Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers
 

Shadowgate 64

What's a halfling?

 
Haunted House (Atari 2600)
 

Haunted House (Atari 2600)

Who turned out the lights?

 
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
 

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

FIGHT-FIGHT-FIGHT-PARRY-PARRY-PARRY

 

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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Alien vs Predator (SNES)

AvP is part of a growing group of games that I have found myself coming across during my tenure with this site. These are games that are so woefully average that I really don’t have anything to say about them. AvP is a side-scrolling beat em up. You’ve played them. I’ve played them. This one […]

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Riven: The Sequel to Myst

After Robyn and Rand Miller saw the mind-boggling, record-breaking, rationale-defying success of Myst, a sequel was pretty much a guarantee. Some books came in between and Myst and this game, setting up the story for the battle o’ wits here, and ensuring that the Myst series would be telling a real story instead of just […]

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Neuromancer

William Gibson’s sci-fi classic Neuromancer is generally credited with creating the “cyberpunk” genre. These are tales often seen in anime, where technology and biotechnology is absolutely everywhere, corporations rule the world, and poor, down-on-their-luck cybercriminals try to make big scores by risking their lives to hack dangerous corporate and government computers. It is obvious to […]

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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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