Ranma ½: Hard Battle

Ranma ½: Hard Battle

As bad as licensed games have been in the US in Japan they were even worse if you can believe it.  With so much anime airing on TV even to this day there are legions of bad games released almost...
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Crack Down

Crack Down

Over the years what I’ve come to appreciate most about the Genesis library is its large range of arcade ports.  More specifically Sega arcade ports.  I don’t think most of us truly understand just how deep their arcade library is. ...
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Jackal

Jackal

Jackal was a game that I had to warm up to.  By the time Jackal came out I was familiar with the name Konami and knew to expect quality.  But it also came at a time when I became jaded...
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Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

When I step back and analyze why I like Dark Souls so much I think it stems from my love of the Ghouls ‘N Ghosts series.  Both series are incredibly punishing but when you adjust to their particular mechanics are...
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Bonk’s Revenge

Bonk’s Revenge

Bonk’s Adventure was a good first step in establishing a new franchise.  It was original, had good gameplay, and certainly looked nice for the time.  NEC knew this as it was one of the few games to receive an extensive...
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Metroid

Metroid

Metroid has always been a bit of an anomaly in Nintendo’s library.  Where I was used to bright and cheery worlds in Nintendo’s games Metroid stood in stark contrast with its sci-fi theme and terrifying titular enemies.  But that is...
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Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose

I really miss Tiny Toons.  Today’s generation really missed out on a brilliant reinvention of the classic Looney Toons characters and their humor.  The characters themselves were more than just stand-ins for their older counterparts but unique unto...
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Gley Lancer

Gley Lancer

I don’t envy the developers of the legions of shooters in the 90s.  After Gradius and R-Type revolutionized the genre everyone else was left picking up the scraps.  The rare title would come along and innovate but by and large...
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Batman: Return of the Joker

Batman: Return of the Joker

Batman for NES was a welcome surprise that no one saw coming.  After numerous licensed games that were absolute turds like Back to the Future and Superman Sunsoft showed everyone how it’s done.  That game went beyond being a great...
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Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams

Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams

Growing up there were certain games that had attained mythical status due to their rarity.  Most of these games such as Radiant Silvergun, Psychic Killer Taromaru, and Harmful Park are imports but the occasional domestic release would enter those ranks.&n...
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