REVIEW: BUCKY O’HARE (NES)

With the popularity of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the late 80’s, it looked like everyone was trying to create the next big anthropomorphic property: There was the Battletoads video game franchise, Biker Mice from Mars, and Street Sharks among a few others. One of the earliest attempts that spawned a short-lived animated series and a one wave action…

REVIEW: THE ROCKETEER (SNES)

I’m going to preface my review of The Rocketeer  on SNES with a little story from my childhood. It’s Christmas 1992 and I’ve opened all of my presents, save one. So far I’ve gotten everything that I’ve wished for, namely my Batman Returns Bat-missile Batmobile and Batcave play-set; What could be in this mysterious box…

REVIEW: BATMAN RETURNS (SEGA GENESIS)

Batman Returns on the NES is a pretty terrific game. Batman Returns on the SNES is a fantastic game. Batman Returns on the Sega Genesis is one of those constant reminders of why I’m forever grateful that I owned a SNES growing up as opposed to Sega’s machine that I wished I had after being…

REVIEW: BATMAN RETURNS (SNES)

Like Sunsoft before them, Konami produced both an 8 and 16-bit versions of a Batman game of the same name in Batman Returns. Unlike Sunsoft however, who somehow managed to make worse games despite having access to better hardware in both the cases of Batman on Sega Genesis and Batman: Revenge of the Joker, Returns…

REVIEW: BATMAN RETURNS (NES)

When it came to adapting Batman’s escapades from the big screen in video game format the first time around, Sunsoft more or less had the monopoly on the character, producing games on everything from the NES, Game Boy and Sega Genesis. For the sequel to Batman, aptly named Batman Returns, the video game licensing was shared…

REVIEW: SWAMP THING (GAME BOY)

Not only did THQ give us the displeasure of one bad Swamp Thing game, they decided to vomit another game based on the character for the Game Boy, courtesy of the developer of The Flash for the handheld, Equilibrium. The best thing that can be said about Swamp Thing on the Game Boy is that…

REVIEW: SWAMP THING (NES)

When it comes to tracking down retro games, normally the ones with higher price tags are the rare and treasured gems that are simply so good that those who own them either don’t want to part with them, or will only do so if a healthy profit is involved. Sometimes however, an older game will…

REVIEW: BATMAN: REVENGE OF THE JOKER (SEGA GENESIS)

How do you make something awesome, move it to arguably superior hardware, and then somehow make it worse?!! This is the case with Batman: Revenge of the Joker, a carbon copy of the excellent Batman: Return of the Joker on the NES. Walking into this game I had two assumptions: The first that this was going…

REVIEW: BATMAN: RETURN OF THE JOKER (GAME BOY)

As you may or may not recall from my review of Batman: Return of the Joker on the NES, I liked it quite a bit. It was a complete package of great controls, graphics, and music that made it a little slice of classic NES heaven. Reason stood to believe then that a version of…