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#65: Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension

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October 1992 – Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension

So, at some point in the last two years of our journey, ninjas have evidently made the transition from scary and foreign to cool and exotic. That’s nice. And cool is clearly the order of business here, with Zool taking more than a little inspiration from that early nineties’ bastion of coolness in video games, Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s not quite as on the nose about the debt it owes to a console superstar as, say, The Great Giana Sisters was, but it clearly falls into the same category of games that have seen the success of platform games on consoles and hoped to emulate that success in the home computer market. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2017 in 1992, Amiga

 

#64: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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September 1992 – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Lately I have been getting really into the trading card game Magic the Gathering. Well, no, that sentence, while true, really doesn’t capture the extent to which Magic has taken up residence in my brain. Lately I have become completely obsessed with the trading card game Magic the Gathering. Not just playing it, though there has been plenty of that, but reading articles, watching videos, devouring any and all Magic-related content I can get my hands on. This is, of course, far from the first time some piece of pop culture has embedded itself in my subconscious, and all evidence suggests that it won’t be the last, that in time I will move onto something new, something different. But right now, this is where my head is at. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2017 in 1992, SNES, Zelda