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Battletoads & Double Dragon. Rare (1994) Super Nintendo

Welcome to the “Matt bought me some games when in America and now I have to play them” series. In a parallel universe both the Battletoad and Double Dragon series are considered easy. Due to this, some cretinous twonk decided

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GoldenEye 007. Rare (1997) Nintendo 64

If you like retro gaming then you’ll probably be aware that neckbeards will frequently scoff about “GoldenEye being better than those them there Call of Battlefield shooty games” in a bizarrely thick unnatural West Country accent (American’s read yokel). And

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WWF Superstars. Rare (1991) GameBoy

This game is so bare bones I beat it while on the loo. And not one of those epic loo sessions where time stands still and suddenly 2 hours have passed. One of those “your cheeks have barely touched the

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Donkey Kong Country 2 : Diddy’s Kong Quest. Rareware (1995) Super Nintendo

The absolute titanium balls on Rare, eh? Given creative control of one of Nintendo’s most beloved mascots in Donkey Kong, Rare proceeded to take the proverbial mile, creating it’s own lore and characters for the first game. A smash hit,

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Killer Instinct Gold. Rare (1997) Nintendo 64

Killer Instinct was a pretty solid Tournament Fighter  with a combo system added a depth that newbs and pros could all have some fun. It did look like arse, and had a stupid difficulty at the end but what about

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Killer Instinct, Rareware (1994) Super Nintendo

I suck at Tournament Fighters, there aren’t many I can beat and there are certainly even less that I am vaguely good at but at least I can beat Killer Instinct on easy though, so I’ve got that going for me.

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Donkey Kong Country, SNES, Rareware, 1994

Man, how awesome did Rare used to be? I know we’ve touched on this before, but seeing Microsoft suck all the nutrients from their still beating heart was hard to watch, especially as a Nintendo aficionado. The only plus side

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