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Aladdin

Aladdin was the movie event of 1992 and with good reason.  The film was amazing, both story wise and in its animation.  The following year the video game blitz would occur with every viable platform seeing some...

After Burner

It’s surprising but as early as the mid-80s I was aware of console exclusives.  I owned a NES but somehow knew that Sega didn’t make games for Nintendo and vice versa.  This indisputable fact made the prese...

Strider

To most gamers the word Strider is associated with the incredibly popular arcade game or his turn in Marvel vs Capcom.  For me however my first Strider experience was the NES title.  It would be a few years bef...

Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers

I almost feel bad for the kids of today.  Back in the day the Disney afternoon was a solid two hour block of cartoon goodness that everyone rushed home to watch.  Just imagine DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and Tale...

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Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

In the dark age of licensed games for the NES Capcom showed that you could create a more than respectable title if you actually gave a damn about the license.  In some cases like DuckTales they created classics.&nbs...

The Ignition Factor

The firefighting sub-genre of action games might be underrepresented but man are there some real gems out there.  The Ignition Factor was a low key release in 1994 but one that I feel should have gotten more attenti...

Operation Logic Bomb

There are games that fly under the radar for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes they get lost in the hype of more anticipated titles.  The publisher might have done a terrible job with its marketing.  And th...

Arabian Nights: Sabaku no Seirei Ou

The Magic of Scheherezade is not only my favorite 8-bit RPG but also one of my favorite NES games of all time.  Part of that is owed to its setting; Arabian themed games in general are rare; let alone an RPG.  ...

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Streets of Rage

With Final Fight setting the arcade on fire naturally most were anxious for a home port.  Unfortunately for Sega owners the SNES would receive the exclusive for a number of years.  Not one to let their fans dow...

Granada

I’ve never been much of a fan of tank based games.  My dislike probably stems from being forced to play Jackal in coop with a scrub and if you’ve ever been in that situation you know it isn’t pleasant.  W...

ESWAT: City Under Siege

I really liked ESWAT in the arcade but unfortunately never had the chance to play it much because of distance.  So when news of a Sega Genesis version of the game hit I was ecstatic.  Little did I know that the...

Valis III (Genesis)

For the brave gamers who decided to take a chance with Valis the first few games were a lesson in mediocrity.  I won’t deny that there is a certain charm to those games but they were also average in every way.&nbs...

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Macross 2036

The world of video game imports was a strange place for me up until around 2001 or so.  I knew it was possible to buy Japanese video games and had a list of titles I was interested in.  But I didn’t bother un...

Valis IV

I liked Super Valis IV in spite of its many problems.  In my opinion it fell in line with the rest of the series as a solid yet flawed gem.  However despite my appreciation for it I could tell there was definit...

Valis III

Valis III would be the last in the series to come to the US which is a bit sad.  But at the very least the series went out on a high note and we were spared seeing the property whored out as a PC porn game as Telene...

Valis II

Valis was not an especially good title.  In fact you could even say it was only slightly above average.  Early in the Sega Genesis’ life you could appreciate it but as superior titles released it couldn’t k...

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Mega Man 8

It’s no secret that certain people at Sony in the US frowned upon 2d games.  While a few snuck by early on it would take a change in leadership before the floodgates would open.  Can you imagine if Mega Man 8...

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Mega Man 8

It’s no secret that certain people at Sony in the US frowned upon 2d games.  While a few snuck by early on it would take a change in leadership before the floodgates would open.  Can you imagine if Mega Man 8...

Features[ View All ]

Spotlight: Valis

The Valis series were some of the first action games I played on the Genesis.  For many old school gamers it was their first introduction to publisher Renovation, who brought many a hidden gem to the US.  The s...

Top Ten Underrated NES Games

Every successful platform will have legions of games in any genre that appeal to players of all stripes.  Unfortunately with such a huge volume of releases some games will always slip through the cracks.  While...

Spotlight: Mega Man

It’s time to shine a spotlight on Capcom’s classic series!  Mega Man has been loved by millions for close to thirty years now and I would be remiss if I didn’t spend some time examining each game i...

Welcome to Classic-Games.net!

Hello and welcome to classic-games.net!  This will be your retro game headquarters to learn about the classics, not so classics, and everything in between.  I plan to look back on the games I grew up with but I’m...