Virtual Console games (Page 2)

River City Ransom Review

River City Ransom Review (NES)

Punch, kick, barf...?

October 13, 2015 - When it comes to retro brawlers, very few are considered true classics. River City Ransom is one of these rare titles and for good reason. Enough with the formalities, I've got a one-way ticket to River City so let's take the full tour.
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TurboGrafx on Wii U Needs to Happen

TurboGrafx on Wii U Needs to Happen

Nintendo's latest Virtual Console is looking mighty barren without it

October 10, 2015 - It's no secret that Wii had tons of awesome TurboGrafx titles yet none are available for Wii U. Sure, you can download a few in Japan but we're not as lucky in the west. Here, I'll explore some of the best TurboGrafx games for Wii so you can see what I'm talking about.
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Vs. Excitebike Review

Vs. Excitebike Review (NES)

Retro racing at its most exciting

September 7, 2015 - After over 25 years, the follow-up to Nintendo's classic dirt bike racer is finally available in North America. It may just be more of the same with some added extras, but when it comes to Excitebike... is that really a bad thing?
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Blaster Master Review

Blaster Master Review (NES)

A tale of a boy and his radioactive frog

July 23, 2015 - Long before Metroidvania was a common term, Blaster Master helped define the genre. It remains one of gaming's dearest memories with its multiple gameplay perspectives, awesome soundtrack, and wicked boss fights, but does it still hold up more than 25 years later?
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Wonder Boy: Reminiscing About Monster World

Wonder Boy: Reminiscing About Monster World

What is the secret of his power?

July 7, 2015 - From Alex Kidd to Vectorman, Sega had a ton of series that are unfortunately now buried in the past. Wonder Boy is one such series. The perfect combination of platforming, action, adventure, role-playing, and arcade elements created incredibly addictive gameplay set in fantastical worlds. Let's take a look back and remember a time when kids could freely buy alcohol from dragon bartenders.
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Pac-Attack Review

Pac-Attack Review (Super Nintendo)

Pac-Man's most puzzling spin-off

June 21, 2015 - Pac-Man sure has seen plenty of genres over the years. Here, he finds himself in the middle of a block-stacking puzzler. Is this unconventional way to eat blue ghosts worth the calories or should our favourite round video game pal finally go on a diet?
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Axelay Review

Axelay Review (Super Nintendo)

These space invaders sure mean business

February 20, 2015 - There's nothing more satisfying for a retro gamer than discovering an underrated gem. You may not have heard of Axelay, but its perfect combination of tight shoot 'em up gameplay, exemplary presentation, fresh level design, and thrilling boss battles will have you hooked from start to finish. Now that it's available for multiple consoles, being able to experience this old school alien invasion is easier than ever.
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Game & Watch Gallery 3 Review

Game & Watch Gallery 3 Review (Game Boy Color)

Nintendo unearths and revitalizes some ancient treasures

February 9, 2015 - Kids today with their Wii U and 3DS don't understand what constituted as fun back in the early '80s. Ironically enough, they can now find out on their 3DS by downloading this collection of eleven Game & Watch classics.
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S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Review

S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Review (NES)

Hasta la vista, alien scum!

January 27, 2015 - It's hard to believe how well some games still hold up after decades have passed since their initial release. Almost 25 years ago, this 2D scrolling shooter came out for the NES and it remains a must-play for fans of the genre.
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Adventures of Lolo Review

Adventures of Lolo Review (NES)

The tale of a heartbroken anthropomorphic blue ball

January 9, 2015 - Games that require you to use your brain to solve practical puzzles are few and far between. Adventures of Lolo is a classic puzzler that will make you scratch your head until your hair falls out. However, nothing feels more rewarding than mastering each challenge that this delightful game will present to you along the journey.
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