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Rad Racer - NES - PAL
Rad Racer - NES - PAL

5.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo's answer to Outrun, 13 May 2014
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A fun and challenging game, although you don't have the branching route you get a choice of music, varied levels, a 3D mode and a choice of 2 different cars to drive. The graphics are a little basic, but that does help the sense of speed. Along with RC Pro-Am this is one of the bast driving games on the NES. Why hasn't this been released on Nintendo's Virtual Console or e-shop?


RC Pro Am (NES)
RC Pro Am (NES)

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic by Rare, 13 May 2014
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One of the best overhead style racing games I've played. It still holds up well today and gets very tricky later on. Decent graphics and sound, tight controls and lots of fun. The only downside for me is that the game is 1 player only.


Midways Arcade Greatest Hits - Midway Collection 2
Midways Arcade Greatest Hits - Midway Collection 2

3.0 out of 5 stars Beer and Burgers on the Moon, 13 May 2014
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This Pack Includes (from best to worst):

Root Beer Tapper - An excellent action/puzzle game with graphics way ahead of its time.
Moon Patrol - Horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up (I had a version of this on the Amstrad called Moon Buggy)
Burgertime - A very tricky single screen platform game
Spy Hunter - Vertically scrolling shoot'em up / driving game (a lot tougher than i remember)
Joust 2 - A single screen action game (well regarded, but I never liked it)
Splat - Repetitive and basic single screen shoot' em up
Blaster - Early 3D shoot' em up

I bought this pack specifically for Moon Patrol & Burger Time as these games aren't often found on other collections. As with most retro games your favourites tend to be the games that you enjoyed playing first time around.

All the games are emulated perfectly well and there were no issues that I could see.

All games allow you to save high scores, adjust difficulty and set the number of lives. There are also very poor quality video interviews included if you're interested in that kind of thing.

If any of the games listed above mean anything to you, this collection might be worth picking up. Otherwise if you're curious about checking out some top quality retro gaming i'd recommend Capcom Classics Collection Vol 1, Midway Arcade Treasures, Taito Legends & Sega Megadrive Collection (all available on PS2).


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 BattleNexus (GameCube)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 BattleNexus (GameCube)

1.0 out of 5 stars One of the worst games I have ever played, 23 Jan. 2014
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I bought this game due to the original arcade game being an unlockable extra. Little did I know of the horror which awaited me....

The combat in this game is terrible. Not only do the inputs feel stilted and laggy, the turtles have no attack range; you have to virtually be touching your enemies to hit them. Worse still is that most standard enemies can send you flying and stun you for 3 seconds at a time. Thankfully on most levels you can simply run past all your enemies on your way to the exit, not bothering with fighting at all!

Platforming is nearly as bad. The camera often zooms out to make it look like you're viewing the action from a low flying aircraft and because of this even the most simple of jumps can be infuriating as trying to judge distance and depth becomes impossible.

Boss battles are similarly rubbish and the vehicle sections are slightly less playable than your average smartphone racing game.

If you can bear to play to stage 9-1 you'll get to unlock the original Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Arcade Game which is infinitely superior to this.

Hang on though, the developers have even managed to mess this up. How?

You can only control your turtle via d-pad with the analogue stick being unused (did arcade machines have d-pads?!). Pressing R will quit your game, but worst of all they've stripped away the games original soundtrack and speech and replaced it with elevator music! This really does take away from the game and lessens it's enjoyment.

If you're interested in playing the arcade game there must be an easier way of doing so.....


Double Dragon / Game
Double Dragon / Game

5.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Double Dragon, 28 Dec. 2013
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A kind of combination of the original Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2, 3 & Super Double Dragon with the Lee brothers sporting more fighting moves than I can remember in any scrolling beat 'em up (far more than Final Fight or Streets of Rage 2). It perfectly recreates the look and feel of the original. The only gripes for me are that you can only play 2 players with 2 GBA consoles and that the music from the 2nd level of Double Dragon 2 is absent.


Double Dragon - Master System - PAL
Double Dragon - Master System - PAL

5.0 out of 5 stars The best 8 bit conversion, 28 Dec. 2013
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Double Dragon was the first scrolling beat 'em up to feature simultaneous 2 player action, weapons and end of level bosses and the arcade version is one of the best games ever in my opinion. However for some reason nearly all of the home versions released at the time were poor.

The exception though was the Master System version (which is far superior to the so-so NES version). All the moves, weapons, levels, 2 player option and music are here. The games faithful to the original and is fairly easy until the rock solid last level, but you'll beat it with practice.


Sega Ages: Power Drift [Japan Import]
Sega Ages: Power Drift [Japan Import]

3.0 out of 5 stars Virtually arcade perfect, 28 Dec. 2013
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Yu Suzuki is rightly remembered for his arcade classics such as Outrun and Afterburner. Less mentioned though is Hiroshi Kawaguchi who deserves equal praise. He's the man responsible for many of Suzuki's games classic soundtracks and Powerdrift is one of the best.

The game itself deserves its place in history as the game that influenced Nintendo to create Super Mario Kart. Although there's no combat, players get to choose their character and race on a number of rollercoaster like tracks. This game's not easy though and the later levels get tough and frustrating.


OutRun (Master System)
OutRun (Master System)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Outrun!, 28 Dec. 2013
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A good conversion considering the hardware it runs on. Features all the tunes and routes. Fun gameplay, but slightly easier than the arcade version.


Zombie Revenge (Dreamcast)
Zombie Revenge (Dreamcast)

3.0 out of 5 stars The House of the Dead Beat'em up, 28 Dec. 2013
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A roaming beat up em for 1 or 2 players with the clunky controls and fixed camera of the early resident evil games. A nice touch is that characters can fight hand to hand or use their guns and thankfully ammo is in plentiful supply. Fun, cheesy, but hard mainly due to the controls. Worth buying if you remember it fondly in the arcades.


Action fighter - Master System - PAL
Action fighter - Master System - PAL

5.0 out of 5 stars A Forgotten Classic, 28 Dec. 2013
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The best way to describe this game is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up which play as a cross between Spy Hunter and Xevious. Starting off on a bike you need to shoot enough enemies to earn letters to transform to a car. As a car you can both shoot and ram enemies. Drive into SEGA vans for weapons and upgrades. Once you collect enough letters to you transform into a plane and combat continues in the air until the end of level boss. Gameplay is fast, simple and fun. The difficulty level is spot on, challenging but never unfair. Well recommended for your collection.


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