Crisis Force

Crisis Force

The end of a given console’s life is usually the most interesting period in terms of releases.  With years of experience behind them developers tend to craft truly amazing games not thought possible on old hardware.  One need only look...
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Raiden

Raiden

To the casual gaming public the name Raiden probably conjures up a certain thunder god in Mortal Kombat.  Or the nancy boy in Metal Gear Solid.  But for old school shooting fans they’ll remember one of the most well-known shooters...
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Shatterhand

Shatterhand

One of the biggest regrets from my childhood is that I moved on from the NES earlier than I should have.  With Genesis hitting its stride and the SNES on the market I, like many others, turned my back on...
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Quackshot starring Donald Duck

Quackshot starring Donald Duck

Looking back its kind of surprising how overlooked Sega’s handling of the Disney is.  While Capcom and Virgin churned out unambitious platformers Sega were not afraid to take risks.  While Castle of Illusion was a bit safe Quackshot and its...
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Undead Line

Undead Line

I really liked Twinkle Tale, a little known Genesis import that suffered from a low print run.  This brilliant game housed excellent art direction and gameplay but somehow never left Japan.  So when I learned of Undead Line I couldn’t...
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Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

When I step back and analyze why I like Dark Souls so much I think it stems from my love of the Ghouls ‘N Ghosts series.  Both series are incredibly punishing but when you adjust to their particular mechanics are...
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Bonk’s Revenge

Bonk’s Revenge

Bonk’s Adventure was a good first step in establishing a new franchise.  It was original, had good gameplay, and certainly looked nice for the time.  NEC knew this as it was one of the few games to receive an extensive...
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Batman: Return of the Joker

Batman: Return of the Joker

Batman for NES was a welcome surprise that no one saw coming.  After numerous licensed games that were absolute turds like Back to the Future and Superman Sunsoft showed everyone how it’s done.  That game went beyond being a great...
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Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams

Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams

Growing up there were certain games that had attained mythical status due to their rarity.  Most of these games such as Radiant Silvergun, Psychic Killer Taromaru, and Harmful Park are imports but the occasional domestic release would enter those ranks.&n...
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Isolated Warrior

Isolated Warrior

If the Isolated Warrior in the title refers to hero Max Maverick and his solo journey, than buddy get in line.  This shit has been going on for forty years.  Isometric action games were never that big in America but...
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