User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.6/10
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  • Rating:7.6

    Golden Axe

  • Rating:6

    Zillion II: The Tri Formation

  • Rating:7.7

    Spider-Man vs The Kingpin

  • Rating:3

    After Burner

  • Rating:7.7

    Alex Kidd in Miracle World

  • Rating:7.5

    Shinobi

  • Rating:10

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  • Rating:1.3

    Champions World Class Soccer

  • Rating:2

    Rise of the Robots

  • Rating:7.7

    Project IGI: I'm Going In

  • Rating:7

    Double Dragon

  • Rating:6

    Discworld (Long Box)

  • Rating:6.8

    The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse

  • Rating:8.3

    Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

  • Rating:9.6

    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

  • Rating:7.6
    The SMS adaptation of this arcade classic is not the best version, but it’s still fun to play.

    Golden Axe

    The SMS adaptation of this arcade classic is not the best version, but it’s still fun to play.

    You play a sword-wielding hero named Tyrak (his name differs from the other versions, which is because of the changes in the gameplay....I’ll get later to it). The evil one here is Death Adder, who possesses the golden a... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    A fast-paced shooter, yet only average overall.

    Tri-Formation

    A fast-paced shooter, yet only average overall.

    There isn’t really a story told, but you get some info at the end of the game: You (a guy called J.J.) and your two friends have to save a world called Malis from the evil “Noza Forces”. Hmm….uhm…yeah… The eight level... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.7
    Here we have a short, yet entertaining action game that is quite well presented.

    Spider-Man vs The Kingpin

    Here we have a short, yet entertaining action game that is quite well presented.

    Spider-Man for the SMS is a classic side-scrolling game where you punch, kick, swing and web-shoot your way though several levels. As you might have guessed from the title of the game, you play as Spiderman alias Pete... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3
    It’s not hard to believe that the arcade version is much better once you’ve played this poor adaptation.

    After Burner

    It’s not hard to believe that the arcade version is much better once you’ve played this poor adaptation.

    Oh my, where to start… This game was my first shooter and, even at the year of eight or nine, nothing but a big disappointment. “After Burner” was a very popular arcade game of the 80’s and some consoles got an adapt... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.7
    A diverting jump’n run that is a real classic among SMS games.

    Alex Kidd no Miracle World

    A diverting jump’n run that is a real classic among SMS games.

    First of all, Alex Kidd is the first console game I’ve ever played and I still whistle its main theme sometimes. But let’s start with the story: You play as Alex, the prince of the land Radaxian, and have to rescue yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Shinobi is one of the most memorable games for the SMS.

    Shinobi

    Shinobi is one of the most memorable games for the SMS.

    Here we have a classic of its era. You play as a ninja named Joe Musashi and have to beat five levels (that are each separated into several parts) to complete the game. The story (which is not mentioned in the game) is... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.7
    I.G.I. has nice action and big scenarios. Unfortunately, there are some issues that impair the overall good impression.

    Project IGI

    I.G.I. has nice action and big scenarios. Unfortunately, there are some issues that impair the overall good impression.

    Project I.G.I. (which stands for “I’m going in”) lets you play as David Jones, an freelance operative that has to recover a stolen nuclear warhead. Unlike many other First-Person-Shooters, Project I.G.I. tries to be re... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    The second adventure of the “great” wizard Rincewind is better than its predecessor in almost every way.

    Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!

    The second adventure of the “great” wizard Rincewind is better than its predecessor in almost every way.

    How often and where do you play an adventure where the world has the shape of a pizza and is carried through space by a giant, godly turtle?! Exactly! In the game adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s “Discworld” novels! J... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.3
    A great platformer that is very well presented and which offers even today a challenge for gamers.

    Chou-Makai-Mura

    A great platformer that is very well presented and which offers even today a challenge for gamers.

    Arthur has to rescue Guinevere from the hands of an evil emperor, and you are the one who's controlling him. In a traditional platformer style you jump and run through all the levels. The controls feel good, just like ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    “Discworld” is a good visualisation of Terry Pratchett’s classic novels.

    Discworld (Best of the Best)

    “Discworld” is a good visualisation of Terry Pratchett’s classic novels.

    First off: I’m a huge fan of the Discworld novels. But, as you can see at my rating, that won’t bias my judgement. So, to make it short: This game has a funny story including a cowardly and incompetent “wizard” named ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Double Dragon is a very short, yet fun fighting game that was important for the development of future beat’em ups.

    Double Dragon

    Double Dragon is a very short, yet fun fighting game that was important for the development of future beat’em ups.

    In Double Dragon, a side-scrolling beat’em up, you take control over the brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee to save a woman named Marian. A group called The Black Warriors have taken her hostage and it’s up to you to save her.... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.6
    Up until now this RPG resides on the throne of all games of its kind.

    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

    Up until now this RPG resides on the throne of all games of its kind.

    Directly connecting to the events in Baldur’s Gate, this game unfolds its interesting storyline in form of a brilliant presentation. First off you create your own character. For that purpose there’s a wide variety of ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.8
    Actually a good Jump’n Run that unfortunately lacks in length and replay value.

    Mickey no Magical Adventure

    Actually a good Jump’n Run that unfortunately lacks in length and replay value.

    While playing ball in a park Pluto falls down a cliff and it is up to Mickey to find him. His quest takes you in a magical world, where you have to find an evil emperor who captured poor Pluto. While most of the aspec... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2
    Was the purpose of this game to proof that there can be bad fighting games too?

    Rise of the Robots

    Was the purpose of this game to proof that there can be bad fighting games too?

    With games such as Street Fighter II Turbo and Mortal Kombat II, why would any software company release such a terrible game?! I don’t have an answer, but I can tell you why this game deserves my rating: Let’s start ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:1.3
    Unless you want to know how it feels to play one of the worst games of all times, stay away from this awful experience.

    Champions World Class Soccer

    Unless you want to know how it feels to play one of the worst games of all times, stay away from this awful experience.

    How bad can a game be?! Here is your answer! While “International Superstar Soccer” is the best soccer game available for the SNES, “Champion’s World Class Soccer” is the exact opposite. Even to compare the game-pl... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.9
    As one of the best Action/Adventures for the SMS, this game shouldn't be forgotten.

    Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap

    As one of the best Action/Adventures for the SMS, this game shouldn't be forgotten.

    While the first game of the Wonder Boy franchise was a Jump'n Run, the second and third ones were mainly designed as Action/Adventures (they still have some Jump'n Run parts, however). "The Dragon's Trap" is not only t... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10
    The third installment in the Zelda series delivers the true and unique experience that only this franchise has to offer.

    Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce

    The third installment in the Zelda series delivers the true and unique experience that only this franchise has to offer.

    As one of the first releases for the SNES, "Zelda 3: A Link to the Past" really showed off what this machine was capable off. The game pulls you into the isometric adventures of a young man named Link. Like a well-kn... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful