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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Legendary Axe

Legendary Axe

Back in the day with new console launches the pack-in title was usually the flagship game.  It was usually a game designed to show off a new system’s technical prowess first and foremost.  The NES had Super Mario Bros., the...
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Splatterhouse

Splatterhouse

Ah the innocent gaming years of the 80s.  While everyone was busy pumping out bright and cheery platformers Namco said screw that and took inspiration from the horror movies of the time and created Splatterhouse.  It’s kind of funny to...
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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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Journey to Silius

Journey to Silius

Journey to Silius is an interesting game.  This unassuming little title is an excellent hidden gem in the NES library from the masters at Sunsoft.  But what makes it so fascinating is its development history.  Journey to Silius was originally...
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Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder may be a forgotten series now but looking at the current gaming landscape it was very influential.  All cover based shooters can trace their heritage back to here although that isn’t immediately apparent.  A cover based shooter back...
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

It’s no slight exaggeration to say that every kid across the country wanted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles video game back in the 80s.  If you didn’t then sue your parents because your childhood was robbed.  Turtlemania swept the country...
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Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden is one of my favorite NES games of all time.  It is certainly the one I’ve probably dedicated the most time to.  That is due mostly to the unrelenting difficulty in its later parts.  For any other game...
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Mega Man 2

Mega Man 2

There have been many sequels that were better than their predecessor.  Not that it should come as a surprise because it is expected at the very least.  But some games go so far above in terms of refinement that it...
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Bonk’s Adventure

Bonk’s Adventure

I think it is safe to say that the Turbo Grafx-16 did not make a great first impression in North America.  While the NES had Super Mario Brothers and the Genesis had Altered Beast the system was saddled with Keith...
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