Kickle Cubicle review (NES) Kickle Cubicle review (NES)

Kickle Cubicle review (NES)

What do earmuffs, plums, evil wizards, and kicking things have in common? The addictive puzzle game Kickle Cubicle, that’s what. Circa 1990, Tetris and Dr. Mario were causing headaches for the gaming public, and it’s unfortunate that Kickle Cubicle remains nearly forgotten. This unique...

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Katamari Damacy Katamari Damacy

Katamari Damacy

"Why do the watering cans have twins?" "It's Katamari." "Did we just roll over a bunch of school children?" "It's Katamari." "Why did the King just puke a rainbow?" "It's Ka- Ok, I really don't know." This introduction of Katamari Damacy to a mutual acquaintance in...

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Virtual Boy: Virtual Reality Before it was Virtual Reality Virtual Boy: Virtual Reality Before it was Virtual Reality

Virtual Boy: Virtual Reality Before it was Virtual Reality

Imagine playing video games while being totally immersed in a virtual reality experience.  Sounds enticing, right?  This is what Nintendo promised back in 1995 with the Virtual Boy, but the console didn't quite live up to the hype.  It did bring on a new...

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Retro Gaming Retro Gaming

Retro Gaming

After collecting a few retro systems, you may find yourself running out of spots to plug them all in to your television. Swapping the wires each time you want to play a new system might work, but let's be honest, it's a pain. We'll be focusing on...

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Fire Emblem Awakening Fire Emblem Awakening

Fire Emblem Awakening

Fire Emblem Awakening was released in North America in 2013 on the 3DS.  I had never played a Fire Emblem game before and I thought it was about time I give one a try.  My favorite types of games are RPGs and turned based especially.  Because Awakening is...

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I Just Beat: Project X Zone I Just Beat: Project X Zone

I Just Beat: Project X Zone

If you judge Project X Zone by its cover, you'll probably draw the same conclusion that I did: it looks like another cookie cutter crossover fighting game, something along the lines of Marvel vs. Capcom. I wrote it off for a long time after it was released, and I...

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Golden Power Golden Power

Golden Power

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Collector’s Edition I don’t need to tell you that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 is probably the greatest video game of all time—there are a million other blogs that have already made...

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Final Fantasy X/X2 Final Fantasy X/X2

Final Fantasy X/X2

Final Fantasy X/X2 HD remaster is a turn based RPG that was released in North America on the PS3 and PS Vita in 2014 and then on the PS4 in 2015.  Each game has its own story and characters however the stories do follow each other and many of the...

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My Sega Genesis My Sega Genesis

My Sega Genesis

I was five years old when my older cousins, Mikey and Anthony, introduced me to video games. Even though I was “too young,” they passed me the controller (with strong admonitions against breaking it) and allowed me the privilege of hacking and slashing through one level of a...

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Beauty, Brains and Barf Beauty, Brains and Barf

Beauty, Brains and Barf

The Goofy Genius of Earthbound Nintendo has made some weird games over the years. Think about it: their mascot is a mushroom-munching plumber who rides a dinosaur and shoots fire from his hands. That’s not normal. But it’s exactly the kind of thing we expect to...

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