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 bad talks about the Dam level. So obviously I thought I’d go back and see what it is like and how far I can get. Continue reading

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The Secret of Monkey Island. LucasArts (1990) PC

I’ll cover the Special Edition of Secret of Monkey Island, AND the Original in this review as they are the same game; except the remake has better graphics, better music, better sound FX, and better voice acting. On top of this, you can switch between old and new version on the fly on the Special Edition.

I like the dabble in Point and Clicks, and some of them are our favourite games of all time, but Monkey Island is one I’ve had to keep coming back to several times in the last 20 odd years because I never actually managed to get off the first chapter.

So with a stubborn insistence I decided to finally cross Monkey Island off my “to do” list. Continue reading

Golden Axe. Sega AM1 (1990) Sega Genesis

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Like Altered Beast, Golden Axe is always top of the list of “Oh you should totally play Golden Axe” when you say you’re getting into Retro Gaming.   Continue reading

Altered Beast. Sega (1990) Sega Genesis

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Altered Beast is one of those games that everybody that starts retro gaming thinks that they want to play. The game starts well, and everyone loves the werewolf form, but how many people have actually played it recently, or actually bothered to complete it? Continue reading

Mad Dog McCree. American Laser Games (1990) Arcade

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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Mad Dod McCree is a Shower of Shit.

If you really have to play this game then buy the Nintendo WII version, as at least you get the other 2 pieces of shit in the series on one disc. Continue reading

The Oregon Trail. MECC (1990) Internet Archive

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The Oregon Trail is one of those games that is bafflingly creeping into top game lists, so when I discovered you could play it for free on the Internet Archive I figured it was time to take a trip… down a trail… Hopefully to Oregon. Continue reading

Super Smash TV, Acclaim/Flying Edge (1990) Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis

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In a rare twist I am going to review the same game on two consoles resulting in two scores.

I never played Super Smash TV in the arcades, but I get the feeling you really needed the dual d-pad controls to get the full experience, but here I am with two home ports of varying quality. Continue reading