RoboCop 3 Review

Robocop 3 Review SNES

Author: John Legendoffzelda The one interesting part of Ocean’s leaden adaptation of RoboCop 3 is that their game precedes the film by an entire year. Not many licensed games have ever accidentally spoiled the entirety of their sources before people got to see the source. But then, there wasn’t any …

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Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures Review

Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures Review SNES

Author: John Legendoffzelda The first review of a Super Nintendo game I ever wrote was my hard pan of Super Star Wars. And looking back I see my review was a little vague about what I found so disappointing. You see, the issue is not about how “the only good …

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Hook Review

Author: John Legendoffzelda Hook fails to prove that the world needs a continuation of the Peter Pan story. Or at least one that presents a scenario where Peter has grown into an adult and forgotten his roots. In Steven Spielberg’s film, Peter is now a workaholic father who has his …

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Toy Story Review

Toy Story Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda When Toy Story debuted in 1995, it set an important precedent. It exclusively used computer-generated imagery to tell a remarkable and inventive story. The movie expanded the possibilities of how animation could be presented – and even how movies could be made. But with Donkey Kong Country …

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Whizz Review

Whizz Review Super Nintendo SNES Hub

Author: John Legendoffzelda By the time of Whizz, Titus and Flair Software’s isometric puzzle-platformer about a rabbit in a magician’s dapper tux, the gaming community had already entered the dregs of the Super Nintendo days. The Nintendo 64 and its intense three-dimensional capabilities had been on the market for a …

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Earthworm Jim Review

Earthworm Jim Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda Shiny Entertainment’s Earthworm Jim is the sort of game where environmental hazards will mix so well with the backgrounds that they can take players almost entirely by surprise. And a level’s twisty, bizarre design can confuse them further. Other times a smirking crow or a rabid, frantic …

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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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Cool Spot Review

Cool Spot Review Super Nintendo SNES

Author: John Legendoffzelda The big grudge held against advergames has been about compromising the integrity of a video game by introducing a specific consumer product to its concept, although having a game serve as a commercial isn’t bad in of itself. What’s key about this negative reaction is that the …

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King of Dragons Review

The King of Dragons Review Super Nintendo

Author: John Legendoffzelda Capcom in the 1990s was nothing if not a skilled practitioner of genre games and accordingly, their established reputation would seem less believable if their high-concept smashes didn’t come with some good also-rans. The case in point here is their Middle Ages brawler King of Dragons, a …

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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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