Tomb Raider 2

Information: Review Date: July 9, 2021 Release Date: November 21, 1997 Platform: PlayStation Publisher: Eidos Developer: Core Design Genre: ZZZ Anecdotes: My brother would sit around playing Tomb Raider. It was a boring watch, as it was just some woman running around doing nothing interesting. I figured I’d try its sequel. It isn’t any better.… Continue reading Tomb Raider 2

Mega Man 8

Information: Review Date: July 6, 2021 Release Date: January 17, 1997 Platform: PlayStation Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: I have painfully limped my way to the eighth game in this series and I’m seriously regretting putting all 11 games on my list. I’m beginning to hate the series and Capcom more and… Continue reading Mega Man 8

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

Kendo Rage

Game Data: Review Date: June 6, 2021 Release Date: October 1, 1993 Platform: SNES Publisher: Datam Polystar Developer: Datam Polystar Genre: Linear Platformer Description: Armed with a kendo stick, Jo runs a bunch of stages typical of a platformer. Positives: The attempts at humorous dialogue work pretty well, although a few jokes I have heard… Continue reading Kendo Rage

Link’s Awakening

Game Data: Review Date: June 4, 2021 Release Date: August 1, 1993 Platform: Game Boy/Game Boy Color Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Adventure Anecdotes: Like Metroid and Kid Icarus, Zelda finally made it over to the Game Boy. Unlike the Metroid series, though, Zelda’s Game Boy entry came after the SNES iteration. This meant that… Continue reading Link’s Awakening

Adventure Island 3

Game Data: Review Date: May 25, 2021 Release Date: September 1, 1992 Platform: NES Developer: Hudsonsoft Publisher: Hudsonsoft Genre: Linear Platformer Description: A half naked guy still is trying to hop around on all sorts of terrain. Anyone’s that’s played the first two games will have a pretty good idea of how to handle the… Continue reading Adventure Island 3

Super Mario World

Review Date: May 6, 2021 Release Date: August 23, 1991 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: At the start of 1991, Super Mateo wasn’t quite Super yet. I really enjoyed the NES and the tons of games we had for it. However, as a faithful reader of Nintendo Power, I had heard about… Continue reading Super Mario World

Adventure Island II

Review Date: May 1, 2021 Release Date: February 1, 1991 Platform: NES Publisher: Hudson Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: Naturally, there would be an Adventure Island II because Hudson wasn’t through ripping off the Super Mario series. There was a lot left to steal. Luckily, my journalistic instincts kicked in. As per source, who won’t be… Continue reading Adventure Island II

Super Mario Bros. 3

Review Date: April 20, 2021 Release Date: February 12, 1990 Platform: NES Publisher: Nintendo Genre: Linear Platformer Anecdotes: One night, the area just got a deluge of rain, and my dad wanted to fire up the Blazer to go around town to check out the scene. I was in the middle of a Super Mario… Continue reading Super Mario Bros. 3