Browsing all articles tagged with platformer.

Back to the Future II & III

Static made the point last week that many of my recent games have fallen into the “good” or at least “average” categories. It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed something particularly heinous, and he requested that I do so since they usually turn out to be amusing reads. I was happy to oblige, and I […]

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Super Mario Bros.

No one has actually asked this, but someone may be wondering. Why, in the five years of this site, have I not reviewed Super Mario Brothers? It’s the seminal title in the minds of many, it defined the NES, it almost single-handedly created the platforming genre, it pulled Nintendo out of the crash of ’83, […]

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Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

It had to happen eventually. The only thing LucasArts loved more than pimping out its Star Wars franchise, was finishing a lucrative trilogy. So when Super Empire Strikes Back became the new buzzword, you could have bet dollars to doughnuts that you’d be seeing a final Super Star Wars game. This is that game. If […]

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Daze Before Christmas

This limited-release platformer marks one of the rare Christmas-themed games.

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Wild Woody

I do not know the story behind the development of this game, but luckily, the way it probably went down isn’t too hard to piece together. The year is 1995, a full four years after Sega’s mascot Sonic the Hedgehog was released to the world. The Playstation is nearing release. Sega is losing its grip […]

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Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

It had to happen eventually. The only thing LucasArts loved more than pimping out its Star Wars franchise, was making easy money. So when Super Star Wars became the new buzzword, you could have bet dollars to doughnuts that you’d be seeing a sequel. This is that game. This is the next game in JVC’s […]

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