Thursday, May 26, 2011

REVIEW: McKids (1991)

McKids. I love this game. It’s like the poor kid’s Mario. Basically it’s the McDonald’s universe mixed with the style and gameplay of Super Mario Bros 3. You’d think that’d be stupid and a bad thing…but it’s actually quite a bit of fun.

At least it was 20 years ago.

Friday, May 20, 2011

REVIEW: WCW/nWo Revenge (1998)

It's Real (Fun) To Me, Dammit

After hearing about the tragedy that befell one of my favorite all-time wrestlers today, Macho Man Randy Savage, I thought I'd offer up a review of a game that had him in it: WCW/nWo Revenge for the Nintendo 64.

Wrestling games in the 90's went through various changes as new systems were introduced, since fighting games in general are easier to market to the target audience of video game makers in the 1990's (read: men aged 4 to 30). However, the most successful and popular style of wrestling video gaming came from Revenge.