Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck might be my favorite Disney cartoon of all time.  Only the Aladdin TV series comes close (it’s a god damn crime it isn’t on DVD yet).  Part of that stems from my lifelong love of comic books of...
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SD Kidou Senshi Gundam – V Sakusen Shidou

SD Kidou Senshi Gundam – V Sakusen Shidou

I remember being curious about the innumerable Mobile Suit Gundam games that were advertised in the back of magazines like EGM and Gamefan.  They seemed like the coolest games in the world but sadly up until the Dreamcast they never...
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Dream Master

Dream Master

In Japan there were far too many Dragon Quest clones for the Famicom.  I don’t mean games that were inspired by it; I mean titles that aside from slightly different art were virtually identical to Enix’s classic.  It should have...
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Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

Magical Quest starring Mickey Mouse

In the dark age of licensed games for the NES Capcom showed that you could create a more than respectable title if you actually gave a damn about the license.  In some cases like DuckTales they created classics.  As the...
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Macross 2036

Macross 2036

The world of video game imports was a strange place for me up until around 2001 or so.  I knew it was possible to buy Japanese video games and had a list of titles I was interested in.  But I...
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Super Valis IV

Super Valis IV

And so the Valis saga finally ends.  At least in the US.  Super Valis IV was the last game in the series to be released worldwide.  While they never reached the popularity of their competitors the Valis games carved out...
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Valis IV

Valis IV

I liked Super Valis IV in spite of its many problems.  In my opinion it fell in line with the rest of the series as a solid yet flawed gem.  However despite my appreciation for it I could tell there...
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Valis III

Valis III

Valis III would be the last in the series to come to the US which is a bit sad.  But at the very least the series went out on a high note and we were spared seeing the property whored...
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Syd of Valis

Syd of Valis

In Japan the super deformed art style is actually a thing.  I’ll admit that it actually kind of “cute” to see otherwise serious characters like Solid Snake or Ryu drawn in a chibi style.  But it’s not my thing and...
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Hook

Hook

Movie licensed video games were on average absolutely dreadful during the 8 and 16-bit era.  Sure you could blame this on the films publishers chose to create tie-ins to; I don’t think anyone expected Beethoven’s 2nd to light up the...
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