James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire

Electronic Arts first forays into the Bond license were not all that well received.  Tomorrow Never Dies and the PS One version of the World is Not Enough were simply not good games.  So you can imagine expectations were not...
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Zombie Revenge

Zombie Revenge

The 16-bit era was a gold mine for quality beat em ups.  From arcade greats like Final Fight to home console exclusives such as Streets of Rage, if you liked fighting in the streets you were well served.  The genre...
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Extreme-G

Extreme-G

With the advent of home console 3d the racing genre literally exploded in the late 90s.  It isn’t like today where we are lucky to get a few sim racers and maybe an arcade racer a year.  Racing games run...
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Harmful Park

Harmful Park

By the mid-90s the shooter genre had a problem: there were too many!  Whether it was on consoles or especially in the arcade no other genre suffered from a glut of product other than fighting games.  It wasn’t long before...
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Panzer Dragoon

Panzer Dragoon

Sega’s surprise launch of the Saturn in May of 1995 was disastrous for a number of reasons.  Retailers were not prepared, gamers certainly weren’t, and more importantly third party titles were not ready in time.  That left their own titles...
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Actraiser 2

Actraiser 2

The original Actraiser was one of the best early SNES titles as it offered something new in terms of gameplay and while featuring great production values, mostly in terms of its music.  When Actraiser 2 was announced I along with...
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Snatcher

Snatcher

It is interesting to look at the landscape of the visual novel market now.  If you are a fan of the genre you are completely spoiled, especially on the PC and Vita.  This is an extreme turnaround from the prevailing...
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Sylphia

Sylphia

Any true shooter fan knows the name Compile.  They were literally the masters of the genre, creating many beloved classics.  But as with any company there are always bound to be a few games that slip through the cracks.  Sylphia...
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Cosmic Epsilon

Cosmic Epsilon

I have to admit to being a bit jealous of the Famicom library at times.  Make no mistake, the NES had a fantastic library overall, full of classics that hold up.  But there are certain genres that were underrepresented in...
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Ninja Gaiden II – the Dark Sword of Chaos

Ninja Gaiden II – the Dark Sword of Chaos

As much as it frustrated me Ninja Gaiden is still one of my favorite NES games ever.  I wouldn’t have dumped hundreds of hours mastering it just to reach its fantastic conclusion otherwise.  Back in the 80s video game release...
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