Goof Troop Review

Goof Troop Review SNES

Author: John Legendoffzelda A regular game design company may not think there could be anything much to a video game about Goof Troop. But when Capcom was making Disney games for the Super Nintendo, they weren’t just any regular game design company. They figured that adapting a 1990s TV update …

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Attacking the SNES Commercials

Attacking SNES Commercials

  Author: John Legendoffzelda I’m 20 years old, and I’m too young to have been around for when the Super Nintendo Entertainment System was a hot item with kids. Of course, this generational gap doesn’t keep me from adoring the SNES as an esteemed game console. But there are a …

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Mega Man X3 Review

Mega Man X3 Review SNES

Author: John Legendoffzelda The original, great Mega Man X could very well have remained its own game; a strong, mature companion piece to the main Mega Man games. But that wasn’t what happened. Instead, Capcom saw a potential in X  that they no longer saw in the main series, and the …

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Sparkster Review

Sparkster Review SNES

    Author: John Legendoffzelda He may be “the baddest opossum to ever strap on a rocket pack”, but the title character of Konami’s Sparkster is still caught in a strange position with his sole outing on the Super Nintendo. Sparkster’s debut, the 1993 Sega Genesis game Rocket Knight Adventures, …

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Skyblazer Review

Skyblazer Review SNES

Author: John Legendoffzelda Finding a groove makes all the difference for wavering creators – they lock in supporters, they put themselves on a path towards further inspiration, then they’re finally able to let their spark of potential glow. And if it’s only a one-in-a-million occurrence, then it just means that …

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Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Another Story Review

Sailor Moon Another Story Review

Author: John Legendoffzelda From the autumn of 2011 onward, my favorite anime series has been the Japanese version of Sailor Moon – and I’ve kept that fact a close secret. I understand that in these times having a favorite anime series is nothing out of the ordinary, but it’s only …

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Ms. Pac-Man Review

Ms-Pacman review Super Nintendo

  Author: John Legendoffzelda Ms. Pac-Man is a classic, solid golden oldie of video games. But for a lot of people it may seem a little odd that it has an official version on the Super Nintendo, and the original Pac-Man does not. For other people this oddity is offset …

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Gradius III Review

Gradius III Review Super Nintendo

  Author: John Legendoffzelda Someone on the Twitter account of Internet personality Egoraptor detrimentally called Konami’s Super Nintendo beat-em-up games “quarter munchers”. Okay, they aren’t wrong, but that person kind of misrepresents a key idea about the way Konami made games back then. Konami wasn’t like Nintendo or Capcom back …

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“Super Mario World” Cartoon Review

super mario world cartoon

Author: John Legendoffzelda Nintendo’s new video game, Super Mario World, was released in North America in August of 1991. Even at first glance it seemed destined to be a runaway hit. It was a good game to start with, but Nintendo really pushed it along its path – bundling copies …

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