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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Super C

Super C

It’s funny to look back on my initial impression of Super C.  Don’t get me wrong I knew it was great but I didn’t think of it as anything special.  I guess in my mind I just assumed it was...
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Contra

Contra

There is something about that innocent period before video game magazines proliferated the market that I kind of miss.  Back in the day before Nintendo Power and EGM you bought games based on the back of the box.  While there...
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Faxanadu

Faxanadu

Despite public opinion of it becoming mixed over the last decade or so I still love Zelda II.  The shift in viewpoint and gameplay turned away many and I’ll admit it has flaws.  But at the same time it is...
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Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck might be my favorite Disney cartoon of all time.  Only the Aladdin TV series comes close (it’s a god damn crime it isn’t on DVD yet).  Part of that stems from my lifelong love of comic books of...
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Dream Master

Dream Master

In Japan there were far too many Dragon Quest clones for the Famicom.  I don’t mean games that were inspired by it; I mean titles that aside from slightly different art were virtually identical to Enix’s classic.  It should have...
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3-D World Runner

3-D World Runner

Growing up whenever it was time to buy a new game it was cause for celebration.  That’s a feeling any gamer can relate to unless you grew up rich, in which case I hate you.  When you are young any...
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Vice: Project Doom

Vice: Project Doom

I’m ashamed to admit I wrote off Vice: Project Doom for a very long time.  I thought the box art was lame so I avoided it.  At this point I should also mention that I bought Marvel’s X-Men the same...
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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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