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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Super Nintendo Super Punch Out

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Nintendo R&D3 Released Oct 01, 1994 Also For Wii, Wii U  Released in late 1994 for the Super Nintendo Super Punch Out is the sequel to the legendary Mike Tyson’s Punch Out on the original Nintendo and whilst this game is not as good as the earlier release it still has much to offer. Firstly the graphics are superb, big chunky sprites and cartoony graphics which are displayed from a “Behind the back” camera angle (including a fantastic transparency effect where you can see through your fighter…

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Street Racer

Published by Ubi Soft Entertainment Software Developed by Vivid Image Released Nov, 1994 Also For Amiga, DOS, Game Boy, Genesis, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn Released by Ubisoft in 1994 Street Racer for the Super Nintendo is essentially a Super Mario Kart clone, albeit a very good one indeed. The game has much to enjoy, firstly the graphics are superb (even better than Mario Kart) with chunky karts and colourful backgrounds full of colour and life, there are also some fantastic Mode 7 rotational effects. The soundtrack and sound effects are also excellent, the menu music…

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Chrono Trigger

Published by Square Soft, Inc. Developed by Square Co., Ltd. Released Aug 11, 1995 Also For Android, iPhone, Nintendo DS, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP,PS Vita, Wii  Sit back and relax, because we’re going for a ride through time. Chrono Trigger for the SNES is hailed as one of the greatest RPG’s of all time. I would do anything to go back to 1995 and play this for the first time all over again. Of course it would take me days to write out the entire story of Chrono Trigger. Besides, Squaresoft already did it…

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Street Fighter 2 Turbo

Published by Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released Aug, 1993 Also For Wii, Wii U Released in 1993 Street Fighter 2 Turbo was the sequel to the critically acclaimed Street Fighter 2 The World Warriors, this game builds on the amazing work of the earlier game and makes several tweaks to the gameplay and presentation. Firstly the graphics are even better than the original game, each fighter has extra animations and better yet the backgrounds have been reworked massively. Each background has much more detail and much more going on, especially…

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