Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a 2D side-scroller with RPG elements that was released on the Playstation in 1997.  As in many of the Castlevania games, your goal is to traverse the castle fighting demons and the undead until you reach the end and defeat...

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The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII

The Legacy of Final Fantasy VII

I remember watching commercials for Final Fantasy VII when I was 11 and being blown away by the graphics. I’d only played the original Final Fantasy for NES, so the difference was outrageous. Cinematic cut scenes, 3D characters, huge swords—it was like watching a movie trailer. There...

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Taking Advantage Taking Advantage

Taking Advantage

I need to make a confession.  I have not used a standard NES controller in probably close to 20 years.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t played my NES in that amount of time.  It’s just that about 20 years ago I decided to...

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Step To It!  Dance Dance Revolution Step To It!  Dance Dance Revolution

Step To It!  Dance Dance Revolution

Nearly a decade before Rock Band hit the stage and families fell for (or off) the Wii Balance Board, Dance Dance Revolution was the premier method for standing up to play a video game.  Originally released as an arcade game in 1998, its success led to a home version for...

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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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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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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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Star Wars KOTOR Star Wars KOTOR

Star Wars KOTOR

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic was released in North America in 2003 on the Xbox. This was the first Star Wars RPG and used the D20 system from Wizards of the Coast. You begin the game on a republic ship called the Endar Spire which is currently being...

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