Golden Sun Review for The Nintendo Game Boy Advance, GBA

 

When I first got my Game Boy Advance in 2010, Golden Sun (2001) was one of my first games. My younger brother told me it was a GBA-exclusive RPG that I would really enjoy.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Arcade Game Review

Turtles II: The Arcade Game Intro:

The turtle’s franchise took an enormous turn for the better with TMNT II: The Arcade Game. Don’t get me wrong, the first turtle’s game on the NES was good, but very hard. With the turtle’s in the arcade already, a port to the NES was all this series needed.

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Sega DreamCast Console Review, It's One of the Best

The Intro: The Sega Dreamcast considered by many to be one of the most innovative consoles of its genre. It's funny to think that little white box could provide us a splendid home arcade feel. Perhaps even more interesting is the fact, this may have been the first Xbox Console I have; been told by a few customers that Sega and Microsoft were collaborating in a home video game console together. The console had the first online capabilities, with most consoles being sold with a detachable phone-line modem. It's too bad this console did not get the recognition it deserved. It may have been the lack luster titles from the sega cd library or the  Sega 32x console, or it's library, which turned gamers away. Not only that, but it's certainly possible gamers got feed up with Sega and their struggles with compatibility amongst their consoles. Seriously, in order to play a...

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MineCraft PlayStation Edition - Review

The Intro:

Minecraft is a testament to the capability of a sandbox environment. If you haven’t heard of Minecraft yet, you might look at the blocky graphics and dismiss it without a thought, but by doing so, you would be ridding yourself of a chance to explore the unimaginable depth that lies buried beneath the surface.

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Jordan Vs Bird Nintendo NES Review, A Basketball Classic

Jordan Vs Bird Intro:

 Taking arguably the two biggest NBA stars at the time, and putting them together in a basketball game, only makes sense.  You have Larry Bird from the Boston Celtics, whom is the best out-side shooting forward in the game. 
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Batman The Video Game Nintendo NES Review

 The Intro:

My fingers are still hurting after playing this little gem last night. This game came out shortly after the Batman Movie released in 1989 with Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Michael Keaton as Batman. This maybe one of the hardest nes games ever made.

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Final Fantasy IX Review for The PlayStation 1

The Intro:

Simplicity is a word you have seen thrown around when people write about Final Fantasy IX. They say that it is the game that brings the series “back to the basics,” that it is a celebration of the past.  We have to wonder if this game was a success or not, as explain in this Final Fantasy IX Review.

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Game Boy Advance Final Fantasy VI Review - GBA

Final Fantasy VI Intro:

I became a Final Fantasy fan in 1997 with Final Fantasy Vii, and have played every (non-MMO) game in the series since. I only just now went back to the game in the series most likely to give Final Fantasy Vii a run for its money as best Final Fantasy ever

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Consider Yourself a Hero: A Retro NES Review of Contra

Contra Intro:

Contra is a huge nostalgia game for me. I have many fond memories of sitting in a dark basement with a friend blasting away at this and Super C for hours. This is the first run-and-gun game I remember playing, and it was mind-blowingly fun, especially in co-op.

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Shining Force Resurrection of the Dark Dragon GBA Review

Getting Lost all over Again, with Shining Force:

Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon has had a fantastic shelf life. The 2004 Game Boy Advance strategy RPG is, in fact, itself a remake of a 1992 Sega Genesis game.  That adds new characters, battles, plot, and gameplay revisions, and since 2004,

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Snow Brothers - A Silly Concept, with a High asking price....

Snow Brothers Intro:

Definitely a goofy game, the gameplay is very similar to that of Bubble Bobble.

The overall game isn’t very hard, just long and a little redundant. You have to complete 50 stages in the game, with a boss battle after each 10. The bosses are some crazy looking reptilian type characters.

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Castlevania NES Review, The Original Retro Nintendo Game

There are portions of Castlevania that will defeat you. Portions that will make you look back mournfully over your life and the decisions that led you up to this point – your 17th straight death courtesy the Medusa heads.

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Double Dragon Review, (The Original) Nintendo NES Game

Intro:

Double Dragon is one of the first side scrolling beat'em up games, very popular in the arcade platform.  Really, this is the first released game in the ever-popular series of double dragon games. 

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Final Fantasy IV Review for the Nintendo GameBoy Advance, GBA

Note: The Story section of this review contains story spoilers.  Intro: The original game was published by square enix for the Super NES with an American Release in 1991 as Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy IV Advance (for the Gameboy Advance). Playing FFIV again for the first time in a while, it seems I've forgotten a lot about the story.  The world we live in has moved on, and indeed, so has the game, with 3D graphics ports released for the Nintendo DS, mobile translation, and PC platforms (and updated 2D graphics for the PSP). Still, though the old 2D sprite's version shows its age in many ways, it's a game that any old-school Final Fantasy fans of the series or of RPG history should play, and it remains surprisingly fun years after its release. The Story: Fans of modern RPG storytelling owe a debt of gratitude to Final Fantasy IV....

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Indiana Jones and The Infernal Machine Review, Nintendo 64

When the first Tomb Raider game came out, a lot of gamers were of the opinion that the developer's Core Design essentially created a game out of the Indiana Jones movie franchise and put Lara Croft in place of everyone’s favorite whip-cracking adventurer. This game also joins the list of rare Blockbuster Exclusive video games, which we wrote an awesome article about.

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War Thunder Playstation 4 Review - The Old School Game Vault

The Intro:

If War Thunder was a movie, it would probably have Steven Spielberg behind the camera. There are epic battles, massive explosions, hair-raising combat sequences and the sheer size and scale of the conflicts involving planes and tanks gives it the look and feel of a big budget film.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project, Nintendo NES Review

Intro:

I’ve certainly realized why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 was voted the best game on the Nintendo NES in 1992. This release of the turtles game was similar to Turtles II: The Arcade Game. It featured side-scrolling action.

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day Review for the Nintendo 64

The Intro:

Conker is a cute, cuddly squirrel. As such, you would probably expect a game that features said cute squirrel to be a whimsical kid-friendly tale that features all kinds of adorable talking animals and aww-inducing moments.

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The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past SNES Review

It's always tough to quantify how much of a cultural impact things have when you're looking back at them several years (or decades) later. No one can really put into words what it felt like to be alive when a piece of art that was iconic first came out. This game Zelda A Link To The Past SNES Review is such a fun and adventurous game to review, hope you enjoy... 

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Alien 3 Review for the Super Nintendo - SNES

The Intro:

When Alien 3 first hit theaters, expectations were high. James Cameron’s Aliens took everyone’s favorite space monster franchise to an entirely new level and created one of the most iconic cinema experiences of all time.

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