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Arkanoid

This game offered me something of a revelation, which I don’t think is listed among its official product features. But it occurred nonetheless. You see, I think part of the reason The Man approves of 70+ year copyright terms is because he can still make money off of simple arcade games like this. Tiny amounts […]

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10 Yard Fight

Back in 1985, Irem released this game, which has the distinguished honor of being the very first football game for the NES. It fit in with the simplistic, arcade versions of every popular sport that the Big N was pushing out during the console’s early year, despite not simply being named “Football.” Of course, then […]

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Deja Vu

Another PC adventure port from your friends at ICOM, the same group behind Uninvited, Deja Vu casts you as – ready for this? – an enigmatic hero who has lost his memory! What originality! I say it in jest though, because the game actually isn’t half bad. I intentionally won’t give away much of anything […]

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

You know kids, being a JGR reviewer isn’t all giggles. I mean it’s true, you get to review games and make sarcastic, biting comments about them, and then people will come along, read your stuff, and laugh with you. But we here at JGR also do retro gamers a big fat favor sometimes, almost like […]

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Airwolf

Once upon a time in the 80s, there was a government of a certain large western power. This government decreed that to meet the stringent demands of modern warfare, a new weapon must be crafted – the Mach 1 plus attack helicopter, codenamed Airwolf. The man asked to test this finely crafted Ferrari of air […]

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California Games

Surf, sand, and some wicked beach sports – all packaged in one game, ripe for your enjoyment. Or so the designers of this game would like you to believe, and what they’re hoping will draw you to the game, but how “extreme” can you really get by playing a video game? Thus the point of […]

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