Socks

Socks the Cat is the most anticipated unreleased video game of all-time. Ever. For any platform. Don’t believe me? Grab some popcorn and “Google” it. The premise was wacky yet simple. You play as Socks the Cat, or Socks as we affectionately call him.  The ultimate pet of the 90’s. The White House cat. The “First Pet” of the Clinton administration.  Your mission? To fight your way through the White House battling all sorts of enemies, including spies, Dobermans, protestors and satirical versions of famous political figures as end bosses.…

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Clock Tower

Published by Human Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Human Entertainment, Inc. Released Sep 14, 1995 Also For PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, Wii, Wii U, Windows, WonderSwan   Clocktower was released on the 14th September 1995 and was developed by Human Entertainment. It is a point and click survival horror game and was the first installment in the Clock Tower series. I had actually never heard of Clocktower until a couple years ago when I was searching for more survival horror games to play, and i’m glad I did. I…

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Daze before Christmas

Published by Sun Corporation Developed by Funcom Productions A/S Released 1994 Daze before Christmas was a game that was originally released on the SNES, but was then released exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive in Australia in 1994. Getting into the spirit of Christmas, I tracked down this game about a year ago and thought I’d give it a try. During the game you play as Santa Claus as he races to save Christmas from an evil snowman who has imprisoned Santa’s elves and captured Santa’s reindeer. You go through…

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Gremlin founder Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart Interview by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend….  What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? I wanted to be a toolmaker and took a five year engineering apprenticeship after leaving school at 16.   When did you realise you wanted to get into game industry and how did it happen? I took a career change in 1976 and went into retail management with…

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Super Metroid

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Intelligent Systems Co., Ltd., Nintendo R&D1 Released Apr, 1994 Also For New Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U Super Metroid made it’s appearance for the Super Nintendo in 1994. This action adventure game picks up where it’s predecessor “Metroid” for the NES left off. Our heroine, Samus Aran delivers the metroid to a research station to be observed by the scientists there. Pretty much the SECOND Samus departs the station, a distress signal beckons her back. Upon returning Samus discovers the place has…

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Earthbound (Mother 2)

Publishers: Nintendo, Ape Inc Released: Super Nintendo 1995 Wii Virtual Console 2013 Earthbound, also called Mother 2 is an RPG released for the SNES in 1995. It begins in a 1950’s style town called Onett. One of Onett’s residents, a 13 year old boy named Ness is awakened one night by a meteor crashing near his home. Upon investigating the crash Ness meets an insect named Buzz Buzz. Buzz Buzz informs Ness that he is from the future and warns him that the planet is ruled by an evil alien…

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Rise of the Robots

Published by Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Developed by Instinct Design, Mirage Technologies (Multimedia) Ltd. Released Dec, 1994 Also For 3DO, Amiga, Amiga CD32, CD-i, DOS, Game Gear, Genesis Released in late 1994 for the Super Nintendo and a variety of other formats Rise of the Robots was a one on one beat em up that combined fantastic visuals with truly abysmal gameplay and controls. The graphics are amazing mixing pre rendered 3D sprites with a cyberpunk style artwork, all of the fighters look and animate very well and the backgrounds are…

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Final Fantasy 3 aka VI

Published by Square Soft, Inc. Developed by Square Co., Ltd. Released Oct, 1994 Also For Android, Fire OS, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, PlayStation,PlayStation 3, PSP, PS Vita, Wii, Wii U, Windows Warning: If you have not played this game and plan to, there are spoilers in this review. Just a heads-up.  Final Fantasy 6. Ask many people what they believe to be the best RPG’s and chances are this is on their list. As I write this review, I am listening to the soundtrack to Final Fantasy 6 and feeling nostalgic as I remember experiencing this game for the first time. We begin…

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Donkey Kong Country 3

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Rare, Ltd. Released Nov 01, 1996 Also For Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U Released in late 1996 Donkey Kong Country 3 was the final game in the series on the Super Nintendo and despite not being as good as the earlier 2 games it is still a classic 2d platformer. The graphics are the same very high quality CGI that we have come to expect from the series (still hard to believe that this game is on Super Nes and not Nintendo 64). The soundtrack…

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TMNT: Tournament Fighters

Published by Konami (America), Inc. Developed by Konami Co., Ltd. Released Sep 04, 1993 Platform SNES During the early 1990’s 2 of my favourite things were Street Fighter 2 and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so when I heard there was a game that combined the 2 I was naturally very excited. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters was released in 1993 for the Super Nintendo and is totally fantastic and was a real change of pace for the Turtles as their previous games such as Turtles in Time were scrolling beat em ups…

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