Super R-Type

Super R-Type

Super R-Type was my introduction to the series.  Where most had the fortune of playing versions on the Master System, Turbo Grafx or the original arcade game I was not as fortunate.  That is one hell of an introduction to...
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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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Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage

With Final Fight setting the arcade on fire naturally most were anxious for a home port.  Unfortunately for Sega owners the SNES would receive the exclusive for a number of years.  Not one to let their fans down Sega would...
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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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Valis III (Genesis)

Valis III (Genesis)

For the brave gamers who decided to take a chance with Valis the first few games were a lesson in mediocrity.  I won’t deny that there is a certain charm to those games but they were also average in every...
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Valis – the Fantasm Soldier

Valis – the Fantasm Soldier

I really miss Renovation Software.  They never really had a breakout hit in the 90s but they brought out a wide variety of titles.  Some were good, some were bad but at the very least they were interesting.  If you...
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Wings of Wor

Wings of Wor

Now here’s one you don’t hear about too often.  In the Sega Genesis’s library shooters starring angels of destruction can be counted on one hand with extra fingers.  You would think that would be enough to give Wings of Wor...
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Mega Man 4

Mega Man 4

After three glorious installments the Mega Man series seemed invincible.  Capcom could do no wrong and by this time I began reading gaming magazines.  So the news of a Mega Man 4 was not as much of a surprise.  Despite...
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Final Fight

Final Fight

Final Fight is one of the most popular arcade games of all time.  In terms of its relevance it did for beat em ups what Street Fighter did for fighting games.  It wasn’t the first in its genre but it...
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Sugoro Quest

Sugoro Quest

Sugoro Quest is the type of game that would definitely have been one of my favorites back in the day.  While my friends wouldn’t give awesome titles like the Magic of Scheherezade or Crystalis a chance I was drawn to...
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