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NARC

Just say no – or else! If you were an 80s gamer, you’ve probably heard of this arcade classic. Or, you might remember its three-second cameo in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (I, for some reason, do). The plot is simple: NARC casts you in the role of the world’s two most badassed […]

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1942

The year is 1942, and the world is at war. You play as an American fighter ace who embarks on a solo mission to defeat the entire Japanese air force. Hmm… a Japanese company making a game about a lone American single-handedly destroying all of Japan’s national defense? Well, I suppose it’s like Takagi said […]

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The Punisher

Frank Castle’s got a reason to be pissed off. He’s an ex-Marine whose wife and children were murdered by the mob, and he’s surrounded by hardcore criminals who the police seem powerless to stop. So, like any other grudge-holding antisocial American, he picks up an arsenal of pain and fights back. The Punisher is an […]

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Mad Max

The time is the not-too distant future in a post-apocalyptic Australia. Nuclear weapons haven’t destroyed the world this time around, it’s good old fashioned warfare that torched the nations’ stockpiles of crude oil. Without fuels, civilization crumbles into decay. You play as Max, a nomad in the Australian outback, stuck wandering the wastes where patched-together […]

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Die Hard (NES)

The 1988’s Die Hard set a new precedent for adventure films. It’s fitting then, that this totally underrated game based on the film should bring new ideas to adventure games. Die Hard is certainly not like anything you’re used to playing, and the focus is not so much on the action as it is on […]

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RoboCop (NES)

Robocop is another translation from an arcade game based on a movie. You play through various levels following along with the movie as the bionic officer takes down thugs, saves hostages, and tracks down those responsible for his violent creation. The game Robocop has you heading through various levels of Detroit and following along with […]

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