Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Once upon a time new video game systems came with two controllers and a game.  That is a pretty foreign concept to the younger gamers out there who unfortunately missed out.  Usually the pack-in title was a game designed to...
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Zombie Revenge

Zombie Revenge

The 16-bit era was a gold mine for quality beat em ups.  From arcade greats like Final Fight to home console exclusives such as Streets of Rage, if you liked fighting in the streets you were well served.  The genre...
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P.O.W.: Prisoners of War

P.O.W.: Prisoners of War

I’ve never really given it much thought but SNK really seemed to love military themed action games in the 80s.  It shouldn’t be that surprising considering that particular decade was rife with the stuff like the Rambo series, Commando, Platoon,...
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Double Dragon II – the Revenge

Double Dragon II – the Revenge

It’s interesting to look back on the NES library and compare the games that were different from their arcade counterpart.  Bionic Commando was a terrible game in the arcade but one of the best NES games of all time.  Strider...
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Splatterhouse 2

Splatterhouse 2

It’s funny to look back at the original Splatterhouse.  It was gory for its time and caused a bit of a stir.  Yet kids like me at the time could play it and no one batted an eye.  We were...
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Super Dodge Ball

Super Dodge Ball

I never got to play Dodge Ball in school.  As a child of the 80s every TV show and cartoon depicted this vicious sport as a rite of passage for the youth.  The closest equivalent I had was scatter but...
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Rastan Saga II

Rastan Saga II

I really enjoyed the Master System version of Rastan as it was a genre that was almost non-existent on the NES.  I guess the closest comparison would be that Conan game and the less said about it the better.  Although...
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Detana!! Twinbee

Detana!! Twinbee

The fact that I like Detana!! Twinbee so much is one of the biggest surprises of my gaming life.  I was not a fan of Stinger, the lone game in the series to reach the US.  With that game souring...
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Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

Ghosts ‘N Goblins was among the first NES games I got to play.  Back before I developed a sense of taste in video games I was too young to realize how bad the home port was.  I just knew it...
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Cannon Spike

Cannon Spike

By the late 90s arcades had all but disappeared in my area. While I was content playing console games at the time I did lament their absence. There was nothing like hitting the arcade and seeing a game years more...
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