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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters, that 80’s classic film that was the highest grossing comedy for a long time – you might have heard of it – follows the antics of four scientists as they clean Manhattan from a sudden surge of paranormal activity. The game has taken that concept and run with it. People who actually read this […]

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Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible presents an interesting quandary for me: Is it wrong to dislike a game for what it isn’t? On its own, the game is a decent action romp with a reasonable use of the show’s license. Yet while playing it, I was focused almost entirely on what the game could have been, had some […]

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The Three Stooges

So, I load up the Three Stooges ROM and the first thing I see is the Ghostbusters II logo, complete with creepy music. “Great,” I think, “Somebody obviously misnamed this thing. Now I’ve got to go hunt around for the real game.” But as I’m debating whether or not to just play something else, who […]

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Spy Hunter

To enjoy Spy Hunter, the 1983 arcade classic ported to the NES, it helps to meet a few requirements: One: A love for fast cars, that also are known to shoot rockets from their grill, a la James Bond. Two: A practically illegal lust for the Peter Gunn theme. Three: Something to prove, and the […]

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A Boy and His Blob

Much like there’s always room for Jell-O, there’s always room for gelatin-based videogame sidekicks, especially those that combine the exploration and problem-solving spirit of a point and click adventure game with the run-and-jump action of a side-scroller. “A Boy and His Blob”, brought to you by David Crane of Pitfall fame, does just that. It […]

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Excitebike

Ask a classic gamer about Excitebike, and you’ll probably get a handful of fond memories. And why not? It was a launch title for the U.S. release, and the NES had some memorable launch titles (Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt, and Tennis to name a few) that continued to remain great games, instead of being […]

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