User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.22/10

Total of 37 user ratings spread across 37 releases

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  • User Rating:8.5
    The brick will be with you...  always.

    LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

    The brick will be with you... always.

    From the moment I pressed Start that first time I played Super Mario Bros., I wanted to explore. There were coins and hidden bonuses in strange places, rewarding those who wanted to see every little corner of the Mushro... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Another early NES title gets the 3D makeover...

    3D Classics: Urban Champion

    Another early NES title gets the 3D makeover...

    Urban Champion often gets a bad rap for being too simple for its own good. The goal is to knock your opponent back into a new screen with well-placed punches before the timer expires. You need to avoid potted plants dr... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Rythm-based games beware - your future has changed drastically!

    The Beatles: Rock Band

    Rythm-based games beware - your future has changed drastically!

    Though it only came out less than two years ago, the rhythm gaming genre has undergone some pretty big changes since The Beatles: Rock Band hit the scene. Guitar Hero is down for the count, but there's still a market fo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    After the success of GoldenEye, it was only a matter of time before a new Bond game sought the same success...

    007: The World Is Not Enough

    After the success of GoldenEye, it was only a matter of time before a new Bond game sought the same success...

    In late '97, gamers were treated to GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. Never before had people experienced such an immersive first person shooter on a console, not to mention wasted countless hours duking it out with bu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5

    Adventure Island: The Beginning

  • User Rating:6.5
    Master Higgins returns for another 2-D jaunt in this WiiWare title...

    Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima Wii

    Master Higgins returns for another 2-D jaunt in this WiiWare title...

    If you've ever played an Adventure Island title in the past, you know that the goal is to get to the end of the stage before time runs out. Various elements have been thrown into the series' gameplay over the years, but... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    In short, you need to play this game...

    The Legend of Zelda

    In short, you need to play this game...

    Many gamers can pinpoint the exact moment they fell in love with video games. While the majority of them credit Super Mario Bros. for their initiation to the world of Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda is the game that showe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    PC Genjin 2

  • User Rating:9
    Often referred to as the "black sheep" of the Zelda series, The Adventure of Link offers plenty to gamers...

    Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

    Often referred to as the "black sheep" of the Zelda series, The Adventure of Link offers plenty to gamers...

    By the time The Legend of Zelda hit the US in 1987, its sequel, The Adventure of Link, had already been released in Japan. After the massive success of the series' first installment in North America, Nintendo released T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    While it's a great idea, the re-release The Legend of Zelda may have benefitted from a lower price-tag....

    Famicom Mini: Zelda no Densetsu

    While it's a great idea, the re-release The Legend of Zelda may have benefitted from a lower price-tag....

    Simply put, the first installment in the now extremely successful Zelda franchise is your quintessential classic. It was revolutionary with its vast area to explore, tiny side-quests and numerous weapons and items. The... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    If you own a Super NES, Contra III needs to be in your collection for it to truly be complete...

    Contra Spirits

    If you own a Super NES, Contra III needs to be in your collection for it to truly be complete...

    When Contra first came out the NES, console gamers were introduced to gameplay that was both frantic and difficult. Instead of turning off gamers for being too frustrating, the sci-fi run-and-gunner managed to down coin... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Unlike anything else you'll ever see on a Nintendo console...

    Conker's Bad Fur Day

    Unlike anything else you'll ever see on a Nintendo console...

    Squeaky clean. In the early days of Nintendo games, I would be hard-pressed to call them anything but. Even more "violent" games like Mega Man and Contra seemed to bubble over with fun-looking sprites and c... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Based on the movie of the same name, Grand Theft Spider-Man delivers a fun, albeit short, experience...

    Spider-Man 2

    Based on the movie of the same name, Grand Theft Spider-Man delivers a fun, albeit short, experience...

    Most of us can easily recall the old Amazing Spider-Man cartoon from the old days, where they would show a looped scene of Spidey doing his web-slinging across town. Since the Spider-Man game based on the first blockbus... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Still nothing quite like it on this generation of consoles...

    Call of Duty 2

    Still nothing quite like it on this generation of consoles...

    When it comes to World War II first person shooters, it's become a bit of a habit to write reviews with a "been there, done that" attitude. What was really kicked off by Saving Private Ryan's gruesome opening ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6

    Call of Duty 2

  • User Rating:8.1
    Fun arcade racer...

    Automobili Lamborghini

    Fun arcade racer...

    Many racers have tried to mooch off the success of the Ridge Racer franchise by incorporating physics that emphasize drifting through corners. While Automobili Lamborghini isn't quite as "drift-or-die", it cer... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Solid and unique adventure title...

    PC Genjin

    Solid and unique adventure title...

    Back when I used to make my Mom buy every second gaming magazine that we'd see, there would be a lot of games that I used to want to play. I only owned an NES at the time, and as a kid, I didn't exactly have the means l... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.7
    Not the best, but fun nonetheless...

    California Speed

    Not the best, but fun nonetheless...

    In the mid-to-late 90's, there seemed to be a surge in action-packed racing games. Both the San Francisco Rush and Cruis'n series helped arcades across North America feed the need for unique (and often weird) racing exp... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6

    Beetle Adventure Racing

  • User Rating:8.6
    Fun racing title that came out of nowhere...

    Beetle Adventure Racing

    Fun racing title that came out of nowhere...

    Since Automobili Lamborghini did fairly well for the Nintendo 64, it was only a matter of time before another car manufacturer would jump into the video game fray. Few would've guessed that the Volkswagen Beetle would b... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Fun racing game that distances itself from the norm...

    CART World Series

    Fun racing game that distances itself from the norm...

    Let me begin this review that I am a racing game fanatic. It started when I experienced the amazing physics of Sierra's NASCAR Racing (1994), and it has continued with EA Sports' not-as-astounding NASCAR 98-200* series.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2
    Hard to find an NES game I didn't like, but this wasn't my favorite...

    Bubble Bobble

    Hard to find an NES game I didn't like, but this wasn't my favorite...

    When I look back on video games that really made an impression on me as a young gamer, I would say this one is right up there. The music was catchy, the gameplay was fun, and instead of fireballs, it was bubbles! How f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.2

    Bubble Bobble

  • User Rating:8.7

    Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

  • User Rating:8.7
    Much the same, which is definitely not a bad thing...

    Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

    Much the same, which is definitely not a bad thing...

    I had originally thought of copying and pasting from my review of Road to Hill 30 (this squad-based first person shooter's predecessor), but I decided against it. Maybe I felt like reading my own writing... who knows. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.8
    Where to begin....

    Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

    Where to begin....

    There's nothing like listening to a war veteran tell stories. The horrors they experienced will never truly be known, but the events will always live on in TV shows and movies. Video games are now among the best ways t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.8

    Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

  • User Rating:7.1
    Fun for a while, at least...

    Blast Dozer

    Fun for a while, at least...

    Destroying things has always been a fun objective in video games. My personal favorite, the NES classic Wrecking Crew, will never be equalled. Early Nintendo 64 title Blast Corps doesn't exactly blow me out of the wate... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.1

    Blast Corps

  • User Rating:6.6
    A little bit of everything the era had to offer...

    Armor Attack

    A little bit of everything the era had to offer...

    Since there isn't much to this game (or anything else released for the Vectrex, for that matter), I'll keep my review short. Armor: Attack! is one of those games I found extremely difficult to play as a kid. The Vect... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    The epic battle between stickmen and trashcan-shaped robots begins...

    Berzerk

    The epic battle between stickmen and trashcan-shaped robots begins...

    With the bulky, uncomfortable Vectrex controller in my hands at the age of four, I wondered if gaming would ever be better than this. The screen was tiny, the graphics and sound both archaic by today's standards... of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Extremely popular, but not totally worth the effort...

    Battletoads

    Extremely popular, but not totally worth the effort...

    There are few games that have the distinction of having the label of "unbeatable" branded to it, but Battletoads fits right in that group. Widely known as one of the most difficult games in history, it's no wonder that ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    Well-made movie game...

    Batman Begins

    Well-made movie game...

    It's common for games based on Hollywood blockbusters to drop the ball. Developers rely on the movie content within the game to boost sales, not expecting the gameplay to be of any importance. The harsh reality is not ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Not as good as Tengen's R.B.I. series, but snazzy nonetheless...

    Moero!! Pro Yakyuu '88: Kettei Ban

    Not as good as Tengen's R.B.I. series, but snazzy nonetheless...

    Sports games on the NES were quite abundant, so it became the norm to take a formula and run with it. For baseball games, you had a top-down perspective with the batter on the bottom of the screen and the pitcher at the... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Underrated racing title...

    Andretti Racing

    Underrated racing title...

    Before the influx of NASCAR and F-1 games released for consoles, Andretti Racing (erroneously called "Mario Andretti Racing" on the official review on this website) was the first racing game released by EA Sports in that... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.2
    Disappointing turn for the Bond franchise...

    007: Tomorrow Never Dies (Platinum)

    Disappointing turn for the Bond franchise...

    After GoldenEye 007 wowed us with its unique (to console) gameplay, the majority of my friends and I felt that it was only the beginning. GoldenEye was great, but the state of gaming at the time of its release was such ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Master Higgins' most fun adventure...

    Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima II

    Master Higgins' most fun adventure...

    The glory days of the NES were an absolute joy for me. I couldn't help but try all the platformers coming in, all of which tried something fresh and exciting. While Hudson Soft's Adventure Island II was quite similar t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful