Jaws

Jaws

It’s hard to remember now but Jaws was a theatrical phenomenon along the lines of Star Wars and Indiana Jones.  The movie preyed on everyone’s fear of the ocean’s depths and was thrilling.  It was also both terrifying and hilarious...
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Crisis Force

Crisis Force

The end of a given console’s life is usually the most interesting period in terms of releases.  With years of experience behind them developers tend to craft truly amazing games not thought possible on old hardware.  One need only look...
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Kid Icarus

Kid Icarus

It really is amazing just how forgotten Kid Icarus has been.  Aside from its little known Gameboy sequel it took over twenty years for the series to receive a new title.  That level of dormancy is usually reserved for failed...
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Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes

Part of what I enjoy the most about writing this blog is revisiting games that I remember fondly.  For the most part the games that were great still are.  It’s the lesser titles that I look back on with rose...
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Shatterhand

Shatterhand

One of the biggest regrets from my childhood is that I moved on from the NES earlier than I should have.  With Genesis hitting its stride and the SNES on the market I, like many others, turned my back on...
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Wizards & Warriors

Wizards & Warriors

I remember thinking pretty highly of Wizards & Warriors back in the day.  I’ll admit some of my fondness for the game stems from its Worlds of Power novelization.  This cheesy novel starred a boy named Matthew who is transported...
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Rygar

Rygar

I’m sure like myself the NES version of Rygar was the first exposure to the series for many.  Like Strider Rygar switched genres, becoming an expansive adventure rather than a straight action game.  It was quite ambitious, especially for a...
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The Magic of Scheherazade

The Magic of Scheherazade

I never knew what to make of Culture Brain.  Where Capcom and Konami had signature brands everyone associated them with as well as arcade ports Culture Brain were just plain weird.  Many of their titles added vague role playing or...
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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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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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