Knights of the Round. Capcom (1994) Super Nintendo

I made the bold claim that Turtles in Time was probably the best Beat ’em up you’ll ever play, and Reddit being Reddit proceeded to do what Reddit does best. Flame you for hours on end for: a) Having an opinion that differs from somebody else, and b) having not played a game that didn’t get a release in the continent you’re from.

Now I know opinions are like arseholes, in that everyone has them, but it did make me think is Knights of the Round any good, or is this just some douche on the internet smug raging?

Anyway, I bought a copy from Spain that turns out to be a dodgy PAL conversion. So with that in mind, how is Knights of the Round? Continue reading

Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land. Nintendo R&D (1994) Gameboy

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Super Mario Land is perhaps the worst Mario game if you discount the original arcade game. Mario Land 2 was short and sweet, and was almost as perfect as a Gameboy game could be. Now, we get a sort of spin off, Officially SML3, but spawning its own series which somehow has managed to squeeze out 6 sequels. So, if you have that many direct sequels, as well as the WarioWare spin offs, you’d guess this had to be a good game right? Continue reading

Shining Force II, Sonic Software (1994) Sega Genesis

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I enjoyed Shining Force, in fact I enjoyed it so much I decided to jump almost straight into the sequel. I’ll be honest, fatigue did set in a few times, and I struggled to play for long periods, but that was mostly down to playing a 35 hour game off the back of a 25 hour game.

Anyway, is Shining Force II good? Continue reading

Streets of Rage 3, Sega (1994) Sega Genesis

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Streets of Rage is good, and Streets of Rage 2 is marginally better, and I am on a Megadrive kick at the moment, I thought I’d finish of this trilogy.

So…

Is SoR3 any good? Continue reading

UFO: Enemy Unknown. Micropose (1994) PC

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Also known as  X-Com: UFO Defense and will be referred to as X-Com in this review.

I have dabbled in the X-Com series at various points in my life but this is the first time I have actually played the first X-Com. As a result I was intrigued to see what I thought of it with semi-fresh eyes.

With that, in little over a week I have sunk around 40 hours into the game.

So how does it hold up to my now not so fresh eyes?

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The Lion King. Virgin/Disney (1994) Sega Genesis

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The Lion King is one of the games everybody tells you to buy when you say you’re getting a Megadrive.

It makes me wonder how many of these people actually remember it, or played past the 1st level. So let us take off the nostalgia glasses and see how The Lion King holds up today.

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