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Great arcade experience!

Posted : 12 years, 9 months ago on 13 January 2008 11:16 (A review of Indy 500)

A large arcade complex called the Playdium in Mississauga, Canada, had the 8-person version with individual F1 cars that tilt front/back and side-side. What a rush that was! although I think it was $2 per game.

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my god was this lame

Posted : 12 years, 9 months ago on 11 January 2008 12:21 (A review of I Am Legend)

Nice effects and theme, but that's about all I give it. What a load of garbage! My brain still hurts from all the idiotic plot holes and unimportant garbage they put in. Like the herd of deer running amok thru streets of NY. Even at the start of the film, it was puzzling as hell, as to why there are all of a sudden hundreds of deer in middle of NYC after only 3 bloody years! And if you factor in the fact that there are thousands of killer mutants out there every night, and that the bridges were all blown up 3 years ago, leaving only the Central Park population of deer to multiply to such herd level, well, you'd have to be a retarded 5-year old not to notice that plot hole. So only logical answer is they included the deer hunting scene at the start to get the redneck audience all jacked up, and then throw in their face that Ford Mustang commercial built-in the movie.

and it goes downhill from those first 5 minutes...

The 'Speaking to God' bit was unbelievably lame as well. Ok audience, GOD says there is a place in Vermont, so there. End of dicussion, no need to think about it anymore. GOD says it, so its true, k?

And anyone else notice how convenient that most streets were nicely abandoned with all cars properly parallel parked just so Will Smith can show off his Mustang driving skills?

Of course, they also never answered the fact as to how that woman and child got to NYC in a car and scared off hundreds of mutants with only her car headlights in the process, oh and with all bridges destroyed.

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Perfect Game!

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 20 December 2007 06:03 (A review of Super Mario Bros. 3)

I love everything about SMB3! The music, the gameplay, the variety of levels, the length of the game, the power-ups, the variety of enemies, the hidden shortcuts and special itemst - every part of the game is pure perfection. This is the best platform game ever released. I played this game for hours and hours - i memorized every secret area, every hidden block, every trick in the book. And I'm having major nostalgia addiction just thinking of this game. I feel like going to my local pawnshop and hunting down an old NES system just for this game. lol

But I'll just wait until I get the Wii. It's one of the key reasons I will upgrade from my gamecube to the Wii, just so I can buy this game on the Virtual Console.

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Another Farrelly bros hit

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 15 December 2007 05:00 (A review of The Heartbreak Kid)

Put aside a lot of the negative ratings, and don't compare this to that other Farrelly/Stiller hit 'There's Something About Mary', and what you're left with is a solid, perverted, and funny comedy. Ben Stiller still manages to crack me up just by his expressions, and Rob Corddry is hilarious in this.

The part that was 'off' in this movie, which may explain the negative ratings, is some people probably mistook this as a romantic comedy, but the Farrelly brothers kept making it spin more eccentric and perverted thru its runtime, so what you have here is a weird sort of hybrid between a raunchy comedy about a guy trying to get together with another woman while on his honeymoon, and a romantic comedy about a quick marriage. Even the ending threw me for a (good) loop, as the ending was so unexpected. haha, loved it. But definitely the jokes are geared more towards the 'married' guys and girls out there, so maybe the overly young IMDB crowd just doesn't get it.

Overall a great comedy, something we don't see much these days, and a definite keeper for my collection.

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The best multiplayer game on NES

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 14 December 2007 08:02 (A review of Super Dodge Ball)

The NES's best Multi-player game was this gem. Few things in life gave me as much pleasure as belting my friend's character with a power shot that sent his guy flying off the screen.

This game rocked! Anyone know of an emulator, of if the Wii will release this virtually?

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First Racing I got hooked on

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 14 December 2007 06:38 (A review of Rad Racer)

This was the first racing game I got hooked on, although it was rip-off of Sega's OutRun (which I played a lot at arcades). Still, to have your very own racing game at home was a pure joy me. One shame I have is that I never got to try out the 3-D mode, which required 3-D glasses that I never had (I must have got the game 2nd hand). It was probably a gimmick, but still, I always wondered what it would be like in 3-D. lol

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The classic RPG

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 14 December 2007 06:04 (A review of Dragon Warrior)

This is in my eyes the birth of RPG genre, even though I never got into the game too much. I got this at about the same time as I got Final Fantasy (FF was released by Square, and Dragon Warrior was an Enix release - Square Enix rings a bell, anyone?) and Final Fantasy blew it out of the water. Still, FF was a newer game, so I should judge DW on its own merit, since it had no competition when it first came out.

The graphics were primitive, the reading was a torture, and the battle scenes were text-based with just a bit of flashing to signify a hit (FF took a bit leap forward by actually showing the characters swinging the swords, etc..). But all the RPG elements were there to make this a very early addictive release (talk, search, use item, magic, weapons, armor). Ah, the good ol' days, when you had to rely on imagination when playing a game.

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What a joke

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 14 December 2007 01:23 (A review of Pac-Man)

The Pac-Man arcade was awesome, but this Atari 2600 version was a joke. Even as a kid, I knew it was pure garbage. This title along with ET nearly killed off home gaming for a few years.

Pac-Man is cool. This particular version was not. So why all the high votes by others? did you you guys even PLAY this crap-fest or are you just voting for Pac-Man arcade in general?

I mean, come on! look at the YouTube video! lol the ghosts were jumping all over the screen. It was an unfinished prototype that got rushed to market for xmas season. A goddamn' insult and a joke.

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My favourite Atari game

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 13 December 2007 07:14 (A review of Pitfall!)

Pitfall, along with Joust, was my favourite Atari 2600 game. While Joust was the start of 'action' platform game, Pitfall was the start 'adventure' platform game - it introduces many levels, obstacles, and various traps and enemies. For 1982, this was very revolutionary. There were no enemies to conquer (only to avoid) and points were gained by collection various gold bars scattered throughout the jungle.

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My Favourite Atari 2600 title

Posted : 12 years, 10 months ago on 13 December 2007 07:01 (A review of Joust)

This, along with Pitfall, was my favourite Atari 2600 title. What made this game so great at its time was its gameplay - so original and addictive. In fact, the original Mario Bros arcade was heavily influenced by Joust (a polite way of saying it was a Joust rip-off). All Nintendo did was replace the jousters with the mario brothers, the pterodactyls with koopas, and instead of flying around, the mario brothers jump around. The gameplay is the same.

So you can argue that Joust was pretty much the birth of the classic 2d platform games.

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