Castlevania

Castlevania

Castlevania was a game ahead of its time.  When the NES launched in the US for the majority of that first year its main software came from Nintendo.  As the third party titles began to trickle on to shelves it...
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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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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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Mega Man

Mega Man

If I had to create a personal Mount Rushmore of games that shaped my tastes it would consist of Super Mario Brothers, the Legend of Zelda, Metroid, and Mega Man.  Each of these titles brought something new to the industry,...
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Mike Tyson’s Punchout!

Mike Tyson’s Punchout!

Even though Mike Tyson’s Punchout! was one of the earliest Nintendo titles it remains one of its most significant.  Not just because of its celebrity endorsement and graphics but because it is still to this day of the system’s best. ...
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Dr. Chaos

Dr. Chaos

There aren’t many games I’ve hated within a few minutes of picking up the controller.  Dr. Chaos is definitely one of them.  I’ll give it credit for being ambitious.  For a game released in 1987 its attempt at a sprawling...
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