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 on the Super Nintendo Console is such a fun and adventurous game to review, hope you enjoy...  For a lot of gamers (including myself), The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past is one of those iconic pieces of art. Widely regarded as one of the best games of all time, A Link To The Past is part of a whole library of stellar Zelda games that routinely blew gamers' minds when they were released. The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past was released in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Which was...

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Alien 3 Review for the Super Nintendo - SNES

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. These were big shoes to fill, and unfortunately, director David Fincher couldn’t quite deliver. Alien 3 had some good ideas, but was let down by questionable pacing and plot decisions. The companion game, however, doesn’t have these problems and is quite fun. Developers Probe Software first launched Alien 3 for the Commadore 64, Sega Genesis and other consoles and later decided to update the game and make it available on the Super Nintendo. You play as Ripley Who is trapped on a planet which doubles as a maximum-security prison, after your escape plan goes horribly wrong, and you crash-land into the sea. To makes things worse, you’ve now brought the Aliens along for the ride, and...

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Disney's Aladdin Super Nintendo Review - SNES

Movies and licensed video-games usually go together, about as well as oil and water. Fortunately, 90s video games and Disney had a strong relationship. A lot of games during the 90s had not only served as passable entries for fans of the movies, but were great games in their own right. Lion King, Rescue Rangers, Duck Tales and Aladdin are all fun, enjoyable experiences. A lot of people who were growing up with these games have an understandable nostalgia for them, given how bad licensed video-games have gotten lately. Following the 1992 movie's success, Aladdin for the SNES was released in 1993 by Capcom. But it wasn't the only Disney's Aladdin game around at the time. As a matter of fact, it was one of three separate titles, all of which were being developed by different studios.  The Gameplay: The only 'weapons' at your disposal are apples, which you can throw...

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Street Fighter II The World Warrior Review - Super Nintendo

There are lots of good video games. There are fewer great retro video games. But only a select handful of retro video games qualify to hold the titles ‘Pioneer’, ‘Groundbreaking’ or ‘Legendary’. The first version of the game came out in 1991 for arcades, and the world has never been the same since.  A year after the colossal success of World Warrior, Nintendo jumped on the bandwagon and brought Ryu and gang to the SNES. It’s fair to say that Capcom as it stands today was built on the foundation that Street Fighter II provided. While the franchise has had a few misses since then, the original is still a fantastic game and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future. It’s nearly impossible to have been around gaming and not know about the Street Fighter series. If you are one of the select few who haven’t been introduced to its awesomeness,...

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F-Zero Game Review For Super Nintendo Console

Welcome to the future. In this world, humanity has apparently run out of things to entertain themselves. The mega-rich have been upping the ante steadily to the point where only one thing can really get their adrenaline racing again – racing extreme machines that hover several feet above the ground. F-Zero is an entertaining racer set in a futuristic universe (that frankly sounds awesome). As one of the original launch titles for the SNES A lot was expected from F-Zero. The game's title refers to a racing circuit called F-Zero, which is created and maintained by the extreme-ultra-rich intergalactic traders. These fine folk made their fortune during the time humanity expanded into other areas of the cosmos. Things get fast and furious quickly. F-Zero has races on tracks which are suspended 300 feet in the air by the use of antigravity rails. And the cars? Well the cars themselves are fitted with...

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