Review – Army Men: Operation Green

Review – Army Men: Operation Green

3DO’s Army Men series peaked in 2000, though its decline in 2001 was hardly perceptible. The series was still going strong, pumping out nearly a dozen titles throughout the year, but it would be its last prolific year. The very next year, 2002, saw only two unique titles, while 2003, the year 3DO finally gave …

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Review – Army Men: Air Combat (GBC)

Review – Army Men: Air Combat (GBC)

Anyone with fond memories of the Army Men series will likely bring up Air Combat (or Air Attack as it was known on PC and Playstation platforms). It was a generally innocuous; a sort of Desert Strike Lite. The toy soldiers that were previously earthbound were sent skyward in helicopters in a top-down shooter. Seriously, …

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Review – The Sims Bustin’ Out (Console)

Review – The Sims Bustin’ Out (Console)

The console port of the original The Sims was okay. It did what it had to do, which was translate the game to console, while also adding on some extra features, like a light story mode and multiplayer. It wasn’t bad, honestly, but it did leave some room to grow. So much room, in fact, …

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Review – The Sims (Console)

Review – The Sims (Console)

When The Sims launched on PC in 2000, it quickly established itself as a landmark title. It was the first major success for Maxis since SimCity 2000’s 1993 release, selling somewhere in the neighbourhood of 14 million copies and establishing itself as one of the best selling PC games of all time. Having said that, …

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Review – Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2

Review – Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2

Lisa had been our partner in volleyball for the entire two week vacation, and in that time, she had never removed her thong bikini. We doubted that she, and indeed, any of the girls, had packed anything aside from bathing suits for the trip. We discussed the state of that apparel, nestled firmly between her …

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Console Command – Virtual Boy

Console Command – Virtual Boy

The 90’s were a weird time for video games, when you actually go back and think about it. Most people in the west choose to remember the Sega Genesis’ battle with the Super Nintendo, then later the Sony Playstation vs. the Nintendo 64. That’s a simple way to remember the 90’s console market, but when …

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Review – Coffee Crisis

Review – Coffee Crisis

The beat-’em-up genre is one of the simplest formulas in gaming. During the early 90’s, following the release of Final Fight in the arcades, the genre exploded and found itself host to all manner of licensed tie ins. If you had a super-hero, action movie, or mascot that you needed to cram into an interactive …

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Review – Never Stop Sneakin’

Review – Never Stop Sneakin’

I have a pretty severe distaste for Metal Gear Solid, but I will readily admit that it is stylish, which is probably a big factor in its lasting popularity. It copied its MSX predecessors’ palette of cool blues and greys, giving it a cold and sterile appearance, then bloated it out into full 3D. It …

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Review – Army Men: World War: Land Sea Air

Review – Army Men: World War: Land Sea Air

When I was younger, I owned an N64. I had access to a Playstation through a friend, but still missed out on the Playstation exclusive Army Men: World War games, so my former experience with them is relegated to magazine advertisements. This made the sub-series rather confusing, since they each came out with the World War subtitle, …

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Review – Ghostbusters (NES)

Review – Ghostbusters (NES)

Out of the small handful of non-gaming franchises that I can claim to be a fan of, Ghostbusters is easily the one that I’m most enamored with. I built my own replica proton pack in high school, I’ve donned a flightsuit for many Hallowe’en nights, and my apartment is littered with related merch. I’ve read …

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