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Ikari Warriors

Genre: Action/Arcade Publisher: SNK Total time played: 5 Hours Short review: An early port of a quarter munching arcade game where you play as a soldier who must infiltrate the most heavily guarded base of all time. It is one of the hardest games on the NES. Interesting links related to Ikari Warriors The Mexican Runner Playthrough (55min 25secs) Soundtrack Video Review (Angry Video Game Nerd) Level Maps Arnpoly Written Review Oh Boy After playing through 40+ hours of Bases Loaded

Hoskat

Hoskat

#146 - Arch Rivals

#146 - Arch Rivals

It's another basketball game!  This one though has a little bit of pedigree as it seems to be the inspiration or prototype for NBA Jam, which I think is still one of the most fondly remembered basketball games.  I don't play many sports games but I did play a lot of NBA Jam.  This was a pretty fun game, but it is lacking a little in substance and not one I think I'll go back to.   Full Review: http://takeontheneslibrary.com/finished/146-arch-rivals/    

arnpoly

arnpoly

 

Box Verent Gameboy Console Database

List of Boxs (Catalog Code for Game Boy/Game Pocket/Game Boy Light/Game Boy Color) Not all have been verified for box(Catalog Code). Nameing standars are listed below(some codes are a best guess!!!!!) DMG GANEW JPN SYS   Nintendo Game Boy    [ALTUS Newing Sale Commemoration Off White] DMG YARIBON JPN SYS   Nintendo Game Boy    [Ayumi Shi

JVOSS

JVOSS

#145 - The Magic of Scheherazade

#145 - The Magic of Scheherazade

Today I am covering a game that I was very excited to try out and see what it was about.  I read about and saw pictures of The Magic of Scheherazade in old gaming magazines I had growing up.  It seemed interesting but the game never crossed my path so I never got to try it out.  I was expecting the game to be somewhat like a Zelda clone, and I guess in some ways that's true.  The game definitely has more to it than meets the eye.  Put it all together and this is a pretty neat NES game that often

arnpoly

arnpoly

#144 - Wheel of Fortune

#144 - Wheel of Fortune

Wheel of Fortune has become one of the longest running game shows of all time that is still incredibly popular.  You can find it on TV at its normal timeslot like clockwork.  It's nice to have a least a little stability in our lives!  It was popular enough during the NES lifespan that there were four different Wheel of Fortune games.  Most of them don't distinguish themselves in any meaningful way, but since this is the first one in the series and first one I've played for this project, this gam

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arnpoly

 

Episode 37 – Movies of 1994

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE EPISODE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER The guys sit down to discuss their favorite movies of 1994 aka the year of Jim Carrey.   Matt’s #5 – Pulp Fiction Matt’s #4 – Ace Ventura Pet Detective  Matt’s #3 – Speed Matt’s #2 – Forrest Gump Matt’s #1 – The Shawshank Redemption     Jason’s #5 – The Flintstones Jason’s #4 – Beverly Hills Cop 3 Jason’s #3 – Ace Ventura Pet Detective Jason’s #2 – Wes C

Hoskat

Hoskat

#143 - Snake Rattle N Roll

#143 - Snake Rattle N Roll

Snake Rattle N Roll is a game that intrigued me from the beginning.  I randomly bought a copy of the game knowing that it was something fun.  I have a sort of fondness for isometric games, such as Solstice, Equinox, and Super Mario RPG.  Before real 3D rendering, especially on console, this was the best we got for these kinds of games.  These games do suffer from perspective issues and no depth perception, but under the right conditions they can be fun.  I had a really good time with Snake Rattl

arnpoly

arnpoly

#005: Nightmare Creatures 3: Angel of Darkness

#005: Nightmare Creatures 3: Angel of Darkness

Nightmare Creatures 3: Angel of Darkness Ubisoft Kalisto Entertainment/Ubisoft PS2, XBOX, GC 2002 - 2004 Released for the original PlayStation console and PCs in 1997, with a Nintendo 64 port a year later, the original Nightmare Creatures was a remarkable survival-horror release for Kalisto Entertainment. Up to that point the developers hadn't put out anything particularly remarkable in the few years they had been active, but Nightmare Creatures brought them a great deal of attentio

Inzoreno

Inzoreno

 

The Take On The NES Library 2019 Year In Review

This is my first time promoting one on these on VGS!  This was a long, time consuming thing to put together, but I like how these turn out in the end.  I had the idea at the start of this project to do an awards show type of post where I go over every game played in the prior year and assign them to a bunch of categories.  It's a fun way to go back over some neat (and sometimes frustrating) things that happen as sort of a "best of" of the year.  These articles of mine get bigger and bigger every

arnpoly

arnpoly

 

Episode 36 – Mike Tyson

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE EPISODE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE TO YOUR COMPUTER The guys sit down to discuss one of the most iconic sports figures of all time, Mike Tyson. They talk about his early life, boxing career, controversy and what happened when boxing ended.   Young Mike w/ his trainer, Cus D’AmatoYoung Mike in the ring.Would you want to fight this man?The fight that proved Tyson wasn’t invincible.Arguably the most infamous boxing match of all time.Probably the most famous f

Hoskat

Hoskat

#004: Dead Phoenix

#004: Dead Phoenix

Dead Phoenix Capcom  Capcom Gamecube 2002-2003 Released the prior holiday season in Japan and North America, the Nintendo GameCube had found itself struggling in 2002 to grab market share from the juggernaut PlayStation 2 and the new kid in the market, Microsoft's XBOX. Although the console launched with a solid lineup during it's first few months, delivering fantastic titles like Luigi's Mansion and Super Smash Bros. Melee, these titles were seemingly not enough to propel the GameC

Inzoreno

Inzoreno

#142 - Metal Gear

#142 - Metal Gear

I'm not sure there's a lot I can add to the conversation about Metal Gear.  The series was one that took all of video games by storm during the PS1/PS2 era, and here I was way on the outside.  I have always been a Nintendo kid, happy to play Marios and Zeldas forever, and so I was never even really interested in Metal Gear Solid.  I did eventually write my wrongs for at least the first three games in the series, and though I look back on that experience fondly, I did struggle through the games a

arnpoly

arnpoly

#003: Sadness

#003: Sadness

Sadness Nibris, Digital Amigos and Frontline Studios Wii 2006-2010 Nintendo's devotion to motion-based gameplay during the seventh generation of video games brought them a lot of success, though it did come at the cost of it's hardcore following. The system appealed to many who had either never played video games previously, or had long ago abandoned them as a pastime. The motion-based controls were intuitive enough that almost anyone could pick up and understand how to control what w

Inzoreno

Inzoreno

#141 - Bases Loaded II: Second Season

#141 - Bases Loaded II: Second Season

It's the end of January, which means it will soon be February, which means pitchers and catchers will soon be reporting to Spring Training, which means baseball is just around the corner!  Even if things don't get into full swing until late March, it is still exciting to have the buzz in the air, however faint.  For me, in a way, baseball never really ended like it normally does.  Almost a couple of weeks into the offseason, I started up a playthrough of Bases Loaded II.  This is another game th

arnpoly

arnpoly

#002: Frame City Killer

#002: Frame City Killer

Frame City Killer Namco Namco XBOX 360 2005-2006 My first blog post was devoted to the first game I was aware of that got cancelled. For the second post, we are going to look at the first game I lamented the cancellation of. The transition from the original XBOX to the XBOX 360 was the first generation leap that I was paying attention to and I remember how much enthusiasm and potential the new console held. The months leading up to the launch of the console saw a slew of games annou

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Inzoreno

#001: True Fantasy Live Online

#001: True Fantasy Live Online

True Fantasy Live Online Microsoft Level-5 XBOX 2002-2004 What better way to start this blog but by discussing the game that introduced me to the concept of a video game being cancelled. While I have played video games for most of my life, until I purchased an original XBOX in 2003, it was only a small pastime, something I engaged with once in a while. I did not reading magazines to find out about upcoming games, I didn't track development over months or years, and at no point previ

Inzoreno

Inzoreno

#140 - Space Shuttle Project

#140 - Space Shuttle Project

Space Shuttle Project is one of the more surprising games I've come across for this project.  You wouldn't know what kind of game it was until you looked at the back of the box or read the manual.  This game has a little bit of everything, combined with very nice presentation and graphics.  The bad part is that the game sinks into repetitiveness rather quickly, which is a shame because before that I had a lot of fun discovering this game. Review: #140 - Space Shuttle Project  

arnpoly

arnpoly

#139 - Wild Gunman

#139 - Wild Gunman

It's time for another Black Box game!  And another Zapper game.  I've played quite a few of Zapper games already and they will run out eventually, but nevertheless, here's a new one for me.  I think most people know that Wild Gunman is a shooting game timed like a wild west shootout.  This game delivers on that for sure in a couple of modes.  There is a third mode that's in a shooting gallery style that I was not expecting to find on the cart.  As it turns out, that mode provided the most challe

arnpoly

arnpoly

 

Episode 35 – Songs of 1994

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE EPISODE CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EPISODE Matt and Luke declare this is their favorite year for music ever. The guys sing, play guitar and Jason interprets instruments with his mouth. Lyrics are analyzed and some poor guitar playing is demonstrated. So many great songs came out this year!! Spotify playlist of all songs on the list:    Matt’s #5 – Warren G – Regulate Regulators Speech from the movie Young Guns Matt’s #4 – Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Hoskat

Hoskat

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.9)

Metal Gear Solid PS1 (pt.9)

Detonation code activated.  And all the cards begin to fall into place for ol Snakey-poo. With the PAL Card(s) entered, the detonation has been activated, and Master Miller has revealed that he was Liquid Snake all along. Snake has really gotten the raw deal the whole game, and it's all coming to a head.  It's pretty easy to armchair general and say he should have seen this all coming, but there's really no way - Snake was depending on his team to be trustworthy and boy were they not. 

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