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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Aladdin

Aladdin

Aladdin was the movie event of 1992 and with good reason.  The film was amazing, both story wise and in its animation.  The following year the video game blitz would occur with every viable platform seeing some version of the...
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After Burner

After Burner

It’s surprising but as early as the mid-80s I was aware of console exclusives.  I owned a NES but somehow knew that Sega didn’t make games for Nintendo and vice versa.  This indisputable fact made the presence of the unlicensed...
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Strider

Strider

To most gamers the word Strider is associated with the incredibly popular arcade game or his turn in Marvel vs Capcom.  For me however my first Strider experience was the NES title.  It would be a few years before I...
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Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers

Chip & Dale’s Rescue Rangers

I almost feel bad for the kids of today.  Back in the day the Disney afternoon was a solid two hour block of cartoon goodness that everyone rushed home to watch.  Just imagine DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and Talespin one right...
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The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger

Towards the end of the NES life Konami released licensed games targeted at western gamers rather than sequels to their intellectual properties.  Tiny Toon Adventures, Mission Impossible, and Bucky O’Hare were among this crop but they even had obscure li...
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