Review: Mega Man 5

So here we are, Mega Man 5. At this point, the series has jumped the shark. Five games, the exact same format. However, there are some little additions that keep things from becoming a complete snooze. Along with the regular challenges, each level now has a special token to collect. The token has a letter …
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Review: Mega Man 4

Mega Man 4 (or IV – depending on if you believe the box or the in-game start screen) marks a turning point for the series. By many, this game is considered to be the last GOOD Mega Man game. The graphics in the game seem slightly improved, but many critics cite the robots as being largely uninspired …
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Review: Mega Man 3

Onward to the next installment of the Mega Man series, and what might be the most popular. At first glance, Mega Man 3 might seem like just more of the same. Which is partially true, the base storyline and game design is identical to its previous counterparts. However, in this game we’re slowly introduced to …
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Review: Kid Icarus

Flipping thru my retro collection, I found myself playing another classic Nintendo title, Kid Icarus. One of the quirkier first-party Nintendo titles, Kid Icarus is often compared to Metroid in the sense that it is both an up-and-down and side-to-side platformer. However, unlike Metroid, the world is not open and the player cannot progress backwards. …
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Review: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

With the start of the new year, I want to get back on track with my thoughts on many of the retro games that filled the countless hours of my youth. Nintendo was responsible for some of the most timeless games ever released to date. Everything from the classic 8-bit adventures of Mario, Link, and …
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Wizardry Online – Beta Test Opinion

I’ve been putting off this article for some time. If you’ve been following the blog, you may remember my excitement for the upcoming North American release of Wizardry Online. Being a lifelong fan of the Wizardry games, I was extremely excited to finally get a chance to play this long awaited MMO. Several years ago, …
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