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After Burner (Master System)
After Burner is a jet fighter pilot game. Released on the Sega Master System, you control a jet fighter armed with machine guns and missiles and must destroy enemy fighters for points. You pilot your jet over various terrains, such as ocean and...

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ALF (Master System)
Alf, based on the popular wise-mouthed television character from eighties, stinks up the room. This game must have been designed with kids in mind, but it's hard to play and has little direction. It has side scrolling parts and single rooms with no...

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Artillery Duel (Colecovision)
I have discovered a pretty neat 2 player game. It is called ARTILLERY DUEL. This early 80's game is an imitated version of some game that came before, copied and altered many times since the contest of You VS. Me. Mano E Mano. Take off the kid...

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Astroblast (Atari 2600)
Astroblast is an arcade style game in which you must protect the world from a never-ending barrage of asteroids and meteors. It is much like Space Invaders to the effect that you are controlling a land based turret, blasting the threat to mankind...

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Atlantis (Atari 2600)
In the game Atlantis, you control three cannons, strategically placed left, center and right of the screen. You must protect the underwater civilization from surface dwellers attacking from the skies with planes and jets. These attackers are...

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Balloon Kid (Gameboy)
Balloon Kid is a pretty fun side-scrolling arcade game. You pilot our heroine, Alice, on a couple of balloons, seeking her friend who has floated off holding a bunch of balloons. This game is challenging, as controlling Alice's altitude while...

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Basketball (Atari 2600)
Atari Basketball is a bare-bones representation of the popular American, and more lately, worldwide sport. This is a two player only game, as most early Atari sports games were. It features a 4 minute, one-on-one contest with good playability and...

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Battle Zone & Super Breakout (Gameboy)
This 2 in 1 Gameboy game features 2 Atari arcade classics from the late seventies/early eighties. Battlezone, released originally in 1981, is an excellent rendition of the tank battle contest. The GBC version looks and plays almost exactly like...

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Battleship (Gamegear)
Sega Game Gear's Battleship is a video adaptation of the popular Milton Bradley 2-player strategy game. Like the original, which has entertained generations, you are engaged in a open water duel, attempting to destroy your opponent's fleet of ships...

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BC's Quest For Tires (Colecovision)
BC's Quest For Tires is a side scrolling action game featuring characters from the comic strip BC. You play the character Thor, riding a stone wheel through various terrains, dodging and ducking various obstacles. Your goal is to save Cute Chick,...

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BC's Quest for Tires 2: Grog's Revenge (Colecovision)
BC's Quest for Tires 2 on Colecovision is the sequel to its predecessor based on the daily comic strip character BC. I used to play the first installment on C64 (Commodore 64 for all of you NKOTBs, no relation to N64) back in the mid-eighties and...

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Beamrider (Colecovision)
Beamrider on Colecovision will not receive the praise that other games on this system get from me. It just doesn't have the quality that the Coleco arcade games have. I guess one reason is it doesn't have an arcade model. Made by Activision, this...

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Beany Bopper (Atari 2600)
Beany Bopper is vertically scrolling arcade game in which you control an orb or eyeball looking thing. You are assaulted by a pair of grimacing helicopters (which are so ugly in essence they remind me of Console Classix founders, Jeremy & Joshua...

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Bowling (Atari 2600)
Atari Bowling is an early video game version of the popular sport of bowling. Graphics are consistent with this era of programming. You control a "stick figure" and the bowling ball is almost round. When the ball is thrown at the pins, it sounds...

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Brain Strainers (Colecovision)
Brain Strainers is a two part game that features a memory match game and a musical tone match game. Neither game is very challenging or interesting. This one might captivate a small child and actually may be good for one too, developing memory...

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Burger Time (Colecovision)
Burger Time is one of the best classic arcade games ever. This ColecoVision version is as much fun as any. You are the lovable Hamburger Chef, whose job making burgers is made difficult by the constant pursuit of various villainous foods. This...

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Cosmic Ark (Atari 2600)
Cosmic Ark is a game where you pilot a huge ship through the universe, picking up life forms from different planets. First, you must navigate through meteor showers and then fly a smaller ship to pick up inhabitants from the surface of unidentified...

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Donkey Kong (Colecovision)
Donkey Kong is a platform format game that happened to be the platform that launched the decorated career of video icon Mario. In his debut, our hero, Mario, attempts to rescue the damsel-in-distress from Donkey Kong, who has taken her up into an...

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Donkey Kong Jr. (Colecovision)
Donkey Kong Jr. is the 1982 sequel to great Donkey Kong and introduces the fourth character in the Mario Dynasty. In this version, dad (Donkey Kong) has finally been caught by Mario (after climbing miles of skyscrapers) and Junior must rescue him....

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Football (Atari 2600)
This is the original Atari Football. Probably the first video game version of the sport, and it shows. Featuring realistic four-on-four teams (looks like three man teams, before the ball is snapped) and a true to life 5 minute game clock. The...

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Frogger (Colecovision)
This is the Colecovision version of the ultra-popular video game Frogger. Originally titled "Highway Crossing Frog," the name was changed to simplify it and increase appeal. In this quality home adaptation of the arcade hit, you must guide Frogger...

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Paperboy (Master System)
Paperboy is an old arcade game I'd played a few times way back in the day. I remember now how much I liked it, just didn't see it too often, and I don't believe there ever was one in our little community. This Sega Master System version is a fun,...

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Pitfall (Colecovision)
Pitfall! was one of the most popular games sold in the early 1980's. First created for Atari 2600 and then for other systems, like this ColecoVision version. In Pitfall! you assume the role of adventurer Pitfall Harry, roaming a jungle maze and...

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Q* Bert (Colecovision)
This is the Coleco adaption of the arcade classic Q*Bert, and like most other Colecovision games of the time, it is a solid representation of the original for the home console. Controller action and playability are excellent. A round starts with a...

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Rally Bike (NES)
Rally Bike is a top-down scrolling racing game where you compete with other bikes through a variety of landscapes. It features 1 player and 2 player modes. In 2 player mode, you and friend take turns trying to place against the competition. When...

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RealSports Baseball (Atari 2600)
Real Sports Baseball on the Atari 2600 was the company's best adaptation of America's pastime. The game's graphics are not good by today's standards, but gameplay is decent and there are nine players per team, unlike the first Atari Baseball game....

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RealSports Volley Ball (Atari 2600)
RealSports Volleyball features two-on-two action, either versus another player or the computer, on a beach side court. Graphics are simple, but colorful, and controller response is good. Two pixelated teammates per side square off in a...

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Root Beer Tapper (Colecovision)
Root Beer Tapper is a fun game where you're in charge of serving drinks to thirsty pub patrons. As they advance, you must slide mugs of root beer to them down the length of several bars. Graphics are fairly decent for the era. Characters...

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Spy vs. Spy (Master System)
Spy vs. Spy is a clever and original concept for a video game if there ever was one. Best played with a human opponent, this game features the Mad Magazine characters Black spy and White spy trying to outwit one another on a quest of patriotic...

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Tecmo Bowl (NES)
Tecmo Bowl on NES is not the first home console football game and is certainly nowhere near as realistic as today's versions, but it has to be the first fun football game in video game history. It may be the first with actual 11 man teams, but...

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Venture (Colecovision)
Venture on the Colecovision is an early foray into the fantasy, fighting and quest-for-riches game format. You control a simple, smiley-faced character armed with a bow and arrows, fighting numerous different creatures and undead monsters, each of...

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