Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II – the Arcade Game

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 in a...
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Star Wars

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...
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Abadox

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 the way Abadox is...
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Heavy Barrel

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 number...
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Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Looking back on my childhood I remember just how much patience I had.  When you are young and new video games are a rare gift you will put up with any piece of crap for entertainment.  At least I tell...
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Life Force

Life Force

I along with millions of kids always assumed that Life Force was the sequel to Gradius.  It came a year later, featured an identical power-up system and even starred the same ship.  And Konami certainly positioned it as such.  But...
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Deadly Towers

Deadly Towers

Deadly Towers is almost unanimously voted as one of the worst games of all time.  And you know what?  It is.  Rarely have I ever played a game that is as inscrutable as this.  It commits nearly every game design...
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Contra (Japan)

Contra (Japan)

We live in a time now where a significant number of Japanese video games are released almost simultaneously worldwide.  That is a tremendous feat regardless of title but is especially impressive for Rpgs.  Back in the 80s this wasn’t the...
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Contra Spirits

Contra Spirits

As a fan of Contra I was shocked to learn of the staggering number of bootleg and unlicensed games in the series created overseas. Most of these games were simply sprite hacks but a few like Super Contra X were...
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Contra Force

Contra Force

Words cannot describe how disappointed I am with Contra Force.  When I first saw it in magazines I was excited but could not find it in stores anywhere.  Which makes sense as the 16-bit war was heating up and the...
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