Kirby’s Dream Course Review

Kirby's Dream Course Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda Early in the Game Grumps’ playthrough of Kirby Super Star, an elated JonTron observes, “This Kirby is, like, the Kirby that everybody knows”. He justifiably loves the game, certainly one of Kirby’s high points in his series, but there’s some hidden significance in this. It’s a telling …

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American Gladiators Review

Author: John Legendoffzelda With its studio glitz, its recurring bodybuilder characters who called themselves the Gladiators, and its playground environment of red, white, and blue gym pads, the syndicated TV series American Gladiators made sports into a heightened form of escapism. Audiences could tune into an episode and see folks exert …

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ESPN Baseball Tonight Review

ESPN Baseball Tonight review

    Author: jrsupermoore I have a pleasantly nostalgic association with watching Major League Baseball (MLB) in its native environment, the ball park. Those long walks from car to stadium my brothers, dad and I took to save a few bucks on parking was as much a gameday ritual as …

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FIFA International Soccer Review

  Author: jrsupermoore There’s something to be said for an atmosphere of passion in athletics. Most team sports games out there take place in the context of a particular league where the real-life players are playing for a paycheck. On the contrary, the pride of international competition is heavily displayed …

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NFL Quarterback Club

NFL Quarterback review

  Author: jrsupermoore It’s helpful to be reminded every now and again I don’t know all there is to know about sports video games. Out of pure convenience I’ve fallen into the trap of granting particular sports games poster-child status. It can be easy to do having played incredible games …

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NHL Stanley Cup Review

NHL Stanley Cup Review

    Author: jrsupermoore The Super Nintendo library was flooded with hockey games, but two released in 1993 were better than the others. NHL 94 played realistically, with the signature bird’s eye perspective Electronic Arts Sports used for NHL 98 and beyond. A favorite of sports game fans, NHL 94 …

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NBA Jam: Tournament Edition Review

NBA Jam Tournament Edition Review for Super Nintendo

  Author: jrsupermoore To say NBA Jam: Tournament Edition was a hit with pop culture would be a gross understatement. With iconic one-liners like “Boom-Shakalaka!” and “Monster Jam!” Tim Kitzrow became one of the most recognized voice actors in video game history. Using the Multi-tap, you could play with and …

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PowerPlay: Re-Evaluating The SNES Position On Sports Games

Super Nintendo sports games

    Author: Mongunzoo Genesis fan: “In the 16-Bit generation, the SNES lost the sports game players to SEGA.” Super NES fan: “LOL,  WHAT sports games?” Genesis fan: “The SNES is lacking in the sports category.” Genesis fan: “Do you guys have Mutant Football?  No?  Then SHUT UP! You lose!” …

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