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Arch Rivals

Sports games in the arcades basically fell into two categories, neither of which ever attempted to be simulations. The first, and the first to come along, were the games like Ice Hockey and Soccer that offered loose simulations of the actual sports. Complicated or time-consuming rules were dropped or lessened to promote faster gameplay. Building […]

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Anticipation

I’m not sure whether Anticipation existed as an actual game or not, but the NES version offers a virtual board game experience for multiple players. Though it’s unclear why, if you have a number of people in the same room, you can’t just get out an actual board game. This game certainly doesn’t offer any […]

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Rampage

There’s something oddly enjoyable about the simple premise of this game. Following in the traditions of classic B-movie monster flicks, the entire point of Rampage is to play as a mutant monster and destroy everything you can. They don’t make games like this anymore, which depending on your view of classic arcade games, may or […]

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RoboCop (NES)

Robocop is another translation from an arcade game based on a movie. You play through various levels following along with the movie as the bionic officer takes down thugs, saves hostages, and tracks down those responsible for his violent creation. The game Robocop has you heading through various levels of Detroit and following along with […]

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Legend of Kage

This is a title most of you probably have never heard of. It’s another ninja action side-scroller, but a very unique one. Its arcade action is fast and unforgiving and its acrobatics quite enjoyable, two things that set it apart from other titles. The Legend of Kage starts out like reading a page from the […]

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Rescue: The Embassy Missions

This little-known game is a true gem among thousands of NES titles, and is better than a number of such games combined. It’s a bit tough to find, but definitely worth the effort. Rescue offers a short, but entertaining experience that still shines even against more modern competition. Before there was Rainbow Six, gamers could […]

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