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Retro Review: “Monster World IV”

TITLE: “Monster World IV” GENRE: Action/Platformer/RPG PLATFORM: Sega Mega Drive (Japan-only, 1994), PlayStation Network (2011), XBox Live Arcade (2011), and Wii Virtual Console (2011). RATING: Everyone ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: April 1, 1994 (Japan) “Monster World IV” is the final game…

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Retro Review: “Shadowrun”

TITLE: “Shadowrun” DEVELOPER: Beam Software PUBLISHER: Data East GENRE: Action/RPG PLATFORM: Super Nintendo Entertainment System RATING: “Everyone” RELEASE DATES: May 1993 (North America); August 1993 (Europe); March 25, 1994 (Japan) “Shadowrun” is a console action/RPG set in the cyberpunk dystopian…

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Retro Review: “Castlevania 64″

TITLE: “Castlevania 64″ DEVELOPER: “Konami Computer Entertainment Kobe” GENRE: Action/Adventure PLATFORM: Nintendo 64 RATING: Teen (13+) RELEASE DATES: January 26, 1999 (North America); March 11, 1999 (Japan); May 14, 1999 (Europe). “Castlevania 64″ (technically simply titled “Castlevania,” or “Devil’s Castle…

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Retro Review: “Castlevania: Bloodlines”

TITLE: “Castlevania: Bloodlines” DEVELOPER: Konami PUBLISHER: Konami PLATFORM: Sega Genesis/MegaDrive RATING: General Audiences. RELEASE DATES: March 17, 1994 (North America); March 18, 1994 (Japan); March 20, 1994 (Europe). In the past, people used to say that a console’s worth was…

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Retro Review: “Vampire Killer”

TITLE: “Vampire Killer” DEVELOPER: Konami GENRE: Action/Platformer/RPG PLATFORM: MSX2 RATING: Not Rated. RELEASE DATE: October 30, 1986 (Japan); 1987 (Europe). “Vampire Killer” is one of the least-known entries in Konami’s long-running Castlevania series.  The title had several things working against…

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Retro Review: “Beyond Shadowgate”

TITLE: “Beyond Shadowgate” DEVELOPER: ICOM Simulations, Inc. GENRE: Adventure/Puzzle/RPG PLATFORM: TurboGrafx 16 CD UNOFFICIAL RATING: “Everyone” RELEASE YEAR: 1993 While the original “Shadowgate” was wildly popular, especially after being ported over to the NES in 1989, its official sequel is…

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Retro Review: “Shadowgate”

TITLE: “Shadowgate” DEVELOPER: ICOM Simulations, Inc. GENRE: Adventure/Puzzle/RPG PLATFORMS: Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Commodore Amiga, DOS, NES, Game Boy Color, Palm OS, Pocket PC, and Mobile Phones. RATING: Everyone. ORIGINAL RELEASE YEAR: 1987 It’s been 24 years since the original…

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