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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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Games time forgot: Snail Maze

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 favorite source of ...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Star Wars Trilogy Arcade

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 no longer play...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Star Wars (the 1983 arcade game)

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 -- except this time, ...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Kirby's Dream Land 3

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, they are all ...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Mendel Palace

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 not extraordina...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Arm Wrestling

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 approximately zero g...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am

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, or interesting ...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Jazz Jackrabbit

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 name "Cliff...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Mission: Impossible

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 good, or innovati...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Hybrid Heaven

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. "Man!," I ...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

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 good and became ...   read

 
 
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Games time forgot: Blue Shift

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 and fun in its o...   read

 
 
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