User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.6/10
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  • Rating:6

    Star Fox Adventures

  • Rating:8

    Astro Boy: Omega Factor

  • Rating:8.5

    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

  • Rating:8

    Breath of Death VII: The Beginning

  • Rating:7

    Shenmue (Limited Edition)

  • Rating:7.5

    Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword

  • Rating:8.5

    Golden Sun: The Lost Age

  • Rating:8

    Golden Sun

  • Rating:8

    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

  • Rating:3.5

    The Ren & Stimpy Show: Space Cadet Adventures

  • Rating:6.5

    3D Classics: Excitebike

  • Rating:5.5

    Army Defender

  • Rating:8.5

    Cave Story

  • Rating:7.5

    Tetris Party Live

  • Rating:9

    Mario Kart 64

  • Rating:9

    WarioWare: Twisted!

  • Rating:2.5

    WarioWare: Snapped!

  • Rating:8.5

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  • Rating:7

    KORG DS-10 PLUS

  • Rating:8.5

    New Super Mario Bros.

  • Rating:8

    Super Street Fighter IV

  • Rating:7.5

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars

  • Rating:7.5

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

  • Rating:10

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

  • Rating:5

    Lunar Legend

  • Rating:9

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

  • Rating:7
    A cartoonish exterior belies a challenging game.Yoshi's Island DS is fun but ultimately flawed in some meaningful ways.

    Yoshi's Island DS

    A cartoonish exterior belies a challenging game.Yoshi's Island DS is fun but ultimately flawed in some meaningful ways.

    Upon first impression, Yoshi's Island DS appears like a kids' game. This is not to say it's not gorgeous. In fact, the stylized crayon drawn style, cheerful setting and bright, musical sound effects are some of the best ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A captivating story presented in game form.

    Metroid Fusion

    A captivating story presented in game form.

    I have never been a huge fan of the Metroid series. The NES one especially always struck me as feeling aimless and boring and I could really take it or leave it as a gaming experience. I entered playing Metroid Fusion in... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Portable turn based strategy done right.

    Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

    Portable turn based strategy done right.

    Turn-based strategy isn't the sexiest genre in gaming but when it's done well, it can be every bit as immersive as the fasted and flashiest first person shooters. Good turn-based games--and Advance Wars 2 is an excellent... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    A game from the early nineties that still feels fresher than games released decades later.

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    A game from the early nineties that still feels fresher than games released decades later.

    Sonic is a blue hedgehog. He runs fast and spins to kill enemies. His first sidekick shows up this time around in the form of Tails, who is a two tailed fox--hence the name. The rotund Dr. Robotnik has imprisoned many cu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    A true hybrid of platforming, action and puzzle games that works on many levels.

    Wario Land Advance: Youki no Otakara

    A true hybrid of platforming, action and puzzle games that works on many levels.

    Since the original release on the original Game Boy, Wario Land has developed from a platformer offshoot of the Super Mario Land series (indeed, the original was actually subtitled Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land) into an... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    Ridiculous fun for the whole family. The only reason to put it down is to give yourself a chance to blink.

    Wario Ware, Inc: Minigame Mania

    Ridiculous fun for the whole family. The only reason to put it down is to give yourself a chance to blink.

    WarioWare, for those who are not yet familiar, is a collection of frenetic mini-games thrown at you in quick succession. And by mini, I mean really mini. They games last less than five seconds and typically only involve ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5
    This classic game returns, providing excellent handheld gaming but w/ many irritating problems of platformers past.

    Rayman 3D

    This classic game returns, providing excellent handheld gaming but w/ many irritating problems of platformers past.

    One cannot fault Ubisoft for re-releasing this great game once again. The 3DS provides some excellent hardware for 3D so why not take a dry run w/ a proven classic before releasing a new game? Still, one must wonder why ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Mario Kart is as good as ever.

    Mario Kart 7

    Mario Kart is as good as ever.

    I doubt anyone was even hopeful but anyone expecting the first Mariokart game for Nintendo 3DS to be a grand departure from the latest versions on Wii and Nintendo DS will be sorely disappointed. The latest installment i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.5
    A glance into golfing games past.

    Mario Open Golf

    A glance into golfing games past.

    Nowadays, you get a new golf title, you start off w/ some easy courses and it kind of lets you ease your way into tougher gameplay. This was not the case in the days of NES Open Tournament Golf. Beginners and experts ali... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5
    A semi-classic Nintendo arcade game turned pick-up-and-play fun with it's re-release on Virtual Console.

    Balloon Fight

    A semi-classic Nintendo arcade game turned pick-up-and-play fun with it's re-release on Virtual Console.

    I am not sure by which logic Nintendo chose the ambassador titles for 3DS. I could see them resurrecting this for perhaps a compilation of old Nintendo Vs. System arcade games but on the NES, this was never really any ki... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    Dragon Quest VIII is a classic-style JRPG taken to its logical extreme.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Sora to Umi to Daichi to Norowareshi Himegimi

    Dragon Quest VIII is a classic-style JRPG taken to its logical extreme.

    Dragon Quest VIII is so traditional its not even funny. Your character is a young man you get to name--referred to as "the gov" in game the few times voice actors need to say it out loud--who finds himself thrust into a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Alleyway is a responsive Breakout clone w/ the same stripped down aesthetic as Game Boy's Tetris.

    Alleyway

    Alleyway is a responsive Breakout clone w/ the same stripped down aesthetic as Game Boy's Tetris.

    Alleyway was a launch title for the original Game Boy and, amazingly, out of a lineup that features such classics as Tennis and Tetris, the most simple from a gameplay perspective. Essentially, it is one-player Pong or, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    More or less the definition of timelessness in gaming.

    The Legend of Zelda

    More or less the definition of timelessness in gaming.

    The Legend of Zelda stands out as a game that is completely playable and fun by any standards despite showing the limitations of its original hardware all too well. The plot is as simple as the gameplay: two buttons and ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful