User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.07/10

Total of 62 user reviews spread across 62 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  • User Rating:6
    Some of the controls are awful and playing the game feels uneven at times.

    Shinji Daigeki Action: Rasetsu no Ken

    Some of the controls are awful and playing the game feels uneven at times.

    Ronin Blade was released as soul of the samurai in the states and is an adventurous attempt from Konami to create a Resident Evil-like game experience set in ancient Japan, complete with Toshiro Mifune references and all... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    There are other games that do this thing better

    RLH: Run Like Hell

    There are other games that do this thing better

    Run like hell had a developing cycle of a couple of years. I remember first hearing about it for the original Playstation as a game jumping on the survival-horror bandwagon that was starting up a few years earlier. Run l... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    If you're into the whole Terminator mythos, you NEED this game.<br />

    The Terminator

    If you're into the whole Terminator mythos, you NEED this game.<br />

    The Terminator game for the Genesis is a very impressive game; it sports some very good graphics, some of the Genesis' best soundtracks together with crisp, cool and mood-setting sounds. Everything just works very well a... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Try to get your combat multiplier even higher!

    Fable

    Try to get your combat multiplier even higher!

    Fable is one of those games that got hyped beyond belief just before its release and which didn't deliver everything promised. I remember reading about this game in the official Xbox magazine that there were supposed to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The whole mythos and game-world of Onimusha is so rich and vast!

    Genma Onimusha

    The whole mythos and game-world of Onimusha is so rich and vast!

    Magic, experience, powerful weapons, samurais and ninjas. Loosely based on real historical events in Japan, Onimusha thrashes everything in its path with its smooth animations, wonderful story and awesome addictive gamep... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    This is unfortunately a game I cannot recommend unless you find it for very cheap.<br />

    Hard Drivin'

    This is unfortunately a game I cannot recommend unless you find it for very cheap.<br />

    Hard Drivin' was first released as an Arcade machine under the name Race Drivin'; one of those fancy ones where you actually sat in a car and drove. This particular machine even had an ignition key which you had to turn ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Dragon's lair 3d is game for fans of the franchise.

    Dragon's Lair 3D

    Dragon's lair 3d is game for fans of the franchise.

    Dragon's lair is a series of games that has survived through three decades and that spans many platforms ranging from dedicated game-systems of old such as the NES, Sega CD, SNES to all popular 80's computers such as C64... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Don't be afraid, get in and take the ride 'cause this baby ain't gonna let you down!<br />

    Top Racer

    Don't be afraid, get in and take the ride 'cause this baby ain't gonna let you down!<br />

    Another racing game for the super Nintendo. The beauty of this racing game is that it relies mostly on sheer game play as opposed to a lot of racers that came out around the same time (1993) and especially in 1994 and 19... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    There are unlockables enough to make this game last for a long time

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    There are unlockables enough to make this game last for a long time

    The lord of the rings: The two towers was an awesome-looking, fun and great sounding hack-and-slash game which featured characters from the movie and also had the original voice actors. The next game in the series, The r... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    There's something strangely satisfying about killing Aliens with the marine assault rifle.

    Alien 3

    There's something strangely satisfying about killing Aliens with the marine assault rifle.

    I have always been a fan of games based on the "Alien" movies. Ever since I played Accolade's brilliant game "Aliens" for the C-64, I've pretty much considered the world of the Alien franchise to be perfect for games. Th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    You'll definitely be hooked once you engage yourself in the campaigns and get used to the strategic gameplay.

    Desert Strike: Wangan Sakusen

    You'll definitely be hooked once you engage yourself in the campaigns and get used to the strategic gameplay.

    Released shortly after the Gulf-war, this politically correct action game sees the player in the shape of an Apache helicopter pilot, fighting terrorism. Needless to say, this was released on multiple formats but the Seg... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Black Thorne is a cool game that everyone should play through at least once.<br />

    Blackthorne

    Black Thorne is a cool game that everyone should play through at least once.<br />

    The first thing that strikes me about this game is that it's cool. It's a cool game written by cool people and played by cool gamers. I mean, come on; orcs with shotguns, man eating plants, force field bridges and remote... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    What's in there is passable, but it feels cheap and not enough.

    Barbarian

    What's in there is passable, but it feels cheap and not enough.

    I don't think I'm the first one who reacted to the name Barbarian, as its classic namesake on the c64 was one of my favorite games back in the day (it's now better known as Deathsword). This game has nothing to do with t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    It doesn't get much more fun on the Playstation in my opinion.<br />

    Medal of Honor Underground

    It doesn't get much more fun on the Playstation in my opinion.<br />

    Medal of honor - underground is the second in the Medal of honor series for the original Playstation. A first person shooter set in the Second World War with a difference. In the first game of the series the French femal... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A very impressive game in every aspect!

    Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    A very impressive game in every aspect!

    The story behind this game doesn't need an introduction I guess. In the game you get to control Aragorn, Gimli, Isildur and Legolas. You get thrown into different scenarios from the movie and the game has tons of unlocka... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Simple and fun gameplay, but too repetitive.

    Teddy Boy Blues

    Simple and fun gameplay, but too repetitive.

    Teddyboy was one of the launch titles for the SMS master-system in Europe and is a port of a not-so-popular arcade game with the same name. Graphics: Teddy boy is a blend of shooter and platform. It's seen from the s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
     It plays well, but the fun is over far too quickly.<br />

    Transbot

    It plays well, but the fun is over far too quickly.<br />

    TransBot was originally released as Astro Smash in Japan and also on a game-card before it was released on cartridge. Graphics: It's a side-scrolling shoot'em up in the vein other titles at the time which doesn't mak... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The many different weapons and spells make this game so much fun to play!

    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

    The many different weapons and spells make this game so much fun to play!

    Baldur's gate is a phenomenal game. It's definitely not the first action rpg by any means but in my opinion the first RPG game seen in third person, played live, that has that same dungeoncrawl feeling. Graphics: The... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    As you jump and run through the stages there are cut-scenes in real Disney spirit.

    Disney's Aladdin

    As you jump and run through the stages there are cut-scenes in real Disney spirit.

    Another late release for Sega's master system console, Aladdin for the aforementioned platform is different than the Genesis version. Graphics: Aladdin features really nice animation and backdrops. This 2d side-scrol... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The presentation of the game is very encouraging and you want to keep on playing until you've completed it.

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Action Game

    The presentation of the game is very encouraging and you want to keep on playing until you've completed it.

    Graphics: Encouraging graphics like these really help making a bad game better. With that I mean that I can oversee some of the many flaws that litter this game such as the stiff jumping controls, re-spawning enemies an... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    The backdrops for the events look plain, boring, out of scale and lack in details.

    Summer Games

    The backdrops for the events look plain, boring, out of scale and lack in details.

    This is one of the less successful conversions from the C64. This is a real classic gem from Epyx. Normally I don't like to compare different versions, but in this review there will be comparisons to the original C64 ve... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Battle Outrun is a bad realization of some cool ideas that could have added something to the original concept.

    Battle OutRun

    Battle Outrun is a bad realization of some cool ideas that could have added something to the original concept.

    The classic F40 from Outrun is still present, but this time it's time to get some deliberate smashing done. Oh, and they also took away your girl. I guess this game is too dangerous to have chicks in the car. Graphics... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Very fun puzzle-solving, exploring and adventuring!<br />

    King's Quest: Quest for the Crown

    Very fun puzzle-solving, exploring and adventuring!<br />

    King's quest is another one of those ports that worked so well on the master-system featuring decreased difficulty, stronger interface and smoother gameplay in general. Graphics: The use of colors in this game is wha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    I highly recommend this game to anyone owning a Playstation, or a Ps2 for that matter.<br />

    Soul Edge (PSOne Books)

    I highly recommend this game to anyone owning a Playstation, or a Ps2 for that matter.<br />

    There were a few weapon based arena-fighting games on the PlayStation like Dynasty Warriors and the Battle Arena Toshinden series, but in my opinion THE game in the genre is Soul blade. Graphics: After seeing the be... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    The game-play is almost non-existent and the gaming pleasure surely is.

    Rushdown

    The game-play is almost non-existent and the gaming pleasure surely is.

    If it's because the distributor and publisher Canal + is really a cable TV company or if it's because Visual studios isn't a very experienced developing studio I can't say, but this game fails in all possible ways. I p... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Big trouble in little Volgia

    In Cold Blood

    Big trouble in little Volgia

    In cold blood is an engaging spy-story that's set in a fictional Russian state in the near-future. It's a third person interactive adventure with action elements. Graphics: The cutscenes, intro and some of the backdr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    There are worse games on the Sega Master System.<br />

    Home Alone

    There are worse games on the Sega Master System.<br />

    Yeah, I know what you're thinking. And I agree. But imagine for a moment that this is NOT based on the movie and that it's just a platform game and it's not all that bad. However, the inconsistencies regarding the game i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    It plays really badly because of the shabby sprites and weak animations

    GP Rider

    It plays really badly because of the shabby sprites and weak animations

    As far as I can tell, this was developed in-house at Sega and is an exclusive to the master system, although it was also directly ported to the Game Gear . The game is, as the name suggests, a Motorcycle-racer in a Grand... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    You'll go up against different martial arts masters wielding cat-claws, flamethrowers, throwing stars, staves, knives...

    Hokuto no Ken

    You'll go up against different martial arts masters wielding cat-claws, flamethrowers, throwing stars, staves, knives...

    This game was apparently released with another name with some minor graphical and gameplay differences in Japan. This version is the only one I've tried, so I'll not make any comparisons between the two versions. Grap... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Despite its awful name, it's a game you'll have a lot of fun playing through. <br />

    Makai Retsuden

    Despite its awful name, it's a game you'll have a lot of fun playing through. <br />

    Kung fu kid for the Sega Master system is a part of the plethora of 2d scrolling beat 'em ups for the console. Does it have the quality it needs to stay ahead of all the similar titles that battle for your precious gamin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    I'll give this game one hour's life-span.

    Virtua Fighter Animation

    I'll give this game one hour's life-span.

    Virtua fighter animation I was so happy to find out that this game existed. A Sega Master system game released in 1997! How cool is that? Anyway, with a release that late you'd expect the music and graphics to be top no... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    If you can look past the horrible presentation of this game, you'll find an addictive videogame experience.<br />

    Rampart

    If you can look past the horrible presentation of this game, you'll find an addictive videogame experience.<br />

    Aside from Populous and Rampart there aren't any strategy games on the Sega Master System. Rampart is better described as an intelligent actioner than a pure strategy game. Graphics: The game takes place in medieval ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    Even with all my complaining, "Tomorrow never dies" is not a bad game

    007: Tomorrow Never Dies (Platinum)

    Even with all my complaining, "Tomorrow never dies" is not a bad game

    The game follows the story of the movie and plays as a third person shooter. Graphics: It feels like the graphics engine is pretty cool, but that the backgrounds lack details. The animations are mostly smooth but don... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The many different styles of gameplay add to the overall gaming experience

    The World is Not Enough (Platinum)

    The many different styles of gameplay add to the overall gaming experience

    This game is obviously based on the movie and follows the plot and the story of the movie. It's different from its predecessor " Tomorrow never dies" in that it's now in a first person perspective and more based on steal... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Why oh why is there NOT a password system?<br />

    Platoon

    Why oh why is there NOT a password system?<br />

    Games based on movies are always viewed upon with great skepticism. There've been so many bad examples of movie-to-game titles that a game based on a movie always "suck until proven otherwise". Platoon is a "movie-game" ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Turn-based combat isn't for everyone and in this game you'll see a lot of it.

    The Bard's Tale

    Turn-based combat isn't for everyone and in this game you'll see a lot of it.

    The Bard's tale was released on multiple formats. The NES version that Nintendo licensed was the last one that was released and the most colorful one. It is a bit stripped but with the invaluable map-add-on that shows yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    I feel that the whole battle system isn't deep enough to hold all the way through ,for a turn-based one,

    The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

    I feel that the whole battle system isn't deep enough to hold all the way through ,for a turn-based one,

    Although the actioners based on Tolkien's books worked well, few would argue the fact that a well-made role-playing game is the ultimate way to interactively experience the world that is Middle-earth. When the RPG finall... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Fire emblem is the best game on the GBA in terms of presentation and layout.

    Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken

    Fire emblem is the best game on the GBA in terms of presentation and layout.

    Fire emblem is an adventure game using a mix of RPG and strategy elements. What makes this game different from many other games of this genre is its strong story. You take the role of a young tactician named Mark (or you... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A stunning action-shooter with one of the coolest background stories ever to the playstation.

    G-Police

    A stunning action-shooter with one of the coolest background stories ever to the playstation.

    G-police is one of those games with frustrating controls, mindless difficulty and annoying flaws, but that is driven by such a strong and engrossing story that you still play on. If you belong to the group that can forgi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A big hand should be given to Core for concentrating on making a fun gaming experience instead of a challenging one.

    Chuck Rock

    A big hand should be given to Core for concentrating on making a fun gaming experience instead of a challenging one.

    Chuck Rock is a unique game as far as the setting goes; you are the prehistoric cave-man Chuck Rock and your girlfriend has been kidnapped by a T-Rex called Gary. Now it's time to get her back! To do so you'll have to ju... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful