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Review: Phantasy Star II

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost three years since I reviewed the original Phantasy Star. Right around the time for that review, the game was re-released under the Sega Ages banner for the Nintendo Switch. This re-release featured an enhanced version of the original game with a few quality-of-life updates included. I was quite impressed with the treatment...

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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 fans of the main series....

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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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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 want to take a moment...

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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 Man Legacy Collection, the Street...

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Review: Castlevania Bloodlines

For this installment in my Castlevania review series, I’m going to talk about a rather obscure chapter in the history of Castlevania. Today, I’m going to discuss Castlevania Bloodlines. If you’re a Castlevania fan who’s never heard of this game, don’t feel bad. This title was only released on the Sega Genesis and never received very much promotion. As a result,...

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