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3.37 stars 3.37/5 Stars Average score of 271 user reviews spread across 0 releases and 0 DLC

Totally off it's rocker, but Mario Land is still great. 0

The ShortPros- Mario in portable form in his weirdest adventure to date- Jump across Egypt, fly through the skies, dive in the ocean, and...go to Easter Island?- Music is absurdly catchy- Good balance and has an unlockable hard mode upon beating it- Graphics are minimalist but do well working with the original Game Boy's contrast scheme- Checkpoints are liberal and levels are longCons- First run is too easy. I finished with 20+ lives- Momentum and physics are completely different from other Mari...

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Does literally everything wrong. 0

The ShortPros- Game isn't completely broken- Auto-maps to an Xbox 360 controller on the PC, which is nice- Game is playable, if mashing X over and over can be counted as "playing"- I got it essentially for free in an indie bundle somehow- The background/world graphics are actually somewhat inspired at times- Eventually it endsCons- Graphically dated, even on max specs on PC- Main character's design is an absolute joke- Gameplay is extremely repetitive and dull- Upgrades are lifeless and tedious-...

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The very definition of a cheap cash grab. Wario would be proud. 0

The ShortPros- 200 microgames playable in both single and multiplayer- Eight multiplayer modes of a wide variety that focus on the microgames- Minigames and modes are fun, especially with a group of friends- WarioWare charm shines through- Can play on a GBA with a link cable, though I have no idea whyCons- All the minigames are exactly the same ones in the GBA Warioware: Mega Microgames- As such, the graphical quality looks like a GBA game- While there are some really good multiplayer modes, a f...

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A good start to a fantastic series. 0

The ShortPros- Hilarious, cheesy, well-written story- Absolutely outrageous and over the top characters- Playing both detective and attorney can be a blast- Great music and art- Sticks with you long after you beat the game- Cases are fun and have some great twists (despite the last one being weak)- Being able to yell "HOLD IT!" or "OBJECTION!" into the DS mic is freaking hilarious- iOS and Wii ports are both solidCons- Short, with only five cases- Relies a heavy amont on its own designed "logic,...

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Adventure Time! (Video Review) 0

Video ReviewWritten ReviewThe ShortPros- Fun, challenging 2D sidescroller from Hudsonsoft- "Mister Higgens" is pretty much the best name for a hero ever- Hefty number of levels, powerups, and enemies- "Hunger" mechanic is new and nifty- Graphics are colorful and the music is catchyCons- Three lives, no continues (except through a really obscure method)- Extremely difficult- No backtracking at all- Severely outclassed by its sequelsAs long as there's no Gilligan, I'll be fine.The LongAdventure Is...

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First third party game? First really awful one. (Video Review) 0

Too long, didn't watch? Chubby Cherub is a nice chubby mess. As the first third-party game from Bandai, this thing's pretty much a wreck. A weird port of a japanese game, it's attempt to blend arcade style gameplay with a sidescrolling...floater? Jumper? Jump and floater? Anyway, it's an awful game with bad graphics, bad music, and poor controls. Not to mention you play a naked little boy whcih, in and of itself, sort of weirds me out. A lot.And since Giant Bomb requires all reviews to be at lea...

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Maybe worth a few minutes of fun. 0

The ShortPros- Act in REAL MOVIES!- A good 50 odd film clips to insert yourself or friends into- Playing the game with friends can be pretty amusing- Decent mix across genres, styles, and time- Can upload your videos online and share them with friendsCons- Kinect's video recording camera looks like absolute garbage, especially next to the movie clips- Doesn't do a good job cropping/trimming your images, and the mic is also pretty bad- Most clips from famous movies aren't "that clip," you know, t...

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One of the best music and DS games. 0

The ShortPros- Excellent Western interpretation of Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan.- Keeps the same addicting gameplay of the original with a ton of Western songs- Genres range from rock to pop to punk to...Jackson 5.- Sixteen missions with three secret missions add up to a lot of content- Keeps the same goofy premise, hilarious cutscenes, and absolute weirdness of the originalCons- Songs are all covers, and some sound pretty bad- Sound quality over the DS speakers is a bit lame. Use headphones.- Once you...

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Tap-happy masterpiece. 0

Osu! Tatakae! OuendanThe ShortPros- Excellent rhythm/music game on the DS- Soundtrack is a delightful mix from a variety of Japanese song genres- Premise is silly and stupid, and you'll understand it even if you don't speak Japanese- Multiple levels of difficulty allow for a long string of progressionCons- A bit heavy on the J-Pop- One of the slower songs is a good change of pace, but it comes out of nowhere- Game eventually endsThis game is pretty Japan.The LongOsu! Tatakae! Ouendan (translated...

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Loads of content in an awesome package (video review) 0

Video ReviewText ReviewThe ShortPros- Excellent shmup set in World War II- Fight both in air and at sea! Bonus!- Upgrade and energy system provides a unique spin on the usual "one hit, one life" setup of these games- Controls are fluid and graphics rarely sputter, flicker, or slowdown- Lots of fun with good music and sound effects- An absurd twenty-three levels. Holy crap!Cons- Only one player- Background graphics are a bit dull- Enemy variety is low- Game is hard, even with a turbo controller- ...

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A horror game for those who've never played any. 0

The ShortPros- Provides a decent atmosphere of dread- Gets at least one good jump scare out of you- The Slender Man mythos is a ripe and scary one to draw from- Made by one guy; that's pretty good- Sound design is fantasticCons- Isn't actually all that scary; more boring than anything- Walking speed is absurdly, frustratingly slow- Whatever algorithm spawns Slender is poor and borderline broken- Running is useless, as is your feeble light- Less of a game and more an experience, and not a very go...

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TWISTED. 0

The ShortPros- Same WarioWare concept, only now with more twisting!- Specifically, twisting the GBA with the gyroscope included on the cart takes the place of the D-pad commands- Another 200+ minigames that vary from "awesome" to "dumb"- Same silliness in terms of story, progression, and gameplay- Unlocks are easier and funner to acquire- Adheres to the same strong formula set up in Mega Microgame$Cons- Some of the minigames seem virtually identical- A few require some intense twisting that make...

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Once you pop, the fun don't stop. 0

The ShortPros- Tons of short, fast paced micro games- Game is addicting, quick, and perfect for short or long play sessions- Only uses the control pad and one button. That's simplicity!- Music and graphics are charming, with some games taking nods from old NES classics- Insane number of unlockables, including a full version of Dr. Mario- Story is absurd but fun, and the characters are charming- Seriously, there's a nose picking minigame. How can this not be great?Cons- Some of the microgames are...

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BIFF! ZAP! P.O.W.! This game is still quite good! 0

The ShortPros- Fun beat-em-up that reminds me a little too much like Double Dragon- Awesome graphics, especially the backgrounds- Has the ability to punch backwards, which helps when you get surrounded- Pick up powerups, weapons, and moreCons- No two player option like the arcade version- Second level is obscenely difficult- Only four levels in total- Lose all your power-ups on death- Only two lives per run- Music is catchy but gets gratingThis game was my childhood.The LongIt's weird to compare...

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Not worth your consideration. 0

The ShortPros- One of the first two player fighting games- I like the judge's stoic frownCons- Controls are awful- Sound effects are bland (though I do like the tinny voices)- Almost impossible to know what you are doing- Graphics look awful, even for an early NES gameAtop the cliff, the warriors prepared themselves.The LongKarate Champ is a trap. That's really all it is. You go to the retro game store and think "I remember that one game...Kung Fu or something? That game was ok, right?" Then you...

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Perfect Platforming, Evolved. 0

The ShortPros- Perfect evolution of the Mega Man formula from the NES- New additions dashing and wall jumping add a whole new level to the series- Stages are a perfect blend of difficulty and reward- Replaying stages to find secrets is an absolute blast, especially since the stages are dynamic based on who you've defeated- Controls just like the NES Mega Man games, which is to say...perfectly- Absolutely incredible soundtrack- Gorgeous graphics- One of the finest platformers I'e ever playedCons-...

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A minor upgrade, but still not quite what was promised. 0

The ShortPros- Fight through another batch of robot masters in a boss rush mode- Wider arrange of masters mixed up better across multiple games- Improved HUD and UI- Masters actually get unique stages this time around, which is appreciated- Enemies also get more advanced movesets when you knock down their heath, increasing the challenge- New playable character Duo.- Lets you actually pick the order rather than some pseudo-random thing from the first game- Still playable co-opCons- While a bit ha...

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Great in concept, simple in execution. 0

The ShortPros- Fun, arcade "boss rush" across robot masters and minibosses- Covers bosses from Mega Man to Mega Man 7- Three different batches of masters give you three different paths- Can be played co-op as Mega Man, Protoman, or Bass- Uses sprites from Mega Man 7 and looks pretty goodCons- Extremely easy...though for an arcade game this might be a plus- Robot masters between different scenarios don't really change much- Remixed music is nice but doesn't match the master you are fighting- Mega...

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"We must go out and Ninja in the night..." 0

The ShortPros- Excellent, empowering 2D stealth game- Wide variety of options lets you be both deadly an silent (hur hur)- Multiple scenarios and suits let you play as either a killer or a pacifist- Story is told through awesome cutscenes, and actually has a pretty cool twist- Perfectly paced, structured, and balanced- Challenges on each level add another level of excitement- Liberal checkpoints mean the game is never overly frustrating- Beautiful graphicsCons- Story itself isn't particularly th...

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Every day I'm blitzin' 0

The ShortPros- Fast paced, Frequency or Rock Band Unplugged style of gameplay- Play a bunch of awesome music without having to buy all the plastic instruments!- Comes with 25 songs that can be exported to Rock Band 3 for free- Utilizes all your DLC library from Rock Band, ramping up the replay value tremendously- Easy controls and a variety of powerups encourage variation and unique playstyles- Horrendously addicting- Facebook/Rock Band World integration makes it a blast to compare scoresCons- "...

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Get a human operating buddy to play this game. 0

The ShortPros- Fun two-player puzzle game- Awesome music- One of the only two games in existence that supports R.O.B. the robot.Cons- Playing with R.O.B. is actually less fun than playing with another person- Because of R.O.B.'s handicap, the game is scaled down in difficulty and can be pretty easy- Extra mode, where you guide the sleeping professor, is extremely boringAnd now we have Gyromite...or...Robot Gyro? Eh?The LongAh, the early days of the Nintendo. Coming off the big fat video game cra...

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Like an episode of the show, this game is over much too quickly. 0

The ShortPros- Another Tiny Toons branded platformer from Konami- Actually incorporates something original rather than ripping off Mario 3 or Sonic- Centering around a "sprint" mechanic is challenging yet also quite creative- Hefty amount of charm that follows the theme of the show- Multiple difficulty modesCons- Buster's only attack is woefully underwhelming- Sprinting, despite having a meter, can be difficult to tell when it runs out- Some of the platforming (especially the sprinting/wall runn...

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Mario? Nah, we're going to the MONSTER Party! 0

The ShortPros- Hard as nails platformer with a movie-monster theme going on- Surprising amount of blood, gore, and weirdness for an NES game- Fantastic music and graphics- Actually can be pretty creepy- Infinite continuesCons- Really difficult to the point of unfair- Playing as not-Bert (the demon you can transform into) sucks- Annoying empty rooms without bosses slow down the action- Some bosses are stupidly hardIt's time for a party. And I think you know what kind.The LongYeah, Monster Party!O...

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A platforming Genesis gem. 0

The ShortPros- Fun platformer on the Genesis with all the Tiny Toons dudes- And by "all" I mean "you only play as Buster"- A weird mix between Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World- Game is challenging but fair, making for an entertaining experience- Graphics look great, and the music is top notch- Bosses are fun and the game is just the right length- Tons of secrets to find- Passwords! At least they are short!Cons- Sometimes wants to be Sonic a bit too much, without conveying the whole "spee...

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They're tiny, they're toony, this game is hard as hell-y. 0

The ShortPros- Fun, basic platformer- Very solid controls keep gameplay tight- Able to switch between a variety of 'toons from the show- Graphics are great, as is (most) of the musicCons- Quite difficult- Getting 1ups out of collecting carrots (coins) requires watching a lengthy trade in process- Only have one hit (unless you find a rare heart) and you are dead- The first few levels have the Tiny Toons theme repeating over, and over, and over...- A bit too Mario 3 for its own good- ShortThey're ...

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Bring the extinction to the dinos! 0

The ShortPros- Unofficial sequel to the movie (of all things) where you shoot dinos- Lots of weapon choices, from lethal to non-lethal- Game plays a bit like Contra with dinosaurs, so I can dig it- Lots of stages and missions to choose from- Can be played two playerCons- Two players actually makes the game harder- Actually, in general this game is pretty tough, even on Easy- Shooting dinosaurs is not really as fun as you think- Lots of stages have bad directions and are difficulty to navigate- W...

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Nintendo serves up nothing special here. 0

The ShortPros- Has singles and doubles play- Can play two players- Set the stage for future tennis games, such as Mario TennisCons- Like the other launch sports titles, Tennis doesn't have much depth- Only singles or doubles and only individual matches. That's it.- Character moves weirdly fast and slippery for a tennis game- A fun diversion, but little more than thatYou should really just avoid most early NES sports gamesThe LongYes, we're back to this again. After ripping into 10 Yard Fight, Go...

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The absolute best of the franchise. 0

The ShortPros- The absolute best version of the X/XX iterations of Guilty Gear (it would be changed in Slash following)- Insane roster of 22 characters plus 2 unlockable ones- Improved controls make Dust attacks as well as specials easier to pull off- Visuals look incredible- Game has a massive amount of content, including a survival mode, challenge missions, story modes for each character, and more- Combos and ariels are still fun and make the game quite accessible- Thankfully it's one of the m...

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The best hockey game on the NES. Aside from maybe that other one. 0

The ShortPros- Fast paced, intuitive hockey game- Actual voice clips and grunts! TECHNOLOGY.- Different teams with different stats- Had a built in system for fights. Yes. Really.- Excellent arcade hockey action throughout- Best in-game ads in history- An absolute blast two-playerCons- No customization options for length of games, etc.- Lacked Ice Hockey's ability to alter your character stats to customize your game"Blades of Steel!"Oh...it says it right there. Um...imagine it being read in a rea...

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The definitive Darkstalkers collection. 0

Disclaimer: I am not a fighting game master. While I'd consider myself pretty good at some of them, I don't play competitively or know any serious level of strategy when it comes to the genre. These reviews are from the perspective of a beginner to intermediate level player, and thus I can't analyze them to the particular depth many fighting game fans would need.The ShortPros- The definitive collection of Darkstalkers games- Allows you to play as any character and in any playstyle in the Darksta...

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Heaven or Hell, Let's Rock! 0

Disclaimer: I am not a fighting game master. While I'd consider myself pretty good at some of them, I don't play competitively or know any serious level of depth when it comes to the genre. These reviews are from the perspective of a beginner to intermediate level player, and thus I can't analyze them to the particular depth many fighting game fans would need.The ShortPros- Gorgeous, fast-paced 2D fighting game from Arc System Works.- Roster of characters is awesomely weird- Music is killer- Hal...

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Foul ball 0

The ShortPros- First baseball simulator on the NES- Two playersCons- Only control the batter and the pitcher; outfielders are all automated- Actually, like 90% of this whole game is automated- Graphics and sound are dull and uninteresting- Considering how many other baseball games are on the NES, you can do much betterGoing back to the bare-bones NES launch sports gamesThe LongI'll get this out upfront: I regard Baseball in the same category as Golf and 10-Yard Fight. So you can probably guess w...

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Sucked up a Sunday 0

10,000,000Buy it here.The ShortPros- Addicting fusion of puzzle and RPG elements, akin to Puzzle Quest- Gameplay is extremely fast and gives constant rewards- Upgrades, challenges, and perks further the push the "one more run" concept- Charming music and retro 8-bit style (if that style is a bit overdone)- No in-app purchases. Bravo!Cons- Can prove difficult at first, with runs only lasting a few seconds- Endgame push to the finish can be a horrendous grind- Music is enjoyable but extremely repe...

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As bare-bones as it gets. 0

The ShortPros- The first American football simulator on the NES- Was...simple? That's a plus, right?- Dive move when on defense turns your character into Superman- Can be played two-player, on both offense and defenseCons- Incredibly boring- Only really have two plays- Characters move excruciatingly slow- Receiver takes about two years to go across the line before a hike- Graphics are ugly and there is no music- Even two players, this game is boring and uninterestingYou'll wish that said "Tecmo ...

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Best of the series, even in 2012. 0

The ShortPros- Perhaps the best space exploration game ever made- Masterful use of sound and graphics create a simultaneous sense of dread and wonder- Plethora of secrets and power-ups to find encourage replayability and backtracking- Bosses are exciting and difficult- Pitch-perfect pacing and level design that pushes you forward without ever actually telling you where to go- Excellent story that uses less to tell so much more- Decent length for a first playthrough, and sequence-breaking is easy...

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An excellent, overlooked NES action-platformer. 0

The ShortPros- Fun action-platformer that reminds me a bit of Castlevania- Big, good looking sprites and excellent background art- Music is also quite standout- Charging attack power is a cool idea that eliminates button mashing- Game strikes a good balance of difficulty from beginning to end- I dig the Greek-ish theme- Has BUILT IN CHEATS!Cons- Having a big sprite can lead to cheap hits- Many bosses and mini-bosses can just be cornered and stuck in place- Can be difficult to completely gauge hi...

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To be honest, I hated this game the first time I played it. 0

The ShortPros- High-speed action game where you can be a high-flying ninja/warrior/guy- Fast, with responsive controls, crazy maneuvers, and high-octane arcade action- Extremely satisfying once you "figure it out"- Has the whole "one more round" thing going onCons- Has proven to be extremely polarizing- Music and graphics aren't particularly great- Extreme difficulty (and some cheapness) will turn many off- Only four stages that just cycle over and over- No explanation of goals on the first worl...

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Against all odds, Retro bats it out of the park. 0

The ShortPros- Fantastic revival/reimagining of the Metroid franchise after years of nothin'- Absolutely beautiful graphics and effects look great even to this day- Sound design and music is top of its class in every category- Manages to keep the Metroid feel while still being in a first person shooter perspective- Plenty of puzzle solving and exploration for the hungry Metroid fans- Scanning stuff in the environment was a clever and cool way to present story and flavor text- The only first pers...

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Fantastic, with one massive, crippling drawback. 0

The ShortPros- Remake of the original Metroid game for the GBA- Same basic levels, areas, and bosses but with refined controls and abilities- Manages to blend both nostalgia and modern conventions flawlessly- Difficulty setting is appreciated (Metroid games tend to be easy...)- Exploration, atmosphere, and music are all kept intact- Can be sequence broke, which I missed from Metroid Fusion- Adds a bit more backstory to Samus' origins, which is appreciated- Another excellent 2D metroid gameCons- ...

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This is how you bring back a franchise. 0

The ShortPros- Brought Metroid back to its 2D Exploration roots- Did something clever and unique with the Metroid formula in terms of combat and weapons- Fantastic music and atmosphere, the staple of Metroid games- A large space station to explore that opens up quickly- Beautiful graphics- The first Metroid game to actually have a "story" that was told to you rather than you making your ownCons- The story was a bit overdrawn and presented through long text scrolls- Game could be a bit more linea...

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