Tag: 5/10

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 – Rad Racer

Review – Rad Racer

If you asked me to name ten games that helped define the NES, there’s a chance that I’d drop Rad Racer into that list, but probably not for the reason you’d expect. Sure, it sold somewhere around 2 million units and established itself as the preeminent racing game on the console at the time of …

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Review – Zero Tolerance

Review – Zero Tolerance

Here’s a very specific fact about me that you didn’t want to know and probably don’t care about: I love 2.5D first-person shooters. We’re talking the raycasted oldies like Doom and Duke Nukem 3D. I don’t know why, I just love the aesthetic. The simple or abstract environments with their billboarded sprites. The invitingly humpable …

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Review – Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball

Review – Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball

I remember when Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball landed on the Xbox, back in ’03. I was still in high school, but even amongst my more testosterone bloated friends, there wasn’t much interest. Ogling digital females was just considered kind of sad in the circles I ran with, it was equated to a guy …

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Review – The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

Review – The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall

It’s unfortunate that The Elder Scrolls: Arena didn’t exactly fill my gravy boat, but then, despite it being the first in a venerable series of games, I’ve never heard anyone refer to it as their favourite title in said series. Its sequel, The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, on the other hand, I’ve heard come up …

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Review – Monster in My Pocket

Review – Monster in My Pocket

For those of you who are not well versed in the pop culture of the early 90’s, Monster in My Pocket was a short lived attempt at a multi-media franchise. It never really caught on, which is a shame. Someone obviously had high hopes for the full Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle treatment, with multiple series …

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Review – Army Men: Sarge’s War

Review – Army Men: Sarge’s War

In 2003, 3DO folded like a card table. The company had struggled since its inception as a division of EA, starting with a botched console release that few people remember before transitioning to software-only. There were some talented people that worked there, and they made an effort to acquire some equally great studios, but the …

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Review – Star Fox 2

Review – Star Fox 2

The only thing I ever remember seeing about Star Fox 2 back in the Super Nintendo days was an ad in Nintendo Power showing a stand-in box and logo. That was enough to get me excited. I was a huge fan of the original Star Fox, completely devouring every piece of media I could with …

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Review – Army Men 2 (GBC)

Review – Army Men 2 (GBC)

Army Men on the Gameboy Color was such a short experience, that as soon as I had it completed, I moved directly on to its sequel, Army Men 2. I had that finished, as well, before the evening was over. This wasn’t a marathon, either, this was something I did after coming home from my day job. …

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Review – Army Men (GBC)

Review – Army Men (GBC)

As a spin-off of Electronic Arts, 3DO was first formed to design the company’s console. Not just EA’s console, it was to be a console for everyone — a universal format, like the movie industry employs with the DVD. Any manufacturer could produce their own version (with applicable royalties to 3DO) and any software publisher …

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