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Super Star Wars

It had to happen eventually. The only thing LucasArts loved more than pimping out its Star Wars franchise was staying on the cutting edge of technology. So when scrolling action platformers became the new buzzword, you could have bet dollars to doughnuts that you’d be seeing a scrolling action platformer Star Wars title. This is […]

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TimeCop

I do not even remotely want to review TimeCop, as it is that bad of a game. Not even bad in a fun way, just purely and unconditionally putrid. I’m not even sure what I will say. However, I’ve made the mistake before of playing an unimpressive game and not reviewing it. So I know […]

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Splatterhouse 2

The original Splatterhouse was an arcade release in Japan, with a mildly censored version in the states. It followed the tale of two parapsychology students, Rick and Jennifer, who travel to the mysterious manor of Doctor West in an attempt to discover some of his lost theories and papers. Instead, they discover the more mundane […]

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Castlevania

Going by the cheeky credits at the end, where all the boss characters are listed as “performed” by one-letter-off versions of classic horror movie actors, Konami had absolutely no idea of what Castlevania would become. It represented a rare move for them – starting on the Famicom first instead of porting over a proven arcade […]

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Robocop vs Terminator

It’s a match made in comic book dreams. A man who protects humanity by becoming a machine, versus a machine who destroys humanity by impersonating a man. The Dark Horse crossover was really just a matter of time, and the game based on it shouldn’t be much of a surprise either. Frank Miller’s comic series […]

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Bionic Commando

I’m going to dedicate this review to all the fans of Bionic Commando, without whom I probably would not have gotten past the game’s harsh first impression. Apparently a lot of people are very rabid about this title, which I discovered when trying to find an instruction manual to make sense of the thing. Fansites, […]

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