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Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!. Nintendo R&D3 (1987) Nintendo

I will include Punch-Out!! in this review as it is literally the same game, minus Mike Tyson and unbeknown to me Mike Tyson’s wasn’t the spin off! So… Punch-Out!! yeah those exclimation marks are officially part of the title and

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Double Dragon. Technos (1988) Nintendo

Double Dragon didn’t actually get a PAL release according to Wikipedia, which is news to me, as I swear blind I played this as a kid so I am a little confused. Anyhow, Double Dragon II was one of the first

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Kirby’s Adventure. Hal Laboratory (1993) Nintendo

I bagged on Kirby’s Dream Land, and in hindsight I feel a little bad about it. It was ludicrously short, and childlike in difficulty, but it was supposed to be and in retrospect I don’t really think some of my

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Palcom (1990) Nintendo

The original TMNT game gets a lot of bad press, and I am fairly sure this is entirely down to an Angry Video Game Nerd video way back in the day, as almost everybody that bangs on about it being

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Super Mario Bros. 2. Nintendo R&D4 (1989) Nintendo

We all know that Super Mario Bros 2 was a reskin of Doki Doki Panic. If you want the *other* Super Mario Bros 2 (Lost levels) go here. Anyway, it is about 20 years since I attempted to beat Super Mario

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Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels. Nintendo R&D4 (1986) Nintendo

Super Mario Bros 2/The Lost Levels is the true sequel to Super Mario Bros but because us Westerners were treated like babies we got a different Mario 2. It wasn’t until much later, when the Super Mario Allstars collection on the

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Operation Wolf. Taito (1989) Nintendo/Sega Master System

Released in 1987 in the arcades, and the Sega Master System in 1991 Operation Wolf is renowned for being one of the best Light Gun Games of the era. Though it is one of the most (home) converted games of all time,

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