Splatterhouse

Splatterhouse

Ah the innocent gaming years of the 80s.  While everyone was busy pumping out bright and cheery platformers Namco said screw that and took inspiration from the horror movies of the time and created Splatterhouse.  It’s kind of funny to...
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DuckTales

DuckTales

It’s hard to believe DuckTales is Capcom’s first actual Disney game as it really set a high bar.  That it turned out so good comes as no surprise; Capcom were on fire with the NES.  The fact that DuckTales is...
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Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

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.  As the...
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Streets of Rage

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 down Sega would...
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Aladdin

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 version of the...
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The Ignition Factor

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 attention as it...
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Macross 2036

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...
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After Burner

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 presence of the unlicensed...
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Operation Logic Bomb

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 then there are games...
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Granada

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.  What...
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