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Final Fantasy VI: Replaying a Timeless Classic

Final Fantasy VI: Replaying a Timeless Classic

The world could use a little balance

September 16, 2018 - Final Fantasy VI has left one heck of a legacy and it's still thought of as one of the greatest games of all time by many SNES and Final Fantasy fans. It even appeared as the final speedrun in SGDQ 2018 which took roughly seven hours.
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Mega Man X: A First-Timer's Perspective

Mega Man X: A First-Timer's Perspective

Mavericks and mayhem

July 23, 2018 - I love classic SNES games and Mega Man X was one such title that I felt compelled to play and I finally did so on the SNES Mini. It doesn't have many action games and the only other 2D shooters are Super Metroid and the controller-throwing Contra III: The Alien Wars.
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Top 10 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Bosses

Top 10 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Bosses

How well have these baddies held up?

July 16, 2018 - A Link to the Past is one of the greatest games of all time and it's always fun to revisit its amazing boss fights. In this article, I'll list the bosses in order of my least to most favorite using criteria like aesthetics or how fun the boss is to fight so let's get right to it!
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Top 10 Super Metroid Moments

Top 10 Super Metroid Moments

Samus Aran's return to Zebes is one of her greatest outings

April 22, 2018 - Super Metroid is a classic SNES title and the precursor to the Metroidvania genre. It's a fan favorite even today, 24 years after its initial 1994 release with tons of memorable areas to explore, items to collect, and enemies to defeat.
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Virtual Console Review Roundup (Part 1)

Virtual Console Review Roundup (Part 1)

Revisit five retro classics

November 11, 2016 - Nintendo's Virtual Console has been a treasure trove of great classic games ever since its debut back in November 2006. Now that it's ten years old, let's take a look at the first five Virtual Console games that I ever reviewed.
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TurboGrafx Is Finally Available on Wii U

TurboGrafx Is Finally Available on Wii U

Virtual Console expands its 16-bit library

July 15, 2016 - It's been a long time but now a few games from the highly underrated TurboGrafx-16 are ready to download on Wii U. So, prepare to push the "Run" button and add some retro awesomeness into your gaming diet.
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Bear and Penguin Play Chew Man Fu (Episode 1)

Bear and Penguin Play Chew Man Fu (Episode 1)

The Chums' delightful debut

May 25, 2016 - As we all know, bears and penguins love to play video games. In this new video series, we follow the adventures of a couple of chums who may not share the same tastes, but they definitely both love gaming.
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Top 10 Overlooked NES Games on Virtual Console

Top 10 Overlooked NES Games on Virtual Console

Celebrate some unsung 8-bit classics

February 16, 2016 - Ever since Wii's debut back in 2006, there have been many retro hidden gems made available to download. In this list, I explore ten of the best underrated NES games that you can now play on Wii U, 3DS, or the trusty old Wii.
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Kuru Kuru Kururin Review

Kuru Kuru Kururin Review (Game Boy Advance)

A delightfully dizzying tale

February 12, 2016 - It's hard to believe that there are hundreds of classic games that still haven't made it to North America. Here we have a long-lost GBA title that previously came out in Japan and Europe and now we can play it on Wii U. It sure looks cute so let's boot it up!
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Wild Gunman Review

Wild Gunman Review (NES)

Gunfight at the less than O.K. Corral

January 9, 2016 - The NES Zapper saw over a dozen compatible games back in its day. As a console launch title, does Wild Gunman still hold up or is it nothing more than a baby's toy? You do have to use your hands, after all...
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