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Julian Hill
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Snes Review - Flashback (Game 089)
How much do the games designers played as children sculpt the games we play today ? 'Flashback' may be best known as one of the best 16bit cinematic platform games, but it's also a game that inspired a generation of game makers. Developed by  Delphine Softw...
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Snes Review - Wonder Project J (Game 088)
There’s an unmistakable pleasure to holding a digital life in
the palm of your hand. So why were “raising sims” like ‘Wonder Project J’ never
released in the West? Developed by Almanic Givro Published by Enix Released in 1994 I was a rather studious child g...
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Replay Events' Play Margate 2015
Retro Collecting works best when you're part of a community. Of course you can go it alone, buying all the games you wish at Car Boots and eBay, but like so many things in life it's a hobby best shared.  Befriending fellow collectors means you can trade wit...
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Snes Review - Diddy's Kong Quest (Game 087)
When you sell a platformer on the
strength of its graphics, how do you attract an audience back for a sequel,
when the novelty of the visuals is no longer there? Developed by Rare Published by Nintendo Released in 1995 "It's taken 22 man years, 32 megs,
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In defence of 'Disney Infinity'
Why can't adults resist the allure of children's games? Developed by Avalanche Software Published by Disney Interactive Studios Initially Released in August 2013 It's
August 1994, I'm standing in a queue at Electronics Boutique looking sheepish.
Although I'...
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Snes Review - PGA Tour Golf (Game 086)
Mark Twain once said that “golf
is a good walk spoiled”, but as this sports simulation game proves, it can also
be the ruin of a good cartridge. Developed by Sterling Silver
Software Published by Electronic Arts Released in 1992 It's hard to get too excited...
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Snes Review - Magical Quest : Staring Mickey Mouse (Game 085)
Capcom were known for
sprinkling magic on any Disney game they came into contact with. But can a game that’s designed to be easy for children offer much
enjoyment for someone used to a ‘Mega Man’ level of difficulty? Developed by Capcom Published by Capcom ...
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Snes Review : Street Racer (Game 084)
When you imagine blending two games together, 'Mario Kart' and ' Street Fighter' don't seem like the obvious candidates. Can 'Street Racer' exceed the sum of its parts? Developed by Vivid Image Published by Ubi Soft Released in 1994 'Pulsar' and 'R Type'. '...
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Snes Review : Final Fantasy - Mystic Quest (Game 082)
Why is a JRPG that was purposefully made for a Western audience now considered the black sheep of the 'Final Fantasy' series? Is 'Mystic Quest' really as bad as people believe? Developed by Squaresoft Published by  Squaresoft Released in 1992 When it comes ...
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Snes Review : Super Bomber Man 2 (Game 082)
Can a single player escape from a 'gaming hangover' in the greatest multiplayer game ever made? Developed by Hudson Soft Published by  Hudson Soft Released in 1994 Do you ever feel
exhausted after playing a game ? The credits are rolling and you have been
r...
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