Retro Rewind: Game Boy & Game Boy Color

So far in my Retro Rewind series, I’ve covered everything from coin-op arcade machines to home consoles. Over the course of the eighties and into the nineties, both Nintendo and Sega continued to innovate and dazzle consumers with better graphics and improved processing power. But of course, enjoying the games available on these systems required …
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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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Review: The Legend of Zelda – Oracle of Seasons/Ages

Nintendo fans rejoice! My long awaited review of the “Oracle” games is finally here. This review also marks the first of my GBC/N64 era “Final Four”. It has been a long time coming, but I’m proud to finally discuss these two classic titles. Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages are two titles in The …
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Review: The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time

I don’t get many reader emails,  maybe 3-4 a month. But when I do they are usually requests for me to review a particular title. Of all the review-requests I receive, Ocarina of Time is by far the most requested title. So, for many, (myself included), this review has been a long time coming. Finally, …
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Review: Super Mario Maker

I know that the site has been focused on other things lately, but I wanted to take a step to the side for a moment to provide my review of Nintendo’s latest sandbox craze; Super Mario Maker. So what is this title? Is it a toolkit, a game, or both? The answer: both – and …
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Announcement: The New 3DS

It’s PAX time. One of the geekiest tech conventions around, and this week Nintendo dropped a bombshell with the announcement of a revamped 3DS. The big news here is not a simple redesign, but what appears to actually be a whole new model. Let’s start off easy, the new model features better battery life, a faster …
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Review: Bravely Default – The Fairy Flies

Wow. This review has been a long time coming. I purchased this game when it was released in February and I’ve been slowly grinding away at it ever since. Now, after almost 70 hours of game time I have finally finished this beast. Here are my thoughts. First, let’s talk about what Bravely Default is; here …
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The End of the 16-bit Era

    Street Fighter II As the 90’s rolled on, the original NES was eventually put out to pasture and completely eclipsed by its successor. Years went by and new games were released, but by the mid-90’s my interest was starting to wane. The last game I remember playing to completion on the SNES was probably Final …
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Review: Kid Icarus – Of Myths and Monsters

I’ve had the last few days off of work so I’ve taken advantage of this time to knock out a few of the shorter games on my to-do list. One of them being another classic that I somehow missed out on the first time around, Kid Icarus: of Myths and Monsters. This game is a …
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