Night Striker

Night Striker

Anyone who was around in the 80s has bought more than one video game based off of screenshots, a magazine or ad.  My interest in Night Striker was peaked due to a preview in Diehard Gamefan.  It looked incredibly cool...
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Mitsume ga Tooru

Mitsume ga Tooru

Capcom, Konami, and to a lesser extent Sunsoft are revered for putting out legendary NES titles.  Their reputations are wholly deserved as some of the fondest NES classics, the ones we get misty eyed thinking about, came from one of...
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Exile

Exile

Exile is one of the Turbo CD games I wanted to play the most.  Why I became so obsessed with it is a bit of a mystery.  But if I had to guess it would probably be the cool screenshots...
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Steel Empire

Steel Empire

As much as I loved shooters growing up they did become oversaturated with releases in a very short period.  The Genesis, Turbo Grafx-16 and the arcade saw an innumerable quantity of titles hit the shelves.  And as bad as it...
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Code Name: Viper

Code Name: Viper

Capcom were pioneers on the NES, able to balance their output with between arcade conversions and original titles.  Even their “ports” to the NES tended to become completely original games, often vastly superior to the arcade brethren.  This was ...
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The Great Battle II – Last Fighter Twin

The Great Battle II – Last Fighter Twin

I both love and hate the Great Battle Cyber.  This late era Famicom release had everything going for it, from graphics to engaging gameplay.  But it completely fell apart in its latter half due to ridiculously unfair platforming that wasn’t...
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Sugoro Quest

Sugoro Quest

Sugoro Quest is the type of game that would definitely have been one of my favorites back in the day.  While my friends wouldn’t give awesome titles like the Magic of Scheherezade or Crystalis a chance I was drawn to...
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Axelay

Axelay

I think it safe to say that the shooting genre did not get off to a great start on the SNES.  Don’t get me wrong there were many great games in that initial batch. However you also had to deal...
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Wonder Boy in Monster World

Wonder Boy in Monster World

The Wonder Boy games started out as slightly unique platformers at the genre’s beginning but it wouldn’t be long before the series would explore other genres.  Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair was a weird shooter/platformer hybrid that wasn’t successful...
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Blaster Master

Blaster Master

Blaster Master is a game I didn’t think highly of initially.  That more than likely has to do with the terrible Worlds of Power novelization I read beforehand.  Talk about coloring your expectations.  But after about ten minutes I began...
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