Empire of Steel. Flying Edge (1992) Sega Genesis

Known as Steel Empire everywhere other than PAL, and coming as a recommendation I set about building my empire, in steel… Continue reading

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The Addams Family. Ocean Software (1992) Super Nintendo

One of the challenges of attempting to review Retro Games is the ability to take off your own nostalgia glasses. Just because you loved a game when you were 8, doesn’t mean that you have to still like it. And just because you thought a game was good, doesn’t mean it wasn’t a steaming pile of Sonic Adventure.

I think I first played the Addams Family game in early 1993 at a mates house, and while the memories were good, the game is not. Continue reading

Golden Axe II. Sega AM7 (1992) Sega Genesis

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All right, so I didn’t like Golden Axe. I thought it was bland, the combat wasn’t very interesting and what little fun there was is exhausted after 5 minutes of playing.

So with 2 whole years between this release and the original, you’d think Sega had been busy tweaking Golden Axe II to perfection? Continue reading

Darkwing Duck. Capcom (1992) Nintendo

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Did you know Darkwing Duck isn’t actually set in the DuckTales universe ? I know Launchpad McQuack is here, but, according to the creators (source), they are separate. And on that bombshell.

Let’s get dangerous, with the crimefighting mallard! Continue reading

Bucky O’Hare. Konami (1992) Nintendo

The site has become a bit Capcom heavy, so I am going to try upping the Konami output for the month with Konami Month.
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I don’t remember Bucky O’Hare. I knew of it as a kid, and I had some of the toys, but after recently watching the 13 episodes that were made for TV I realise I had no recollection of it. Which makes this an odd one for me. I kind of have nostalgia for it, but not really enough to blind me to the faults.

The cartoon is pretty hard to watch now, and can be as cringey as The Turtles cartoon when re-watching, but presumably you came here for the game…
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist. Konami (1992) Sega Genesis

The site has become a bit Capcom heavy, so I am going to try upping the Konami output for the month with Konami Month.

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Developed at the same time as the console version of Turtles in Time, Hyperstone Heist borrowed a number of features from it’s SNES counterpart to make a fairly solid beat ’em up on the Megadrive.

But, does that make it a clone? And more importantly in the 16bit wars, did the Genesis do what NintenDon’t? Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. Konami (1992) Super Nintendo

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Originally released as a four-player arcade game in 1991, Turtles in Time was ported to the Super Nintendo in 1992, and is generally considered one of the best games on the SNES.

The first time I played it a few years ago with Craig (other writer) we turned it off half way through as we were both phenomenally bored. As a result we decided to not bother reviewing it as we thought we’d go back to it and give it another try before committing pen to paper.

So, how has my opinion changed in the intervening period? Continue reading