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3.36 stars 3.36/5 Stars Average score of 264 user reviews spread across 0 releases and 0 DLC

The definitive JPRG experience. 0

The ShortPros- One of the most definitive JRPGs ever made- Combines the talents of industry greats: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, and artist Akira Toriyama- Beautiful graphics with a realized art style- Excellent music throughout full of memorable tracks- Unique gameplay system mixes the ATB system from Final Fantasy with combo tech attacks- Charming and interesting story with some genuinely clever reveals- Fourteen endings; introduced the New Game + system to tackle them ...

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CRAAAAAAZY! 0

The ShortPros- Faithful recreation of the breakneck arcade driving game- Fantastic graphics for the Dreamcast- Lots of settings let you tweak your experience to best suit you- Challenge modes are a nice break from the regular game- Very addicting, and also a lot of fun to just boot up and play a couple games- Music by The Offspring and Bad Religion really bring the late 90s vibe home- Seriously, this game is such a great time capsuleCons- Only has like four songs, and if you play a mode longer t...

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An ugly, boring reboot of an arcade classic. 0

The ShortPros- Authentic to the arcade version- Reboot/rerelease of the NES Rampage- Three player co-op- Unlimited continuesCons- Monotonous- Repetitive in both gameplay and levels- Graphics and sound are ho-hum- Overall, doesn't stand the test of timeSmashing buildings in 64 bitsThe LongRampage World Tour is one of the only two arcade games my local Wal-Mart had growing up, the other being the excellent fighter Samurai Shodown. Growing up I'd watch the demo play while my mother checked out at t...

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Not quite a classic. 0

The ShortPros- Addicting, somewhat unique puzzle game (if it is a bit like Tetris 2)- Graphics/gems look ok- Fun two-player game set up in a style that reminds me of Klax- Can get quite difficultCons- Music is so, so boring- Game itself is also a bit boring and can get old pretty quick- Speed picks up much too fast to make the game enjoyable- Ancient Greece/Roman theme is meant to compliment Tetris' Russian theme, but doesn't pull it offA puzzle game using jewels! How novel!The LongIt's fairly o...

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After almost two decades, Hogan's Alley is showing its age. 0

The ShortPros- Simple light gun game where you shoot the bad guys and don't shoot the innocents- Three game modes- Game where you shoot the cans is actually quite challenging and funCons- Games A and B (where you shoot pictures of people) are slow and very dull- Almost impossible to lose if you are even remotely good with the light gun- Cycling through the lineup of enemies/city between shooting parts is so slow- Really isn't much here to get excited aboutWe're hittin' up the black box titles.Th...

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For the hardcore only. 0

The ShortPros- Relatively faithful port of the arcade original- Simple yet addicting game of shooting your way to the ending- Really encourages you to be careful and take your time- Unlimited continues- Ten levels- The art style is a bit bland, but I like the thin pixelated characters- That box art is pretty freaking awesomeCons- Excruciatingly difficult, but doable- Only two hits (really just one if they shoot you)- Jumping controls (and shooting controls) are limited and clunky- Music is lame-...

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The robots really ARE revolting! 0

The ShortPros- Has the sad, sad honor of be the first Mega Man game I ever played- Stages are actually sort of non-linear, which is totally different from all other Mega Man games- Has a stage where you spend most of the time swimming, which is also kind of unique- Actually isn't the worst thing ever if you've never played another Mega Man gameCons- Is pretty much the worst thing ever- Graphics for robot masters ripped from other Mega Man games- No music. At all.- Looks awful in general.- Sound ...

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No continues? Bring it on! 0

The ShortPros- Often considered the founder of side-scrolling shooters and, by consequence, the shmup genre- Fun, difficult space shooter- Decent graphics and a variety of power-ups and choices- First instance of the Konami code- Spawned a long line of great sequelsCons- Music was good but hardly up to the level of Lifeforce- Doesn't have infinite (or any) continues and only three lives. What the heck, Konami?- Can have frustrating checkpoints- Can prove to be very hard, especially some early bo...

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Perfect port, if you enjoy the original. 0

The ShortPros- Authentically replicates the fast-paced arcade game- Simple in concept, nefarious in execution- Can be played one or two players- Stages quickly get trickyCons- Game is a pain in the butt without a turbo controller (NES Advantage: recommended)- While the controls are intentionally slippery, it does make the game difficult to pick up- Lots of cheap deaths- Doesn't save high scores (no battery)- My cartridge is super picky for some reasonOstrich on ostrich action.The LongJoust is ye...

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Fantastic follow-up to a classic that damn near outshines it. 0

The ShortPros- Wholly unique sequel to Donkey Kong, starring his son- Similar focus on climbing and jumping, but more on the former than its predecessor- All four levels are intact in the NES port- A bigger challenge than Donkey Kong- Remains the only game ever where Mario is the bad guyCons- Jumping in this one feels unbelievably clunky- Falling even a short distance kills Jr. Guy would die tripping over a rock.- Again, original cart does not have a battery save functionJr, mixing it up.The Lon...

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Still great, but get the Donkey Kong Classics cart. 0

The ShortPros- Faithful port to the arcade classic- Challenging and fun run for points, even to this day- Everybody's seen this game before- Start of Mario's (and Donkey Kong's) careersCons- NES version is missing a level from the arcade version- It's also missing the awesome opening movie, as well as the sense of progression (height) between levels- Jumping and climbing controls seem a bit archaic in this day and age- Original cartridge had no battery save for scoresA scene that every game shou...

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A good intro to JRPGs at the time, Mystic Quest has aged poorly. 0

The ShortPros- Easy "entry-level role-playing adventure."- Graphics are decent, with enemies having multiple stages before dying- Large variety of weapons that differ in use in battle- Music is pretty great- Ability to jump and interact with objects in the world with different weapons is unique to the Final Fantasy world to this dayCons- Extremely easy- Also extremely tedious- Dungeons can drag on and on- Some dungeon puzzles are obscure and frustrating- Story is boring and stupid- Only have two...

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A particularly uninteresting zapper game 0

The ShortPros- Light-gun game for the NES where you SHOOT SPACESHIPS- The spaceships look kind of cool- Also, more lightgun games are always appreciated- Only four levels, but each level is quite longCons- Game is boooooring- Also it gets atrociously hard quite quickly- There really isn't much to this game to critique, honestlyHur hur "To Uranus" hur hurThe LongSo I actually own two light guns for some reason (both an orange AND gray one) and I specifically bought an old TV for my retro games ju...

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A "classic" title that...isn't all that classic. 1

The ShortPros- Lets you play as all four turtles, with their unique weapons- Can switch between turtles at any time.- Music is pretty awesome, and super catchy- Lots of stages with lots of variety, and you can drive around in the turtle-van- Has some classic bosses from the cartoon showCons- Difficult, and in unfair ways- Only Donatello and Leonardo have good weapons; Raph and Leo are garbage- "Dam" level will forever be remembered as the stage that ruined my childhood- Controls, especially for ...

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I'm Batman. 0

The ShortPros- Excellent action platformer with BATMAN- Music is kickass- Use a wide array of bat-gadgets as well as your fists to punch your way to the Joker- Excellent graphics, especially in cutscenes- Wall jumping is fun and makes you feel really versatile- Unlimited continues (with Konami code)Cons- Excruciatingly difficult- Some very cheap deaths and hits- Will test your patience and stamina- My cartridge freezed right when I beat the third boss. Curse you, game!I'm Batman.The LongAh, Suns...

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RISE, MIGHTY DRAGON! 0

The ShortPros- Awesome top-down shooter where you play as a DRAGON!- Powerups are cool and do neat things (give you more dragon heads, etc.)- Both an easy and a difficult mode based on how you play the first level- Infinite continues- Two levels of fire like Xevious- Nine stages (on hard) and all are a reasonable length- Game plays extra-good on the NES Advantage with turbo onCons- Easy, even on the harder difficulty- Getting hit loses both a life AND your power-up. Lame!- Graphics are pretty hi...

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Is this game fun? It'll THROW YOU FOR A "LOOP!" 0

The ShortPros- Fun, extremely simple puzzle game- Simply make complete pathways to earn points- Piece complexity quickly ramps up- Difficulty settings help keep it funCon- Absolutely atrocious color scheme- Equally atrocious music; ugh.- "Easy" will never end; it's way too easy- Never adds anything particularly unique to the formulaAre you ready to LOOPZ?!The LongApparently Loopz is "the most addicting game ever." Weird, I thought that was Diablo 3, but what do I know?Anyway, I originally played...

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One of the funnest NES space shooters. 0

The ShortPros- Fast paced, old school space shooter- Has both horizontal and vertical levels! Insanity!- Konami Code works, and the game has unlimited continues. Finally.- Is a blast two player, and plays awesome on an NES Advantage- Crazy weird "story" with lots of bananas enemies and locations- Fantastic music- Is called Salamander in Japan. That's kind of cool.Cons- Is pretty short- Losing all your powerups sucks- Also, that fire level is a massive pain- Most bosses can be easily "cheesed"- G...

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Nostalgia can only go so far... 0

The ShortPros- Mickey Mouse adventure with lots of stage variety- Minnie follows you around and can be useful- Reasonably solid platforming- Started Capcom's relationship with Disney, which brought us awesome games like Duck Tales, Talesspin, The Little Mermaid, and othersCons- Extremely short- Nothing particularly compelling about the platforming or combat- Having Minnie follow you around (and be required to leave screens) can be obnoxious- In addition, if Minnie falls down a hole, you lose- St...

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BURY ME WITH MY MONEY. 1

The ShortPros- Fast paced arcade shooting action across eight stages- Colorful, comical graphics that carry over nicely into the SNES version- Four players in arcade, two on the SNES make this a blast co-op- SNES has a difficulty scale and up to 25 lives that makes it much more tolerable when you die- Fun mix between on foot vs horseback stagesCons- Genesis version is garbage- Having 25 lives is nice, but why not unlimited lives, SNES?- Was supposed to come to Xbox's Game Room as the arcade vers...

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MADNESS. 0

The ShortPros- Crazy isometric marble rolling madness- Play one or two player and race to the end of tricky stages- Controls are smooth and work well to drive your marble over tricky platforms- Music is...pretty goodCons- Difficulty jumps up pretty quick- Only six stages- Some jumps/falls don't seem far but still result in instant deaths- Wonky physics at timePictured: MADNESS!The LongMarble Madness was originally a short mega-hit arcade game. By "short" I mean it only was on top of the world a ...

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Perfect Platforming 0

The ShortPros- Takes the original Mega Man formula and polishes it to perfection- The best level design in the series- Incredible music and graphics- Getting power-ups and figuring out boss weaknesses is still fun- Still can be reasonably difficult while still being fair- Password system isn't awful like 90% of other NES games- That box art is awesomeCons- If you've played the game a few times before it's practically a cakewalk- Getting Metal Man's power first makes the game kind of stupid easy-...

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One of the best in the series, even to this day. 0

The ShortPros- Beautiful NES graphics with a strong art design- Killer soundtrack- Near-perfect level design that accommodates (intentional) control limitation- Holds up extremely well, even to this dayCons- Can be incredibly difficult- Stairs. Screw stairs.- Losing your cross sub-weapon for a knife PISSES ME OFFWe're revisiting a classic.The LongCastlevania is easily one of my favorite NES games. Since spawning a massive franchise (that has "rebooted" with the recent Lords of Shadow) and even i...

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An indie dual-stick shmup with a hefty amount of content. 0

The ShortPros- Fast paced, psychedelic shmup with dual-stick controls- "Planet drill" mechanic is fun and unique- Persistent upgrades, unlocks, and abilities keep you playing- Dynamic and fast paced action ensures no two games are the same- Loads of game modes- Sweet electric/techno music- Supports the Xbox 360 controllerCons- Can get a bit overwhelming with stuff on the screen- At it's core it doesn't do much different from other shmups- Once you have unlocked everything, the draw kind of fades...

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I'd rather get eaten by an actual zombie. 1

The ShortPros- Has zombies in it- You can shoot them for points and moneyCons- Framerate and animations are horrible- Graphics look bland and uninspired- Lighting is poor- Game isn't fun whatsoever- Upgrade system is lame- $10? Are you kidding me?Don't play this game.The LongBloody hell indie developers, it's time to get away from two things: Dual-stick shooters and zombies. Ok, three things: add tower defense games to that list. Unless you are clever like the Unstoppable Gorg guys. But seriousl...

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A solid time waster if you hate aliens. 0

The ShortPros- Keeps the arcade style while implementing more weapons- Aliens look a lot better than the first game- Has a sort of a story, I guess- Improved graphics and animationCons- The new gun system (taken from Zombie Shooter 2) is fine but boring- Graphical assets are taken from Zombie Shooter 2 in the most obvious ways- Involves a lot of standing around, waiting for people to do stuff for you- Still repetitive, like all these games- Has the two new stupid stats introduced in Zombie Shoot...

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It's not deep or anything, but hey...you shoot zombies. 0

The ShortPros- There ARE zombies, and you get to shoot them- Improves on Alien Shooter's mechanics by adding gun upgrades, which is appreciated- Enemies disintegrate in messy bits as you blast at them, which is a nice, nasty touch- Graphics still look like Fallout- Has an actual difficulty slider (Easy/Medium/Hard) which Alien Shooter really needed- Weirdly addicting, though I can't exactly figure out whyCons- Almost exactly the same as Alien Shooter- Seriously, everything is the same except you...

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Well...there ARE aliens, and you DO shoot them... 0

The ShortPros- True to its name, you do shoot a lot of aliens- Retro-esque graphics remind me of the original Fallout games- Plenty of blood n' guts and absolutely mind-boggling numbers of enemies- Handful of weapons to purchase- Long, so it's a good...value? At $5?Cons- Gets really boring, really quick- Persistent leveling system is nice, but needed to be fleshed out- Animations look poor and stiff, and it can be hard to see where you are shooting- While I appreciate the retro look, the environ...

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If there's anything I like, it's making robots explode. 0

The ShortPros- Fast paced throwback to vintage FPS mechanics- Only two guns with dozens of upgrades streamline the system- Massive numbers of robots to gun down- Difficult but not unfair; even the "Easy" difficulty may prove a challenge- Plenty of stuff to blow up constantly- Excellent sound design and beautiful graphicsCons- Short; only two or three hours- Actually quite linear- Only a few enemy types that get recycled- Story that is presented during load screens is boring and unimportantIf you...

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"ONE LESS DOG IN THE STREETS!" 0

The ShortPros-Violent, visceral combat that is very satisfying- Three weapon styles that have their own trees to level up- Reasonably long quest with tons of combat and a few puzzles- Ron Perlman does the voice of ConanCons- Ugly- Gets dull and repetitive very quickly- While voice acting is...decent, the script is so awful it doesn't matter- Conan uses magic? Did these people even READ a Conan novel?- Collectibles are topless women chained to poles. Pandering much?- Rips off God of War shameless...

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Mawsome! 0

The ShortPros- Silly little adventure about eating stuff to get bigger and than eating more stuff- In that way, it's kind of like Katamary Damacy, only with a giant purple blob- Charm and humor completely sell the game, and hit all the right notes- Has a bizarre wit about it that will appeal to both kids and adults- KING YUM.Cons- Short- Gameplay is repetitive and a bit insubstantial- DLC feels like it was cut from the gameHELLO.The LongThe Maw is the first game by the most excellent Twisted Pix...

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Beard of Honor. 0

The ShortPros- Fast paced, gritty single player set in modern day Iraq and Afghanistan- Solid shooting as would be expected from Dice- Game looks really quite good at times- Voice acting is solid throughout- Has a pretty great soundtrack as well- Multiplayer's "Points" system to earn perks and upgrades is a neat change from Call of Duty's formulaCons- Multiplayer attempts to merge Call of Duty and Battlefield and fails on both sides- Seriously, the multiplayer is really broken- Speaking of which...

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If anything, it shows there IS a market for Bikini Kart Racers. 0

The ShortPros- Silly, addicting little game simulating running a game-making company- Has a massive amount of variety, factors, and depth when it comes to making games- While more a game than a simulation itself, the core things work wonderfully- Seriously, you think you are going to play for five minutes, and next thing you know it's been four hours- Allows you to start a new game with the (majority) of your upgrades intact- Parodies of real-world consoles and development stages are entertainin...

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The only prescription is more fever. 0

The ShortPros- Fun, addicting game that is both like pinball and plinko while being neither- Has probably the best visual/audio feedback for winning in a game, ever- Tons of different animals with a variety of powerups- Large number of bonus stages after beating the main game- Fantastic for a mobile iOS or Android deviceCons- Heavily based on randomness- Some stages can feel unfair due to random powerup layouts, ball behavior, etc.- So addicting you might forget to do other things. Like eat. Or ...

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Why the crap isn't this game on iOS yet? 0

The ShortPros- Raise fish to get money, get money to get more fish, all for pointless consumerism- Unlock a collection of "guest" fish that will help you in levels- Fight aliens (?!) by...clicking on them?- After a while, this game really does become an insane aquarium. Or, dare I say, INSANIQUARIUM?!Cons- Why on earth is the Deluxe version of this game still $20?!- The basic Java version/demo/whatever is just as good as the paid version, almost- Those aliens are jerks and they eat my fish :(- A...

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Best. Title. Ever. 0

The ShortPros- Eat fish to get bigger- Dodge sharks, or bite their tails for bonus points- Eventually you will rule the oceanCons- Score based (like most old games), so that's basically it- When you die you lose your size- Feeding Frenzy totally ripped this game off. Not even kidding.- You don't actually play as the shark. How can you have it twice in the title and not give that option?I only have three screenshots, so this review's gonna be fast.The LongSo the Intellivision is actually before m...

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I loved this "Edutainment" game as a kid! 0

The ShortPros- "Edutainment" game involving eating smaller fish while avoiding bigger fish...hey this sounds familiar- Has like thirty fish to play as an many different locations and scenarios- Every fish plays completely differently, based on its actual natural predators and prey- Looks pretty good for an old PC game- I love that fish go "ARRRGGGHHH" when they dieCons- Kind of boring- Some fish are overpowered. Learn to balance your games, Mecc. Wait, actual marine biology? PFFFFFT.- For being ...

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A fishy upgrade from the original. 0

The ShortPros- Takes the addicting formula of Feeding Frenzy and amps up the modes- Co-op for the main campaign is excellent- Main campaign also mixes it up much more frequently and to a greater detail than Feeding Frenzy- Has a wide variety of silly minigames- Graphics are much improved over the originalCons- Still essentially the same thing over and over, albeit mixed up a little this time- While graphics are decent they aren't exactly gorgeous- Limited replay optionsTime for some more fish ea...

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It's a fish-eat-fish world out there... 0

The ShortPros- Simple, "eat fish to get bigger to eat bigger fish" game- Despite having literally no depth (hur hur ocean joke), the game is oddly addicting- Bonus stages and special activities help mix things up- Time Trial and other modes included- Was my wife's first favorite Xbox 360 gameCons- Really simple- Really repetitive- Doesn't mix things up enough- Short- Graphics are also simple, and while they have style look rather bland- Time Trial is stupidly unbalanced. It gets way easier after...

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Just play Zuma instead. 0

The ShortPros- Fun enough match-three puzzle game in the vein of PopCap's awesome Zuma- Lots of powerups, which are obtained by matching three in a row, keep things interesting- Absolutely insane number of levels and three difficulty levels- Has an ancient Egypt theme. ANCIENT EGYPT IS AWESOME.- Decent enough time to burn a few hoursCons- Speaking of Zuma, this game rips it off. Completely.- While ripping off Zuma, it doesn't do anything original like Zuma did.- Seriously, Zuma's Revenge on iOS ...

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