Donkey Kong Country

Game Data: Review Date: June 18, 2021 Release Date: November 21, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Rare Genre: Linear Platformer Description: Similar to Super Mario World, Donkey Kong gets his own platformer. He gets a little help from his nephew Diddy during levels, but other members of the Kong family will appear after some… Continue reading Donkey Kong Country

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Game Data: Review Date: June 17, 2021 Release Date: November 1, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Activision Developer: Activision Genre: ??? Platformer Anecdotes: The Pitfall series is one I find amusing. It’s one of only two series I know of that started back in the Atari era and never hit the arcades. Of those two (the… Continue reading Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Final Fantasy VI

Game Data: Review Date: June 16, 2021 Release Date: October 11, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Square Developer: Square Genre: RPG Anecdotes: When I told my brother I was thinking of trying Final Fantasy, THIS was the game he recommended I play first. He had good things to say about the game, which, naturally, made me… Continue reading Final Fantasy VI

Super Metroid

Game Data: Review Date: June 14, 2021 (revised April 27, 2022) Release Date: April 18, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Nonlinear Platformer By the time of Super Metroid’s release, I was losing interest in video games due to being 17 years old and wanting to see parts of the world beyond my… Continue reading Super Metroid


Game Data: Review Date: June 13, 2021 Release Date: March 4, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Acclaim Developer: Midway Genre: Sports Anecdotes: Back in the 90s, it became an annual tradition to watch the Bulls, especially Michael Jordan, dominate the league. If there was a Bulls playoff game that night, we were watching it. The NBA… Continue reading NBA Jam

Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Game Data: Review Date: June 11, 2021 Release Date: February 2, 1994 Platform: Sega Genesis Publisher: Sega Developer: Sega Genre: Linear Platformer Description: This continues the Sonic tradition and plays just like the previous games. Positives: Thank God they added a save system! This was long overdue and should have happened two games ago. It’s… Continue reading Sonic the Hedgehog 3