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I guess Nintendo got tired of numbering their Mario Party games, opting to go the "super" route instead. Super Mario Party was released to little fanfare but it still packs a lot of entertainment value. Fours players march around a board while triggering events, avoiding hazards, using items, and...
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2018/12/9: Nintendo Switch: Super Mario Party

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2018/12/5: Colecovision: Time Pilot, Q*bert's Qubes

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Finally - a game that lives up to its name! If you enjoy Japanese imports don't let Game Tengoku: The Game Paradise pass you by. This wacky, over-the-top vertical shooter never really had a chance in the states due to our "western sensibilities". It feels like a parody of every shooter...
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2018/12/2: Saturn: Game Tengoku: The Game Paradise (Japan)

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I try to adhere to the Critic's mantra of staying seasonal and with Veterans Day looming I was thrilled to find a still-in-shrinkwrap, unopened copy of The Dam Busters on my shelf. This game takes place during World War II - the last "good" war! But while Accolade published some fine games for...
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2018/11/28: Commodore 64: The Dam Busters

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2018/11/24: Atari 2600: Concentration, Robot Tank

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Life Is Strange is an interactive story in the tradition of Heavy Rain (PS3, 2010) with gorgeous northwestern scenery reminiscent of Alan Wake (Xbox 360, 2010). Cinematic camera angles, dramatic plot twists, and realistic dialog combine for a surprisingly emotional journey. Originally available...
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2018/11/20: Playstation 4: Life is Strange: Complete Season

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I owe of debt of gratitude to the reader who recently brought this to my attention, because NCAA Football 98 is truly a joy to play. The intro features video footage with computer "enhancements" that actually make it much harder to watch. I like hearing a band play over the main menu, but...
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2018/11/17: Playstation: NCAA Football 98

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2018/11/13: NES: Silk Worm, Bram Stoker's Dracula

2018/11/10: Nintendo Switch: Night Trap: 25th Anniversary Edition

2018/11/7: Xbox: Haunted Mansion, The

2018/11/3: Atari 7800: Midnight Mutants

2018/10/28: NES: Haunted Halloween '86: The Curse of Possum Hollow

2018/10/26: Commodore 64: Project Firestart

2018/10/20: Playstation: MediEvil, Dracula: The Last Sanctuary

2018/10/18: NES: Haunted Halloween '85

2018/10/15: Playstation 4: Little Nightmares

2018/10/11: Genesis: Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi, Incredible Crash Dummies, The

2018/10/7: Atari 2600: Sneak n' Peek, Spider-Man

2018/10/2: Playstation: MediEvil II, Dracula: The Resurrection

2018/9/28: Super Nintendo: Return of Double Dragon

2018/9/25: Playstation 4: Dark Souls 3, Salt and Sanctuary

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