Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

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goldenband
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Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby goldenband » April 13th, 2017, 6:31 pm

The "Top 10 games the VGC didn't review (yet)" thread got me thinking that -- since the VGC is close to completing reviews of the US library for a bunch of systems, and I've posted lists in various places of the games that are left -- I ought to post them all in one place.

So, here are the games standing between the Critic and a completed review set (official US releases only) for systems that are close to completion. The Channel F list comes courtesy of crimefighter, BTW:

Fairchild Channel F:

Videocart-03: Video Blackjack
Videocart-06: Math Quiz I (Addition & Subtraction)
Videocart-07: Math Quiz II (Multiplication & Division)
Videocart-08: Magic Numbers (Mind Reader & Nim)
Videocart-11: Backgammon, Acey-Deucey
Videocart-15: Memory Match
Videocart-16: Dodge' It
Videocart-18: Hangman
Videocart-19: Checkers
Videocart-22: Slot Machine
Videocart-25: Casino Poker

Atari 2600:

Air Raid
Basic Math - Math
Beat 'Em & Eat 'Em
Berenstain Bears
Big Bird's Egg Catch
BMX Air Master
Cakewalk
Challenge
Cookie Monster Munch
Eli's Ladder
Extra Terrestrials
Gamma-Attack
Gauntlet
Glib - Video Word Game
Guardian
Harem
Hunt & Score - Memory Match
Ikari Warriors
Kung-Fu Master
MagiCard
Master Builder
Math Gran Prix
Motocross Racer
Music Machine, The
Obelix
Oscar's Trash Race
Out of Control
Red Sea Crossing
Shuttle Orbiter
Smurfs Save the Day
Sneak 'n Peek
Stone Age
Universal Chaos
Video Jogger
Video Life
Video Reflex
Wall Ball
X-Man

Odyssey²:

Computer Intro
Conquest of the World
Great Wall Street Fortune Hunt, The
I've Got Your Number
Keyboard Creations
Matchmaker/Buzzword/Logix
Math-a-Magic/Echo
Nimble Numbers Ned
S.I.D. the Spellbinder
Type & Tell
War of Nerves

Intellivision:

ABPA Backgammon
Beamrider
Blockade Runner
Checkers
Commando
Dreadnaught Factor, The
Fathom
Jetsons' Way With Words (ECS)
LadyBug
Las Vegas Roulette
Learning Fun I
Learning Fun II
Math Fun
Melody Blaster (ECS)
Mountain Madness Super Pro Skiing
Mr. Basic Meets Bits and Bytes (ECS)
Pole Position
Reversi
River Raid
Spiker! Super Pro Volleyball
Stadium Mud Buggies
Super Cobra
Super Pro Decathlon
Triple Challenge
USCF Chess
Word Fun
World Cup Soccer

Atari 5200:

Bounty Bob Strikes Back
K-Razy Shooutout
Montezuma's Revenge
Pengo
Star Trek
Zenji

Emerson Arcadia 2001:

Brain Quiz
Capture
Grand Slam Tennis
Red Clash
Soccer
Space Mission

(not 100% sure about this list, I'm not an Arcadia expert and it has a lot of foreign releases)

Vectrex:

3D Crazy Coaster
3D MineStorm
3D Narrow Escape
AnimAction
Art Master
Melody Master
Mine Storm II

Atari 7800:

Basketbrawl
F-18 Hornet
Mario Bros.
Rampage
Tank Command
Title Match Pro Wrestling

Master System:

Alf
Altered Beast
Aztec Adventure
Buster Douglas Knock-Out Boxing
California Games
Casino Games
Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
Cloud Master
Columns
Cyborg Hunter
Dick Tracy
E-Swat
Fantasy Zone II
Fantasy Zone: The Maze
Golden Axe Warrior
Great Volleyball
King's Quest
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Miracle Warriors
Montezuma's Revenge
R. C. Grand Prix
Shanghai
Slap Shot
Sonic the Hedgehog
Spell Caster
Sports Pad Football
Spy vs. Spy
Strider
Super Monaco G.P.
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
Y's: The Vanished Omens

Sega CD:

AX-101
B.C. Racers
Battlecorps
Brutal - Paws of Fury
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs
Championship Soccer '94
Chuck Rock
Colors of Modern Rock Music CD / CD+G
Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia
Crime Patrol
Dark Wizard
Dune
Dungeon Explorer
Dungeon Master 2: Skullkeep
Earthworm Jim: Special Edition
Ecco the Dolphin 2: The Tides of Time
ESPN Baseball Tonight
ESPN NBA Hangtime '95
Fahrenheit
Fatal Fury Special
FIFA Soccer
Heimdall
Hook
Iron Helix
Jeopardy
Kids on Site
Lawnmower Man
Lunar: The Silver Star
Lunar: Eternal Blue
Mad Dog McCree
Mad Dog McCree 2: The Lost Gold
Make My Video: Kris Kross
Mickey Mania
My Paint
NBA Jam
NFL Greatest Teams
Nova Storm
Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
Power Monger
Puggsy
Radical Rex
RDF Global Conflict
Revenge of the Ninja
Rock Paintings/Hot Hits
Sega Classics Arcade Collection (4-in-1)
Sega Classics Arcade Collection (5-in-1)
Shadow of the Beast II
Sherlock Holmes II
Shining Force
Slam City with Scottie Pippen
Sol Feace
Space Ace
Space Adventure
Starblade
Stellar Fire
Third World War
Ultraverse Prime
Vay
Wheel of Fortune
Who Shot Johnny Rock
Wild Woody
Wing Commander
World Cup USA 94
WWF Rage in the Cage

Atari Jaguar:

Double Dragon V
Flashback
Hover Strike (cart version - some differences from CD)
International Sensible Soccer
Total Carnage
Worms
Zero 5

(there's room for disagreement here as to what constitutes an "official" release for the Jaguar, e.g. Aircars, Battlesphere/Battlesphere Gold, Speedster II)

Sega 32X:

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
RBI Baseball '95
Supreme Warrior

Game.com:

Henry
Lights Out
Monopoly
Quiz Wiz: Cyber Trivia
Wheel of Fortune 2

There are some predictable omissions here -- rare games, educational and board games, games that need special attachments like the Intellivision ECS or Vectrex 3D glasses, games that were released on other systems -- but also some surprising ones, like Cyborg Hunter on the SMS, War of Nerves on the Odyssey², or Title Match Pro Wrestling on the 7800.

Also, the SMS versions of Sonic and Castle of Illusion are well-regarded, with many people saying the SMS Castle of Illusion is better than the Genesis one (haven't played it myself). And Y's [sic] is an RPG, but an action RPG of the kind I think the Critic wouldn't mind.
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Teddybear
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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby Teddybear » April 14th, 2017, 8:49 am

In the spirit of keeping a comprehensive checklist, you can also add Lady Bug for the Intellivision and Zenji for the Atari 5200.

goldenband
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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby goldenband » April 14th, 2017, 1:30 pm

Teddybear wrote:In the spirit of keeping a comprehensive checklist, you can also add Lady Bug for the Intellivision and Zenji for the Atari 5200.

Ooh, good call. I've edited the OP accordingly, though apparently that makes the post temporarily disappear (!) until the edit is approved.

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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby Teddybear » April 15th, 2017, 9:09 am

One more and I will cease with my OCD ways!! Add The Dreadnaught Factor for Intellivision to the list.

goldenband
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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby goldenband » April 15th, 2017, 12:32 pm

Here's the Sega CD unreviewed list, which is longer but still represents over 50% completion for that console (at least for official US games). There are tons of worthy games here that deserve reviews -- so, something to look forward to! :mrgreen:

EDIT: Moved list to first post to unclutter the thread.
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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby goldenband » April 15th, 2017, 12:33 pm

Teddybear wrote:One more and I will cease with my OCD ways!! Add The Dreadnaught Factor for Intellivision to the list.

Totally missed this post just now! Please, don't cease with your OCD ways -- they're perfect for a list like this. :D I'll edit the OP right now, which will reappear once it's approved by the mods (it's too bad every post on these forums has to have manual mod intervention).

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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby goldenband » May 5th, 2017, 8:47 pm

The US Virtual Boy library is complete, but here are the remaining Japanese games:

Innsmouth no Yakata (JPN)
SD Gundam Dimension War (JPN)
Space Invaders: Virtual Collection (JPN)
Virtual Bowling (JPN)
Virtual Lab (JPN)

All of them appear playable without the Japanese language -- or if you prefer, there are translation patches for SD Gundam Dimension War and Virtual Lab (as well as Virtual Fishing). And of course there are the prototypes Bound High and Faceball.
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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby Tron » May 5th, 2017, 10:41 pm

Dang! How much time did you spend compiling this list? I can't bother to even read the whole list yet alone imagine how much time you must've spent creating this.

goldenband
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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby goldenband » May 6th, 2017, 10:46 am

Tron wrote:Dang! How much time did you spend compiling this list? I can't bother to even read the whole list yet alone imagine how much time you must've spent creating this.

Ha! :mrgreen: Fortunately I didn't do it all at once, since at least half of it is a compilation of old posts -- I put together the Intellivision list a few years ago, for instance, and another poster did the Channel F library.

Otherwise it's actually not that time-consuming -- just grab the VGC's list of reviews, compare it to the published lists of complete system libraries, and eliminate any dupes.

That said, there's a reason I haven't attempted to do this for the PlayStation, Genesis, SNES, or NES! The one system I could probably add at this point, though, is the Game.com; there's a list somewhere in the forums of the few Game.com games the Critic hasn't reviewed yet.

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Re: Games the VGC Didn't Review (Yet), for Systems Nearing Completion

Postby goldenband » June 4th, 2017, 11:39 am

Added Game.com games to the first post, and edited the previous post to reflect the VGC's recent review of Space Squash (yay!).


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