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Super Mario Advance

Super Mario Advance was a launch game for GBA, which was a collection of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Bros. This may seem like an odd choice for GBAs first flagship title, you tend to forget that once you get lost inside it. Few people admit it, but SMB2 is an excellent game, and Mario Bros. has its charms too.     SMB2 is mostly ignored because it is the "black sheep" of the series. Rather than jumping on enemies and collecting coins, you pick up enemies and throw them bodily at their ch

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Zoop: Tetris of 1995

Zoop is an odd cross between a puzzle and a shooter. You play a little triangle that moves around a 4x4 grid in the center of the screen, and you must shoot yourself at objects to get them. If you shoot an object that is your color, it will disappear and give you points. But if you shoot an object that isn't your color, you will swap colors with the object. Your overall objective is to clear a set amout of objects in each level. Remember that now.     With that out of the way, Zoop is fant

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Lynx: Bigger, Badder, Better (but mostly Bigger)

When you see Lynx being discussed on the net (or anywhere else, for that matter), some wise guy reminds us all that Lynx sux because it's huge. Yes, it's huge, but size is power. I would love to see your pretty little Game Boy run Klax, so I can whip out my Lynx and blast you away. But anyway, let's discuss Lynx. Like I said, it's big.     But this size is for a good reason. Lynx has a large, color, hi-res, backlit screen. This screen makes it possible to play games like Ms. Pac-Man and Kl

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Hopeful of PSP 1000

After 2 threads worth of consideration (and help from my brother), I have decided to get a PSP 1000 as my model of choice. This is because it is the cheapest model, and has very little difference in quality compared to the slim models.   That said, I'm really lookig forward to it. I recently picked up a very nice CIB copy of Ridge Racer and a 32 meg memory stick, so I'm all prepared. I'll be buying a refurbished system from GameStop, which I've heard are very nice. They have their screens clea

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Wave Race: Blue Storm

I haven't done a blog in quite a while, but this just popped to mind, so why not?   The thing that really strikes me about Wave Race: Blue Storm is how FANTASTIC it looks. The rippling water on the loading and menu screens is an instantly great first impression, and it never goes downhill from there. If you've played any other jet ski game before (mainly Wave Race 64 or Jet Moto), you'll know the drill. You race through watery tracks, swerving around bueys and riding up ramps. precision is key

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Game Review: Donkey Kong for Atari 8-bit

Donkey Kong was one of Nintendo's biggest hits in the Arcade, and was equally as successful on home systems. Coleco's versions for the 2600, Intellivision, and most importantly Colecovision, were runaway hits. Though no version managed to have all 4 levels until Atari released a version for their 8-bit computer line, and blew everyone away with it's awesomeness. Granted, the pie factory level wasn't the best, but it was still pretty cool to have here. The gameplay is perfectly executed here, and

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Game Review: Pac-Man for Atari 8-bit

Atari appears to have learned their lesson from the fiasco that was Atari 2600 Pac-Man, and actually put a lot of effort into the 5200/8-bit version. The maze and character sprites look very much like their arcade counterparts, and the sound effects are much more than just repetetive beep noises. So thanks to the 5200 and 8-bit, Atari was back in everyone's good books (including the Intellivision fans, because Atari did them the service of releasing a nigh-on perfect version of Pac-Man for them

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