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Jackal

Never let it be said that I do not take requests. Jackal is a Konami title playing off the 1980’s common themes of U.S. patriotism and hostage rescuing. Like 1942, I must again ask what interest a Japanese company has in these concepts. Also, why was hostage rescue such a big game premise for the […]

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Star Trek: Starfleet Academy – Chekov’s Lost Missions

Being a guest instructor at Starfleet Academy is hard. You’re only human (presumeably), you’re volunteering your time on a hectic schedule, and you’re always rushing between hair-dye jobs in a valiant attempt to make you look as young as you did when you became famous. So, you’re bound to lose some missions from time to […]

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Star Trek: Starfleet Academy

Interplay had just come off of two Star Trek home-runs – 25th Anniversary and Judgment Rites – and were probably feeling pretty good. So good, in fact, that they started hyping and making feature promises for the next two Trek games, although they weren’t even on the path to production yet. “Secret of Vulcan Fury” […]

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MicroCosm

In the far future, two mega-corporations battle for supremacy, and one game company needs a gimmick for their new game. Our buddies at Psygnosis, responsible for the quirky Sentient, came up with a solution. The mega-corporations would battle it out inside the body of one of their CEOs, and Psygnosis would create “Fantastic Voyage: The […]

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Jaws

Jaws isn’t a bad idea for a video game villain. He’s big, he’s tough, and he likes to eat people, which is always a plus. Even the idea of hunting him through the deep expanse of the ocean sounds like the potential for good gaming. The problem is that this hunt is the entire game, […]

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Star Wars: Rebel Assault

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 FMV became the new buzzword, you could have bet dollars to doughnuts that you’d be seeing an FMV Star Wars game. This is that game. In Rebel […]

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