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I get the feeling I’ll be seeing this screen a lot.


 
 
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Review: Everhood

Combat is a central feature to many games. We’re not very good at depicting conflict resolution in an interactive way unless it involves swinging a sword or firing a gun. A debate is difficult to simulate, but ballistics are not. Rece...

 
 
 

Nothing like getting up in the morning to play my Japanese N64 train game.


 
 
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These 5 games deserve a digital re-release

We live in an age where you can easily download the entire NES library, fire up an emulator, and spend five minutes with one game before getting bored. The internet never forgets, which is fortunate since there should be nothing ephemeral a...

 
 
 
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Trim your waistline in Konami's Yume Penguin Monogatari

Konami’s output on the Famicom was simply amazing. While we certainly got some good games on this side of the pond, such as Castlevania and Contra, there were a plethora of great titles that stayed in their homeland. They were once a ...

 
 
 
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Meet Spelunker, one of Japan's most treasured bad games

While the phenomenon of appreciating bad games exists everywhere in the world, perhaps no player base is as conscious of it as those in Japan. Unlike us, they have a very concise word for describing terrible games: kusoge. That’s "kus...

 
 
 
 
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How The Legend of Zelda helped free us from arcade ports

I find it difficult to travel back and play early 8-bit consoles like the Atari 2600 or Colecovision. It’s not that their primitive graphics and sound fail to capture my attention, but rather, they’re so dedicated to replicating...

 
 
 

I've discovered the simple pleasure of playing OutRun with the traffic turned off.

 
 
 
 
 

My nephew just told his younger brother "This is a classic" in reference to the Heatman Level Theme from Mega Man 2.

 
 
 

I find it funny that in another decade, I might have to explain to my nephews what a Paperboy even is when I inevitably introduce them to Paperboy on the N64.


 
 
 
 

I dunno, guys, I'm beginning to think the Clayfighter series just isn't very good. Take for example C2: Judgment Clay which is the video game equivalent of a shrug.


 
 
 

Had to go into the registry to change the resolution on this arthouse game so I could actually read the text. Also found this in there.


 
 
 
 

I've got a review for that one 3D Castlevania. No, not those ones. Or that one. No not those either. Right, Lament of Innocence.


 
 
 
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Review: Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout was my introduction to the long-running Atelier series. And while I definitely enjoyed it, it didn’t leave enough of an impact for me to run with it and check out the rest of the mi...

 
 
 

Does this review for Rampage 2 make me a Rampage apologist, or does everyone else just like to have their brain tickled every now and again?


 
 


About Adzukenone of us since 3:39 PM on 05.09.2018



Adzuken Q. Rumpelfelt is a gadabout gaming hobbyist, avid tea enthusiast, and aspiring writer. She's been playing video games all her life and is a lover of both new and retro games.

Obsessed in the obscure, the forgotten, and the unique, she enjoys diving in to find the human side of gaming. The failures as well as the successes.

A lover of the kitschy, the bizarre, and the dated. Enjoys 80's and 90's cartoons, horrible box art, awful voice acting, and non-traditional storytelling.

She also writes on her personal blog, the Game Complaint Department

 
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