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  • Rating:1
    Sega Classics Collection?  I have a better title for this package, but then I'd be asking for an account suspension.

    Sega Classics Collection

    Sega Classics Collection? I have a better title for this package, but then I'd be asking for an account suspension.

    Sega has pulled a lot of tricks before to drink your gaming dollars from out of that gaping hole in your wallet, but never in a million years could I have imagined they'd pull an infuriating stunt such as this. Sega Cla... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Gradius Rebirth is a worthy progenitor of the franchise that fans of the series and everybody else will enjoy.

    Gradius ReBirth

    Gradius Rebirth is a worthy progenitor of the franchise that fans of the series and everybody else will enjoy.

    Gradius Rebirth is a throwback to the good old days when Gradius ruled the arcades for a time. It doesn't set out to break any new boundaries nor introduce any new gameplay elements, nor is it obligated to do so. It is... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    One of the more original games I've played in years.

    Rakugaki Oukoku 2

    One of the more original games I've played in years.

    Before games like Drawn to Life and Scribblenauts, there was a little known PS2 game called Magic Pengel that allowed you to draw your own characters and watch them come to life right before your eyes. Graffiti Kingdom,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1
    To call this Double Dragon is an insult to anybody that's ever played the arcade game.

    Double Dragon

    To call this Double Dragon is an insult to anybody that's ever played the arcade game.

    Double Dragon remains (to this very day and until they bury me six feet under with the worms and maggots) one of my favorite all-time video games. By that, I mean the arcade game and not the sea of home ports that follo... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A remarkably fun action platformer that deserves a look, whether you're a fan of the franchise or not.

    Akumajou Dracula

    A remarkably fun action platformer that deserves a look, whether you're a fan of the franchise or not.

    Super Castlevania IV was one of my earliest exposures to the Castlevania franchise--the very first being Belmont's Revenge on the bulky, monochromatic Game Boy system. It was also a launch title for the Super NES that m... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    If you can handle its short length and weird storyline, Contra Rebirth offers a fun experience.

    Contra Rebirth

    If you can handle its short length and weird storyline, Contra Rebirth offers a fun experience.

    At the outset, Contra Rebirth plays exactly like a Super NES game. And that's pretty much the point. It is an old-fashioned throwback to the good old days of yesteryear, providing much of the action and excitement that... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1.5
    Perhaps a better title for this game would be "Turn around 'n' steer clear."

    Rush'n Attack

    Perhaps a better title for this game would be "Turn around 'n' steer clear."

    Simply put, Rush 'n' Attack for the 360 Arcade should not have been ported. Its potential is utterly wasted due in part to a horrendously broken control scheme, steep difficulty and some impossible achievements. For ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    The roar of thunder is indeed back, but it could have been much louder.

    Raiden IV (Limited Edition)

    The roar of thunder is indeed back, but it could have been much louder.

    Don't count the arcade shooter out just yet. Just when you thought it was dead and gone, they're slowly turning a curve again. Raiden IV is one such shooter. Following up on Raiden III, this latest game in the franchi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    It's been done many times before across multiple platforms, but Namco Museum Essentials is still a fun, affordable trip.

    Namco Museum.comm

    It's been done many times before across multiple platforms, but Namco Museum Essentials is still a fun, affordable trip.

    Namco did the arcade compilation thing long before it was considered cool. In fact, it all started with the Namco Classics collection for the original PlayStation that spanned five volumes. Namco Museum Essentials is b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    A harrowingly-difficult yet fiendishly fun arcade run-and-gun that is hurt slightly by slippery controls.

    Super Contra

    A harrowingly-difficult yet fiendishly fun arcade run-and-gun that is hurt slightly by slippery controls.

    Contra was great. I used to play it as many times as I got killed by slow-moving enemy bullets and humongous armored alien football lackeys. Super Contra ups the ante in more ways than one with bigger bosses, some new w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    A beautifully-constructed, rewarding action adventure that is a lot more than the sum of its parts.

    Oboro Muramasa

    A beautifully-constructed, rewarding action adventure that is a lot more than the sum of its parts.

    If you've played Odin Sphere or Grim Grimoire, you'll probably know what to expect coming into this one. And even then, you will be pleasantly surprised at what Muramasa: the Demon Blade has to offer. It's simply put o... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Skyrim could be one of the greatest games ever made, and there may never be anything quite like it.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Skyrim could be one of the greatest games ever made, and there may never be anything quite like it.

    A lot of games earn the unflattering distinction of being catalysts of social destruction. Is the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim any different? No, not really. Yet, if you can allow yourself to cave in, an immersive, rewar... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.5
    Impressive storytelling can't save Asura's Wrath from the fury of fruitless, derivative mediocrity.

    Asura's Wrath

    Impressive storytelling can't save Asura's Wrath from the fury of fruitless, derivative mediocrity.

    Anger is one of humanity's most dangerous character flaws. Few video games explore the possibilities of using the feeling of anger within the context of effective gameplay, and this is what Asura's Wrath attempts to mak... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5
    Despite severe slowdown issues, Gradius III is a competent and engaging shooter.

    Gradius III

    Despite severe slowdown issues, Gradius III is a competent and engaging shooter.

    Gradius III was one of several launch titles that introduced the capabilities of the Super NES. It also unintentionally introduced its weaknesses--specifically, some crippling slowdown issues. Still, for what it's wort... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1
    Possibly the worst Nintendo game on this or any of their consoles, Urban Champion is a waste at even its bargain price.

    Urban Champion

    Possibly the worst Nintendo game on this or any of their consoles, Urban Champion is a waste at even its bargain price.

    I knew Urban Champion existed when I first owned a Nintendo Entertainment System. As a kid, I could have kicked and screamed and cried my eyes out at my local Sears to get my dad to pay the $50 for it, but I didn't. It... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A faithful adaptation of the original arcade game--no longer separated by two hu-cards--R-Type is a fun trip.

    R-Type

    A faithful adaptation of the original arcade game--no longer separated by two hu-cards--R-Type is a fun trip.

    R-Type for the Turbo Grafx-16 is a rare gem of a find these days, but at the time of its release, it was as close to the arcade as it could get. Unless you're a hardcore collector of valuable HU cards, you won't have to... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    Eternal Champions is all style, yet little substance.

    Eternal Champions

    Eternal Champions is all style, yet little substance.

    Since the dawn of Street Fighter 2, there have been many, many imitators that have tried to collectively remove it from its throne. Some have come close, yet others fail before their time. Eternal Champions was Sega's ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1
    Possibly the worst of all the Final Fight knockoffs and clones, Riot Zone is an utter travesty.

    Crest of Wolf

    Possibly the worst of all the Final Fight knockoffs and clones, Riot Zone is an utter travesty.

    Riot Zone was one of many games developed for the Turbo Grafx CD--based on an arcade beat'em up that time forgot and people rarely played--if at all. It's also the worst of the worst Final Fight clones to ever permeate ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5
    Incredibly responsive Wii Remote Plus functionality and some fun new mini-games make Wii Sports Resort a paradise.

    Wii Sports Resort (w/Wii MotionPlus)

    Incredibly responsive Wii Remote Plus functionality and some fun new mini-games make Wii Sports Resort a paradise.

    The original Wii Sports pack-in for the Wii console was a catalyst of its enormous success among the non-gamer demographic--specifically senior citizens, families, and casual gamers. Originally intended as a tech-demo t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful