Goldeneye 007

Goldeneye 007

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Rare, Ltd. Released Aug 25, 1997 Platform Nintendo 64   Goldeneye 007 for the N64 is simply one of the very best video games of all time and that is from someone who is not even a fan of First Person Shooters (FPS). Released back in late 1997 this was the game which made all Playstation owners jealous (me included). This game has everything, a fantastic one player campaign where each level has multiple objectives such as save the hostages and if possible obtain plans for…

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Diddy Kong Racing

Diddy Kong Racing

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Rare, Ltd. Released Oct 31, 1997 Platform Nintendo 64   Soon after I bought an N64 I started looking for a racing game. The first game I thought of was Mario Kart 64 as I loved the Super Nes game so much. However, I was persuaded by a friend to instead try Diddy Kong Racing as it offered more content for a single player and boy was I glad I did. This game is superb, offering lovely cartoon graphics, simple and fun gameplay and fantastic responsible…

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WWF No Mercy

WWF No Mercy

Published by THQ Inc. Developed by Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc., AKI Corporation Released Nov 17, 2000 Platform Nintendo 64   Being A massive fan of pro wrestling I have played just about every wrestling game from the Snes up to the Ps4, and out of all of them I rate this game the best. No Mercy was released by THQ in November 2000, it was their 4th wrestling game for the N64 (after wcw world tour, wcw revenge and wwf wrestle mania 2000) and by far the best of the bunch. What makes this game…

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Super Street Fighter 2

Super Street Fighter 2

Published by Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1994 Also For Amiga, Amiga CD32, Arcade, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, Sharp X68000, Wii, Wii U  [wr_row][wr_column] Back in 1992 the whole gaming world was going mad for Street Fighter 2, the coin op was doing record business in the arcades and the Super Nes version would go on to sell over 8 million copies making it the most successful Capcom game ever released. However by the time that Super Street Fighter 2 was released in 1995 the interest was beginning to wane….

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F Zero

F Zero

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Nintendo Co., Ltd. Released Aug, 1991 Also For Arcade, Wii, Wii U [wr_row][wr_column] My first experience of the F zero franchise was when I played F Zero X on my N64 in the late 90s. I loved it, the game was so fast with fantastic controls and a great learning curve. When I was finally finished with the game I thought I would try the game’s predecessor on the Super Nes F Zero. I picked up the game for less than a tenner at the time and…

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Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Rare, Ltd. Released Nov 01, 1994 Also For Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Wii, Wii U     When I first saw screenshots of Donkey Kong Country in a issue of Gamesworld magazine back in 1994 I assumed they must be from a forthcoming Ultra/Nintendo 64 game. But to my amazement it was coming out on my humble Super Nes, surely it just can’t look that good? Well it did, using Silicon Technology Rare Studios had created a game on a 16 bit system that…

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Cannon Fodder

Cannon Fodder

Published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment (Europe) Ltd. Developed by Sensible Software Released 1994 Also For 3DO, Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Amiga CD32, Atari ST, DOS, Game Boy Color, Genesis, J2ME, Jaguar, Macintosh, Symbian, Windows  “DON’T WAIT ‘TIL YOU SEE THE WHITES OF THEIR EYES… DON’T KID YOURSELF IT WILL BE OVER BY CHRISTMAS… DON’T TRY TO SHUT OUT THE SCREAMS… AND DON’T FORGET TO WASH YOUR HANDS AFTERWARDS…” CANNON FODDER WAR HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN!  Check out the Sensible software interviews click here From a queue of some 360 eager conscripts waiting to go…

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BUG!

BUG!

Published by SEGA Enterprises Ltd. Developed by Realtime Associates, Inc. Released May 15, 1995 Also For Windows, Windows 3.x Being a massive fan of 2d platform games on the 16 bit consoles I was very excited to try one on the 32 bit machines and my first experience of one was on the Sega Saturn. To be totally honest Bug is a bit of a mixed bag. Firstly the graphics are disappointing, I am sure the game could have been released on the Megadrive or Snes to be honest. Infact I would say the…

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Daytona USA

Daytona USA

Published by SEGA of America, Inc. Developed by SEGA-AM2 Co., LTD. Released Apr 01, 1995 Also For Arcade, Windows They say never judge a book by it’s cover and that has never more true than with Daytona Usa on the Sega Saturn.  When this game was released back in the summer of 1995 it looked terrible, the graphics suffered from low resolution, random pop up and awful glitches. It was made even worse by comparing it to the sublime Playstation conversion of Ridge Racer. However, once you get past these issues the gameplay is fantastic. Ported…

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Street Fighter Alpha 2

Street Fighter Alpha 2

Published by Capcom Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released Oct 01, 1996 Also For Arcade, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Wii, Wii U, Windows   Street Fighter Alpha 2 came out for the Saturn in late 1996. To be honest when it first came out I ignored it! Capcom had released 7 different Street Fighter games in just 4 years and sales were declining as a result. I did read in the magazines of the time that it was a fantastic game and when I finally picked it up…

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