Deadly Towers

Deadly Towers

Deadly Towers is almost unanimously voted as one of the worst games of all time.  And you know what?  It is.  Rarely have I ever played a game that is as inscrutable as this.  It commits nearly every game design...
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Faxanadu

Faxanadu

Despite public opinion of it becoming mixed over the last decade or so I still love Zelda II.  The shift in viewpoint and gameplay turned away many and I’ll admit it has flaws.  But at the same time it is...
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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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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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Magical Pop’n

Magical Pop’n

As I plumb the import libraries of these old consoles I am continually astounded at the sheer number of hidden gems most have never heard of.  You’ll hear plenty about licensed titles such as Gundam or any number of RPGs...
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Dr. Chaos

Dr. Chaos

There aren’t many games I’ve hated within a few minutes of picking up the controller.  Dr. Chaos is definitely one of them.  I’ll give it credit for being ambitious.  For a game released in 1987 its attempt at a sprawling...
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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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