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3 Count Bout Review

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Brutal 2D arcade wrestling at its finest.

Story

This is hardcore no-rules wrestling where wrestlers don’t hesitate to fight dirty. In order to stay alive in this ring, you must use your wits, skills and whatever tools you can get your hands on.…

50 Essential Commodore 64 Games [Part 1]

Too late to the Commodore 64-craze? No fear – It’s one craze that you never can be too late to…!

If you grew up in Western Europe in the mid to late 80’s, chances are very, very big that you played at least some video games on a Commodore 64 – Either you had one yourself, or you knew at least a couple of dudes who had one.…

50 Essential Commodore 64 Games [Part 2]

26. Last Ninja 2 (System 3, 1988)last_ninja2

And then we got the sequel… Which was an even bigger hit. System 3 dared to set the game in modern time New York instead of ancient Japan, and it worked. Last Ninja 2 plays just like the original, and the journey through the six levels is just as surprising.…

After Burner Climax Review

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Super fast paced arcade shooter with insane graphics and non-stop heart pounding action.

Story

The enemy country “Z” has exploited its arsenal of nuclear weapons and announced its threat on world power. Beginning with attacks on a weaker neighboring country, “Z” plans an aggressive nuclear attack on larger forces in approximately 48 hours.…

Aliens vs. Predator Review

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Aliens vs. Predator

First-person sci fi horror shooter that promises lots of variety and innovative multiplayer modes.

Story

A brutal three-way conflict begins as the Colonial Marines, Xenomorph Aliens and the mysterious extraterrestrial tribal species known as the Predators happen to cross paths on planet BG 386.…

Archon: The Light and The Dark Review

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Strategic turn based board game with real time battles.

Story

Archon: The Light and the Dark depicts the eternal struggle between light and darkness. They are equal in number, balanced in strength but not identical. Their aim, however, is the same: conquest of the five Power Points or elimination of the opposing side.…

Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior Review

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Decapitate your foes in this violent fighting game in order to save the princess.

Story

The evil sorcerer Drax has taken princess Mariana captive. His ultimatum to the people is this; If anyone can defeat his minions, he will surrender the princess back to its people.…

Barbie Race & Ride Review

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The horse riding adventure with Barbie you’ll probably want to skip out on.

Story

Barbie invites you to Secret Valley to take a horseback ride and mentions a secret hidden ranch located somewhere in the vicinity. By searching for pieces of a torn post card, you may be able to locate the secret ranch and visit it.…

Batman: The Movie Review

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Batman faces grave dangers in order to save the day.

Story

The Chemical Plant has been overtaken by Jack Napier and his henchmen. Bruce Wayne knows what must be done, and arrives soon as Batman on the scene. Violent confrontations are about to commence.…

Bit.Trip Beat Review

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Unique breakout rhythm game styled by early 80’s retro.

Story

Everything comes from something.
We were before we became. From life comes rhythm, and from rhythm comes life.
We are beings of information.
Everything is a conduit for learning.
We communicate in bits and bytes.…

Bomberman ’93 Review

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Classic Bomberman – no more, no less.

Story

The black bomberman has shut down the power supply of a town and while being pursued by the white bomberman he scatters the power circuits that powered the city across seven different planets.…

Bomberman Blast Review

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Bomberman with online multiplayer!

Introduction

A feature-packed Bomberman title named Bomberman Blast arrives on the WiiWare platform. This game invites you to play the action-filled puzzler known as Bomberman with your Mii characters, and exciting multiplayer options for up to eight people at the same time.

Boulder Dash Review

Help Rockford collect the diamonds and escape the dangerous caves alive.

Story

Rockford is a brave prospector and he’s now in a cave to collect diamonds. Once he has got enough, he must get out alive. This proves to be more difficult than he thought as all kinds of hazards and dangers are present; falling rocks, fireflies and underground amoeba.…

Cabal Review

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An arcade co-op shooter where you take on an entire army of terrorists.

Story

A brave commando soldier volunteers for a very dangerous mission. The mission objectives are clear and simple; eliminate an army of terrorists, by any means necessary.
Armed with only an assault rifle and some hand grenades, the commando heads towards the terrorist headquarters and opens fire at anything that moves…

The Game

Cabal in the arcades came in two variants – one controlled with a standard joystick and the other controlled with a track-ball.…

California Games Review

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Good sports game with six radical California based events.

Introduction

Okay, it’s time to put your skills to the test in the turfs of sunny California. Simply talking won’t get you far when it comes to extreme sports like half pipe skateboarding and BMX.…

Castlevania Review

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Great gothic hack and slash game that mixes platforming elements with lots of monster fighting.

Story

Leon Belmont is a former baron who has had his betrothed, Sara Trantoul, kidnapped by a malevolent vampire lord. Leon’s most trusted ally, Mathias Cronquist, is very wise and knows that the vampire’s name is Walter Bernhard and that his castle is located in a cursed forest only known as Eternal Night.…

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Review

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A world war strategy game with a focus on fast paced action wrapped up in graphics that appeals to kids.

Story

The war is coming to an end as the Allied forces roll forward to make the final blows on the mighty Soviet juggernaut.…

Dead or Alive 2 Review

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Arcade fighting game with ninjas, wrestlers, hot chicks and ultra-fast action.

Story

Despite the death of the original sponsor of the legendary fighting tournament Dead or Alive World Combat Championship, a second tournament is starting up. Excited fighters from all over the world gather and engage in the fighting tournament, but it is soon reviled that the new sponsor is a corrupt one.…

Dirty Harry Review

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Sadistically hard action game featuring the anti-hero Dirty Harry.

Story

Inspector Harry Callahan has through special sources gotten information on the recent murder of the drug lord Jack Bailey, also known as The Dealmaker. Callahan knows that The Anaconda, the biggest drug cartel from Colombia is establishing a shop right here in San Francisco.…

Doom 3 Review

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Dark sci fi action filled with shocking demons and disturbingly life-like graphics.

Story

You are a highly trained marine, and upon arriving at the Union Aerospace Corporation’s Mars research base for duty, strange events begin to occur. It is soon revealed that something has gone wrong in the research facility, and monsters begin to invade the place.…

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