Killer Instinct Review

Killer Instinct Revew SNES

Author: John Legendoffzelda “Available for your home in 1995, only on Nintendo Ultra 64!” Video arcade customers in 1994 could regularly hear this message rumbling from cabinets of Nintendo and Rare’s Killer Instinct, an assured boast about the game’s longevity and a prediction of Nintendo’s future in the home console …

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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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