Better Than a Triple Matinee, It’s… – Sega / Super Nintendo – Zombies Ate My Neighbors – 1993

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ZOMBIES ATE MY NEIGHBORS
Sega Genesis/Super Nintendo
Konami
(c) 1993
Genre: Horror ‘Run and Gun’

Great games come along every so often. Games that may not stand out in the mainstream or change the face of video games forever, but certainly achieve a standard of excellence that most other games could only hope to. When the stars align and shadow of Mars lands on the face of-
Okay, maybe that’s a bit too much fanfare. However, when introducing a game like Zombies Ate My Neighbors, you have to give credit where credit is due. This tongue-in-cheek satire of all things horror movies is and incredibly made piece of work from Konami and LucasArts really is my fondest memory of 16 bit gaming. Some may not agree with the tone or subject as this could be considered a niche game, but if you’re looking at this title asking ‘What the hell is Zombies Ate My Neighbors’, then I have to preach that you are missing an incredible retro gaming experience. Continue reading

What Do You Do? – Goonies II – Konami – 1987

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GOONIES II
Nintendo Entertainment System
Konami
(c) 1987
Genre: Adventure Platformer

Video games and film go hand in hand often enough. Almost every movie made in the 80’s has some kind of video game tie-in. With ease, you can find plenty of games based on movies. How many games can you find based on hypothetical movies, though?

Not many.

The sequel to The Goonies, the absolutely awesome kids’ adventure movie from the 80’s, is exclusive to the Nintendo Entertainment System. The world may never know why there was no sequel to the actual film or why the United States never saw the original Goonies game, but what they did get is a great, if not somewhat confusing, title to stock their pile with. Continue reading

A Lost Chapter Found – Castlevania Legends – Game Boy – 1997

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CASTLEVANIA: LEGENDS
Game Boy
Konami
(c) 1997
Genre: Platformer

Everyone who grew up with Nintendo has heard of a little game called ‘Castlevania’. There have been countless chapters to the story of Castlevania, but while researching the series, it can be found that some chapters of the series have been treated as alternate timelines or retracted from the series’ canon entirely. One such entry was ‘Castlevania: Legends’. Continue reading