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Chiller

I got the digital equivalent of a letter slipped under the door after I reviewed Blood, telling me that if I wanted to see the most disturbing game ever made, I needed to check out Exidy’s arcade release Chiller. Now I don’t get a lot of these, so it had a little more credibility, but […]

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Sweet Home

Suito Homu – I’ll let you guess what that translates to in English – is a Japanese horror film released alongside this game. The two were apparently co-developed, based on the frequent, detailed similarities (right down to the look of the notorious fresco), the near-identical release date, and that the movie trailer also featured images […]

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Castlevania

Going by the cheeky credits at the end, where all the boss characters are listed as “performed” by one-letter-off versions of classic horror movie actors, Konami had absolutely no idea of what Castlevania would become. It represented a rare move for them – starting on the Famicom first instead of porting over a proven arcade […]

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Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (NES)

As a compliment to his recent review of Star Trek: 25th Anniversary for the PC, the J Man asked that I aim my laser-precision reviewing skills at the Nintendo game of the same title. I pointed out that since he had played both games, his opinion would hold more weight than mine. But a few […]

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Bad Street Brawler

Bad Street Brawler either had an ingenious, or clueless, marketing team. You see, Bad Street Brawler really is a bad street brawler. It’s even more funny when they print it right on the box. Interestingly enough, it seems to be a rehash of a Beam Software game from 1987, that Mattel must have bought out […]

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Jackal

Never let it be said that I do not take requests. Jackal is a Konami title playing off the 1980’s common themes of U.S. patriotism and hostage rescuing. Like 1942, I must again ask what interest a Japanese company has in these concepts. Also, why was hostage rescue such a big game premise for the […]

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