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Mega Man 3 Retro Review

Magnetic, Sparky, Hard, And Top-notch, If Also In 2’s Shadow     With the unexpected runaway success of pet project Mega Man 2 behind them, Capcom and Team Rockman went all in on Mega Man 3, throwing more money at the project with the hopes of capitalizing on their…

Mega Man 2 Retro Review

Too Mega, Man   It shouldn’t be too shocking — Mega Man 2 is a glowing success in almost every way. Critically lauded upon release and commonly seen as the highpoint of Capcom’s venerable series, Mega Man 2 remains the highest-selling game in its series and one of the…

Paperboy Review (Sega Master System)

When I was a paperboy I was supposed to go to 2,000 houses… or 2 dumpsters!   No game in the history of the NES library makes me feel more nostalgic than Atari’s Paperboy. Memories of the street I grew up on wash over me every time I fire…

Mega Man Retro Review

Wily, Gutsy, And Harder Than A Rock     The original Mega Man for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a flawed gem of considerable influence and prescience. Although this first entry saw unexpectedly high sales in Japan, the rushed North American release was met with slow sales that garnered…

Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon Retro Review

Swords, Dragons, and That Guy From Smash Brothers Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is coming out soon so I thought I’d take a look at another Fire Emblem remake game that came out many years ago. Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon was released for the Nintendo DS 8 years ago and…

Hit the Ice Retro Review (Turbografx 16)

Puttin’ on the foil Back in the early 90’s, before gamers threw their hard earned quarters into NBA Jam machines, most turned to Midway’s Arch Rivals to get their arcadey-sports fix. The no-foul, backboard shattering, punch until your opponent loses the ball antics were the perfect way for two…

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