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1942

The year is 1942, and the world is at war. You play as an American fighter ace who embarks on a solo mission to defeat the entire Japanese air force. Hmm… a Japanese company making a game about a lone American single-handedly destroying all of Japan’s national defense? Well, I suppose it’s like Takagi said […]

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Darkwing Duck

Imagine my predicament: There I was, newly accepted as an official member of the Just Games Retro staff; given unrestricted access to the private Lockheed jet, the mini-golf course, the macro-golf course, the homemade rhubarb pie, along with all the other benefits every JGR employee receives; and I had no idea what to review. I […]

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Hogan’s Alley

Hooooooooogaaaan! Okay, this game is completely unrelated to Hogan’s Heroes. In fact, if memory serves, Hogan’s Alley was a training course used by the FBI. A Hollywood-style set was built, and cardboard cutouts of bad guys and innocents would pop up from windows and alleys. The agent in training had to make split second decisions […]

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The Punisher

Frank Castle’s got a reason to be pissed off. He’s an ex-Marine whose wife and children were murdered by the mob, and he’s surrounded by hardcore criminals who the police seem powerless to stop. So, like any other grudge-holding antisocial American, he picks up an arsenal of pain and fights back. The Punisher is an […]

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Family Feud

The NES, being a home entertainment system and all, was the first console to introduce the concept of videogames based on popular gameshows. It makes sense after all, since the majority of the viewing audience yells answers at their televisions and generally think they’re geniuses – “If I were on that show.. I’d do so […]

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Duck Hunt

If you’re looking for something to apply the term “classic” to, well, here ya go. One of the first games for the NES was this little gem. It was released in 1985 as part of the “Deluxe Bundle,” sharing the package space with the quirky R.O.B. and the Zapper light gun required for play. The […]

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