Review: Samurai Shodown II

Having recently discussed the SNK fighting classic Samurai Shodown, I was eager to follow up that review with an in-depth look at its sequel. Simply named Samurai Shodown II, this game takes everything good about the original title and improves on it in almost every way. Taking place a year after the first game, Samurai …
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Review: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

Continuing on with my reviews of classic arcade brawlers, I am brought to the third entry in the Mortal Kombat series, Mortal Kombat 3. As you might expect, this game retains a number of gameplay elements from the first two games in the series, but it also introduced several new mechanics to help it better …
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Review: Street Fighter Alpha

As I approach the next era of games on my backlog list, I want to first share my thoughts on a few more classic arcade brawlers. In recent months I’ve discussed the first two entries in both the Mortal Kombat and the Street Fighter series. These are two franchises that essentially wrote the book on …
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Review: Mortal Kombat II

Last week, I posted my playthrough review for the original Mortal Kombat. I enjoyed this classic arcade fighter so much that I decided to jump right into the second entry in the series, Mortal Kombat II. Released only a year after the original game, it would be easy to assume that Mortal Kombat II would follow …
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Review: Mortal Kombat

I wanted to take a break from Contra and change gears for a little bit. A few months ago, I posted reviews for two classic arcade brawlers. Of course, I’m talking about Street Fighter and Street Fighter II. The Street Fighter series is arguably the champion of the arcade fighting genre. But every champion has …
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Review: Street Fighter II

To those of you who happen to find this article on the day it was originally posted; Happy Father’s Day! To the majority of you who will read it at some point in the future, it was originally posted on Father’s Day 2019. Why is this significant? Well, as I mentioned in my recent review …
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Review: Street Fighter

As I was making my way through my backlog to select games for these Retro Rewind reviews, I had a revelation of sorts. You see, years ago when I originally played through the bulk of my SNES collection, there was a title really deserved attention, but one I decided to set aside for a later …
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Collective Review: Ninja Gaiden Trilogy

Wow! It has been quite some time since I reviewed an NES title! This is mainly due to the fact that I played the majority of the NES games on my list years ago. Now, that I’ve started my Retro Rewind posts, I can finally catch up on a number of classics that slipped through …
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Retro Rewind: Golden-Age Classics (Part 1)

Most kids today will never experience the thrill of setting foot into an old-school arcade. The closest they will get is likely someplace like Chuck E -Cheese’s or Dave & Buster’s. Sure, there may be a few retro-style arcade halls still tucked away here and there. But sadly, they are now few and far between. …
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Review: Tale of ALLTYNEX Trilogy

As I type this, I’m downloading the Final Fantasy XIV 4.0 patch and awaiting the release of that game’s new expansion. It’s during downtime like this that I tend to dig through my library and pull out something that can be played start-to-finish in a reasonable amount of time. In keeping with my current theme …
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