NES Reviews

Wild Gunman Review

Wild Gunman Review

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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Stinger Review

Stinger Review

Introducing TwinBee's modest console sequel

November 6, 2015 - Konami's TwinBee is a timeless classic arcade shmup. More than a year after its debut, a console-exclusive sequel was released and later ported to the west under the title Stinger. Does this iteration live up to its predecessor? Dr. Cinnamon might know, but let me tell you.
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River City Ransom Review

River City Ransom Review

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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Vs. Excitebike Review

Vs. Excitebike Review

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

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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S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Review

S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team Review

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

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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Crash 'n the Boys Street Challenge Review

Crash 'n the Boys Street Challenge Review

The Olympic Games come to River City

December 12, 2014 - Crash and the boys are about to kick some rich kid ass in this no-holds-barred contest of strength. Featuring five unique track and field events (that mostly involve physical violence); you must truly be the best around to reign supreme among River City's toughest.
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Balloon Fight Review

Balloon Fight Review

Hey, you popped my balloon

October 27, 2014 - Nintendo has produced many classics over the past few decades and Balloon Fight is definitely one worth checking out. It features unique gameplay that's still fun after all these years. Seeing as it's available for many different consoles, there is no reason not to give it a try.
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Yoshi Review

Yoshi Review

Yoshi should stick to baking cookies

September 29, 2014 - Yoshi is a beloved Nintendo character who has starred in many awesome games, but his first puzzle outing definitely isn't one of them. It's not a very fun game although it's incredibly simple and easy to play.
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