Classic-games.net

Classic-games.net

NES[ View All ]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II – the Arcade Game

Next to Turtles in Time and Street Fighter 2 I can safely say that there isn’t another arcade game I’ve pumped more quarters in than Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I was lucky enough to have a cabinet...

Star Wars

I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan in the world but I did enjoy the movies a great deal.  So it’s a bit ironic that I did not play the NES game until years after their release.  In a way...

Abadox

Abadox is like an alternate reality version of Life Force created by another publisher. At times it is so similar I wonder how Natsume avoided criminal charges.  That fact can’t be avoided.  With that out of ...

Heavy Barrel

These days I am not one for multiplayer in most forms.  While the majority of the gaming population moves from one multiplayer shooter to the next or enjoys coop gameplay I could care less.  It is ironic for a ...

SNES[ View All ]

Holy Umbrella – Dondera no Mubo

Holy Umbrella is an odd game and the type of title that probably had a 50/50 chance of being localized back in the day.  With its silly premise and good gameplay it occupies a space reserved for games like Kendo...

Soul Blazer

I really miss Quintet.  As one of the earliest SNES developers they left a huge mark on gamers with Actraiser.  I’m sure like myself that was one of the first SNES games most saw and left us wanting more.&nbs...

F-Zero

For as much as I like racing games I will admit that most of the 8-bit titles in the genre did nothing for me.  There were valiant attempts that were fun like R.C. Pro Am and Micro Machines but the...

Incantation

Eventually all good video game platforms take that long walk into the sunset as a new generation begins.  While it is sad to leave them behind for a shiny new toy you also get some classic games in those last...

Genesis[ View All ]

World of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

I’ve made fun of 2d platforming mascots that fell off the wagon during the 16-bit era but one of the few that remained consistent is Mickey Mouse.  Regardless of publisher the face of Disney was treated well durin...

Shadow Dancer

The Revenge of Shinobi was a significant release for the Genesis as one of its first major new releases.  Between the nuanced gameplay and fantastic production values it was incredible and of course everyone wanted ...

M.U.S.H.A.

Ah yes, the game with the ridiculous acronym.  M.U.S.H.A, or Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor is one of the greatest games for the Genesis.  I love low profile games like this, the ones that come out of lef...

Rolling Thunder 2

My first exposure to Rolling Thunder came from the Tengen NES port on one of those weird black cartridge.  I didn’t know what to make of it at first as my initial impression was to go in guns blazing.  But...

Turbo Grafx-16[ View All ]

Chase H.Q.

Sometimes the simplest ideas hit big.  Chase H.Q. is basically Outrun gussied up with a cops and robbers theme.  Except instead of pulling them over you instead ram into criminals to cause a fiery wreck that wo...

Legendary Axe

Back in the day with new console launches the pack-in title was usually the flagship game.  It was usually a game designed to show off a new system’s technical prowess first and foremost.  The NES had Super M...

Magical Chase

At this point Magical Chase has become something of a legend within the video game industry.  You simply cannot talk about it without mentioning the ridiculous prices it commands on Ebay and similar websites.  ...

Final Blaster

Namco were one of the few third parties to support the Turbo Grafx-16 with a variety of software.  Final Lap Twin and Dragon Spirit are two great games but I’m actually they were lacking with their shooter output....

Saturn[ View All ]

Nekketsu Oyako 067

Nekketsu Oyako

Any serious fan of shooters during the 16-bit era should be familiar with the name Technosoft.  These underrated developers created some of the finest gems during that period.  Thunder Force is their most popul...
Legacy of War 059

Contra: Legacy of War

Coming off the back of Hard Corps Contra enjoyed a new wave of popularity and quality.  That game was one of the best action games of that era and raised the bar for its genre.  Going into the 32-bit era...

Elevator Action Returns

To get the most out of the Sega Saturn you had to be a fan of import gaming.  There were plenty of great releases but the vast majority of the truly great games were left in Japan, where the system...

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.....

PlayStation[ View All ]

Parasite Eve

There was a lot of anticipation for Square’s next releases after Final Fantasy VII.  Saga Frontier was interesting but like most of Akitoshi Kawazu’s games was impenetrable to the masses.  The fall of 1998 ...
Nekketsu Oyako 067

Nekketsu Oyako

Any serious fan of shooters during the 16-bit era should be familiar with the name Technosoft.  These underrated developers created some of the finest gems during that period.  Thunder Force is their most popul...

C: the Contra Adventure

Anyone who had the misfortune of playing Contra: Legacy of War was scarred.  The game was so bad it single-handedly ruined the series legacy of excellence.  Yet two years later Konami would return with the same...
Legacy of War 059

Contra: Legacy of War

Coming off the back of Hard Corps Contra enjoyed a new wave of popularity and quality.  That game was one of the best action games of that era and raised the bar for its genre.  Going into the 32-bit era...

Nintendo 64[ View All ]

Wave Race 64 109

Wave Race 64

Every new console has one or two titles designed to showcase the new hardware.  The NES had Super Mario Brothers, the PlayStation 2 had Tekken Tag Tournament and the GameCube had Rogue Squadron 2.  Even Altered...

Sorry, no posts found in selected category.

PS2[ View All ]

Neo Contra

Contra saw some dark days but Konami was able to right the ship with Contra: Shattered Soldier.  Although it was incredibly difficult it had everything you could have wanted in a next generation action game: stylish...
Shattered Soldier 080

Contra: Shattered Soldier

At the end of the PlayStation era Contra as a series was in danger of fading away.  What once stood for some of the most bad ass action games on the planet had been reduced to a joke after two...

Sorry, no posts found in selected category.

Features[ View All ]

SNES Classic announced, 09/29, $80.00, 21 games including Star Fox...

Gaming’s worst kept secret! We all knew it was just a matter of time after the wild success of the NES Classic last year.  There’s been retailer talk and such for the last few months as well.  But n...

Spotlight: Contra

Its time once again to shine the spotlight on another beloved series.  For many of us Contra was the action series of the 80s and 90s.  What started out as a decent arcade game became a beloved classic on the.....

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...