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MVRP: Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers

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“No, no it never fails, they’ll take the clues and find the wheres and whys and whos. Mike Mike Mike Mike ‘n Vinny, Rescue Rangers!” This week on MVRP, Vinny thinks he is forcing Mike to play an NES classic, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers for the NES, but soon realizes that the game has other plans in store for him. (more…)

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Enemy Front (PC)

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So, recently I decided to try a few new(ish) shooter games. I wanted ones preferably set during World War II just so I could get away from the craziness that inevitably comes with Battlefield. Also, because of the love affair I have with another WWII game (more…)

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MVRP: Grand Theft Auto

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Wait, there was a Grand Theft Auto game before 3? It was top-down? What the hell? These sentiments and more are expressed by Vinny, who doesn’t really even pay the good Grand Theft Auto games, never mind its humble beginnings. Since Mike is evil and the point of the show is to enlighten and annoy, Vinny is forced to play the PS one “classic” Grand Theft Auto. (more…)

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Thunder Alley

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Thunder Alley is a stock car racing game from GMT.  Usually, I am drawn to games for two reasons. First, the complexity of their strategy and tactics, and secondly, I am drawn to games that elicit a gut level excitement as they progress. I like knowing that each time I bring that game to the table, I can modify what I have done before slightly or drastically in an attempt to improve upon previous outcomes. Games like Agricola and Steam fit this sensibility quite well. As my game collection grows, I continue to specifically seek out different gaming experiences, trying to find these qualities in other game genres. This search led me to racing games, and, of course, to Formula D, which is THE name of the genre. Unfortunately, I hated it. (more…)

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Mario Kart 8

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Before Mario hosted elaborate parties, held tennis matches, and morphed into a paper cut-out, he took to the track with a go-kart. Many years after the original Super Mario Kart, Nintendo has continued to deliver its premiere racing franchise (sorry, F-Zero) for each of its platforms. The latest installment, Mario Kart 8 for Wii U, continues the tradition of fun, desperate victories, and tragic defeats. Mario Kart 8 is yet another high mark in the series, even if there are a few hang-ups. (more…)

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Etherlords

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Etherlords is a fantasy strategy game with collection and world-building mechanics. A great evil is awakened, causing a massive cataclysm that destroys the world as we know it—shattering mountains and streams into countless pieces. Players, as the “Etherlord,” have the power to rebuild and restore these worlds. (more…)

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MVRP: Castle of Illusion

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Once upon a time, licensed games were actually really good. Castle of Illusion: Starring Mickey Mouse is a platformer for the Sega Genesis that Vinny played over and over (more…)

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MVRP: Diablo III

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Diablo is the name of the devil in the Diablo series because apparently everyone living there is Spanish. It is a series that Mike loves and Vinny has completely avoided. Now that the PS4 edition is out, Vinny has nowhere to run. (more…)

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Click Clack Lumberjack

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If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If it does, the sound must be “Click Clack”. Grab your suspenders and plaid flannel, trim your beard, and stop eating those flapjacks. It’s time to play Click Clack Lumberjack. (more…)

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MVRP: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

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Go, go, Power Rangers! For most people the original run of Power Rangers in the US brings a lot of great memories. For Mike though, he largely missed the craze. Vinny didn’t and this was one of his most treasured Super Nintendo games. (more…)

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MVRP: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

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This week, Vinny enters the world of 80′s action thriller nonsense in Far Cry 3‘s DLC release, Blood Dragon. It is one of Mike’s favorite releases of last gen and Vinny missed it because, well, it’s a shooter. (more…)

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MVRP: Saints Row: The Third

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Crime doesn’t pay. Well, actually, it could pay if you don’t get caught. We don’t condone crime here at MVRP, but we completely condone fictional crimes in virtual settings. This week, Vinny is forced to play Saints Row: The Third. We say forced, but it an incredibly fun and entertaining romp through gang life. Enjoy! (more…)