7.7

NES Remix

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The greatest thing about the original Nintendo (better known in the rest of this review as the NES) is the fact that it rescued the video game industry from the quagmire that other companies like Atari had put it in by over-saturating the market with bad games, perhaps understandably, since there were no industry veterans. At release the NES established Nintendo as the leader in hardware and software innovation. Those days are gone and Nintendo has of late received a lot of criticism for what is being called a failed system, the Wii U. (more…)

8.6

VVVVVV

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Did I mention that I’ve been playing a lot of indie titles lately? Well, this time it is a strange game called VVVVVV. No, that isn’t just a nightmare for my spell-check, it’s the name of an indie title available on 3DS, PS Vita, iOS, Android, Ouya, and the operating system of your choice (sans Linux). VVVVVV is a game that looks like it belongs in the early era of games, and I mean pre-NES. (more…)

8.0

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Remake)

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As I was finishing my DuckTales Remastered review, I was surprised to see yet another old Disney game remake ready to be downloaded and waiting for my money budgeted for nostalgia. Castle of Illusion:Starring Mickey Mouse is a Sega game from back in the Genesis days that is largely well-remembered; it soon became a series, with Donald backing Mickey up in a few titles to make people who prefer the eternally-miffed foul (like me!). The original game is so loved that a 3DS spin-off, Power of Illusion, came out in 2012 to less-than-stellar reviews. (more…)

8.8

Doodle Jump

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Platforming games have been around for as long as I can remember. Whether its Mario, Sonic, Mega Man or the original Donkey Kong, the genre is timeless. Doodle Jump came to us at a time when the mobile gaming world was turned on its head with the popularity of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. For a long time mobile gaming has been limited to Snake and Solitaire — those days are gone, and Doodle Jump was one of the games that ushered in the new wave of mobile games. (more…)