Game Review

Review: Mega Man 4

Mega Man 4 (or IV – depending on if you believe the box or the in-game start screen) marks a turning point for the series. By many, this game is considered to be the last GOOD...

Review: Mega Man 3

Onward to the next installment of the Mega Man series, and what might be the most popular. At first glance, Mega Man 3 might seem like just more of the same (which is partially true)....

Review: Mega Man 2

  While I had the disc in, I figured now is as good a time as any to play through the remaining 8-bit Mega Man titles. So, the next stop on the list is the...

Review: Mega Man

Today, I felt oddly sadistic. While browsing thru my 8-bit library, looking for a new retro classic to play, I came upon the original Mega Man. As soon as I saw it, I realized it...

Review: Kid Icarus

  Flipping thru my retro collection, I found myself playing another classic Nintendo title, Kid Icarus. One of the quirkier first-party Nintendo titles, Kid Icarus is often compared to Metroid in the sense that it...

Review: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!

With the start of the new year, I want to get back on track and share my thoughts on many of the retro games that filled the countless hours of my youth. Nintendo was responsible...

Review: Castlevania Judgment

Finally, I am proud to present my review for the last official title in the original Castlevania timeline; Castlevania Judgment. This game is a radical departure from the anything seen in the series thus far....

Review: Castlevania Adventure ReBirth

This is a commonly overlooked title in the Castlevania archives. The Adventure ReBirth is a WiiWare download available for purchase through the Wii Shop. It is a modern day remake of the original Castlevania Adventure for...

Review: Castlevania – Order of Ecclesia

  Finally, we come to the last installment of the Nintendo DS saga. This game is famous for featuring the first female hero since the obscure Castlevania Legends. (A game removed from timeline by the series...

Review: Castlevania – Portrait of Ruin

These games keep getting bigger and longer! But I’ve finally finished my playthrough of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. Once again we’re back in 2D land. This installment returns to the familiar “castleroid” style of gameplay...