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In 1990, Mindscape released Mad Max for the NES, a mostly disappointing game already expertly reviewed by The J Man. Apparently not shaken by their first sub par offering, Mindscape went back to the well in 1992 for another stab at the Mad Max trilogy, this time on the 16-bit consoles. Thanks to the shockingly […]

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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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Zombies Ate My Neighbors

I could write an entire feature on the history of LucasArts, from their standard-setting creative and technical innovations, to their pitiful degradation into the Star Wars Game Assembly Line. I mean they’re not even developing those things in-house any more. But that’s probably better suited for a Grim Fandango review. Suffice it to say that […]

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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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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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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

There’s a chance this game could get freaking awesome toward the end, but I can personally attest to the fact that the first five levels out of six are bland, boring, tasteless, artless, thrown together, crappy, slipshod, who-the-hell-cares, quicky, dumb, uninspired, stupid rubbish. Any charm Twain’s original characters might have had is entirely absent in […]

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