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Aero the Acro-Bat (Genesis)
This is a pretty awesome Genesis game, and you will probably like it if you like Sonic. The game is separated up into acts just like Sonic, but the name Act is even more appropriate in this game since you are a circus performer. Very bright, very...

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Aero the Acro-Bat (SNES)
Step right up to the ACRO-BATiest show on earth!
The madman industrialist Edgar Ektor has seized control of the World of Amusement. He and a deranged cast of fairground freaks threaten the circus. The only hope for survival is the...

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Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (Genesis)
Action You Can Sink Your Teeth Into!
The aerialist extreme, Aero the Acro-Bat bounds back into the spotlight once again to stop the wicked industrialist, Edgar Ektor!
Aero has entered a new realm of enchantment and must now use all his...

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Aero the Acro-Bat 2 (SNES)
Aero the Acro-Bat 2 for SNES is very similar to the same game for Genesis but not exactly the same. The sound and look are a bit different, but most notably the controls are different. The look of the game is improved ever so slightly. It's a bit...

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Air Buster (Genesis)
This game is very similar to Hell Fire (also for Genesis), but is not as dark and is much more difficult. Air Buster is a fighter plane shooter with loads of enemies and some cool power ups. The music sounds like something generated on a kid's...

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Air Diver (Genesis)
This is a great little first person shooter for the Genesis. The colors are bright and the animation is smooth, though the music is a little wearying. You can see the inside of a very intricate cockpit as you pilot the plane in first person. Swing...

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Aladdin (SNES)
Here's a game based on a story most of us know and love. The game comes really close to the movie. I'd compare this to the recent Prince of Persia games with all the acrobatics you'll be performing. Also, for those of you who have played Kingdom...

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Aladdin (Gamegear)
Everyone knows the movie... well, here's the game. It has all of the great characters, plot, hijinks, and music that you loved from the film. O.K., admittedly the music isn't nearly as good, and of course it doesn't really look as good either, but...

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Alex Kidd in The Enchanted Castle (Genesis)
When this was released it was around the release of big titles for Nintendo and a launch of Sega with Sonic. With all the games going after adults, Sega released this Japanese port to America hoping to appeal to kids. Alex Kidd was actually already...

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Alisia Dragoon (Genesis)
Alisia Dragoon is a side scrolling fighter with awesome graphics and gorgeous jewel tones that make it very enjoyable to watch. The animation is very smooth and the controls are very simple and easy to use, which adds a bit to the game, not to...

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Altered Beast (Genesis)
This game is famous for its opening line, which used a voice sample to say "Wise from your Gwave". Why was Elmer Fudd cast in the roll of Zeus? I don't know. This game is pretty hard and controls are a little loose, fun with friends in two player...

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Altered Beast (Master System)
     What a night! I just woke up in my grave. I should’ve known not to party with Ted Kennedy and David Lee Roth. Wow, my mouth tastes like I’ve been French-kissing the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Anybody got some Tic-Tacs? Man, I’ll take some Clorox...

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Antarctic Adventure (Colecovision)
This is a pretty tough little game where you speed around a track as a little penguin. The little black bullet is downright comical looking. The graphics aren't all that bad, but they aren't that complex either. The animation is smooth, but the...

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Arcade Classics (Gamegear)
Ultrapong, Missle Command, and Centipede. Three challenging classics in one place. All games I love. Just about everyone knows what these games look and sound like. They are classic Atari: bright and uncomplicated. The Game Gear controller format...

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Arcana (SNES)
This one reminds me of Magic: The Gathering. It's a turn-based RPG in which the characters are cards, and I mean that literally. You, your party, and the bad guys are all displayed on cards. When in a fight, the cards will animate and do different...

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Arcus Odyssey (Genesis)
Arcus Odyssey is a fantasy action game with plenty of worlds to explore and items to pick up. If you like to walk around flinging sword blasts (I would really like to know how a sword is always a long-range weapon in these games) or slinging a chain...

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Arkanoid - Doh it Again! (SNES)
So you may have thought Simpsons when you saw the title, and now you're a bit confused. Well, don't run away just yet. This is a pretty awesome Break-out style game. I love this type of game, and I think this one is a particularly cool one. I have...

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Arrow Flash (Genesis)
This is another great space shooter for Genesis, very similar to Air Buster (also for Genesis). You fly around in your spaceship that can transform into a Gundam-ish human-ish robot as well, shooting down enemies and picking up cool power ups. The...

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Atomic Robo-Kid (Genesis)
First thing you'll notice for this game is the awesome graphics. Obviously it can't compete with an X Box, but as a Genesis game it is pretty cool looking. The colors are bright and the shapes are interesting and well defined. Things aren't boxy and...

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Atomic Runner (Genesis)
Fight the evil Deathtarians (the worst named aliens ever) to save the planet and rescue your sister, wearing the suit that your father made to fight them. Just reading this bit will save you many agonizing moments of terrible cornball plot...

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Baku Baku (Gamegear)
This is an insane little puzzle block game similar to Columns or Tetris, and yet, very different. In this game you have animals and food as the block pieces, and it looks completely different from most games of this type. For one thing, it has some...

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Beyond Oasis (Genesis)
"You're Prince Ali, and you've decided to take a stand against the evil that has permeated your island of Oasis. Your goal is to release the power of the four Wild Spirits, which will halt the resurrection of a maniacal sorcerer while also saving...

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BioMetal (SNES)
BioMetal is a super-fast paced space ship shooter. Whew, say that three times fast. This game picks my heart rate up in just the first few seconds of play. If you love shooters, this is one of the more difficult ones out there and you should try it...

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Blockade Runner (Colecovision)
Another space shooter for the Colecovision! Dodge and shoot, but be careful! Moving uses precious fuel and reloading takes a while, so hit your target the first time or there may not be a next time! Avoid rocks, alien ships, alien fire and pick up...

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Bomberman (NES)
Blow up everything! Well, except yourself, and that gets harder and harder. Blow up walls and baddies. Collect cool bomb upgrades that do things like allow you to drop more than one bomb at a time, or give you a bigger explosion thus allowing you to...

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BreakThru! (SNES)
As it says, it's from the guy who created Tetris. It's a puzzler involving blocks of different colors. Your goal is to eliminate blocks by taking out groups of two or more matching squares. The graphics aren't great, but hey, when you love a...

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Cabal (NES)
The point of Cabal is to to defeat D.R.A.T (the Dreaded Republic of Allied Terrorists, I know, awful) by wiping out men, helicopters, buildings, and pretty much everything. A great game if you just want to destroy, destroy, destroy. Play with a...

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Cabbage Patch Kids Adventures in the Park (Colecovision)
Great game for the parent whose child loves video games and computer games and has exhausted the online Barbie sites already. It is a fairly challenging game, parents should play it a bit first to get a feel for whether or not this game will be...

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Cabbage Patch Kids Picture Show (Colecovision)
Here's a great game for kids to exercise some creative energy on. It is "an electronic paint set, flannel board, puppet theatre and movie maker, all rolled into one!"-from the manual. Kids can draw, use already created images, and even create...

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Centipede (Colecovision)
Is that a great story or what? You have to admit that, with a game that's so simple to play, that's a pretty involved little story. It gives me a good chuckle anyway. Just about everyone has played this classic game in one form or another. The...

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Chakan (Genesis)
As the immortal warrior Chakan, you must purge all evil from the four planes of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Chakan: The Forever Man, so called because he duelled with Death himself and won. Now he is immortal, but he can never find rest or peace...

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Chakan (Gamegear)
This Game Gear version of the Genesis game by the same name is really good. The graphics are excellent, much better than I normally expect from Game Gear games. The story is the same, though the game itself is different. You are the immortal Chakan...

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Columns (Master System)
Personally, I think it's Tetris on acid. It's a completely beautiful block elimination game. Stack the pieces on each other so that at least three of the same color connect horizontally, vertically, or diagonally and BOOM! they disappear. Betcha...

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Columns (Gamegear)
One of my personal favorites. I simply love Columns. It's similar to Tetris in its puzzle block style, but not exactly the same. In Columns, you change the order of the falling pieces, but the shape and axis of the group is always the same, keeping...

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Columns 3 (Genesis)
This game is mesmerizing and addictive. Columns is a puzzle block elimination game. Drop three or more like colored blocks on top of each other and they'll vanish. The game pieces are beautiful jewels which are just fun to look at. In this...

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Cosmic Avenger (Colecovision)
Another great space shooter for the Colecovision! With its incredibly bright colors set against a black background, it is rather fun to look at. With super-fast-paced action and no annoying music, except at the beginning and end, this game is one of...

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Crue Ball (Genesis)
This is a pin ball game. The Crue bit in the name is for Motley Crue. You'll be hearing Motley Crue as you play, though admittedly nothing like the real thing. If you love Motley Crue, that's not the reason to play this game. Play this game for love...

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Crusader of Centy (Genesis)
This is a great but little known RPG for the Genesis, after the fashion of Zelda. The graphics and textures are great, and the game is very detailed and fun to look at. The music is simple and not bothersome at all. You fight in real time style...

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Crystal's Pony Tale (Genesis)
A great game for kids with a "My Little Pony" meets Lisa Frank art feel. The colors are very bright, some verging on neon, and fun. Kids will appreciate the quality of the graphics if they aren't already spoiled on a Wii, and maybe even then. Kids...

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Death Duel (Genesis)
If you go into this game with the misconception that it is a shoot 'em up game where all you have to do is hold down the trigger and spray ammunition at your enemies, you will be very frustrated when you lose time after time. Duel to the death from...

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Defender (Colecovision)
Defender is a very difficult space-based side-scrolling/wrap around shooter. Whew! Try saying that three times fast. Defender is very similar to Nova Blast (another Colecovision game) in its side-scrolling and wrapping format (which means that you...

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Desert Demolition Starring Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote (Genesis)
A great little game starring a couple of everyone's favorite Loony Toons headliners. Sound effects, music and paraphernalia all accumulate to give you the impression of watching a cartoon with these two zany characters in it. You get to choose...

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Devilish (Gamegear)
Devilish is a crazy-hard game of Break-Out. You play your way through settings like a graveyard, volcano, and dungeons. The background changes with every level, and there are many kinds of blocks and enemies, making it as much fun if not more than...

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Dragon Crystal (Gamegear)
A great little D&D-ish RPG for the Game Gear that's reminiscent of the Legend of Zelda. It's very simple, but I find it very pleasant to play. The action of touching the walls to change their color and find hidden passages is very satisfying. The...

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Dragon's Fury (Genesis)
Dragon's Fury is an awesome pin ball game, and there's just not much I like better than a cool pin ball game. The graphics are really amazing. I haven't found a pin ball game on any system that looks this cool (besides Sonic Spinball, which you...

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Dragon's Revenge (Genesis)
Dragon's Revenge is the sequel to Dragon's Fury. That being said, this one doesn't look quite as good as Dragon's Fury, I think. The colors are a bit dark and the picture is grainier. Still, it's another pin ball game that's incredibly fun and well...

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Dragonfire (Colecovision)
This game will really put your thumbs to the test. Do you have the timing? The premise is simple: get across the bridge, into the dragon's castle, and steal his treasure. O.K. So no-one in their right mind would think that that would be simple. It...

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Dynamite Headdy (Genesis)
Wow, the color. The look of this game is spectacular. The colors are bright, crisp, and smooth. It looks as good (if not better than) Sonic and is as much fun and has as much replay value, I think. Walk around as a crazy little creature who's not...

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Dynamite Headdy (Gamegear)
This is one great game for Game Gear (and there's also a Genesis version) where you run around as a crazy little puppet character whose head isn't on.... at all. You can throw his head to hit enemies or manipulate other targets. The colors are...

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Face Maker (Colecovision)
This is a great simple little game to occupy younger kids. Here they can make faces and make the faces make faces.... er... what I mean to say is that they can choose from different options of ears, mouths, noses, etc. and put them on a face. They...

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Fire 'n Ice (NES)
This is a pretty cool little puzzle game. You are Dana, a wizard, of Coolmint Island. Coolmint has become plagued with flames and will melt if you don't get rid of them. It's a bright and colorful little game that is simple and straightforward to...

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Flipper Slipper (Colecovision)
Another pong game! Really, this one is quite cute and extremely challenging. As a twist to your normal pong the paddles are curved, dramatically changing game play. There also will be turtles and a house roaming across the screen. You really have to...

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Frenzy (Colecovision)
This is perhaps one of the strangest games I've ever played. The storyline only adds to the weirdness. Apparently the skeletons are actually robots. Skeleton robots.... who ever thought that up? Anyway... Everything is a robot, well, except you, and...

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Galaxian (Colecovision)
Similar to Galaga, Galaxian was another of those arcade shooters where you're being attacked by aliens who keep their ships in these tight formations that are easy for you to shoot at. Sounds silly. Still, it is pretty challenging for all its...

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Gargoyles (Genesis)
Being based on a great cartoon, having a cool Gothic look, smooth animation, and a decent sound all come together to make this game one of the coolest ones for Genesis. Don't expect the storyline of the game to be the same as the cartoon, but if you...

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Gorf (Colecovision)
Gorf is very similar to Galaga and Galaxian.... Why do these games always begin with 'g'?... So you're a spaceship fighter defending the universe (the WHOLE universe???) against Gorf. Now, I mentioned that in Galaxian your ship has the very...

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Gyruss (Colecovision)
Gyruss is a rotating space ship shooter. By 'rotating' I mean that you swing around a center point of the screen in a circle. Your enemies generally come at you from the center of the screen and run away from you towards the center (though sometimes...

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H.E.R.O. (Colecovision)
Drop down and down and down into underground worlds made of bright neon colors that seem to be sponged onto a black background. H.E.R.O., which stands for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation, is another great, simple skill-based game for the...

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Heist (Colecovision)
This is a skill and search platform based game where you jump over gaps, dodge traps, and find every piece of art. Graham Crackers (yeah, I know, it's just terrible) is a goofy looking little stick figure that will spin like a dervish if he gets...

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Hell Fire (Genesis)
A little bit like Atomic Robo Kid (another Genesis Game) and a little like Cosmic Avenger for Colecovision, but it's really most like BioMetal for SNES. The graphics are pretty awesome. The game is set in a very techno/space setting with lots of...

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Jumpman Junior (Colecovision)
Jumpman Junior is a very simple skill based game made of platforms that you climb and jump between. You have to play this game even if it's just once, to watch Jumpman Junior bounce down the screen from the top if he falls or gets hit by anything,...

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Junction (Genesis)
Wow! What a puzzler! If you love puzzlers, this is the ultimate one! I'm always hunting for new puzzlers to play, and this one is a gem. Game play is simple, but the solution to each board is far from it. Guide the red ball through the maze....

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Jungle Hunt (Colecovision)
Jungle Hunt is an arcade style sidescroller. It's goofy and corny, but hey, most of these games are. In this game you must run through various areas of jungle to rescue your wife from being boiled for lunch by savage cannibals. There are four...

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Kirby's Dream Course (SNES)
Kirby's Dream Course is a golf-type game, but it is anything but typical. It combines aspects of golf with aspects of classic Kirby game play, for a very interesting and unique experience. There are eight standard courses, with eight 'holes' each,...

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Klax (Gamegear)
Klax is a neat skill game. Bright colored bricks slide down the platform towards a little catching device called a paddle. You catch them and drop them into place below to make patterns. The look of the screen makes me think of 3D World Runner...

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Lady Bug (Colecovision)
Lady Bug is a very tough game that is similar to Pac Man. It is much more difficult than Pac Man, though. There's a constant ticking sound as the enemies await their chance to devour you. When they do get out.... man, are they fast little lobster...

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Looping (Colecovision)
Looping is a very difficult flying game. It's controls aren't difficult to learn but they are very difficult to master. They are pretty unique in that you can do tight loops (hence the name) with your plane, but it is very difficult to fly straight...

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Mega Bomberman (Genesis)
BOOM! Here it is! This frantic arcade classic is a guaranteed blast. Bomb your way around scrolling mazes collecting power-ups in search of the magical locket. Or plug-in up to 4 Players to unleash a hugely addictive blast-a-thon of multiplay...

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Mega Man (Gamegear)
Almost everyone knows and loves Mega Man. I myself have fond memories of sitting in my sister's living room floor, helping my nephew to beat a level or boss on Mega Man. The look of Mega Man is pretty unique. Mega Man is a very industrial looking...

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Miner 2049er (Colecovision)
This is a fairly simple and straightforward game that is a bit goofy, but a lot of fun to play. You play a comical little miner with a limited air supply. This game is very pixelated, colorful, and simple to look at, but that's no more than I'd...

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Montezuma's Revenge (Master System)
This Montezuma's Revenge is very similar to the old Colecovision version except that it looks very different (making it a bit easier to identify things). Also the controls in this one (particularly jumping) are much smoother and easier to control....

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Montezuma's Revenge (Colecovision)
This game is very similar to Super Mario Brothers for NES when you were underground in the tunnels. It has that kind of feel. Except in this game you have to collect keys, and the enemies are much different. Also, it looks a little older (cause it...

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Moonsweeper (Colecovision)
This is a very strange space-based shooter. I can't really make a comparison between it and any other game as far as action goes. The movement is very fast and unusual. You fly a ship that has great maneuverability side-to-side, dodging enemies and...

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Mouse Trap (Colecovision)
Another really awesome and addictive maze/eating game. Why the characters must always be eating something in these games we may never know. This one is very similar to Lady Bug in that you can change the maze to keep the baddies off your tail,...

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Mr. Do! (Colecovision)
Do the Mr. Do!, if you liked Dig Dug. This game is very similar to that one. There are monsters that run around trying to get you, and you have get them before they get you and/or get the fruit from your orchard. In this game you are 'mowing' a path...

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Mr. Do!'s Castle (Colecovision)
Mr. Do!'s Castle is completely different in game-play from the other Mr. Do! for Colecovision. Where you ran around in the orchard in Mr. Do!, in Mr. Do!'s Castle the enemies have gotten into your home! Game-play is much more comparable to Space...

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Ms. Pac-Man (SNES)
Another great update of the Pac-Man series. Ms. Pac-Man wakka-wakkas around the maze eating dots and dodging ghosts, or chasing the ghosts when she eats a Power Pellet. Great graphics and sound make this an excellent choice in the Pac-Man...

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Ms. Pac-Man (Gamegear)
This version of Ms. Pac-Man is very different from the version for SNES (SNES has more new options, and this one is a very traditional arcade style). It has the traditional look and sound of a Pac-Man game, only your 'Pac-Man' seems to be a...

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Nova Blast (Colecovision)
Another space ship flyer for the Colecovision. This game is very similar to Missile Command in that you have cities to defend from alien attacks. Though the graphics aren't fantastic, they are a good sight better than Missile Command. There is a...

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Oil's Well (Colecovision)
Oil's Well has very challenging game-play and the controls can be a bit difficult to master, but if you like games like Pac-Man and Mr. Do! that are skill challenges, you will probably like this one as well. The colors are neon and simple against...

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Omega Race (Colecovision)
This is an incredible game of skill. Supposedly you are just training and not actually fighting aliens in this one, but whoever is running this simulation isn't giving you any breaks. One might wonder if you are supposed to be inside the ship that...

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Pepper 2 (Colecovision)
If you like Pac-Man, play this game!This is another truly awesome puzzle game. If you know me, then you know I love a good puzzle game, and this one, this one is awesome. Did I say that already? Ah well, it's awesome.Pepper 2 is very much like...

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Puzznic (NES)
This is..... a puzzle game!!! Did ya guess that already? Well, the name might not be very puzzling, but some of the levels in this game sure are! Puzznic is very similar to Fire and Ice (another NES game) in game play, but there's more color (thank...

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Space Fury (Colecovision)
Space Fury is another of the many spaceship/shooter games. This particular one plays much like Asteroids. Like many games for the Colecovision, it was originally an arcade game and so has the look and feel of such games. It's not as colorful and fun...

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Space Panic (Colecovision)
Play this game! If for no other reason than to watch this goofy little guy get bit in the trousers by an alien or to see his head shrink and watch him keel over and throw his legs up in the air when his oxygen runs out, you must play this game....

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Spectron (Colecovision)
Finally a space shooter without a 'g' at the beginning of the name. Spectron is a very difficult game that is a lot like the first level in Gorf (another Coleco game). You will have a block of enemies in three lines over you trying to shoot you. The...

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Subroc (Colecovision)
Subroc is a pretty neat first-person side-scrolling shooter where, of course, you're shooting at aliens. Your ship can either dive into the water or fly in the sky, and there will be enemies everywhere! When you're in the sky you'll fire missiles...

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T&C Surf Designs (NES)
You can't tell by the title but this is a surfing game. Well, it's also a skating game. If you like a skill based game, this is a good one to try out. It can be difficult to get the controls down at first, especially for surfing, but it is a pretty...

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The Tick (Genesis)
"SPOOOOOOOOON!"
The battle cry of The Tick! The cartoon and comic book (and even live action T.V. series) that are The Tick are loved by many people, myself included. In this game, you get to be the big blue monstrosity himself as he bounds...

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Time Pilot (Colecovision)
This Time Pilot is a Colecovision port of an arcade game. Although it isn't exactly the same as the arcade version (most Colecovision games are some kind of version of an arcade game) it still has the arcade game feel that I love. The graphics are...

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Tutankham (Colecovision)
This game is very similar to Montezuma's Revenge. Game play is similar as you avoid monsters and run around picking up keys and treasures and unlocking doors. The look of the game is also similar because of the different colored bricks that change...

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Up 'n Down (Colecovision)
Up 'n Down is a simple but challenging racing game that was originally an arcade game before being made available for the Colecovision, just as many Colecovision games were. This game looks just like you would expect a Colecovision game to look:...

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Yoshi's Cookie (NES)
Anyone who is easily addicted to puzzle games will find themselves wrapped up with this game and playing it for hours! With so many unique combinations to pull off, it will keep you guessing which way is best. The higher your score goes, the more...

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Yoshi's Cookie (SNES)
This is probably the best looking of the Yoshi's Cookie games. The colors are much brighter than NES and it's easier on the eyes. Mario and Yoshi work together in this one to get the cookies lined up and packaged. There is a bit of simple animation...

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Zaxxon (Colecovision)
Zaxxon is a space ship shooter with a downward angled view that scrolls. Originally an arcade game, the Colecovision version holds on to that arcade style and feel. This is why I love Colecovision games. Animation is smooth. The colors are bright...

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