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Games Time Forgot


Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series. As much as most current gamers seem to adore the quirky games from Japan that seldom grace foreign shores, th...


Last week, I discussed a game that was a prime example of how a product made only to capitalize on a fad can fail and be forgotten. This week, I would like to discuss the first two games of a series that show how a fad can wo...


Fads and trends are an inevitable part of human life. Throughout time, these pieces of pop culture have been forgotten almost as quickly as they appeared, leaving only traces of themselves deep in our junk drawers and in emba...


Have you ever had a game from your past that you still absolutely adore, but no one else ever seems to talk about or even acknowledge its existence? I'm sure you do. There are some seemingly obscure older games out there that...


Here is everything you need to know about Tachyon: The Fringe:The main character is voiced by Bruce Campbell, and he pilots what essentially amounts to a Battlestar Galactica Viper ship.I.E., nerd heaven.It's also a legitimat...


Many times, videogames are forgotten for fairly logical reasons. Among those are the games of the past that are left behind due to their intentionally childish content. As the main demographic of gamers grow older, it is only...


There was a time -- some might call it 2001 -- where flash animations were truly the bee's knees. Neither indie games nor viral videos had become the powerhouses they are today, and thus it was up to the regular contributors ...


Platformers that used item collecting as goals became all the rage in the mid-to-late 1990s. The trend grew even more rapidly after the advent of 3D graphics for home consoles. Some of them, such as Banjo-Kazooie and Mario 64...


Welcome once again to Games Time Forgot, wherein I attempt to highlight a game too old or obscure to remember, but fail, and am subsequently mocked for it.I never got to play Comix Zone as a child. Being a Nintendo fanboy, I ...


Back in the 1980s, my mother chose to purchase a Nintendo Entertainment System for her very first home console. Meanwhile, her sister took the road less traveled and bought a Sega Master System. While the NES remained my favo...


Wait.Before you start happily typing in "nobody forgot this game, dumbass," let me admit something: I made a mistake, naming this series "games time forgot." Instead of "games that are old that people...


Gamers today really take Star Wars for granted. Everytime we turn around, we trip over a new game taking place in George Lucas' cash cow universe: "Hey," we're told. "This is sort of like the other games -- exc...


Kirby is perhaps one of the most recognizable video game characters that has ever been created. There is no mistaking the little pink guy for anyone else, and even though most of his games do not deviate from the same formula...


Game Freak is a developer that is most widely known for making the gigantic contribution of Pokémon to gaming, but they had very humble beginnings in a little game called Mendel Palace. This quirky NES puzzle game is ...


Everyone remembers and loves Punch-Out!!, but what about its weirder, more physically exhausting spinoff? Arm Wrestling is remarkable not only in that it was the arcade-only followup to Punch-Out!!, but in that it makes appro...


Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Zombie Ninja Pro Am is none of the following things:- Attractive- Funny- Even remotely worth your time and/or moneyIt is, however, very interesting. Not interesting in its badness, like The Graveyard, ...


So, you've played Gears of War 2, and you've heard the phrase "bigger, better, more badass" enough times to make you want to pop your eardrums with a knitting needle. But can you remember back to the days when the n...


I have to be completely honest: this week's forgotten game is not good (or, as any number of you will be happy to point out, "was forgotten for a reason"). It sticks out in my mind not because it was particularly go...


I remember back when I was too stupid to realize the truth behind Nintendo Power. I read preview after preview, writeup after writeup on forthcoming Nintendo 64 games and was totally won over by the writers' enthusiasm. "...


Like any child of the 90's, I watched the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers a lot. Like, a lot. I shuddered with fear and amazement as the saga of the mysterious Green Ranger unfolded. I sighed with relief when he finally turned g...


A few weeks back, I talked about Opposing Force, the awesome mod for the original Half-Life which told the events of Black Mesa through the perspective of a marine named Adrian Shephard. While Adrian's story was interesting a...


Wario Land: Shake It! came out last week and though I haven't played it, from our review it sounds like something that would make me long for the days of the Virtual Boy.And I don't often say that.Last week, Aaron Linde remin...


I have no idea what's going on in the above commercial.If you owned an N64 in the 90's, then this meant two things: you probably didn't own any of the other third-generation consoles, and you tried to get excited about every ...


I remember a simpler time in the Half-Life universe. When Gordon Freeman was just a lowly physicist. When "Barney" referred to an entire class of security guards rather than a particular individual. A time when the ...


Last week, I highlighted the 2D beatemup. This week, due to the few comments asking about it and my own laziness, I'll talk about the more recent 3rd-person shooter.Though Manhunt 2 immediately comes to mind when phrases like...


What with Castle Crashers coming out tomorrow morning, I thought it might be fun to look back on a game which, while not the deepest beatemup ever made, or even one of the best, holds a special place in my heart which no othe...


The Ship was, unfortunately, destined to obscurity from the very moment it was devised. Despite being a murder-based, multiplayer Half-Life mod, The Ship took something as cliche and recognizable as the contemporary deathmatc...


I woke up this morning with an inexplicable desire to play Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp. Since I lost my CD copy of the Don Bluth laserdisc trilogy, however, and since I actually played Space Ace, the previous game in that tri...


With all this hubbub about the teaser trailer for Tr2n, the official sequel to Tron and winner of the "insert a number in the most random place ever just to show it's a sequel" award, I'm surprised more people haven...


A few weeks back, I talked about the beauty of the Metal Gear Solid demo on an official PlayStation demo disc I had.Today, I'll try my best to remember playing the other demos on that disc.Though my memory is hazy and I can'...


This may be the second weirdest forgotten game I ever talk about. The demo for Metal Gear Solid on the PS1 is not really a game in and of itself, and the full title it demoes is nowhere near forgotten. And who has nostalgia f...


  Before I begin here, I have to preface this Games Time Forgot with a warning -- if you go pick this game up thinking that you are going to find a diamond in the rough when it comes to quality, this is not your ga...


If you've never read the short story "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison, do so. It's one of the best short stories ever, and not in an O. Henry "oh life is kinda funny and wonderful but sad s...


Does anyone, apart from Chad Concelmo, remember Timon and Pumbaa? Does anyone remember the hijinx of Simba's fun-loving meerkat and warthog companions, who added much-needed levity to what was basically a family-friendly rete...


Now, I know you're thinking one of two things: either "oh, awesome; this is one of those neat Tiny Toons games Treasure did for the Game Boy Advance," or "oh, great; another crappy Games Time Forgot on a crappy...


  Hey kids! Let's all gather around uncle Niero and shut the f*ck up about Grand Theft Auto IV!  In the absense of the honorable Reverend Burch you're stuck with a bitter old man who's about to wag his cane at ...


I briefly talked about it on this week's RetroforceGO!, but it bears repeating: Metal Gear Solid for the Game Boy Color, originally known as Metal Gear: Ghost Babel, is probably the best Metal Gear title nobody's heard of. Yo...


While I know you pirates of less-than-stellar moral uprighteousness have probably already NOT pirated the hell out of the Japanese version of this game's DS remake, it's important to remember where you come from. While Bangai...


It's cute, it's friendly, and it's got a cooperative campaign that can be played with two, four, or even one player(s). It's The Adventures of Cookie and Cream, and it is as certifiably badass as any game starring two adorable rabbit creatures can possibly be badass.Hit the jump for details. 


Nearly two months ago, I talked about Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures, a way-too-hard SNES title which sought to recreate the feel of all three original Indiana Jones movies. The game was pretty good, but it's got nothing...






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