Review: Contra – Hard Corps

Completing my foray into the Contra Anniversary Collection, I’m excited to finally share my review of the elusive fan favorite, Contra – Hard Corps! This is a game that many players know by reputation only. Originally released on the Sega Genesis, Contra – Hard Corps is a game that flew under the radar for many …
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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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Retro Rewind: Sega Genesis

It is finally here, Sega’s first real entry into the retro-console arena, the Sega Genesis Mini. That’s right, after seeing the success of Nintendo’s NES and SNES minis, Sega decided to follow suit and crank out a retro-console of their own. Before seeing how it compares to what Nintendo has brought to the table, I …
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Castlevania Anniversary Collection

These days, it seems that retro games are all the rage. The last few years have seen countless collections and remasters of classic gaming titles. For example, I recently reviewed the SEGA AGES version of Phantasy Star, a modern presentation of an 80’s-era RPG. Some other recent compilations that come to mind are the Mega …
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Review: Castlevania Bloodlines

This installment is a rather obscure chapter in the history of Castlevania. Today, I’m going  to discuss Castlevania Bloodlines. This title was released on the Sega Genesis, and for this reason alone, went largely ignored by many. This title takes place in 1917. You can choose to play as either Jonathan Morris (son of the Dracula character; …
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