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Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. Review

Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. Review (Switch)

Before our favourite plumber brothers were Super

September 28, 2017 - Nintendo released Mario's first starring role back in 1983; a couple years before his NES debut. Although he had previously faced Donkey Kong, this retro classic is a completely different experience so bring a handful of quarters and let's head to the arcade.
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ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2 Review

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2 Review (Switch)

Aliens and mummies and mutants, oh my!

August 4, 2017 - SNK's follow-up to their classic run 'n' gun 2D action game improved the formula in a lot of ways. Now that Eri and Fio joined Marco and Tarma on the battlefield, will they be glad that they did?
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ACA NeoGeo: Alpha Mission II Review

ACA NeoGeo: Alpha Mission II Review (Switch)

Not every retro shoot 'em up is a classic

August 1, 2017 - SNK's old-school shooter ASO eventually had a sequel and now it's available for modern consoles. Alpha Mission II may not be the best shoot 'em up from the early '90s but is it a worthy enough game to revisit?
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ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug Review

ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug Review (Switch)

As much of a blast over 20 years later

July 29, 2017 - Running and gunning while taking out relentless enemy soldiers is a recipe for retro fun. The original Metal Slug is a classic arcade game that started a fantastic franchise but has it since been eclipsed by its incredible sequels?
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ACA NeoGeo: Blazing Star Review

ACA NeoGeo: Blazing Star Review (Switch)

Hey! A solid shmup comes

May 4, 2017 - When you think of the vast library of SNK games, you probably picture dozens of fighters. However, they also published some fantastic shmups and Blazing Star is definitely one that no genre fan should overlook.
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Arcade Archives: Life Force Review

Arcade Archives: Life Force Review (PlayStation 4)

Vic Viper takes a break from Gradius

March 30, 2016 - Konami has a long history of developing great shoot 'em ups. As a spin-off of one of their most famous series (Gradius), Life Force carves its own path with many unique qualities, but does it hold up well in their lineage of classic shmups?
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Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble Review

Arcade Archives: Bubble Bobble Review (PlayStation 4)

Bub and Bob are back, baby!

March 15, 2016 - Very few classic arcade games hold up as well as Bubble Bobble. Believe it or not, it's been thirty years since its initial release so let's pay Bub and Bob a visit and see how the years have treated them.
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Arcade Archives: TwinBee Review

Arcade Archives: TwinBee Review (PlayStation 4)

Konami's original cute 'em up returns

March 1, 2016 - Retro vertical shmups don't get much more colourful than TwinBee. Although it's an undeniable classic, does it still hold up in this day and age? Let's take to the skies, shoot at some clouds, and hope a few bells come out.
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Arcade Archives: Super Dodge Ball Review

Arcade Archives: Super Dodge Ball Review (PlayStation 4)

River City's favourite sport returns

November 17, 2015 - There's nothing like a good old fashioned game of dodgeball after a hearty brawl. This classic arcade sports game is now available for PlayStation 4, but is it as good as our memory tells us or were we hit in the head a few too many times?
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Arcade Archives: Raiders5 Review

Arcade Archives: Raiders5 Review (PlayStation 4)

A.J. and the raiders of the lost arcade

June 24, 2015 - Looks like I'm back at the arcade with one of the most obscure games you've never heard of. Where's Raiders 1 through 4, you ask? I have no clue, but here's Raiders5; an odd overhead shooter with unique gameplay. Enough with the jibber-jabber, let's raid this sucker!
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