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 Bros 2, and after recent ventures into the Mushroom Kingdom, I thought I’d venture once more, and play a game I think I hated when I was young. Continue reading

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 SNES was released that we finally got to experience this game. So with that in mind, I am playing the SNES version because it has save states, and unlimited continues!

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

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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, only the NES, Spectrum and S.M.S offered actual Light Gun support.

And with that, in my attempts to play all Light Gun games possible, is Operation Wolf any good nowadays?

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Wild Gunman, Nintendo R&D1 (1988) Nintendo

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I am scraping the barrel now on the Light Gun front, but like any good artist I need to suffer for my art rants. Released ’84 in Japan, ’85 in the US, before finally making its way to PAL in ’88 when I was but a bairn, but even a a wee kiddy-winkle I thought it was odd that it wasn’t Wild Gunmen. Continue reading

Hogan’s Alley. Intelligent Systems (1987) Nintendo

I am going to do a top Light gun Games list soon, and to do that I want to get a few games out of the way. So apologies to the many people who don’t like On-Rails shooters as much as me.

 

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Originally released in Japan in 1984, North America in ’85, before finally getting s PAL release in ’87 Hogan’s Alley was an early Home Console Light Gun Game using the Nintendo Zapper. It isn’t on-rails in the normal sense, but you are directed where to pew.

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