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Amagon 

Amagon

Static side-scrolls through a tropical island as the gun-toting Amagon, who can Hulk out into the uppercut-bashing Megagon. But both forms suckagon.

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Paperboy

Paperboy is one of the more unique arcade games I can remember, getting away from the predominate space fighter or scrolling fighter genres of the 80s. You play as a paperboy delivering the morning edition from his bike. The arcade cabinet had a set of bike handlebars for a controller (trés chique!) as well as […]

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Renegade

One of my quasi-regular readers asked me what I was working on next for the site. I told them that I had been playing Renegade, the earliest of the real Final Fight/Double Dragon kind of brawlers. The conversation then went like this: Them: “Oh? How is it?” Me: “It’s kinda fun, but not really.” And […]

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Back to the Future II & III

Static made the point last week that many of my recent games have fallen into the “good” or at least “average” categories. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed something particularly heinous, and he requested that I do so since they usually turn out to be amusing reads. I was happy to oblige, and I […]

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The Legend of Zelda

Everyone who’s already played Legend of Zelda raise your hand. Okay, looks like roughly everyone. Just to make sure, though, raise your hand if you’ve never played Legend of Zelda. Right. I’ll put my hand down now. Here’s the thing. While I’m proud to call myself a gamer, I’ve always eschewed the title of “hardcore […]

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Super Mario Bros.

No one has actually asked this, but someone may be wondering. Why, in the five years of this site, have I not reviewed Super Mario Brothers? It’s the seminal title in the minds of many, it defined the NES, it almost single-handedly created the platforming genre, it pulled Nintendo out of the crash of ’83, […]

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