Wayne’s World Review

Author: John Legendoffzelda A bad THQ game from the early 1990s is a soulless, turgid mess designed without any sense of individuality. It looks and sounds awful, marred by crude graphics and tuneless music. It plays like the development team wasn’t done with it yet, and licenses an outside property not to …

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Ninja Gaiden Trilogy Review

Ninja Gaiden Trilogy Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda I believe in a sort of honor system between video game companies, at least when it comes to the compilations they make. These updated collections get created when they are important, when the amassed games matter. They aren’t just made to serve only nostalgia, but the justification …

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Inspector Gadget Review

Inspector Gadget Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda The DiC produced syndicated TV show Inspector Gadget, about a rubber-limbed cyborg detective and his adventures defeating a criminal mastermind, had a video game made of it a whole seven years after the series ended. For an adaptation to come out seven years after its source material …

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The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse Review

Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda An inescapable cultural icon throughout the twentieth century, by the time of the early 1990s, Mickey Mouse had appeared in almost everything. Walt Disney’s and Ub Iwerks’ creation lent his image to a treasury of popular media in a series of logical extensions that eventually reached the …

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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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Out to Lunch Review

Out to Lunch Review

  Author: Masamune When I was a kid, Nintendo Power featured a game called Panic Restaurant on the NES. It was about a chef who did battle with nefarious food items and cooking utensils. I didn’t think there was anything similar to it on the SNES until I encountered Out …

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