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Games Time Forgot: Zombie Revenge

As you well ought to know, this week marks the ten year anniversary of the Dreamcast, Sega's last (and some say best) videogame console. We'll be celebrating the little underdog's birthday all week, starting with this special Dreamcast-flav...   read

 
 
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Why Catrap is the coolest puzzle game you've never played

Every Wednesday, we profile a forgotten or underappreciated game for our "Games Time Forgot" series.Time travel. Not only does it make for an interesting plot device in games, but it's also been quite popular as a game mechanic as...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: Thayer's Quest

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.Even though the format has long been defunct, a few Laserdisc games have transcended time. Well, okay, one has: Dragon's Lair...   read

 
 
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Why 2 Spicy is the coolest arcade game you've never played

Every Wednesday, we profile a forgotten or underappreciated game for our "Games Time Forgot" series.The last time I wrote a Games Time Forgot article, I highlighted Rambo, the most beautifully idiotic shooter I've ever played. Thi...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: Super Ninja Boy

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.Super Ninja Boy was part of a series known as Super Chinese in Japan. Culture Brain released many entries of this series over...   read

 
 
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Why Rambo Arcade is the dumbest, most brilliant shooter ever

Every Wednesday, Destructoid highlights an overlooked game that shouldn't have been.Rambo, the relatively recent SEGA arcade game, is the dumbest game I have ever played in my adult life.I mean this in the most complimentary way possible.Th...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.If you are as big a Harry Potter fan as I am (impossible!), you already know by now that this week’s Game Times Forgot ...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: Pulseman

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.As an American, I feel a little weird writing this week's Games Time Forgot column on a game that has never made it over to t...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Rogue Trooper

I only ever got to read a single issue of 2000AD, and I understood the stories within it about as well as one can understand four different narratives halfway through their story arcs, without any prior knowledge of the characters or situat...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: The Journeyman Project Trilogy

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.I was never much of a PC gamer. I missed out on many of the games considered to be classics today, even all of the great poin...   read

 
 


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Games Time Forgot: Sky Odyssey

Wait.This game is not as boring as you think. Yes, it is a game about flying planes; no, it is not a World War II fighter. Yes, it is realistic, but no, it is not needlessly complicated and boring as hell.Sky Odyssey is an incredibly simple...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: Chulip

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.It's always been a hobby of mine to visit videogame stores, without the intent of buying anything. I just go to browse throug...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: Chameleon Twist

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.Anthony Burch, whom I share this weekly article with, often tells me how he believes the Nintendo 64 is the ultimate home for...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: Deja Vu

Anyone who's ever listened to me wax poetic on RetroforceGo! about Shadowgate, the third title in the MacVenture series, already knows I have a hardcore love for anything with a point and click interface. Most people have heard of Shadowgat...   read

 
 
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The game is pretty damned good at mixing up action sequences and puzzles, as well. During the game's first few screens, you'll be blowing away dozens of shadow monsters using the protagonist's remarkably satisfying lightning gun. Once that gets sadly devoured by a monster, you'll have to jump and run away from the monsters. Once you've escaped them, you've got some puzzle solving ahead of you, which leads to another action sequence, and so on and so forth. The three gameplay types also constantly bleed into one another, leading to satisfying (if incredibly difficult) puzzle-platforming sections. Still, you restart pretty instantly after death and the animations are fluid enough that even failing is mildly entertaining in its own way.

 

Why you're probably not playing it:

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Games time forgot: Heart of Darkness Just to get it out of the way, I have no idea why this game is called Heart of Darkness. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Joseph Conrad novella of the same name, does not take place in Vietnam, and it chronicles the s...  
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The game is pretty damned good at mixing up action sequences and puzzles, as well. During the game's first few screens, you'll be blowing away dozens of shadow monsters using the protagonist's remarkably satisfying lightning gun. Once that gets sadly devoured by a monster, you'll have to jump and run away from the monsters. Once you've escaped them, you've got some puzzle solving ahead of you, which leads to another action sequence, and so on and so forth. The three gameplay types also constantly bleed into one another, leading to satisfying (if incredibly difficult) puzzle-platforming sections. Still, you restart pretty instantly after death and the animations are fluid enough that even failing is mildly entertaining in its own way.

 

Why you're probably not playing it:

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Games time forgot: Heart of Darkness Just to get it out of the way, I have no idea why this game is called Heart of Darkness. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Joseph Conrad novella of the same name, does not take place in Vietnam, and it chronicles the s...   full story

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Games time forgot: Heart of Darkness

Just to get it out of the way, I have no idea why this game is called Heart of Darkness. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Joseph Conrad novella of the same name, does not take place in Vietnam, and it chronicles the story of a young...   read

 
 
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Games Time Forgot: Apidya

Every Wednesday, we highlight rarely-remembered but interesting games for our "Games Time Forgot" series.Shooters, whether they scroll horizontally, vertically, or both, seem to be one of those types of games that have long been s...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Panic!

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, the public at lar...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Monster Rancher 1 and 2

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 work the other wa...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Socket: Time Dominator

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 embarrassing pictur...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Snowboard Kids

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, after we find...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Tachyon: The Fringe

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 legitimately entertainin...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Rolo to the Rescue

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 natural that t...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Xiao Xiao

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 at Newgrounds a...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Croc: Legend of the Gobbos

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, set a high st...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Comix Zone

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 refused to even...   read

 
 
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