Beavis and Butt-Head Review

Beavis and Butthead Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda The box art to Beavis and Butt-Head, in lieu of an ESRB rating, has a small rectangle warning that the game is “Appropriate for Ages 13 and Older”. The message is more of a statement about the title characters’ knee-jerk reputation than it is an indicator of …

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James Bond Jr. Review

Author: John Legendoffzelda Some terrible video games let you know exactly what you’re in for. It isn’t simply that the game is a pile of dreary, uninspired gameplay elements Scotch-taped together by the developers – there’s always some kind of extra warning signal. This game’s case of red alert awfulness …

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BlaZeon Review

Blazeon Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda In a regular sci-fi scrolling shooter, the sleek weaponized spacecraft being controlled by the player earns power-ups. They enhance the main weapons, or else stick close to the hull and multiply the firepower. Atlus and AI try for a novel twist on this convention with their arcade port BlaZeon, …

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Last Action Hero Review

Author: John Legendoffzelda As the adolescent escapism-junkie Danny Madigan watches the Arnold Schwarzenegger franchise picture “Jack Slater IV”, the magic ticket in his hands begins to glow. Suddenly, he finds himself transported into the film, lying face-down on the nighttime sidewalk where he sees his hero, Jack Slater, about to …

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Animaniacs Review

Animaniacs Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda How much moving around is there in the Super Nintendo video game of Animaniacs? The Warner brothers (and the Warner sister) go into their idle animations, a dance where they shake their behinds in unison, not two seconds after the player leaves them still – that’s how …

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Cool World Review

Cool World Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda Ocean’s video game adaptation of Cool World is the sensation of the original film multiplied by ten. Back in the summer of 1992, the movie was received as a frustrating disappointment – an incoherent, down-and-dirty Who Framed Roger Rabbit variation that wasn’t funny or even that dirty. …

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The Incredible Hulk Review

Author: John Legendoffzelda There’s no fun behind The Incredible Hulk, none of the zing of demolition that you might expect from a work featuring Marvel Comics’ signature green brute. When not examining the character’s notable human-monster duality, a detail this game ignores anyway, his status as a thrilling force of destruction is all …

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Firepower 2000 Review

Firepower 2000 Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda On the opening screen of Sunsoft’s Firepower 2000, a silvery dune buggy and a golden helicopter attack a fortress in the middle of a desert. The yellow starburst on the fortress’ outside emits a direct laser, clipping the helicopter’s landing brace. The title’s logo doesn’t just appear, it …

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Super Smash TV Review

Super Smash TV Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda Released in video arcades back in 1990, the satirical and gory gun-fest Smash TV only wished it could adequately contribute to the decline of western civilization. Superficially grafting the bad-future aesthetic of The Running Man onto the design of Robotron 2084, the game presented monotonous and static action supposedly made relevant by the …

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Choplifter III Review

Author: John Legendoffzelda The only entry in its series made for the console, the pleasantly rudimentary helicopter adventure Choplifter III came a long way to reach the Super Nintendo. The first installment was made back in 1982 for the Apple II home computer; the high-end machine of the days when …

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