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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Revenge of Shinobi

Revenge of Shinobi

The Revenge of Shinobi was probably one of the first killer apps for the Sega Genesis.  That’s a bold statement but completely true.  In the early years of the system’s life arcade ports of varying quality dominated its lineup.  While...
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Batman

Batman

Movie licensed video games are bad.  Even at a young age I knew this was a fact.  After suffering through the likes of ET for the Atari 2600, Back to the Future, and especially Rambo it didn’t take long for...
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Bionic Commando

Bionic Commando

To anyone who had the misfortune of playing the original Bionic Commando arcade game, I’m sorry.  While the germ of a good idea was there it was buried under sloppy execution.  To put it simply, the game was bad.  But...
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The Battle of Olympus

The Battle of Olympus

Out of the entire NES library one of the games I spent the most time with was the Battle of Olympus.  Not because it was difficult or exceptionally long but because I never owned it and would lose my passwords...
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