January 29, 2014
Episode #28 - Nintendo Power Uncovered #33: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back, and this time they're on a slightly better Nintendo Power cover. But don't get too excited, because this TMNT design still sucks. Find out why this cover is so confusing when you read another exciting episode of Nintendo Power Uncovered, the only show that isn't afraid to review every Nintendo Power cover!
Episode #1187 - Think Adver-Gaming is a new thing? Then you haven't been paying attention, because this kind of publicity stunt dates back to the 1980s. Join Adam Wallace as he gets to the bottom of Chase the Chuck Wagon on the Atari 2600!
January 28, 2014
Episode #33 - Nintendo Power Uncovered #33: Nintendo Power and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a complicated history. When the two met the first time around, we gave the cover a failing grade. It was awful. Does this February 1992 cover finally do the hero turtles justice? I wouldn't count on it!
Episode #1186 - Why aren't there more video games about firefighters? The Firemen tries to fill the void, but comes up a little short. Find out if this Super NES action game is better than Ignition Factor when you read Cyril's full review of The Firemen!
Episode #90 - Can you believe this Blue Lightning preview? It comes straight from Electronic Gaming Monthly's 59th issue and is a blurry, incomprehensible mess. They even noted that "the graphics are unbelievable," but that's impossible to tell from this crummy screenshot. Is this the worst video game preview of all time?
Episode #1185 - The Nintendo World Championship 1990 cartridge has been getting a lot of press lately, thanks in large part to an eBay auction that ended just shy of $100,000. This has left a lot of people stunned, wondering what could possibly make this obscure 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System game worth the high asking price. Is it possible that this ultra-rare title is secretly the best game of all time? Find out when Cyril reviews Nintendo World Championships 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Episode #773 - With an emphasis on improved graphics, this PlayStation 4 port is the best Tomb Raider yet. Unfortunately, this Definitive Edition doesn't add enough new content to warrant a second purchase. If you have somehow missed out on Lara's newest adventure, then Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is a must-buy.
Episode #774 - After 15 years, Lucifer Ring is finally coming to the United States. Unfortunately, this middling action game was not worth the way. With a short campaign, bad graphics and sluggish controls, this PSone Classic is hard to recommend in the day and age of Dragon's Crown and Foul Play.
Episode #772 - Forget Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, OlliOlli is the most exciting skateboarding game to come out in ages. The 2D action doesn't miss a beat, thanks in large part to the deceptively deep gameplay and strong level designs. Just about the only thing it's missing is a proper leaderboard and a way to manual.
Episode #32 - Nintendo Power Uncovered #32: After botching the Castlevania II cover, can Nintendo Power finally do the long-running franchise justice? Don't get your hopes up, because this Super Castlevania IV cover is just as bad. Find out what the cover critic thought of Nintendo Power's January 1992 issue in this brand new episode of Nintendo Power Uncovered.
Episode #771 - Double Dragon ditches the side-scrolling beat-em-up genre for one-on-one fighting action. Loosely based on the twenty year old action film, this PlayStation fighter offers exciting backgrounds and cheesy full-motion video. Don't let its association with the movie fool you, Double Dragon is a lot better than Street Fighter: The Movie.
Episode #13 - Have you ever wondered how old your favorite video game character will be when they die? Defunct Games puts that question to the test. By studying the lives of gaming's biggest stars, we are able to accurately predict when they'll croak. In today's episode we figure out when Billy Lee will die. Will the next game be called Solo Dragon? Find out when we put this Double Dragon star to the test!
Episode #1184 - After reviewing Pac-Man, Adam Wallace is ready for a quality arcade port for the Atari 2600. Good thing he's reviewing Asteroids, the surprisingly competent adaptation of the arcade cabinet. But is competent enough to recommend? Find out now when you read Adam's full review of Asteroids for the Atari 2600!
Episode #769 - Toki Tori may not be the most exciting game on the PlayStation 3, but it does offer a solid adventure full of brain-teasing puzzles. With 90 levels to solve, this HD remake offers a lot of content for not much money. Twelve years after first hitting the Game Boy Color, Toki Tori remains an easy game to recommend.
Episode #1182 - Inspired by our recent Atari 2600 coverage, Josh Despain takes us on a trip back in time with Pharaoh's Curse for the Atari 800. This 1983 gem is advanced for its time, offering a complex adventure that still holds up today. Find out what Josh thought when you read his full review of Pharaoh's Curse for the Atari 800!
Episode #31 - Nintendo Power Uncovered #31: After thirty issues, Nintendo Power is about to make history. Unfortunately, they don't quite nail the landing. Find out why this Metroid II issue could have been historic, and why Nintendo Power yet again messed it all up. All this on another exciting episode of Nintendo Power Uncovered!
Episode #770 - This is not another relaxing bike ride. Bike Rider DX is an action-packed game full of platforming challenges and exotic locales. Can you survive 50 stages of treacherous landscape, each full of increasingly difficult obstacles? Find out in this must-own PS Vita game, currently available in the PS Mobile store.
Episode #1181 - After fighting to secure the exclusive rights to the biggest arcade game in the world, Atari was set to take their video game business to the next level. Unfortunately, something terrible happened on the way to making Pac-Man on the Atari 2600. Join Adam Wallace as he gets to the bottom of what's wrong with this ill-fated 2600 port.
Episode #1180 - Adam is back with another Atari 2600 review. Today he's taking a look at Journey Escape, the exciting 2D action game that goes against the theory that all licensed games are terrible. But what does this have to do with Journey, anyway? As it turns out, not much. But that doesn't keep Adam from enjoying Journey Escape on the Atari 2600!
Episode #768 - StreetKix: Freestyle delivers an interesting mix of soccer and rhythm. Don't worry; this is not a sports game. What we get is a quirky one-on-one competition to see who is the trickier soccer ball juggler. Travel around the world learning new moves in this delightful, though shallow, rhythm game for the Sony PSP.
Episode #1164 - From the makers of people that brought you Contra and Monkey Island comes Metal Warriors, an action-packed shooter for the Super NES. Alexander Angelo takes an exclusive look at this forgotten gem in his first review of 2014. Is this a shooter worth hunting down? Find out when you read Alexsander's full review of Metal Warriors for the Super NES!
Episode #1179 - After nearly thirteen years of covering classic games, Defunct Games is breaking new ground with our first Atari 2600 review. Adam Wallace steps up and takes a look at River Raid, the classic overhead shooter with a twist. Does it still hold up three decades later? Find out when you read Adam Wallace's review of River Raid for the Atari 2600!
Episode #30 - Nintendo Power Uncovered #30: It's a new year, which means it's time for another episode of Nintendo Power Uncovered. This is the show where we review every single Nintendo Power cover, no matter how long it takes. Today we're looking at November 1991, featuring Final Fantasy II for the Super NES. How does this cover stack up with last month's disastrous Star Trek issue? Find out now!
Episode #766 - Man the cannons and brace for impact, because Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is here to blow up any preconceived notions you had about the annual franchise. With a great cast of characters and a huge world to explore, this next-generation sequel is the best installment since Assassin's Creed II.
Episode #1178 - When he's not rescuing captured women or unclogging pipes, Mario passes the time by painting. That's right, Mario is a painter! And now you can get in on the fun thanks to Mario Paint for the Super NES. Draw pictures, create animations and even dabble in music construction, it's all here in this unique game from 1992. Find out what Josh Despain thinks of Mario Paint when you read his full review!
Episode #78 - Now that 2013 is in the books, join Cyril Lachel as he compiles a list of the ten best games of the year. From Arcadecraft to Tearaway to BioShock Infinite, the big and small are represented in this exclusive list. Did you favorite game make our look back at 2013? Probably not, but that shouldn't keep you from having an opinion about these ten games that didn't totally suck!
Episode #767 - The Starship Damrey is a good example of what not to do when making an interactive novel. The interesting story is marred by simplistic puzzles and a painfully short run time. This is not one of Level 5's best.
Episode #764 - Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers is a fighting game based around Greek mythology and God-like characters that are able to perform magical acts. And yet somehow this translates into one of the least interesting fighting games on the market. This PlayStation 3-exclusive is long-winded, simplistic and not much fun to play!