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Antarctic Adventure (NES)

Antarctic Adventure review (NES)

Reviewed on July 25, 2006

It’s no secret. Antarctica is a truly dreadful place.
Drakengard (PlayStation 2)

Drakengard review (PS2)

Reviewed on June 21, 2006

Love. Crimson Blood.
Shadow the Hedgehog (Xbox)

Shadow the Hedgehog review (XBX)

Reviewed on June 13, 2006

Contrary to what most believe, Shadow the Hedgehog is an improvement, not a step back. Even before the black hedgehog’s solo debut hit the shelves, scepticism had already shown his grim face. The last proper Sonic game, Sonic Heroes was, to be frank, awful. Its quirky new design looked charming enough and its diverse range of characters was enough to make any Sonic fan drool. However, its poor level design and bad voice actors were enough to have anyone ripping huge chunks of ha...
Divine Sealing (Genesis)

Divine Sealing review (GEN)

Reviewed on March 20, 2006

Divine Sealing is hilarious, but it’s not meant to be funny at all. In fact, the game contains no humorous qualities whatsoever. However, after you’ve driven yourself to the edge of sanity by ploughing through its offerings, you’ll find yourself laughing at a number of things. You’ll snigger at how the game tries to fuse two opposing genres together and fails on both levels, you’ll giggle at the game’s pathetic attempt to bring hentai to a home console and lastly, you’ll smile over the fact that...
Arabian Fight (Arcade)

Arabian Fight review (ARC)

Reviewed on March 08, 2006

When compared to greats such as Streets of Rage 2 or The Punisher, Arabian Fight just doesn’t make cut. It tries very hard to push forward new graphical innovation that, to be fair, are rather original for its time but falls completely short by giving us fighting engine so basic that it makes the original Golden Axelook like Forgotten Realms: The Demon Stone.
The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare (SNES)

The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare review (SNES)

Reviewed on March 01, 2006

It’s a well known fact that most games based on The Simpsons turn out to be rather poor. You only have to look at the rather pathetic efforts such as Hit and Run and Simpson’s Wrestling to get that point proven. However, if you go back a decade, you’ll find the selection of Simpsons games to be (well, let’s not be too hasty) rather sufficient. With an excellent 2-D beat-em-up on the arcade and Bart’s Nightmare, a rather original collection of mini-games, it certainly looks like Simpson’s titles ...
Guilty Gear X2 #Reload (Xbox)

Guilty Gear X2 #Reload review (XBX)

Reviewed on February 15, 2006

If Guilty Gear is known for anything, it’s the way it hands the player a series of complex rules and gauges that are unmatched in modern day 2-D fighters. Taking quintessential elements from Sega’s unappreciated classic Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Dark Side and merging it with its own distinct style and complexity, Sammy has created a monster. It would be fair to say that GGX2 is one of the most complete 2-D fighters of all time, surpassing anything that former fighting giants C...
Buzz! The Music Quiz (PlayStation 2)

Buzz! The Music Quiz review (PS2)

Reviewed on January 31, 2006

If you’re a student in the UK, chances are that you’ve come home drunk on a Saturday night and found yourself watching Quizmania on ITV. For those not in the know, Quizmania is a four hour long game show that runs on throughout the early hours of the morning. It is the true epitome of crap television, just as Buzz: The Music Quiz is for video games.
Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (Xbox)

Street Fighter Anniversary Collection review (XBX)

Reviewed on January 16, 2006

In a sense, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection should be the ultimate 2-D fighting experience. Not only does it include Hyper Street Fighter 2, a compilation of all of the SF2 versions into one but, it also contains one of the best “new-school” 2-D fighters: Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. Not only do we get two of the greatest fighting games of all time, we get the full-length 1994 anime movie. Although, this may not enthral the majority of us, a handful of fanatics will be enthused.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (SNES)

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble review (SNES)

Reviewed on January 04, 2006

To be fair, I only played DKC3 because I wanted to complete the trilogy. It’s quite ironic that I actually had the nerve to pick up this one, considering how unimpressive I found the previous title. However, after I played through the first nonchalant levels of DKC3 and had same impressions that I had last time around but as I delved deeper into its offerings, I found DKC3 to be a quirky platform game that surpassed its younger brother by taking the good of DKC2. They then reinforced that wi...
Spider-Man: Web of Fire (Sega 32X)

Spider-Man: Web of Fire review (32X)

Reviewed on December 29, 2005

Occasionally, you’ll hear about some nerd who shelled out their life savings on a certain rarity, something that they’ve been hunting down for years and have saved every single penny that they’ve earned so they could purchase this rarity. Now, when I hear about some bum who has burned away a small fortune on a video game, it stupefies me, especially, when the title that they’ve picked up turns out to be an absolute crock.
Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)

Gunstar Heroes review (GEN)

Reviewed on December 06, 2005

Much has been said about Treasure’s classic Gunstar Heroes. Some claim that it’s a renowned title of a wealthy calibre, while others have criticised it as a direct rip-off from Konami’s famous Contra series. Suggesting such a comment is a rather fair complaint due to the fact that Treasure were actually formed from a minute group of developers who broke off from Konami’s scope to form their own team. However, no matter how you wince and whine about the similarities between the two (which go as f...
Timeball (TurboGrafx-16)

Timeball review (TG16)

Reviewed on November 25, 2005

Some bad games can be relatively tolerated to a certain extent. Nickelodeon GUTS was pathetic but it was rather funny to make ordinary kids pull off flips that would make any Olympic acrobat cry like a baby. Dark Castle was a stinker and a half but the sheer hilarity of playing as an escaped vegetable gave it an incredibly small sliver of merit. Some bad games can do that and sometime...
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (Sega Master System)

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars review (SMS)

Reviewed on November 22, 2005

Despite the fact that Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars is a fun game, it’s hard to shake that “this isn’t Miracle World” feeling. The fast paced platforming and tricky rock-paper-scissors Jan-Ken matches have been completely axed, replaced with something a little more linear. Don’t get me wrong, even the most hardened of gamers couldn’t deny that The Lost Stars is a cheerful romp through an insanely colourful (acid drop style!) world. Despite the fact that the game took everything that made its predece...
Wani Wani World (Genesis)

Wani Wani World review (GEN)

Reviewed on November 17, 2005

Imagine taking Bub and Bob, those two cuddly little dinosaurs from Taito’s classic Bubble Bobble and removing them of their bright eyes and their generally cutesy look. Then, take the remaining leftovers, inject them with a bad attitude and give them sneakers. Now, take away their ability to puke out an endless amount of bubbles and replace that with a rather large hammer. Add a dash of the ancient NES game Lode Runner and voila! You get Wani Wani World!!
Metal Slug 4 (Xbox)

Metal Slug 4 review (XBX)

Reviewed on November 17, 2005

This was a nice piece of promotion on SNK Playmore’s part. Releasing the fantastic Metal Slug 3 on the Xbox was a fantastic idea as it brought a brilliant albeit hard to access game (loaded with new content) to the mainstream market. However, the release of the vastly inferior Metal Slug 4 on the Xbox with no additional new modes and a few unwanted tweaks appear to S.P playing with the emotions of those hungry Metal Slug fans who can’t be bothered with the tedium of MAME emulation or cann...
Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Sega Master System)

Alex Kidd in Miracle World review (SMS)

Reviewed on November 11, 2005

Alex Kidd had one rough ride back in those good ol’ 8-bit days. In five games (let’s try to forget about that BMX racer, eh?) he became the icon of the Master System. Although his cheery little face didn’t make as much of an impact like platforming icons Mario and Sonic, he still left us with a handful (a SMALL handful) of reasonably decent and memorable (let’s also try and forget about Alex Kidd in High Tech World, OK?) titles. A range including a simple plat former, a Shinobi cross-o...
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi (PlayStation 2)

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi review (PS2)

Reviewed on November 07, 2005

As a Dragon Ball fan, I’m used to disappointment. I was disappointed that the first Budokai game was rather poor. I was disappointed with the crap anime with its childish themes and its horrible voice acting and I was even disappointed with those pathetically dubbed movies that they released over here; if you ask me that’s a hell of a lot of disappointment. However, the release of Budokai 2 for the ‘cube destroyed the majority of the after taste of that disappointment. I didn’t even...
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 review (GEN)

Reviewed on November 03, 2005

The sequel to Sonic the Hedgehog may be a perfect example of a follow up that takes the already impressive foundations and builds a more concrete structure over it. The original Sonic game had a few minor problems with level originality and variance but it still provided us with a solid platform adventure that is still enjoyable today. Sonic 2 takes up the similar speedy style that the first game brought forth and adds in shorter yet more creative levels, a spunky new sidekick and a hand...
Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)

Halo: Combat Evolved review (XBX)

Reviewed on November 03, 2005

Ironically, I only purchased Halo because I’d played Munch’s Oddysee to death and picked it up because it looked “ok.” OK? If I had heard myself say those words a month after my sceptical purchase, it would’ve probably led to some deserved self-harm. However, they had some justification as Halo sat in line up of the Xbox’s mostly putrid launch title selection along with a few morbidly bland titles like Azurik and Nightcaster. Halo shined out as the firs...

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