Games Time Forgot

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...
Allow me to share with you a short email conversation between myself and Niero.Niero: Got a nomination for games time forgot.[the above picture]this game was so f*cking hard, but so awesome. Anthony: That mullet ALONE just s...
Who says a videogame needs to be on a TV? Or played with a controller? Or have graphics?2-XL may have been technically marketed as a toy, but it was really a de facto game console: each available 2-XL cassette tape included d...
I think last week may have been the second time we've ever missed a games time forgot. I think. Don't quote me on that, but I still thought it was worth mentioning if only because this week, I'm highlighting a game which Dto...
I'm going to be completely honest: I don't actually know if this game is any good. I played the hell out of it when I was a child -- it was the second videogame I ever got -- and I enjoyed it then, but (A) back then I also th...
After last week's Super Star Wars Trilogy write-up, it's now time to highlight the other unknown trilogy game: Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures.It's basically like the Super Star Wars Trilogy, except it's based on a much be...
Perhaps it's just the fact that almost every single one of my elementary schools was absolutely obsessed with the franchise, but I seem to remember playing this week's game(s) time forgot at least once a year during my format...
With all the Virtual Console games coming to the Nintendo Wii shop, I was really hoping that this week’s game that time forgot would have been added by now, but I guess the lovely people at Nintendo and Capcom need a ...
Cel-shading before cel-shading was cool. Multiple, amoral protagonists. A mishmash of survival horror, puzzle solving, and plot-driven third person shooter. I'm talking about Fear Effect for the PSOne, of course -- a game whi...
After weeks upon weeks of having to preface forgotten games with apologetic statements like "while interesting in theory" or "flawed, but somewhat enjoyable," I finally get to once again spew endless, unad...
I have to admit that I didn't even know this game (suggested to me by Ugly Phil) existed until a few weeks ago. It's pretty recent, yeah, but my complete ignorance toward it leads me to believe it's been more or less forgott...
  This week's forgotten game pulls double duty. Not only is it technically a sports game (and therefore in keeping with this month's Destructoid Boot Camp), but it's also a Mega Man game, tying in with the franchise...
Why, oh why, didn't I listen to soul1350?* He warned me that Destiny of the Doctors was the worst use of a franchise in gaming history, even for a die-hard Doctor Who fan. He said the only good bits involved the full-motion v...
HE'S HEATING UP...In keeping with this month's Destructoid Boot Camp, it's time to highlight a virtual recreation of athletic prowess -- and given that the only non-Mario sports game I know of is NBA Jam, that's what we're do...
Once again, my Googling skills have failed me -- I couldn't find any screenshots for this week's forgotten game outside of a few screens I borrowed from ACG. You'll have to make do with the Mr. Creosote sketch for now.Monty P...
  As far as Google image search or Wikipedia are concerned, this week's forgotten game doesn't really exist -- at least, legitimate videos or images of its gameplay don't (the above is from the game, certainly, but ...
No, not Bionic Commando, or Commandos, or Captain Commando or Ninja Commando -- just plain old Commando for the arcade and NES, amongst other systems. While easily classified as a "shooter," a "top-down sh...