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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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Wild Gunman, Nintendo R&D1 (1988) Nintendo

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

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Gumshoe. Nintendo (1988) Nintendo

Please keep in mind that this game is getting a 20% score boost for being such a novel idea.

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Super Mario Bros. Nintendo (1987) Nintendo

It might not be the first Mario game, but it is the first “good” Mario game, and yes, I am including Donkey Kong in that. But more importantly, how does OG Super Mario hold up?

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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

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Darkwing Duck. Capcom (1992) Nintendo

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!

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