Tag: arcade

Review: Dead or Alive Ultimate

For my latest playthrough/review, I decided to return to the Xbox shelf and pick up a title that I’ve been waiting to review for quite some time. That game is Dead or Alive Ultimate. This title is actually a remastered collection of the first two games in the Dead or Alive series. Dead or Alive is a franchise I’ve never...

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Review: Street Fighter III

To start, I want to apologize for my nearly month-long absence. As some of my dedicated readers might know (and more than a few pointed out), this site has recently suffered from a number of performance issues. So to ensure the best experience for my readers, I decided to put everything on hold and focus on identifying the root of...

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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 of reasons, I never bothered...

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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 Shodown II again sees a...

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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 compete with it’s main rival...

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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 head-to-head competitive gaming. Back in...

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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 the same blueprint provided by...

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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 its challenger. And if any...

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