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A Discussion About the Super Mario Bros. Direct (09/03/2020)

It’s clear that Nintendo are pulling out all the stops for the celebration of Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary, as they proved in the recent Super Mario Bros. Direct. Along with a variety of Mario merch and a new SNES game being added to Nintendo Switch Online , the Big N announced additional titles. Some […]

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Review of Sled Storm (1999) — Let it snow, let it snow, let it snocross

For those of you who like it when I talk about racing games…It’s that time once again.  When we talk about Electronic Arts’ racing-game catalog, the first series that pops into our noggins is usually Need for Speed, Burnout, or Road Rash.  But for this review, we’re delving into one of EA’s most obscure titles, […]

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Review of Skate 3 — You wanna go skateboards?

When EA decided to start the Skate series and go head-to-head with Activision’s Tony Hawk franchise, that was a big deal.  The latter had long been the king of virtual skateboarding, but it was beginning to go downhill in the late 2000’s, and something else eventually had to drop into the halfpipe and issue a challenge.  Thanks […]

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Review of Pokémon Snap — For those with the benefit of Pokémon photography

For those of you who don’t know me very well, something I really wanted when I was a child was my very own camera.  Not because I was jealous of those in my family who owned one, but because I developed a fascination with walking around and taking pictures of the beautiful pieces of nature […]

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Review of Mischief Makers — Shake-shaking things up

If there was anything the Nintendo 64 was knee-deep in, it was platforming games. Not only was Super Mario 64 an absolute masterpiece in the genre, but there were a handful of second and third-party platform gems in the 64-bit console’s library. And no matter how obscure a game may be, you know it has […]

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Review of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Did you say “chocolate?”

Remember the 2005 film adaptation of the classic children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? That movie was heavily hyped up before it came to theaters, and for good reason. Tim Burton was in the director’s chair, Johnny Depp portrayed the internationally-famous Willy Wonka, and it was the first time since 1971 that Roald Doahl’s […]

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Review of James Bond 007: From Russia with Love — We will win this for Mother Russia…And MI6

It’s no secret that when a game company acquires a license to make games based on a movie franchise, the devs will do anything to make some extra dough before the next film is released. Take Electronic Arts and the 007 franchise, for instance. A year after Everything or Nothing took to the shelves, the […]

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Review of Pokémon Channel — Lights, camera, Thunderbolt

There’s always the chance that videogame IP’s can be great at one genre but stumble in another, and few franchises are as aware of that as Pokémon is. The globally-popular masterpiece has always been adept at the combination of turn-based strategy and role-playing, but the life-sim game Hey You, Pikachu left a bad taste in […]

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Review of Daytona USA — Stock car racing discovers kansei dorifuto

It’s not like this needs to be said, but I’ll start this review by saying it — If you asked a big number of people what their favorite arcade-cabinet racing game is, a very common answer would be the game that picked up where Sega’s own Virtua Racer left off; The one that was less […]

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Review of Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller – Sega earns another Awesome license

Sega may have its shortcomings, but arcade gaming is definitely not one of them.  Since 1969, the iconic company has delivered impressive arcade boards that have powered equally-impressive games; And one of my personal favorites is Crazy Taxi, a driving game where you pick up passengers and travel to their desired destinations as fast and […]