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Nintendo did it first, Sega did it best. 0

It had been established at one point that Nintendo's Super Mario Kart franchise was undisputed king of the Go-Kart racer. While the original Super Mario Kart would clearly be surpassed in terms of quality by Crash Team Racing which starred Sony's Crash Bandicoot. The franchise would go on later to plant its flag as the premier Go-Kart racer anyway. There were very few that could equal or surpass it as each sequel managed to get a little better despite the game having some annoying game play elem...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Taito bombs another of their classics. 0

An alien race invades the planet of Arkanoid and attacks their 8 satellites. One of the inhabitants named Ananke leaves to liberate his other 7 friends that were kidnapped from them. -summaryWhen most gamers think of puzzle games it's usually Tetris that springs to their minds. And why not? Although a very simple puzzle game, it's charm came from the fact that anyone was able to pick it up and have a lot of fun. However, there was another puzzler to debut some time after Tetris back in 1986, and...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

All together now: This is for the fans!!!! 0

Originally written 8-14-13Deadpool, also known as the Merc with the Mouth, is in his apartment hoping that the video game developer High Moon Studios accepts his idea to create a video game for him. At first they refuse but he was able to persuade them into going through with the idea. From his apartment the game begins, he goes after a man whom is later snatched from under his nose by members of Mr. Sinister's group called the Marauders. -summaryDespite being a hardcore comic book fan, most no...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fails to capture greatness that was Among Thieves. 0

Fortune seeker and adventurer Nathan Drake along with his best friend Sully fall victim to a botched exchange, that was being fronted by Sully's former business associate Marlowe. The duo pursues Marlowe to her hideout where they learn of a failed voyage lead by Sir Francis Drake, an ancestor of Nathan. This leads them searching for a lost city located somewhere in the Middle East. -summaryWhen I heard Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was slated for a 2011 release I did not come into it with built...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

HERE'S the great game they raved about. 0

Fortune seeker Nathan Drake, wakes up wounded in a bad situation. Later on he blacks out and remembers all of the events leading to his dilemma. His quest began when he decided to try and steal an artifact from a museum in Istanbul which lead to him later searching for the mythical city Shambhala. -summaryUncharted 2: Among Thieves is a game I refused to pick up during its original release in 2009. I waited to grab this game for a much lower price for one reason. I did not want to fall victim to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Nate's somewhat unimpressive first outing. 0

An adventurer and treasure hunter by the name of Nathan Drake is after the lost treasure El Dorado which is located on an abandon island. He's on the trail with various clues left behind by his ancestor Sir Francis Drake. He brings along a reporter by the name of Elena and his associate and friend Sully. The group is eventually separated and Nathan finds himself on the island searching for the treasure solo, while being pursued by various mercenaries. -summaryDeveloped by Naughty Dog, Uncharted:...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Feels like it belongs in another time period. 0

While on a quest for a treasure Conan unknowingly sets loose an evil that would go on to terrorize the land. The sorcerer by the name of Graven whom Conan releases unleashes a Black Plague on the populace. Conan sets off to kill the man and save the land. -summaryConan is a video game I put off for a very long time. Normally games that are based on either comics, novels, or movies, are some of the worst titles you can come across. Developed by Nihilistic Software, published by THQ and released i...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Lazy, gimmicky, Nintendo money-snatcher. 0

Originally written 8-23-12Mario and Luigi decide to go out on a coin hunt. While gone Princess Peach is kidnapped by the Koopa Kids and now the duo embark on another mission to save her.... again. -summaryIn 2004 Nintendo announced that they were going to restore the 2D style of Super Mario back to original form. This pretty much sent long time fans off into a frenzy whom were craving that old school formula of game play, which went AWOL prior to Mario's transition into the 3D world with Super ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Actually considering abandoning this franchise. 0

Originally written 11-20-12The Dragon Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa is approached by two agents working for an organization by the name of JSDF (Japan's Self-Defense Force). Ryu believes they are there for his help, yet it turns out they're there to help him. An unknown organization displays footage of Ryu battling the Black Spider Clan, and they demand he shows his presence at a hostage situation in London. Who are these people and why are they after Ryu?-summary In 2012 when Ninja Gaiden 3 was released...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Solid 2D experience at best. 0

The Mushroom Kingdom are celebrating Princess Peach's birthday in the castle. They bring her a giant cake, but the surprise inside is less than appealing when Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings spring their trap and abduct her. Mario, Luigi, and two Toad servants pursue them. -summaryAfter probably more than a decade, old school Nintendo fans were dying for the chance to see Super Mario make it to modern consoles in the gaming form that originally made him so popular, and that was in solid 2D plat fo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A different take on the blue blur. 0

Originally written 4-10-12Sonic is thrown a surprise birthday party by Tails. They're having a good time until some monster appears ripping apart time and space, which leads to present Sonic and Tails meeting up with their past selves. The blue blurs takes off after this creature with no idea what it is or what's going on. -summaryWhen 2011 came around, the little blue blur had been around for 20 years, and to celebrate his stay in the gaming industry Sega decided to reward the fans with Sonic G...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Puts the "ucks" in sucks. 0

NYC begins to witness power surges and blackouts due to a temporal disturbance in cyber space. The Turtles are convinced Shredder is behind this. However, due to the blackouts local thugs are taking advantage by looting banks. The Turtles must see to the madness drowning the city before they address their nemesis. -summaryMan, there's no other way to put this, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack straight up sucks. I mean there is almost nothing I like about this game. Awhile ago I wrote ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

An over the top bash of blood, guts, and dark humor 0

Originally written 1-11-11Rick passes out in a pool of his own blood from what appears to be a life-ending injury. Before losing consciousness, he hears what sounds like a demonic voice coming from a mask lying down a few inches from him. The mask promises to help him, in exchange for him helping it. Rick dons the mask and he takes a new muscular form bursting with strength and power. -summary I still don't know what attracted me to Splatterhouse. The need for me to play this game is still a my...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

3 Time Periods, 2 Blue Blurs, 1 Goal. 0

Originally written 11-20-11Sonic is thrown a surprise birthday party by his friends. The group are having a good time until some monster appears and kidnaps everyone except for Sonic. The blue blur takes off after this creature with no idea what it is or what's going on. -summaryIntro:Sonic the Hedgehog has been a legend in the gaming world after bursting on to the scene back in the early 90's on the Sega Genesis. His first four games were nothing short of amazing as they featured some airtight...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sounded great as a myth. 0

The Lin Kuei ninja named Sub-Zero breaks into the Shaolin Temple to steal The Map of Elements for a sorcerer named Quan Chi, in which he succeeds. Next, the Grandmaster of the Lin Kuei rents out Sub-Zero's services a second time for Quan Chi; his new mission is to steal the amulet of Shinnok from the four elemental guardians appointed by God of Thunder Raiden. Why all of this trouble for the amulet? Sub-Zero's clan doesn't care in the least, as long as they're paid for the mission. -summary Long...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Pretty much obsolete in this day and age. 0

16 fighters enter a martial arts tournament with their own goals. Some seek to prove they're the best, while others are seeking vengeance or even world domination. They will all fight for their dream yet only one will become champion. -summaryIf you broke open the time capsule to the time period of 1991 - 1993, and asked many hardcore gamers who spent a good chunk of their life in the arcades this question: "Which game you think was a serious quarter muncher in the arcades? I'm pretty sure Stree...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One great game in a bad package. 0

Originally written 2-2-1319 fighters enter a martial arts tournament for different reasons. Ryu and Ken hope to settle their rivalry, the demonic warrior Akuma, whom completely mastered their style wants nothing more then a death match with anyone worthy enough to face him; and Interpol agent Chun-Li who helped bring down M. Bison's Shadowloo organization finds herself up against a new one; each of the fighters have reasons for participating, but many seem to hold a grudge against the sponsor of...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Almost made me rage quit. 0

Originally written 1-9-13Nuclear War has turned Earth into a barren wasteland where food and water is scarce. Law and order is now a thing of the past, and the new rule is survival of the fittest. Kenshiro, the master of a martial art called Hokuto Shinken stands up for the weak. At some point his woman was taken from him by a man named Shin whom mastered the Nanto art. Kenshiro embarks on a personal mission to rescue her. -summaryThere's really no other way for me to start this; I must come ou...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Team Ninja's intentions were all over the place. 0

Originally written 5-10-12The Dragon Ninja, Ryu Hayabusa is approached by two agents working for an organization by the name of JSDF (Japan's Self-Defense Force). Ryu believes they are there for his help, yet it turns out they're there to help him. An unknown organization displays footage of Ryu battling the Black Spider Clan, and they demand he shows his presence at a hostage situation in London. Who are these people and why are they after Ryu? -summaryIt's pretty much universal that Ninja Gaid...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

More like a test of patience than a test of skill. 0

Ryu Hayabasa receives a message from a woman by the name of Sonia, that the Black Spider Clan are attempting to awaken the four Greater Fiends of legend in an attempt to destroy his clan. He encounters a woman by the name of Elizabet, and this later leads him back to his village which is soon under attack; Ryu pursues Elizabet and learns exactly what she's planning. -summary While I was re-playing Ninja Gaiden 3, I felt the need to go back in time and replay the first two games for the sake of n...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Among the best action games for original X-Box. 0

Ryu Hayabusa is a highly trained ninja whom seeks revenge for the attack on his clan. His village was decimated by an organization called the Vigoor Empire, and an evil sword which was being guarded by his clan called the Dark Dragon Blade was stolen. Ryu soon journeys to their city with his mission being to reclaim the blade, and kill the samurai named Doku who was responsible for the attack. -summary There was actually a time when I retired from gaming and it had very little to do with the lac...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

What? I gotta blob in my bloodstream? No way! 0

Samus Aran encounters a hostile creature during one of her missions for the Federation. After killing it, a second threat emerges from the creature in the form of a gelatinous blob and bonds with her. She learns that the thing is a parasite dubbed Parasite-X; it bonds with its host replicating their abilities and memories killing them in the process. Her armor becomes infected and several pieces are removed. Aboard one of the Federations orbital research stations; the Parasite-X breaks free and ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Exploring Samus Aran's zero mission through a prettier lense. 0

Controlled by the Mother Brain, a band dubbed the Space Pirates attacked the Galactic Federation stealing creatures called Metroids, which are very dangerous organisms that latch onto their victims sucking away their life energy, killing them in the process. They seek to mass produce them for the purpose of using them as weapons. The Federation turns to the inter-galactic bounty hunter Samus Aran, to infiltrate their planet Zebes and kill the Mother Brain. -summaryMetroid: Zero Mission was relea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Another one we're forced to hail as a classic. 0

Zeus's daughter has been kidnapped by a demon from hades named Neff. To see to it that she's rescued, Zeus resurrects two fallen warriors to venture into Neff's realm. They leave on a mission fighting off the undead and various monsters. -summaryAltered Beast is one of those games that really made me question on what exactly determined a classic. I mean, even after all these years, I'm still unsure on how it was able to gain such recognition. My only guess can be that sense of nostalgia for long...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Limited gameplay can't stop this from being playable. 0

Originally written 9-26-12Juliet Starling wakes up on her 18th birthday and the day is already starting out a disaster. She's late for school, her boyfriend Nick is more then likely waiting, and her school is being overran by a zombie outbreak. Juliet whom happens to be a cheerleader, is also a zombie hunter together with her family; she equips her chainsaw and begins going to work on the living dead. -summaryLong before I knew Lollipop Chainsaw was a work by Goichi Suda aka Suda51; I was alrea...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Follows up on the original with stunning results. 0

Ryu Hayabasa receives a message from a woman by the name of Sonia, that the Black Spider Clan are attempting to awaken the four Greater Fiends of legend in an attempt to destroy his clan. He encounters a woman by the name of Elizabet, and this later leads him back to his village which is soon under attack; Ryu pursues Elizabet and learns exactly what she's planning. -summaryNinja Gaiden has proven to be a success since its release on the X-Box back in 2004. Since then, the game had been updated ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The fusion of lightening fast action with thunderin' music score. 0

The ORN Empire have been defeated by the Galaxy Federation. However, the battle carries on as the allies of the ORN Empire, whom are collectively known as Vios continues the battle. Their forces are strong enough to defeat and drive back the Federations forces. Once again, the Federation organizes a plan to send in one of their powerful ships, this time code named Rynex to eliminate the enemy. -summary The Thunder Force series will never win points for its story, and I doubt there's a soul out t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Sizzling music score keeps this shooter pretty hot. 0

Following the events of Thunder Force II, the Galaxy Federation are no closer to defeating the ORN Empire. The ORN Empire have installed cloaking devices on five major planets in order to keep the Federation from locating their base. The Federation dispatches the small, heavily armed ship Styx to destroy these cloaking devices and the ORN's main base. -summary I still remember the excitement when this sequel made its way into my hands more than 20 years ago. It was truly amazing and ground break...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of the SNES' finest. 0

The kingdom of Hyrule is in danger of being taken over; a young boy named Link follows his uncle who receives a telepathic call from Princess Zelda begging for help. Link comes across his uncle wounded in the castle where she's held; he takes his shield and sword, and continues the mission to find Zelda in the castle. -summaryUp to this day, I know many fans of the Zelda franchise who pretty much hail Ocarina of Time as the definitive Legend of Zelda game, and rightfully so I will add. The game ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

In my top 5 SNES games. 0

The inter-galactic bounty hunter Samus Aran discovers an egg that immediately hatches revealing a small Metroid larva. The creature becomes attached to Samus thinking her as its mother. Samus takes the creature to a group of scientist on an asteroid known as Ceres Space Colony for testing, and learns that the creature has incredible energy levels that can be harnessed for good. After leaving the colony, Samus receives a distress call, and upon returning she's thrust into a battle with a creature...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

I never saw what made this so damn super. 0

A highly equipped terrorist organization has invaded a city. Their arsenal is made up of various armored and futuristic vehicles such as tanks, mechas, and aircraft. The Air Force Special Operation Troop dispatches Super Thunder Blade, a heavily armed helicopter to defeat the enemies. -summary Super Thunder Blade is the successor to the original Thunder Blade for the Sega Master System. I barely remember the original, but from what I do, this game always felt like an updated version as opposed t...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of the best shooters for the Genesis. 0

Seeking revenge for their earlier defeat, the ORN Empire attacks the Galaxy Federation using their newest battleship called Plealos and causes them serious damage. The ORN even captures one of their planets called Nebula during the onslaught. The Galaxy Federation fight back by sending in their well equipped, small ship called the Excelizer to find and destroy Plealos. -summaryIf someone was to ask an old school Sega Genesis fan what they thought was the greatest, or among the greatest space sho...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dropping Bald Bull on his face once again. 0

Little Mac is an up and coming boxer who has winning on his mind. He seeks to end the unbeaten streak of the heavy weight champion Nick Bruiser. However, before he can meet him, he has to fight his way through 4 divisions of fighters with many different styles of boxing. To include, these guys are not afraid to completely break the rules. -summarySuper Punch Out! for the SNES was a game I had no knowledge of during the Super Nintendo's heyday. I played it for the first time well after its releas...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Different elements turns this into something else. 0

A highly trained martial artist named Billy Lee declares war on a gang called the Black Warriors. Lead by the Shadow Boss, the gang has assaulted and kidnapped his girlfriend Marian. Now Billy ventures into the city with intentions on infiltrating their lair and laying a savage beat down on the whole crew. -summaryIt's said that the classic brawler, Double Dragon, is the godfather of the side scrolling beat 'em genre that consist of games such as; Bad Dudes, Crimefighters, Golden Axe, Final Figh...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2D toughness dood! 0

Demon Lord Etna of the Netherworld learns that someone has stolen her dessert. The blame naturally falls on her followers called Prinnies, which are bad human souls trapped in the bodies of talking penguins with pegs for legs. As punishment for her food being swiped, she orders 1000 Prinnies on a suicide mission to locate the Ultra Dessert, and they have only one day to complete the mission or face her wrath, which could possibly be worse than dying on their mission. -summaryNippon Ichi Software...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

AI brings down the game play again. 0

Originally written 12-10-11To think that what began as a side series to hold fans over for the next Mario game. The Mario Kart series would go on to carve out its own legacy in the world of gaming. One would think the reason this series has enjoyed such a successful run is solely because the name Mario is attached somewhere in the title. They would be so wrong it wouldn't be funny. Making it's 7th appearance on the 7th Nintendo console, Mario Kart 7 sticks to the same formula we're all familiar ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Could not follow up the previous game. 0

Liu Kang and Earth's fighters survived the second Mortal Kombat tournament which took place in the realm of Outworld hosted by their emperor Shao Khan. Liu Kang emerged the victor once again, and it appeared that the Earthrealm would be safe. Shao Khan makes another attempt to conquer the Earthrealm, by resurrecting his dead queen Sindel, and through this he's able to use her to merge the two realms. Khan invades the Earth with his forces, and Earth's warriors gather for a final showdown. -summa...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Among the better ports for the system. 0

In the final match of the tournament, Liu Kang faced off against Shang Tsung and defeated him in Mortal Kombat. By accomplishing this feet, Liu Kang saved the world from being over-ran by another dimension called Outworld. Tsung's soul journey's back to Outworld were he faces final execution by the Emperor Shao Khan. Tsung convinces Khan to spare him, and they bait Liu Kang as well as the surviving competitors into participating in a second tournament hosted by Khan himself in Outworld. -summary...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

They weren't joking when they said, "Finish HIM!" 0

A sorcerer by the name of Shang Tsung along with a four-armed half-man, half-dragon beast named Goro, seized and conquered a tournament called Mortal Kombat by defeating the champion Kung Lao. Tsung hosts another tournament and 7 fighters with their own goals enter. -summaryThe 90's are indeed memorable to me entertainment-wise for several reasons. One reason I can look back fondly on them would be the evolution of video games, in this case, the one on one fighter. Long story short, the fighting...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This game screams, "ONLY FOR THE FANS!" 0

In New York City, The Shredder is planning something big. His lead scientist Baxter Stockman has dispatched some metallic creatures called the Mousers that have gotten the attention of the Ninja Turtles. The four brothers spring into action to put a stop to whatever it is they're planning. -summaryI have to come out the gate and say that my past with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise in regards to gaming is rather checkered, mixed at the very best. I'm completely under the belief that t...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.