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Review: Contra

“Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A” – The Konami Code. If you’re a gamer, either young or old, there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard of it. When playing a game developed by Konami, entering this sequence on the gamepad usually results in some type of boon. The code originated […]

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Collective Review: Ninja Gaiden Trilogy

Wow! It has been quite some time since I reviewed an NES title! This is mainly due to the fact that I played the majority of the NES games on my list years ago. Now, that I’ve started my Retro Rewind posts, I can finally catch up on a number of classics that slipped through […]

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Retro Rewind: Nintendo Entertainment System

So far in my Retro Rewind series, I’ve talked a bit about classic coin-op arcade games, as well as some of the earliest home console games made popular by the Atari 2600. But no discussion of retro gaming is complete without mentioning the Nintendo Entertainment System. This is the machine that took gaming and changed […]

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Project: Retro Rewind

Now that I’ve completed all the games on my 64-bit Generation playlist, I’m excited to announce a new project. Before I dive into what is, for the lack of a better term, the “128-bit era”, I’m going to take some time to do a bit of a refresher on some of the generations I’ve already […]

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Review: Final Fantasy

   I know that recently I’ve spent a little time covering random new releases such as Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider, it is still a main focus of mine to re-live my early gamer days by chronicling my favorite games of yesteryear in a semi-accurate timeline. So far in the blog, I’ve covered my gaming […]

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Review: Double Dragon III

Well, I’ve discussed Double Dragon and Double Dragon II in length, so why not go for a home run and share my thoughts on the third game in the series, Double Dragon III. But, before we get too deep into the discussion, let me clarify something that may not be obvious to everyone – there […]

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Review: Double Dragon II – The Revenge

I recently discussed the classic arcade/NES title, Double Dragon. So, I figure I’ll go ahead and touch on some of the sequels that it spawned. The first is, of course, Double Dragon II – The Revenge. Like the original game, DD2 was first released as an arcade title. It was later followed by a version […]

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Review: Double Dragon

There’s always a first time for everything. For me, Double Dragon was the first time I had ever seen a “beat ’em up” game. For all I know, it may have actually been the first of its kind. I first encountered this title in an arcade and it completely blew me away. The concept behind […]

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Review: Metal Gear

I have waited a long time to write this review. As a kid, one of my favorite games on the NES was the stealth-based, military themed Metal Gear. Despite it’s funky translation issues, this was one game that hooked me from day one. So much so, that I would daresay this game is what sparked my […]

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