Video Game Review

Review – Super Mario RPG

It’s impossible to state what an event Super Mario RPG was in my childhood. I could spin quite a few yarns about my initial experiences with the game, like how, when I would rent it, […]

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Review – Sonic the Hedgehog

My relationship with Sonic the Hedgehog is… complicated. I was an SNES child, so my mentor growing up was Mario, but my cousin had a Genesis, and I spent many mornings over there diving into […]

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Review – Yomawari: Midnight Shadows

I can’t claim to have been impressed by Yomawari: Night Alone during my recent playthrough, though I do confess that its story and aesthetic at least left an impact. That’s generally why I still play […]

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Review – Earthworm Jim 3D

It’s impossible to understate how much of a fan I was of Earthworm Jim in my youth. I was already a veteran of the first two games in the series, and had watched the cartoon […]

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Review – Pilotwings 64

The original Pilotwings was an effective launch title for the SNES, because it successfully demonstrated the amazing sprite scaling and rotating capabilities of the the console, effectively named Mode-7. It was colourful, relaxing, and then […]

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Review – Shadow Blasters

I don’t remember who recommended Shadow Blasters to me, but when you’ve got someone’s enthusiasm in your ear, it’s hard to pass up a cheap Genesis game. With horrible cover art that looks like a […]

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Review – Earthworm Jim 2

Yeah, just try and convince me that Earthworm Jim 2 isn’t a work of art. How else do you describe a game that abruptly casts you as a blind salamander clutching a plasma gun and drops […]

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Review – Jurassic Park (SNES)

Jurassic Park is one of those really weird licensing situations. On one hand, the movie really isn’t for children, while on the other hand, marketers were extremely quick to rush out all sorts of toys […]