (SNES)

Cybernator review (SNES)

Reviewed on March 31, 2011

The drama! The excitement! The space opera! The exact opposite of Target Earth!
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Ufouria (NES)

Ufouria review (NES)

Reviewed on March 31, 2011

Think of it as Mario meets Metroid. So... Marioid? Metrio? The world is made of various platforming situations, and it's up to you to use your skills, items and other recruitable characters to conquer them and find a way out of this twisted wonderland.
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Super Mario Bros. (NES)

Super Mario Bros. review (NES)

Reviewed on March 30, 2011

You’ll find that every plat-former made since then has copied the formula of Super Mario Bros. to some extent. Characters collect items, find new ways to defeat enemies, and explore “levels’ of unique environments.
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Boxing (Atari 2600)

Boxing review (A2600)

Reviewed on March 30, 2011

Boxing by Activision, is one of the first boxing video games ever created (if not the first) for the home video game console. The game play is simple, yet enjoyable. You play as a Boxer 1 (AKA White Lightning) who challenges Boxer 2 (AKA Black N’ Decker) to a friendly exhibition match.
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Homefront (Xbox 360)

Homefront review (X360)

Reviewed on March 29, 2011

Before we even have a gun in our hands, Kaos sends us through a Modern Warfare-esque “sit in a vehicle and watch stuff happen” introductory sequence, during which we’re shown a young couple being lined up on a busy street and shot while their crying toddler watches. By the second level, we see the corpses of American civilians being dumped by bulldozers into mass graves. Jeez. Slow burn much, Homefront?
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WWF War Zone (Nintendo 64)

WWF War Zone review (N64)

Reviewed on March 28, 2011

The World Wrestling Federation was undergoing a major facelift as the late 1990's came around. Ridding itself of the stale, 'family friendly' legacy from the decade before, it stood up to growing competition from both WCW and ECW and began offering a far more cut-throat, near-the-knuckle product. The Federation's last video game release, In Your House in 1996, couldn't have been further removed from this. It was time for developer Acclaim to redeem itself...
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Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS)

Golden Sun: Dark Dawn review (DS)

Reviewed on March 28, 2011

They then thrust them into a meek storyline that does nothing to supplement the Golden Sun epic or answer the questions made at the end of The Lost Age, only gives you random, useless insights to the after-effects of Issac and his group’s end goal. Most of these are meaningless—what alchemy did to the land, how vibrant the earth has become—or long-winded recaps about what happened in the first two games.
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Target Earth (Genesis)

Target Earth review (GEN)

Reviewed on March 27, 2011

Whenever you think you understand how Target Earth plays, it always seem to do something to slap your ass back to the title screen.
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Dead Space 2 (PC)

Dead Space 2 review (PC)

Reviewed on March 26, 2011

All in all, Dead Space 2 manages to improve on the original whilst retaining a great sense of atmospheric suspense.
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Assassin's Creed (Xbox 360)

Assassin's Creed review (X360)

Reviewed on March 24, 2011

Stealth is not important as you’d think. With a name like Assassin’s Creed, wouldn’t you expect the gameplay to revolve around sneaking around and killing your targets and getting out undetected? Of course you would! The brotherhood makes a big deal about not drawing attention, but you’ll find its borderline impossible NOT to draw attention. Most of the assassinations take place in crowded, guarded areas, full of frustrating gameplay mechanics like twitchy guards and troublemakers.
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Epic Dungeon (Xbox 360)

Epic Dungeon review (X360)

Reviewed on March 24, 2011

My first steps into Epic Dungeon are chronicled by the myriad rat and bat bites pervading my berserker's skin and bones. The only option left for me was to swing my sword in a fit of rage and watch the enemies explode into 8-bit gore. More bats and rats swarmed me with mouths biting, claws raking, flees jumping off and getting under my armor.
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Yoshi's Cookie (NES)

Yoshi's Cookie review (NES)

Reviewed on March 20, 2011

Using minimal wit, you are tasked with moving the cookies around to form matching rows and columns with the hopes of clearing the them out. Yes, it's as boring as it sounds.
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Dragon Age 2 (PC)

Dragon Age 2 review (PC)

Reviewed on March 17, 2011

I can't help but shake the feeling that this is the Knights of the Old Republic 2 of this generation - an ambitious sequel marred by technical complications.
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