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G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor

Genre: Action Publisher: Capcom Total time played: 3 hours Short review: The sequel to G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero that features more complex gameplay mechanics and level structure and never quite captures the magic of the original Interesting links related to G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor Speedrun (9minutes 50seconds) Speedrun (tool assisted) (7minutes 15 seconds) Soundtrack Video Review (Classic Game Room) Video Review (Haruokay) Game walkthrough (wish I had seen this before I pla

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Barbie

Genre: Platform Publisher: Hi-Tech Expression Total time played: 3 hours Short review: A stiff platformer aimed at young girls that would have been a piece of cake if it weren’t for the broken controls. Interesting links related to Barbie Speedrun (12minutes 42seconds) Soundtrack Video Review (CG Undertow) Video Review (Angry Video Game Nerd) My History with Barbie   I grew up with a brother and most of my friends didn’t have sisters who were into video games so as a kid I never ran a

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Ninja Gaiden

Genre: Action Publisher: Tecmo Total time played: 8 hours Short review: A puzzle game disguised as a fast paced action game featuring revolutionary cut scenes and some of the most stress inducing levels on the NES. Interesting links related to Ninja Gaiden Speedrun (12minutes 29seconds) Speedrun w/ no sword Soundtrack Video Review (CG Undertow) Video Review (Angry Video Game Nerd) The game The game is pretty straight forward, A jumps, B swings your sword. Once you have these basics do

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M.C Kids

Genre: Platform Publisher: Virgin Interactive Total time played: 4 hours Short review: McDonalds propaganda wrapped up in a surprisingly fun and innovative platformer that is a complete rip off of Super Mario Bros. 3 with graphics that are designed for children who are much too young to fully enjoy this game. Interesting links related to McKids Speedrun (22minutes 24seconds) Soundtrack Video Review (CG Undertow)   When I was about 11 years old a friend whose judgement I did not trust to

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Qix

Genre: Puzzle Publisher: Taito Total time played: 1 hour Short review: An unappreciated NES puzzle classic that is addictive, fun and rewarding while also keeping you on the edge of your seat. Interesting links related to Qix Soundtrack Qix high score run by Playing For Points (4min 50sec) (131,226 points) Video Review (Retro-Matric Gamer)   When my family got our first computer in 1996 I spent way too many hours playing the game Jezzball that came on the computer.  It was a simple puzz

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Ghoul School

Genre: Adventure Publisher: Electrobrain Total time played: 1 hour 15 minutes (using walkthrough) Short review: A horror themed game featuring the exploring mechanics of Metroid and item system of Mega Man or Zelda.  Unfortunately it does not live up to any of the games that influenced it. Interesting links related to Ghoul School Soundtrack My Video Playthrough (1 Hour 13 minutes) Tool Assisted Speedrun (TAS) AndrewG1990 (5 minutes 27 seconds) Video Review (BenevolentDick) Walkthrough

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Ghostbusters

Genre: Arcade Publisher: Activision Total time played: 1 Hour today (dozens of hours since I was a kid) Short review: A poorly executed licensed game with a near impossible final stage that almost ruined one of my favorite 80’s franchises. Interesting links related to Ghostbusters Soundtrack Video Playthrough (17 minutes 23 seconds) Video Review (AVGN) Stairwell Glitch (James and Mike Mondays) For this game I have to go way back in time.  My grandfather lived out of town when I was youn

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Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu

Genre: Action Publisher: Color Dreams Total time played: 1.5 Hours Short review: A short find and seek action game with clunky controls and repetitive music Interesting links related to Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu Soundtrack No Death Playthrough (15 minutes 37 seconds) Video Review (AVGN)   To my knowledge Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu is the only game that mentions alcohol or being drunk in the NES library. I would venture to say the name alone is why the game could not get the NES

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Krazy Kreatures

Genre: Puzzle Publisher: American Video Entertainment Total time played: 45 minutes Short review:  A puzzle game that is simple enough for a chile, fast paced enough to entertain people with short attention spans, difficult enough  to be rewarding and easy enough to complete. Interesting links related to Krazy Kreatures Krazy Creatures James and Mike Mondays NES Gameplay I picked up Krazy Kreatures (which my computer keeps auto correcting to Crazy Creatures) about 20 years ago. I don’t

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The Battle Of Olympus

Genre: Adventure Publisher: Broderbund Total time played: 6 hours Short review:  A clone of Zelda II that is harder than Castlevania III and more cryptic than Castlevania II featuring characters from Greek Mythology. Interesting links related to The Battle of Olympus Speedrun (31min 09sec) Soundtrack Video Review (HalfBlindGamer) Written Walkthrough My first memory of this game was during the brief period of my childhood when I was obsessed with Greek and Roman Mythology.  I would re

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Dragon Warrior

Genre: RPG Publisher: Nintendo Total time played: 14 hours Short review:  The first accessible RPG on the NES.  Not as good as Final Fantasy due to an unnecessarily menu system but still a classic. Interesting links related to Dragon Warrior Speedrun (tool assisted in 17min 47sec) How to beat Dragon Warrior in 5 minutes Soundtrack Video Review (CGRUndertow) Dragon Warrior dungeon maps I first heard of this game through Nintendo Power and it wasn’t something that really struck my 7 year

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