Review: Samurai Shodown IV – Amakusa’s Revenge

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been able to sit down and write a new game review. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I recently started a new job. As with any job change, there’s always a period of adjustment when it comes to scheduling. At this point, things are starting to …
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Review: Samurai Shodown III – Blades of Blood

The life of an old game hermit is never dull. It seems that I have found myself again in the midst of a career change. Don’t worry! It’s a good change and I’ve actually got a week of downtime before starting my new job. Not only is it nice to have a week off, but …
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Review: Tekken

Taking time to play through all of these old fighting games has been a major nostalgia trip. My early teenage years were filled with afternoons at the arcade in front of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat machines. But for every fighting game I played as a teenager, there were a few that for a number …
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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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