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No time travel here, just shellass-kicking in the present 0

While on a news story, reporter April O'Neil witnesses the city of New York disappearing. The Shredder uses an artifact from Dimension-X called the Hyper Stone to shrink the city down and add it to his collection, and on national TV, he directly challenges the Turtles to come and face him. The four brothers prepare for battle and set out to find the Technodrome. -summaryHere goes the major joy of owning two systems back in the late 80's to early 90's. During the competition that took place betwe...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Fans believe it's more than a mere brawler. 0

While on a news story, reporter April O'Neil witnesses the Statue of Liberty being stolen by Dimension-X ruler Krang. The Shredder wastes no time claiming the theft on TV. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also witness the event and immediately spring to action with intentions on breaking into the Technodrome. The Shredder is obviously ready; but what exactly is his plan? -summaryThere was a time when I thought that the mindless fun, two player co-op, side scrolling arcade beat'em up would never ...

1 out of 6 found this review helpful.

Glaring flaws in game play holds it back. 0

Originally written 4-4-12When it comes down to the constant releases of one sequel after the other to a successful franchise, the only way one should go is up, in theory at least. As some of us know this isn't always the case, since some sequels fail to live up to the standard set by their predecessor. Mario Kart, which was originally released in 1992 for the Super Nintendo is one of those rare exceptions. The series has enjoyed a great deal of success, and with every sequel there has been some ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Musashi takes on terrorist with his yellow anklets. 0

The Shinobi, Joe Musashi, embarks on a rescue and destroy mission against the terrorist network Zeed. The organization kidnapped his students and now Joe must traverse through deadly obstacles and fierce enemies to save his pupils and confront the mastermind behind it all. -summaryWhen people look back at the 80's, many remember the surge of horror's sub-genre the slasher flick, those amazingly cool robots that changed into vehicles the Transformers, and the various comedic sitcoms that flooded ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Good for its time. 0

Originally written 2-5-09It's really not hard to believe that the Mario Kart series has lasted as long as it did. When I first played the original Super Mario Kart for the SNES back in 1992, I knew the game was going to be a smash for two reasons; 1) It had Super Mario in it, that's almost a guarantee for success, and 2) the game was fun as all hell. Mario Kart in some form has made it to almost every single Nintendo system to date, with the Game Boy Advance (GBA) being the third one in the lin...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

If this isn't my favorite game for the 3DS, then it's close. 0

Originally written 12-1-11A young man wakes up in a cave. He soon begins to examine the area and is quickly under attack. After arming himself, he finds his way to a small village called the Mimiga Village. From here, he witnesses a kidnapping of a girl he just met and soon sets out to save her with only a laser pistol. Who exactly is he? What is he? And who is the sinister Doctor he keeps hearing about? -summaryI'm a complete newcomer to the world of Cave Story. I never even heard of it until l...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Capcom knows how to pull off the remakes. 0

In the future 20XX, humanity are living with the services of industrial humanoid robots. One mad scientist by the name of Dr. Wily steals 8 robots from Dr. Light with his plan to rule the world. One of Light's robots, Mega, volunteers to be changed into a fighting robot to stop Wily. Now named Mega Man and given abilities to take the powers away from defeated robots. He sets out on his mission to stop Wily. -summaryCapcom is one company with the notorious reputation to constantly milk the hell o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Peach becomes the heroine when the fat plumber becomes a POW. 0

King Koopa's servant brings to his notice the Vibe Scepter. It's a magical ornament that effects the feelings of ones target. King Koopa sends his minions to Princess Peach's castle and uses the scepter to kidnap Mario, Luigi, and many of her Toad servants. Peach takes it upon herself to rescue Mario and company with a magical umbrella named Perry. -summaryTalk about being late to the party. Nintendo pretty much opened up a can of worms back in 1988 with Super Mario Bros. 2, when they introduced...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

This game has wall pizza written all over it. 0

Originally written 11-17-11A village is attacked by what appears to be the Neo Zeed organization, a long time enemy of the Shinobi. Jiro responds to the attack but is unable to save his village. Armed with his kunai's, sword, amazing agility and magic; the ninja ventures on a mission of vengeance. -summaryThe best way to describe this game is old school. This incarnation of Shinobi has a likening to the games from days long gone; very challenging with a high difficulty, relying on memory, patter...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Mario made that jump into the new ERA. 0

Originally written 11-15-11King Koopa (Bowser) is at it again. The villain kidnaps Princess Peach and it's up to the super plumber to save her. -summaryThe Super Mario franchise might be the only series of games to re-use the exact same story over and over and get away with it. There would be some small details tossed out there, but it's still the same old story. So why people seem to never get bored of it? Well, it's the game play. I will admit, I did take a hiatus from the Mario games for a v...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Capcom's last super cool character. 0

While sitting back watching a flick on his favorite superhero Captain Blue. Joe watches as a hand makes its way out of the TV screen and snatches his girlfriend Silvia. Joe is soon drawn in and learns that Captain Blue has been defeated and someone must carry on the battle with his enemies the Jadow. Given superhero abilities and transformed into an action hero, Joe ventures into Movie-land to save Silvia. Little does he know there's a lot more to this movie. -summaryCapcom had built up a reputa...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Japan got the better end of this deal by far. 0

Axel, Blaze, and Skate return to action and their get together ends with them defusing a bomb. Mr. X has returned with a plan in the works, but Axel and crew are in the dark on what's going on. They seek out Mr. X to put an end to his plans again accompanied by a cyborg named Dr. Zan. -summaryStreets of Rage 2 was definitely among my favorite Sega Genesis games back in the day. Whenever I wanted to get my fix on the two player side scrolling brawlers, it was one of my choices amongst Super Doubl...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Beat downs and severe thrashings over well crafted BGM. 0

A year has passed since Adam, Axel, and Blaze defeated Mr.X and saved the city. The three heroes part ways and Adam returns to being a cop. He lives together with his younger brother Skate, whom one day comes home to find the place in ruins. He picks up a picture left behind of Adam in chains; Mr. X has returned and the city is once again plunged into chaos. Axel and Blaze join together with Skate and a professional wrestler named Max to storm Mr.X's island to save Adam. -summaryBack in 1991, Se...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Unimpressive, lackluster. This is a classic??? 0

In a once peaceful city, an organized crime syndicate lead by a mysterious man named Mr.X plunges the city into chaos. He has managed to subdue the city government and is able to pull the police department's strings. Three ex-cops decide to battle him anyway and they take the fight into the streets and on to Mr.X's high-rise deep into the city. -summaryBack in the late 80's to early 90's, the side scrolling beat'em up was still running pretty strong, with Final Fight out there being a serious qu...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The new standard in unchallenging I guess. 0

Originally written 11-23-11While going on a walk with Princess Peach, Mario notices the castle on fire. He dashes off without a second thought, and as a result, the Princess is immediately snatched. Mario leaves in hot pursuit to save her. -summarySuper Mario Bros. has been a household name for over two decades. Besides the fact that the games can be incredibly fun, they built a reputation for being difficult plat-formers with Super Mario Bros. 3 leading the charge. That game went down in histor...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Animals attack... In space.... In 3D. 0

Originally written 11-16-11A mad scientist by the name of Andross was exiled from the planet Corneria to the barren desert world Venom. When the Cornerian military received word that he was plotting something, they sent in a small unit lead by James McCloud. They were betrayed by one of their own and one of the members Peppy Hare escaped the planet. Years later, Andross begins his attack on the Lylat system. The Cornerian military turn to James's son Fox McCloud to battle him and his forces. -su...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The puzzling puzzler made it to the 3DS. Yes! 0

I don't think I've ever met anyone who disliked Tetris. The game has been hailed as one of the greatest games of all time and with very good reason. The game can be highly challenging, but what brings people back to it over and over is the super addictive game play. Tetris has always been the hardest game for me to put down. Whenever I say to myself that I'm playing only one game, that one game easily turns into about 20, no joke. This was with the original game, now try to imagine how hard it c...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The return of a classic. 0

Originally written 11-9-11In the village of Kokiri lives a young boy whom lives among other folks that appear to be elves. Each of them have a guardian fairy; for some reason he doesn't have one. One day after suffering through a nightmare; a fairy appears to him and takes him to The Great Deku Tree. The boy named Link learns that he's fated to become the hero of the land Hyrule, which is facing its darkest moment at the hands of a man named Ganondorf. Link seeks out on his greatest adventure to...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Still amazed this game doesn't suck. 0

Originally written 9-26-11The Guardians of the Universe once created a group of robotic intergalactic policemen called the Manhunters. They proved to be too violent and weren't easy to control. As a result, they were exiled, and the Guardians decided to form another force called the Green Lantern Corp. Now, the Manhunters have returned and are seeking revenge by beginning a full scale war with the Guardians and the Green Lanterns. Newest Green Lantern from Earth, Hal Jordan, joins the fight and ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

"He's only one man! You are Hydra!!!" 0

Originally written 9-18-11Taking place in Europe during World War II, a group of soldiers are attacked by a gigantic mechanical looking monster. Steve Rogers aka Captain America springs into battle and he comes upon another mechanical looking being with devastating weaponry. After defeating the creature, he's briefed by Intel and is sent into battle against the organization called Hydra. Rogers begins his one man espionage to destroy anti-air equipment in order for the allies to invade, and put...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Shows glimpses of serious potential. 0

Originally written 5-10-11Secret agent James Bond 007, along with his teammate and friend Alec Trevelyan, are sent to infiltrate a chemicals factory in Russia in search of weapons that are used by terrorist to target British embassies. The mission goes bad and Alec is apparently killed by a man named General Ourumov. Bond succeeds in his mission by demolishing the factory, and his next big mission sees him after a satellite named Goldeneye to prevent its use in the hands of terrorist. -summaryTh...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The only thing worse is actually getting your face broken. 0

Originally written 5-8-11I have never been a fan of EA in any of their incarnations. Therefore, when I heard of their switch from "Big" to "Freestyle", I basically thought to myself, "so what?". I don't exactly feel this way because of the companies checkered past or something, instead I was never really a fan of any type of sports games, and those type of games have been known to be their staple. Despite it being a sports game in some way, I came across Facebreaker and became interested in the ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Retro doesn't mean Good-O. 0

Over the last few years I've been trying to rack up as many game compilations as possible. Most of them are from a long gone era in gaming, and many of these games are directly responsible for me being the die hard gamer I am today. Games have been a big part of my childhood, and I often wondered would my interest still be the same for many of these titles in the here and now. Fortunately, I have been enjoying them for the most part, and Capcom has been keeping me pretty happy with their release...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Even as a kid, I never got too into this. 0

The world of Subcon has been conquered, and the inhabitants were imprisoned by a tyrant named Wart. Mario, along with Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach journey into the world to free them. However, to get to Wart, they must trek through the dangerous worlds and defeat all of his minions first. -summarySuper Mario Advance is the remake of Super Mario Bros. 2 which was originally released in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. In many ways it doesn't exactly feel like a remake, instead, I se...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Birth of the killing machine who killed a god. 0

The spartan warrior Kratos is being plagued by memories tied into his violent past. Unable to cope with them, he hurls himself off a cliff towards the jagged rocks in the ocean. The narrative shifts back three weeks, retelling the events that had taken place in the life of the fallen warrior. -summaryGod of War is among the last truly great games for the PS2, and I still remember the buzz circulating amongst fellow hardcore gamers spreading the love on their beloved masterpiece. The way this gam...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

They stole my girl, stole my honor. Now I'm mad! 0

Joe Musashi returns to learn that his clan was attacked and his fiance was kidnapped. The organization he defeated years ago called the Zeed have now returned. The outfit has renamed themselves Neo Zeed, and they're seeking revenge against him. Joe arms himself and sets out to save his fiance and destroy the Neo Zeed for good this time. -summaryReleased in 1989, The Revenge of Shinobi is the sequel to Shinobi which was released two years earlier. The title is one of the earlier games for the Seg...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Tried to push SF aside for a piece of the pie. 0

While sitting back chilling with the tube on, the teenage foursome; Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo, and Donatello notice the announcement of a martial arts tournament. When they pay special attention to the entries, they notice their arch-nemesis Shredder is among the participants. Immediately sensing that he's up to no good, the turtle gang decide to enter and stop him, as well as test their skills against each other. -summaryThere was no way Konami was going to continue sitting out the fight...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Super addictive and fun puzzle game. 0

It should have been no surprise after the monster success of the Russian made puzzle game Tetris, that there would be many clones to follow with intentions to capitalize on that same success. There would be plenty of titles to either copy, add to, or perform a combination of both to craft the next monster puzzle game. Dr. Mario which originally made its debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System was among the first. However, instead of coming off as just another copy and paste, the game develope...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Do you see a hero? I don't. 0

A scientist by the name of Dr. Brown uses his time machine to gather up 8 fighters, and holds a tournament with the purpose of crowning one of them as the greatest fighter of all time. -summaryThe story is no doubt just as lame as most of the games. For those whom may not remember, and don't feel bad if you don't. World Heroes was another arcade style fighter by ADK for Neo Geo, that was meant to overthrow Street Fighter II in the arcades as the king of fighters back in the mid 90's; but make no...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Far beyond the last one. 0

Following the events of Fatal Fury 3: Road to the Final Victory, Geese Howard, whom was once thought to be dead, outsmarted the Bogard Brothers and accomplished his goal by obtaining the Secret Scrolls of Jin. Augmenting his power, Geese plans on reconquering South Town by hosting a new King of Fighters Tournament to let the citizens know he has returned. It's up to the Bogards to put an end to Geese's reign for good. -summaryIn 2008, SNK Playmore decided to release Fatal Fury Battle Archives Vo...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Adding a futuristic twist to WWII. 0

During the aftermath of World War II, an organization code named F.G.R. managed to steal top secret information on advanced weaponry. This enabled them to reinforce their military and attempt to engulf the world in chaos. The allied forces equipped six ace pilots with advanced planes to combat the threat. The group were code named the Strikers, and they set out to restore order to a world that has only begun to recover from the horrors of war. -summaryStrikers 1945 does appear to possess quite a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Solid collection with hours of entertainment. 0

If you were a die hard gamer back in the late 80's to mid 90's. Then you more than likely experienced home gaming, and some of your favorite games of all time is from that era; and truth be told, the Sega Genesis which was released in the states in 1989 played a huge role in that. The system went head to head with the Nintendo Entertainment System, and later with the Super Nintendo in a battle for home video game entertainment supremacy. The system began with a huge spark, but it would eventuall...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The backboard smasher made it's return. 0

Originally written 1-23-11NBA Jam makes its return by bringing back that classic old school feel and adding a few new twist to old ideas. For those who don't know, NBA Jam was originally developed by Midway, and it debut in arcades back in 1993. Heavily influenced by Arch Rivals, NBA Jam featured a basketball tournament where a majority of the rules were completely thrown out with only two rules remaining; which happens to be the 24 second shot clock violation and goal tending.The game was a tw...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Among the best fighters on PS3 0

Originally written 12-30-10The best street fighters in the world gather together once again to compete in a tournament that is sponsored by a warrior named Seth. Each of the fighters have their own goals and they will do whatever necessary to see them realized. However, the tournament holds an ulterior motive by an organization called S.I.N. -summaryBack in 2008, Capcom released Street Fighter IV for the PS3 that featured a whole new fighting engine and introduced new characters to the series. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2D still had some life at this point. 0

Originally written 12-14-10Hardcore commandos Bill Rizer and Lance Bean defeated the highly advanced alien empire Red Falcon and saved the people of Earth from extinction. Two years have passed and Earth's government soon learns that Red Falcon was only the first wave. Another alien military force known as Black Viper seeks to finish what was already started. The government sends in four commandos this time to blast the aliens into ashes all over again. -summaryContra 4 continues to carry the le...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Better than its DS counterpart. 0

The Regular Army and its surrounding city is experiencing a brief moment of peace and are able to rebuild after the many battles that were fought. HQ receives a video transmission from the Regular Army's Intel that one of the Morden soldiers were spotted on Garbage Island. HQ assigns a six man covert strike-force to investigate and eliminate all Morden Forces on the island. -summarySNK decided to cash in on its hit franchise by releasing the 8th sequel in the main story continuity Metal Slug 7. ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of the weaker entries to the series. 0

The Regular Army and its surrounding city is experiencing a brief moment of peace and are able to rebuild after the many battles that were fought. HQ receives a video transmission from the Regular Army's Intel that one of the Morden soldiers were spotted on Garbage Island. HQ assigns a six man covert strike-force to investigate and eliminate all Morden Forces on the island. -summary The slapped together story feels almost as rushed as the game. SNK decided to cash in on their hit series with yet...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

SNK dominates the side scrolling blaster. 0

Originally written 11-27-10In the 21st century, two armies called the Regular Army and the Rebellion Army are locked in a brutal war. The Regular Army are a peace keeping, anti terrorism force ran by the government. The Rebellion Army are seeking to change the world government into a military controlled one. The Rebellion Army are having their way by pushing their foes to the brink of defeat.In hopes of shifting the war into their favor, the Regular Army developed and stashed special tanks code ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Return of the 80's beat em up classic. 0

Originally written 11-21-10In a world were laws are meaningless and violence is the way of life. Two brothers also martial artist, by the names of Billy and Jimmy Lee contemplate their futures in a city ran by gangs. A gang by the name of the Shadow Warriors physically assaults and kidnaps Billy's girlfriend Marion. The brothers soon receive a ransom note stating that if they want to see her again, they have to hand over the book to their sacred martial art. Not about to take this garbage from a...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Nintendo re-released a true classic. 0

Originally written 11-20-10The land of Hyrule was thrown into disarray when a powerful being named Ganon, The Prince of Darkness stole one of two artifacts of great power called The Triforce of Power. Princess Zelda whom was the wielder of the second one called the Triforce of Wisdom, shattered it into 8 pieces and hid them throughout Hyrule in 8 dungeons. She was soon captured and imprisoned by Ganon. A young man named Link, armed with a wooden sword and shield sets out on a quest to reclaim th...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.