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    Yup, it did. I wasn't badmouthing it at all: in...

    Yup, it did. I wasn't badmouthing it at all: in fact I wanted to point it out as a cornerstone for future games.
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    Another blast from the past coming from Japanese...

    Another blast from the past coming from Japanese micros and an exercise on frustration for many people. This time I'll take a simple approach by enumerating this game's pros and cons from the POV of...
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    5 years have passed after I wrote this, and I...

    5 years have passed after I wrote this, and I must add that the Original Mode worked very much like the current racers: earning reputation, repeating the same races to win some cash, getting a better...
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    Geez, I was uninspired that day, wasn't I? So...

    Geez, I was uninspired that day, wasn't I? So Sega left the 16-bit sequel-update of its celebrated, cute but sometimes startingly dark Defender clone in the very capable hands of Sunsoft. The results...
  5. Thread: Strider

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    I'm reassessesing several posts from years ago...

    I'm reassessesing several posts from years ago and in this case, my opinion on Strider is exactly the same. I have to add, notwithstanding, that I've gotten quite rusty at it. :shame:
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    My story with SOR 2 is… Well, you wont believe...

    My story with SOR 2 is… Well, you wont believe it: there wasn't any. No video rental store near me had it. None of my pals owned a copy. I never pestered my parents to buy it. I played SOR and SOR 3,...
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    SOR, any 2D iteration of SOR, will never be bad....

    SOR, any 2D iteration of SOR, will never be bad. Everytime I fire this game on it's the same excitement, despite being largely surpassed by its sequels. With its reputation as a powerhouse on arcade...
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    It's, indeed, a terrible game: plain graphics,...

    It's, indeed, a terrible game: plain graphics, with a good chunk of the screen uglily eaten by the stats, mediocre sound, slippery controls and dumb gameplay.
  9. Thread: Stormlord

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    OK, so let's forget about the lame censorship...

    OK, so let's forget about the lame censorship issue (I'll apply the old hack for sure) and let's jump straight into the game.

    Raffaele Cecco was a superb programmer. I mean, just try to play...
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    There's sadly no shortage of people mocking the...

    There's sadly no shortage of people mocking the FX or the SVP chips nowadays. Some say they were a waste of money for a gimmick; and while they could have a point here, games like this Steel Talons...
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    Checked it. It doesn't look bad. Here's hoping...

    Checked it. It doesn't look bad. Here's hoping for its price to be reasonable.
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    I remember this game as being quite hyped back...

    I remember this game as being quite hyped back when I got my MD, and I can understand why. Visually, this game is absolutely delightful, with its colorful steampunk aestethics, humongous enemies and...
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    Another EA(an Amazon company)-released, PC-born...

    Another EA(an Amazon company)-released, PC-born adventure tweaked - quite a lot, to be fair - to be played on our MD/GENs. Not a looker, nor a sounder (in fact, I find it utterly cacophonous and...
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    A bare-bones but enjoyable JRPG: almost devoid of...

    A bare-bones but enjoyable JRPG: almost devoid of technical bells and whistles or an intricate and/or engaging plot, it's very easy to get a grasp on and quite fast-paced. I presume that back in the...
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    Because I got into PC playing relatively late...

    Because I got into PC playing relatively late (1997) and strategy games have never been my cup of tea, for me this has been only the second time playing Star Control. I must say this is what I call a...
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    I haven't the faintest idea about baseball except...

    I haven't the faintest idea about baseball except for the most basic rules, yet I played enough baseball games to decide to try my luck at reviewing a classic one. Well, this is a good one to get...
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    It is indeed. :love:

    It is indeed. :love:
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    We didn't have Splatterhouse on our MD/GENs (but...

    We didn't have Splatterhouse on our MD/GENs (but we'll do eventually thanks to Linkuei) but we had this sequel, and, man it is fun or what. Combining very basic beat 'em up gameplay with a brilliant...
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    Not only a staple of the 16-bit micros...

    Not only a staple of the 16-bit micros (especially on the ST, AFAIK. The Bitmap Brothers were especially proficient on Atari's beloved computer) back in the early nineties, but, after more than 30...
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    My personal issues with this game have improved a...

    My personal issues with this game have improved a little bit: at least I managed to made it to level 2 with the help of a handy Gamefaqs walkthrough/guide. Still a hard game, but, yep, it's not a bad...
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    This one's fair enough to be fair: it looks...

    This one's fair enough to be fair: it looks professional (love those humongous explosions from our ship's bombs), plays well, amuses and features that combination between local folklore and...
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    This game is an embodiment of the idiom "what you...

    This game is an embodiment of the idiom "what you see is what you get". Taito's same old-fashioned arcade fun but now with better graphics, more variety of enemies and a rocking soundtrack to make...
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    I had (still have) the GG port of Space Harrier,...

    I had (still have) the GG port of Space Harrier, and, taking into account the 8-bit ports of that awesome arcade, one can better appreciate the qualities of the dean of MD/GEN games. Sure, it looks...
  24. Thread: Sorcerian

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    "Smells like MSX spirit", I thought as soon as I...

    "Smells like MSX spirit", I thought as soon as I fired this on. And sure it is: another nicer-looking MSX port for our MD. As a guy discovering the fascinating history behind the Microsoft and ASCII...
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    Nice looking and fast paced RPG with real time...

    Nice looking and fast paced RPG with real time strategy elements that will pick the interest of the average players for quite a long time with its mixture of genres and quite frantic battle system...
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