In this special evolution, we take a look back at the greatest super hero in gaming history: Mario. Just look at his history. What other gaming icon has been in so many not only critically acclaimed, but generally loved games? The answer – Nobody! Now the famous plumber makes his “2D” debut on the Nintendo Wii – it being “2D” also means its the first in the style on a home console since the SNES “pack-in” masterpiece Super Mario World, and I guess Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island if you count Baby Mario. Get your Magic Mushrooms after the jump!
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Batman: Arkham Asylum is looking like one of this year’s “must have” titles. With its awesome graphics, voice acting, and combat system, Edios plans on putting gamers right in the middle of Batman’s dark world – a trip I can’t wait to take. But as retro fans should know, we didn’t have to wait that long for a truly satisfying Batman experience – because Konami gave us one in 1994 with the underrated gem The Adventures of Batman & Robin for the SNES. Don’t believe me? Well, you’ll find all the proof you need inside this retro Review (no X-Ray Goggles needed).
Turtles in Time is getting an overdue HD remake on XBLA this week, and to me that sounds like reason enough to break out the original SNES cartridge for some shell-shocking 16-bit action. So come on and take a radical retro review ride with some of the nineties’ most beloved heroes – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and don’t forget the pizza… Cowabunga!
Continuing on with their trend of adding “Super” to the titles of new games, Nintendo delivered Super Punch-Out!!. Little Mac returns to try and become the champ yet again. He will face many new opponents with unorthodox fighting styles as well as some old friends making their return to the ring. Check out this retro review to see if Mac can become the World Champ or if he fails to make weight.
After LucasArts successfully re launched the Star Wars saga into video games with “Super Star Wars” in 1992, one would figure it was only a matter of time before they went ahead and brought their other huge property, Indiana Jones back into gaming. Like the SW trilogy up to that point, Indiana’s home console offerings played like the electronic artifacts from yesteryear that they were. With Greatest Adventures, LucasArts and Factor 5 had the chance to right Indy’s situation and give his fans a sort of, Holy Grail of Indiana Jones games…
After fifteen years and the lives of many Bothans, a Star Wars game worth playing hits home. In 1992 JVC released Super Star Wars for the SNES. A simple run and gun based in the Star Wars realm is what they delivered. Would Super Star Wars equal the fame of its movie namesake, or should it have been devoured within the Sarlacc Pit? Check inside to see or just use the force to find out.
With the upcoming release of Street Fighter IV to home consoles, now is as good a time as any to take a look back on how Street Fighter has become the most popular fighting series in the world. And what better way to begin then with the game that started the pandemonium, Street Fighter II for the Super Nintendo.