Star Wars

Star Wars

I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan in the world but I did enjoy the movies a great deal.  So it’s a bit ironic that I did not play the NES game until years after their release.  In a way...
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Abadox

Abadox

Abadox is like an alternate reality version of Life Force created by another publisher. At times it is so similar I wonder how Natsume avoided criminal charges.  That fact can’t be avoided.  With that out of the way Abadox is...
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Heavy Barrel

Heavy Barrel

These days I am not one for multiplayer in most forms.  While the majority of the gaming population moves from one multiplayer shooter to the next or enjoys coop gameplay I could care less.  It is ironic for a number...
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M.U.S.H.A.

M.U.S.H.A.

Ah yes, the game with the ridiculous acronym.  M.U.S.H.A, or Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor is one of the greatest games for the Genesis.  I love low profile games like this, the ones that come out of left field and...
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Magical Chase

Magical Chase

At this point Magical Chase has become something of a legend within the video game industry.  You simply cannot talk about it without mentioning the ridiculous prices it commands on Ebay and similar websites.  At any given moment you can...
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Life Force

Life Force

I along with millions of kids always assumed that Life Force was the sequel to Gradius.  It came a year later, featured an identical power-up system and even starred the same ship.  And Konami certainly positioned it as such.  But...
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Final Blaster

Final Blaster

Namco were one of the few third parties to support the Turbo Grafx-16 with a variety of software.  Final Lap Twin and Dragon Spirit are two great games but I’m actually they were lacking with their shooter output.  I would...
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Contra (Japan)

Contra (Japan)

We live in a time now where a significant number of Japanese video games are released almost simultaneously worldwide.  That is a tremendous feat regardless of title but is especially impressive for Rpgs.  Back in the 80s this wasn’t the...
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Contra Spirits

Contra Spirits

As a fan of Contra I was shocked to learn of the staggering number of bootleg and unlicensed games in the series created overseas. Most of these games were simply sprite hacks but a few like Super Contra X were...
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Neo Contra

Neo Contra

Contra saw some dark days but Konami was able to right the ship with Contra: Shattered Soldier.  Although it was incredibly difficult it had everything you could have wanted in a next generation action game: stylish production values, a great...
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