Review Archive

Want to look at past reviews and thoughts we’ve had on games?  Click on a title below and keep an eye out for more to be added!

Series

Note that ‘Series’ articles tend to be overviews and while not quite as deep as some of the regular articles, they will give great sweeping reviews of a series or multiple parts of a series combined into one piece.
Final Fight
Overview – Final Fight, Final Fight 2, Final Fight 3
Fire Emblem
Part 1 – Fire Emblem, Fire Emblem Gaiden
Part 2 –  Mystery of the Emblem, Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776,
Part 3 – Binding Blade, Blazing Sword, Sacred Stones
Part 4 – Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Shadow Dragon, Heroes of Light and Shadow, Awakening
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Creature Double Feature – Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Ultimate Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Monster Rancher
Part 1 – Monster Rancher, Monster Rancher 2
Part 2 – Monster Rancher 3, Monster Rancher 4, Monster Rancher Evo
Part 3 – Monster Rancher Advance, Monster Rancher Advance 2, Monster Rancher DS

Arcade

Atomic Robo-Kid – Sci-Fi Shooet’em Up – UPL – 1988
Black Tiger – Action Side-Scroller – Capcom – 1987

Game Boy/Game Boy Color

Castlevania: Legends – Action Platformer – Konami – 1997
Final Fantasy Legend – Role-Playing – Square – 1990
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX – Action RPG – Nintendo – 1998
Penguin Wars – Action – Ascii Entertainment – 1990
Revelations: The Demon Slayer – Role-Playing Game – Atlus – 1999 – Action RPG – Atlus – 1991
Super Mario Land – Action Platformer – Nintendo – 1989
Super Mario Land 2: The Six Golden Coins – Action Platformer – Nintendo – 1992
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan – Action Platformer – Konami – 1990

Gameboy Advance

Golden Sun – Role-Playing Game – Camelot Software Planning – 2001
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story – Action RPG – Atlus – 2006

Gamecube

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean – Role Playing – Namco – 2004
Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem – Horror Adventure – Silicon Knights – 2002

MS-DOS

Star Control – Sci-Fi Action Adventure/Shoot ‘Em Up – Accolade – 1990
Star Control 2 – Sci-Fi Action Adventure/Shoot ‘Em Up – Accolade – 1992

Nintendo/Famicom

Abadox: The Inner War – Shoot ‘Em Up – Natsume – 1990
Adventures of Lolo – Puzzle – HAL Laboratory – 1989
Bubble Bobble – Adventure Platformer – Taito – 1988
Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – Horror Role-Playing Platformer – Konami – 1987
Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse – Horror Platformer – Konami – 1990
Ducktales – Action Platformer – Capcom – 1990
Friday the 13th – Action Platformer – LJN – 1988
Goonies II – Adventure Platformer – Konami – 1987
Kirby’s Adventure – Platformer – HAL Laboratory – 1993
Maniac Mansion – Point-and-Click Adventure – Lucasfilms – 1987
Mega Man III – Action Platformer – Capcom – 1990
Monster Party – Action Platformer – Bandai – 1989
Nightmare on Elm Street – Horror Platformer – LJN – 1989
Rainbow Islands: The Story of Bubble Bobble 2 – Action Platformer – Taito – 1991
Rockin’ Kats – Action Platformer – Atlus – 1991
Startropics – Action Adventure – Nintendo – 1990
Super Mario Bros. – Platformer – Nintendo – 1985
Super Mario Bros. 2 – Action Platformer – Nintendo – 1988
Sweet Home – Survival Horror/RPG – Capcom – 1989
Swords and Serpents – Dungeon Crawl RPG – Acclaim – 1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Action Platformer – Konami – 1989
Uninvited – Point and Click Horror – Kemco – 1991
Whomp ‘Em – Adventure Platformer – Jaleco – 1991
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Role-playing Platformer – Nintendo – 1988

Nintendo 64

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber – Real-Time Strategy/Tactical RPG – Atlus – 2000

PC

Chroma Squad – Strategy RPG – Behold Games – 2015
Crypt of the Necrodancer – Roguelike Rhythm – Brace Yourself Games – 2015
Cthulhu Saves The World – Comedy RPG – Zeboyd Games – 1990
Dominions 4 – Fantasy Strategy – Illwinter – 2011
Foul Play – Side Scrolling Beat ‘Em Up – Mediatonic – 2013
NightCry – Point-and-Click Horror – Playism Games – 2016
Paper Sorcerer – Dungeon Crawler – Ultra Runaway Games – 2013
Phantasmagoria – Point and Click Adventure/Horror – Sierra Online – 1995
Stardew Valley – Farming Simulator RPG – ConcernedApe – 2016

Playstation 2

ObsCure – Horror Action Adventure – Hydravision Entertainment – 2005
Resident Evil: Outbreak – Survival Action Horror – Capcom – 2003

Playstation Portable

Corpse Party – Horror Adventure – Team GrisGris/Marvelous USA – 2011

Sega CD

Night Trap – Adventure Horror – Digital Pictures – 1992

Sega Dreamcast

Grandia II – RPG – Game Arts – 2000
Illbleed – Action Horror – Crazy Games – 2000
Sonic Adventure – Action-Adventure Platformer – Sega – 1999
Sonic Adventure 2 – Action-Adventure Platformer – Sega – 2001

Sega Genesis/Master System

Altered Beast – Sidescrolling Beat ‘Em Up – Sega – 1988
Comix Zone – Comicbook Beat ‘Em Up – Sega Technical Institute – 1995
Eternal Champions – Fighting – Sega Interactive – 1993
Golden Axe – Dark Fantasy Hack n’ Slash – Sega – 1989
Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! – Action Platformer – Sega – 1992
Growl – Adventure Beat ‘Em Up – Taito – 1991
Phantasy Star IV – Sci-Fi Role Playing – Sega – 1995
Sonic the Hedgehog – Adventure Platformer – Sega – 1991
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Adventure Platformer – Sega – 1993
Stormlord – Dark Fantasy Platformer – Hewson Consultants – 1990
Strider – Action Platformer – Capcom – 1990
X-Men – Action Platformer – Western Technologies Inc. – 1993
Zombies Ate My Neighbors – Horror/Comedy Run and Gun – Konami – 1993

Sony Playstation

Echo Night – Survival Horror/First-Person Adventure – From Software – 1999
Legend of Mana – Action Role-Playing – Squaresoft – 2000
Parappa The Rappa – Rhythm – NanaOn-Sha – 1997
Parasite Eve – Horror Action RPG – Squaresoft – 1998
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure – Strategy RPG – Atlus – 2000
Um Jammer Lammy – Rhythm – NanaOn-Sha – 1999
Wild Arms – Western Fantasy Role Playing Game – Media.Vision – 1996
Xenogears – Sci-Fi Fantasy RPG – Squaresoft – 1998

Super Nintendo/Super Famicom

Actraiser – Platformer/Simulation – Enix – 1991
Aladdin – Action Platformer – Capcom – 1993
Arcana – Dungeon Crawler RPG – HAL Laboratory – 1992
Clock Tower: The First Fear – Point and Click Horror – Human Entertainment – 1995
Demon Crest – Horror Platformer – Capcom – 1994
Ghoul Patrol – Horror Run and Gun – LucasArts – 1994
Lester the Unlikely – Platformer – DTMC – 1994
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – Action Platformer – Nastume – 1994
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen – Real-Time Strategy Role-Playing – Enix America – 1993
Secret of Evermore – Action Role-Playing – Squaresoft – 1995
Secret of Mana – Action RPG – Square – 1993
Soul Blazer – Action RPG – Enix – 1992
The Peace Keepers – Beat ‘Em Up – Jaleco – 1994
Wild Guns – Action Shooter – Natsume – 1995
Zombies Ate My Neighbors – Horror/Comedy Run and Gun – Konami – 1993

X-Box

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth – Action Horror – Headfirst Productions/Bethesda – 2005