Tomorrow’s Joe Review

  Author: Masamune If you’re looking for an arcade style boxing game for the Super NES, Super Punch Out!! is really the only game in town. Or so I thought. Another title in a somewhat similar vein exists, but was only available in Japan. Ashita no Joe, or Tomorrow’s Joe…

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Batman Forever Review

Batman Forever Review Super Nintendo

    Author: Masamune Years ago when I was in high school, I happened upon a cart of Batman Forever on the Sega Genesis laying helplessly on the sidewalk amid a gloomy, rainy day. I thought to myself ‘how could anyone be so careless as to accidentally drop a video…

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The ‘Rarest’ Super Famicom Game of All Time?

Rendering Ranger R2 article

    Author: Super Famicom Guy “Targa was intended to be a space shooting game but Softgold wasn’t sure if this would be enough to make big sales and decided to bring in the successful jump’n’shoot Turrican elements. This is why Targa (Rendering Ranger R2) became a mixture of both.”…

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Congo’s Caper Review

Congo's Caper Super Nintendo review

  Author: Masamune The more video games I play, the more I can see how developers like to borrow ideas from each other. Take the original Super Mario Bros. for example. It’s the classic paragon of what a platformer should be. Off the top of your head think of some…

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Jim Power: The Lost Dimension in 3D Review

Jim Power The Lost Dimension in 3D Review Super Nintendo

  Author: Masamune I consider myself an intermediate to advanced video game player. I like challenge in my games … as long as it’s fair. Not in many years have I experienced such a frustratingly difficult game as I have with Jim Power. The saddest part is that it could…

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Final Fight Review

Final Fight review Super Nintendo

  Author: Masamune Ok hardcore video game purists. I have been playing video games since the NES was churning out titles. But prior to 2014, I never played any version of the original Final Fight or its sequels. I know, sacrilege. But better late than never and this fact will…

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Interview with Classic Game Junkie

Classic Game Junky Retro Game Store

  Author: Masamune Tucked away in the pleasant town of Glenside, PA lies a nugget of treasure for retro game enthusiasts like myself. And luckily it’s only down the street from me. 🙂 If you are into retro gaming, more than likely you have to resort to online shopping to…

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Spanky’s Quest Review

Spanky's Quest Review Super Nintendo

  Author: Masamune Years ago, I often played video games with my youngest sister. I was the one who got her into video games, actually. When there wasn’t a two player option, we’d just take turns by playing alternate levels. This was the case with Spanky’s Quest. I have positive…

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The Firemen Review

The Firemen Review Super Nintendo

Author: Masamune Firefighting is an exciting yet dangerous occupation. It would seem to perfectly fit the video game medium if done right. Imagine you the protagonist charging through a wall of flames, rescuing innocent bystanders, navigating around collapsed infrastructure, dispatching fire at every turn and at the end of it…

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Undercover Cops Review

Undercover Cops Super Famicom Super Nintendo

Author: Masamune Thank goodness for the internet. With this fantastic informational tool, I’m able to discover things I had no idea existed before.  Let’s take video games for example.  Pre-internet, who really thought about all the Japanese video games that never left the land of the rising sun? I know…

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