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Kung Fu

As far as classics go, Kung Fu is one high up there in terms of leaving an indelible impression. Even if you’ve never played the game itself, you’ve doubtlessly played a game inspired by its elementary concept – punch and kick through armies of martial arts foes, and fight a boss with a life bar […]

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game

I usually try to write unbiased reviews, but I’ve gotta admit some bias on this one. Being a child of the 80s made being a Ninja Turtle fan mandatory, and I used to play this game constantly back in the day. So there’s a heavy sense of nostalgia for me here, and luckily it’s not […]

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Cliffhanger

It amazes me how developers can screw up formula games. Take the side-scroller; you have hundreds of examples demonstrating clearly what works. You have a mold of general rules, clear cases of what plays best – practically a damn template of how to make a good game. Yet designers still take this template, start to […]

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Batman Returns

Gotta hand it to Konami – they know how to make some good games. There haven’t been an impressive number of good Batman titles, but both Batman and Robin and this game (also both made by the big K) are among the best of any system. Holding true to the Batman sequel, Batman Returns has […]

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Legend of Kage

This is a title most of you probably have never heard of. It’s another ninja action side-scroller, but a very unique one. Its arcade action is fast and unforgiving and its acrobatics quite enjoyable, two things that set it apart from other titles. The Legend of Kage starts out like reading a page from the […]

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