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Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap review

April 24th, 2017 No comments

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap

So this is pretty weird. There’s 2 games based on Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (third in the really weird Wonder Boy series) this year. There’s Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom which is basically a spiritual successor, and this one, which is a port/remake of the original. Both looked pretty good.

I actually never played the original Dragon’s Trap, which was on Sega Master System, Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16. I was always looking for it back when I was collecting “retro” games, but it’s a game that has alluded me (as far as finding it for reasonable non-ebay prices). So it was great to get a chance to actually play it. (note: I believe the TurboGrafx-16 version is called Dragon’s Curse, in case you were wondering)

So let’s go and see if I was missing on something cool!
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Double Dragon IV review

January 31st, 2017 No comments

double dragon 4

Talk about a weird title. I understand it, as it continues the tradition of the NES versions of Double Dragon games and is a sequel specifically to those, but it’s not like there hasn’t been other Double Dragon games since the NES. There was Super Double Dragon on SNES (which is pretty good), Double Dragon V (which is a horrid 1-on-1 fighting game), Double Dragon on Neo-Geo in both arcade and console formats (a much better fighting game than DDV, I’d even call it competent) which was based on the movie of all things (remember that?), Double Dragon Advance and the superb (and much more recent) Double Dragon Neon. Plus there’s Battletoads & Double Dragon, a great game that’s more based on the Battletoads gameplay. So calling it Double Dragon IV is a bit of a misnomer even if I get where they’re coming from.

This was a surprise announcement, and came out at a surprise price of 7$. So of course I jumped on it and played it through day 1.

Here are my thoughts on it! Let’s go.
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Categories: Console, Games, impressions, PC, PS4, retro, Review

Wild Guns Reloaded – BUY THIS GAME

January 4th, 2017 No comments

wild guns reloaded

I figure I’d make a quick post about this game, because there’s not really enough to fill up a full-length review the way I usually write them. But it’s awesome so I figured I should highlight it.

So here we go.

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AVGN 2: ASSimilation review

April 2nd, 2016 No comments

Angry Video Game Nerd II: ASSimilation
So the AVGN game apparently needed a sequel. I wasn’t unhappy to see it, I did actually like the first one despite the very obvious faults it had, but I figured that was it for the Nerd in gaming form (at least officially).

No real need to talk about my thoughts in regards to the AVGN since I think I did that last time, so let’s go and see if the sequel is better than the first!

Read on and see.
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Categories: Games, impressions, PC, retro, Review, Steam

Xeodrifter review

October 7th, 2015 No comments

So apparently I still had Playstation Plus going on (gonna have to cancel that shit), and just before the selection of free games changed yesterday I grabbed this thing on my Vita. I remembered seeing screenshots of this a few times and it looked interesting. It’s made by Renegade Kid, probably most known for Mutant Mudds which is a pretty good game, so there’s some pedigree there. I figured I might as well, since it was semi-free and all.

So yeah… Read on and see if it’s good!
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Shovel Knight review

June 26th, 2014 No comments

shovel knight
Shovel Knight is a kickstarter game that got lots of time, but it took quite a while to actually be released with lots of delays.

Shovel Knight seemed cool because it was heavily based on classic NES games and… beyond that I didn’t even follow any of the kickstarter updates or watch any videos, though I did pledge for it. I guess the name “Shovel Knight” caught a lot of interest because it is kinda wacky and it does sound like a product of the 80s.

So is it good or not? Let’s go and see!

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NES Remix 2 review

April 27th, 2014 No comments

nes famicom remix 2 dos
It wasn’t too long since the first NES Remix came out, but there you go, another one already. I was kinda thinking this would be DLC for the first one, but it’s basically the same thing as the first… So I figured I’d write a very quick post about it.

Read on and see what I thought.
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Nightmare Busters SNES review

February 20th, 2014 No comments

A new SNES game, whoa! And by that I mean an actual new game that was just released. We’ve seen that a bit with the NES, with Battle Kid, Battle Kid 2 and Nomolos: Storming the Catsle, but on the SNES it’s not frequent at all, minus a few reproduction cartridges that contain romhacks rather than actual new games (and an overpriced 100$ cartridge of Star Fox 2… which is awesome but I’m not spending 100$ on that).

This one is slightly different though, as it IS an actual game that was supposed to come out on the SNES way back when, but got cancelled before coming out, and this is an effort from both Super Fighter Team and the original developers to finally publish the game.

I’m pretty sure I ordered this almost 2 years ago, so it was nice to finally receive it. This cartridge is region-free, so if you want it you can pick it up here ( and play it on any SNES or Super Famicom. (note: that picture up top, that’s what I actually got in the mail)

So let’s see if the latest SNES offering is cool or not!
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Dust Off The Cartridges: Forgotten Franchises That Need A Makeover – Actraiser

December 31st, 2012 No comments

Actraiser is a near-launch Super Nintendo title, and it ends up being an incredibly unique game, with pretty much nothing alike existing in the industry even nowadays. Even its own sequel ditched what made it so unique.

It makes you wonder why Actraiser was basically just a one-off thing when clearly people loved it and it still has a large cult following to this day. It’s no secret that Quintet, the company who made this, is sort of dead-ish right now… I mean, not completely, they did some design work for the Atelier Iris series and some members of Quintet staff did appear in various games’ credits, but as Quintet themselves, they’ve been in the dark since 2002 (their website getting shut down back in 2007).

So while Quintet themselves are probably off of the table for an Actraiser sequel…. Well, Square Enix probably have the rights to this game anyways! So yeah… Read on and see why I want more Actraiser!
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Dust Off The Cartridges: Forgotten Franchises That Need A Makeover – Lost Vikings

November 12th, 2012 No comments

This is a very fun game, and I think that everyone who has played it want to see a comeback. But this is one I’m sadly very doubtful about, since the company who made it is now filthy rich and probably forgot about it.

Yes, Blizzard’s Lost Viking series is a beloved franchise, but one that the makers probably don’t care about anymore, or at least not enough to make them a new game.

So let’s talk about why, despite Blizzard being too busy being rich bastards, “The Lost Vikings” deserves a comeback.

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