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Videogame Classics Archives

 

Reviews of the greatest video games of all time, from classic to modern games.

This ongoing series of reviews offers entertaining insights into those great games and consoles that we love.

 
 
 
Todd's Adventures in Slime World

Ballblazer
Ballblazer never needed to be "modernized," it's just the pictures that got small.

California Games
Epyx's excellent launch title for the Atari Lynx. Includes BMX, surfing, skateboarding, and hacky-sack.

Electrocop
What can I say? I root for underdogs.

Fire Shark
There's never been a more balanced shooter as far as I can remember. Ever.

Gunstar Heroes
What a wonderful, thrilling, crazy game.

Herzog Zwei
How Technosoft mastered a genre years before anyone knew its existence.

Hikaru no Go 2
A terrific strategy game that should have been brought to America, but wasn't.

Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer
Modern surfing classic. Those willing to invest the time will discover a wealth of skills and techniques.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Shigeru Miyamoto is the master of the videogame. Here is one of his very best.

Ms. Pac-Man
Objective: to kick your ass on Ms. Pac-Man. But what I really want to do is direct.

M.U.L.E.
Its casual pace belies a fiendishly competitive classic where friendships are made and lost in minutes.

NiGHTS: Into Dreams
Sonic Team's masterpiece that almost defies description.

Ninja Gaiden
A look at one of the great action-platform masterpieces, master of its domain.

Panic! (aka Switch)
The wierdest, most tripped-out excuse for a videogame. Crazy wierd and bloody great.

Robotron 2084
You are never more than two seconds from death at all times.

Seven Cities of Gold
One of the smartest, most imaginitive adventure games ever created.

Sonic CD
Different from the other Sonics, suggesting another way Sonic could have evolved.

Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog destroyed Nintendo, finished them the way Buster Douglas finished Tyson.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The most successful videogame ever released for the Sega Genesis.

Sonic 3 & Knuckles
S3K is videogaming’s great double album.

Strider
This was a new standard for console games in 1990; flawless arcade excitement.

Super Bomberman 2
Learn how to connect with your youth by hurling bombs at your friends.

Thunder Force 3
As soon as you plug in TF 3, you know you’re in for a crazy-fueled ride.

Todd's Adventure in Slime World
You can see Epyx's eagerness to discover just how far the Lynx can be pushed.

Warlords
It's all over, and the last man standing is...your little sister. She's only six and she won? Dammit!

   
Fire Shark
   
     
   

Videogames of the Damned

Daniel Thomas MacInnes' videogames blog, offering commentary and reviews on classic and modern games.

The spirit of "independent game journalism" lives on!

Herzog Zwei
 
The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past
 
   
NiGHTS Into Dreams
   
Ninja Gaiden
 
Panic! (Switch)
 
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
 
Seven Cities of Gold
 
California Games
 
Ballblazer