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A Nightmare on Elm Street

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you… One of the classics of slasher cinema, A Nightmare on Elm Street follows a group of teens as they are stalked by child murderer Freddy Kruger. There’s just one catch: Freddy’s been dead for years, tracked down and burned alive by a vigilante mob of Elm Street parents. Now […]

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Double Dare

The show Double Dare came out on Nickelodeon in the late 80s. The basic premise was that two teams of kids played against each other in both physical and mental challenges. The physical challenges always proved messy, and this show started the network’s strange affinity for green slime. Later, the company Gametek, on a quest […]

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Video Game Adventure

I love Bill and Ted. This franchise has it all. Free-wheelin’ time-travelin’ excitement, damsels in distress, a phone booth, two completely different but equally cool glimpses of the future, air guitar, a trip to Hell complete with a demonic grandma, and of course, evil robot twins. Damned if I don’t ALWAYS love a good bunch […]

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Remote Control

“It’s his basement, his rules, and a shitty rip-off of his game show!” Remote Control was MTV’s first attempt at a game show, making its first run in 1987. Like a wild and hip teenage Jeopardy, it played out more like a party and was very successful for its time. Ken Ober was an excellent […]

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Kung Fu

As far as classics go, Kung Fu is one high up there in terms of leaving an indelible impression. Even if you’ve never played the game itself, you’ve doubtlessly played a game inspired by its elementary concept – punch and kick through armies of martial arts foes, and fight a boss with a life bar […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game

I usually try to write unbiased reviews, but I’ve gotta admit some bias on this one. Being a child of the 80s made being a Ninja Turtle fan mandatory, and I used to play this game constantly back in the day. So there’s a heavy sense of nostalgia for me here, and luckily it’s not […]

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