Gokujou Parodius

Gokujou Parodius

As much as I love Street Fighter I do hate what it inadvertently caused.  In the 80s and early 90s arcades were home to a large variety of games in every genre.  That variety dried up as fighting games took...
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Jackal

Jackal

Jackal was a game that I had to warm up to.  By the time Jackal came out I was familiar with the name Konami and knew to expect quality.  But it also came at a time when I became jaded...
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Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose

I really miss Tiny Toons.  Today’s generation really missed out on a brilliant reinvention of the classic Looney Toons characters and their humor.  The characters themselves were more than just stand-ins for their older counterparts but unique unto...
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Snatcher

Snatcher

It is interesting to look at the landscape of the visual novel market now.  If you are a fan of the genre you are completely spoiled, especially on the PC and Vita.  This is an extreme turnaround from the prevailing...
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Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence went a long way towards redeeming the series after two failed N64 outings.  It established a clear beginning for the rivalry between the Belmont clan and Dracula and laid the groundwork for the series going forward. ....
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Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

Castlevania was headed down a dark path.  After the sublime Symphony of the Night fans were greeted with two flawed N64 adventures.  There were good ideas buried in those games but they were surrounded by sloppy execution.  One couldn’t help.....
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Castlevania Chronicles

Castlevania Chronicles

I remember the final years of the PlayStation One as being particularly dreadful.  Once Sony stopped giving a damn the flood gates opened with legions of budget titles flooding store shelves.  We were subjected to shovelware the likes of which...
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Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

Castlevania 64 was a game with its heart in the right place.  As every other series made the move to 3d it was inevitable.  And as a first attempt Konami actually did a decent job with the game.  Would I...
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Castlevania 64

Castlevania 64

It had to happen.  Castlevania finally went 3d in 1999 on the Nintendo 64.  Looking back Symphony of the Night is a bit of an anomaly.  At a time where every major series went 2d Konami turned their noses and...
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is one of the greatest games of all time.  Let’s get that out the way right now.  In 1997 when everyone was creating 3d games, whether they had the skill or not, Konami took a...
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