Video Game Review

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 […]

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Review – Metal Gear (NES)

Metal Gear on the NES seems to have suffered the strange fate of a tarnished reputation. It was once unquestionably considered a classic, and while to some it still is, it’s simply not held up […]

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Review – Maniac Mansion

Whenever I explore a new facet of video games, I have a tendency to go in hard. If there’s some revered series or sub-genre that I’ve yet to touch, I’ll dive right in from the […]

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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 […]

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Review – Spelunker (NES)

Despite my, erm, established familiarity with terrible games, I’ve yet to touch on the subject of “kusoge,”(koo-soh-geh) a Japanese term that literally translates to “crap game.” Kusoge has been an institution in Japan for far […]

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Review – Karate Kid (NES)

I’ve never seen Karate Kid, nor its sequel. I get a lot of references from the movies, but that’s about it. Don’t look at me like that, I’m just not a movie person. Maybe I’ll […]

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Review – Final Fantasy

I never expected to ever finish the original Final Fantasy. I first encountered it during the early days of my retro fixation, and within an hour or so realized that I did not have the […]