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Wall Street Kid Retro Review (NES)

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Whelp of Wall Street What happens when the Casino Kid grew up and got a real job? His distant uncle, Benedict, died and left a will promising him $600 billion if he could just make the old man’s dying wishes come true. No, this isn’t the latest installment of…

Socket Retro Review (Sega Mega Drive)

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It’s Electric!   The year is 1993. Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has been enjoyed by millions of gamers around the world and talk of a third installment is on the tip of every major gaming publication’s tongue. Genesis owners who’ve completed Sonic 2 are longingly staring at their…

Mega Man 4 Retro Review (NES)

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Takes a Small Dive and Grows Dusty, Despite Bright Spots   Apparently, Team Rockman thrives off adversity. After the hardships of designing Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 amidst time, financial, and personnel constraints, the rock-steady team set to work on Mega Man 4. Unlike their past two…

Mighty Final Fight Retro Review (NES)

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Mighty Final Fight is a mighty fine beat-’em-up   Capcom’s Final Fight is a series that needs no introduction. While there were other beat ‘em ups that came before it, Cody, Guy, and musclebound Mayor Mike Haggar’s battle against the evil Mad Gear Gang is one that defined a…

Mega Man 3 Retro Review (NES)

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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 (NES)

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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…

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