All reviews on this blog are games played on actual hardware with the exception of Arcade games (MAME). Games are picked at random and reviewed by me. If you would like me to review a specific game, Email me. If I own it, I will review it.

Total games currently owned = 6387

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out / Punch Out NES Review



Good old Mike Tyson's Punch-Out.  This game is classic.  When you first play it, it seems hard, but once you memorize the patterns, it is pretty easy.  The game play is pretty good, and the graphics are pretty good for its time.  There is no way to power up Little Mac (that's who you play as), you just keep fighting your way through the opponents.  You can however refill some or all of your power once per fight by pressing select between rounds.  Each character you fight has their weaknesses which makes the game fun.  Each fight is 3 rounds where you either need to knock your opponent out or get a TKO (Technical Knock-Out) knocking your opponent  down 3 times in a single round.  You get 3 minutes per round but the clock is kind of weird.  It runs really fast sometimes and other times runs slow.  There is no constant to the clock.  Mario is the referee which is pretty cool.  You fight your way through 3 divisions and at the end you fight Mike Tyson or Mr. Dream if it is the Punch-Out version.  Nintendo dropped Mike Tyson from the Punch-Out game after making the game for 3 years.  They apparently only had a 3 year license to use Tyson's likeness in the game.  Overall, I give this game a 7 out of 10.  I still find myself picking this game up from time to time and going all the way through it from beginning to end and having a good time doing it.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Current NES Collection

Here is my current NES collection. 354 Carts. 10-Yard Fight 1942 1943: The Battle of Midway 3-D Battles of World Runner, The 720 8 Eyes A Boy and His Blob - Trouble on Blobolonia, David Crane's Abadox - The Deadly Inner War Addams Family, The Adventures in the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Adventures of Bayou Billy, The Adventures of Dino Riki Adventures of Gilligan's Island, The Adventures of Lolo Air Fortress Airwolf Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing Alien Syndrome All-Pro Basketball Alpha Mission Amagon American Gladiators Anticipation Arch Rivals - A BASKETBRAWL! Astyanax Athena Back to the Future Back to the Future II & III Bad Dudes Bad Street Brawler Balloon Fight Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach Bard's Tale, The Barker Bill's Trick Shooting Baseball Baseball Simulator 1.000 Bases Loaded Bases Loaded 2: Second Season Bases Loaded 3, Ryne Sandberg Plays Batman - The Video Game Batman Returns Battle of Olympus, The Battle Tank, Garry Kitchen's Battletoads Bible Adventures Bigfoot Bionic Commando Black Bass, The Blades of Steel Blaster Master Blue Marlin Boulder Dash Breakthru Bubble Bobble Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle, The Bump 'n' Jump Burai Fighter BurgerTime Cabal Caesar's Palace Captain Skyhawk Castlequest Castlevania Castlevania II - Simon's Quest Championship Bowling Chessmaster, The Circus Caper Clash at Demonhead Cobra Command Cobra Triangle Code Name: Viper Commando Conquest of the Crystal Palace Crystalis Cybernoid, The Fighting Machine Dash Galaxy in the Alien Asylum Days of Thunder Deadly Towers Defender II Defender of the Crown Déjà Vu Destination Earthstar Dick Tracy Dig Dug II, Trouble in Paradise Dirty Harry: The War Against Drugs Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Classics Double Dare Double Dragon Double Dribble Dr. Chaos Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Mario Dragon Power Dragon Spirit, The New Legend Dragon Warrior Dragon Warrior III Duck Hunt Duck Tales, Disney's Dynowarz, The Destruction of Spondylus Excitebike F-15 Strike Eagle Fast Break, Magic Johnson's Faxanadu Fester's Quest Fighting Golf, Lee Trevino's Final Fantasy Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll Formula One: Built to Win Friday the 13th Galaga - Demons of Death Gauntlet Gauntlet II Ghosts 'n Goblins Goal! Godzilla - Monster of Monsters! Golf Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode Goonies II, The Gotcha! The Sport! Gradius Gremlins 2 - The New Batch Guardian Legend, The Guerrilla War Gumshoe Gun.Smoke Gyromite Gyruss Heavy Barrel Heavy Shreddin' High Speed Hogan's Alley Hollywood Squares Home Alone Home Alone 2 - Lost in New York Hudson Hawk Hunt for Red October, The Hydlide Ice Climber Ice Hockey Ikari Warriors Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road Image Fight Infiltrator Iron Tank - The Invasion of Normandy Ironsword - Wizards & Warriors II Jackal Jaws Jeopardy! 25th Anniversary Edition John Elway's Quarterback Jordan vs. Bird: One on One Kabuki - Quantum Fighter Karate Champ Karate Kid, The Karnov Kid Kool and the Quest for the Seven Wonder Herbs Kid Niki: Radical Ninja King of Kings, The Early Years King's Knight Kings of the Beach Professional Beach Volleyball Knight Rider KO Boxing, George Foreman's Kung Fu Kung Fu Heroes Legacy of the Wizard Legend of Kage, The Legend of Zelda, The Legendary Wings, The Life Force Little Mermaid, The, Disney's Little Nemo - The Dream Master Loopz Lunar Pool Mach Rider Magmax Major League Baseball Mappy-Land Marble Madness Mario Bros., The Original Marvel's X-Men Mega Man Mega Man 2 Mega Man 4 Mendel Palace Metal Gear Metroid Michael Andretti's World GP Mickey Mousecapade Mighty Bombjack Millipede Milon's Secret Castle Mission: Impossible Monopoly NARC NFL Football Ninja Gaiden Ninja Gaiden II, The Dark Sword of Chaos Operation Wolf, Take No Prisoners ORB 3-D Othello P.O.W. - Prisoners of War Pac-Man Palamedes Pin-Bot Pinball Pinball Quest Platoon Play Action Football, NES Predator Pro Wrestling Punch-Out!! Q*Bert R.B.I. Baseball R.B.I. Baseball 2 R.B.I. Baseball 3 R.C. Pro-Am Racket Attack Rad Racer Rad Racer II Raid on Bungeling Bay Rally Bike Rambo Rampage Remote Control Renegade Rescue - The Embassy Mission Ring King Road Runner RoadBlasters Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves RoboCop RoboWarrior Rock 'n Ball Rocket Ranger Rocketeer, The Roger Clemens' MVP Baseball Rollerball Rollergames Rolling Thunder Roundball 2-on-2 Challenge Rush'n Attack Rygar Section-Z Seicross Sesame Street: 123 Sesame Street: ABC Shadowgate Side Pocket Silent Service Simpsons, The - Bart Vs. the Space Mutants Simpsons, The - Bart Vs. the World Skate or Die Ski or Die Sky Shark Slalom Snake Rattle n Roll Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular Solar Jetman - Hunt for the Golden Warpship Solomon's Key Solstice - The Quest for the Staff of Demnos Spy Hunter Star Force Star Soldier Star Tropics Star Tropics II - Zoda's Revenge Star Voyager Star Wars Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back Starship Hector Stealth ATF Stinger Strider Super C Super Cars Super Glove Ball Super Jeopardy!, Talking Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. - Duck Hunt Super Mario Bros. - Duck Hunt - World Class Track Meet Super Mario Bros. 2 Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Off Road, Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's Super Pitfall Super Spike V'Ball Super Sprint Super Team Games Swords and Serpents T & C Surf Designs T2 Terminator 2: Judgment Day Taboo - The Sixth Sense Tag Team Wrestling Talespin Target: Renegade Tecmo Baseball Tecmo Bowl Tecmo NBA Basketball Tecmo Super Bowl Tecmo World Wrestling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II - The Arcade Game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III - The Manhattan Project Tennis Tetris Tetris 2 Three Stooges, The Thunderbirds Thundercade Tiger-Heli Time Lord Tiny Toon Adventures Tom & Jerry - The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse! Top Gun Top Gun - The Second Mission Total Recall Totally Rad Touchdown Fever Track & Field Track & Field II Trojan Ultima: Exodus Ultimate Basketball Urban Champion Vegas Dream Videomation Vindicators Volleyball Wall Street Kid Wayne Gretzky Hockey WCW: World Championship Wrestling Werewolf - The Last Warrior Wheel of Fortune Wheel of Fortune: Junior Edition Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Wild Gunman Willow Win, Lose or Draw Winter Games Wizards & Warriors World Class Track Meet World Cup, Nintendo World Games Wrath of the Black Manta Wrecking Crew WWF WrestleMania WWF WrestleMania Challenge WWF Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge Xenophobe Xevious - The Avenger Xexyz Yo! Noid Yoshi Yoshi's Cookie Zanac Zelda II - The Adventure of Link

Flea Market Finds

Grabbed all these for $10
Both of these for $5 each (I have never seen these in the wild)
Both of these for $15
Both of these for $12
These for $1 each
And both of these for $3 Not a bad haul overall. I am still searching for a Genesis model 2. I talked to a guy that sells game stuff and he said that he would bring one to the flea market next week for me. It has all the hookups for $20. Hopefully I can get the 32X working on it.

Game Chasers Episode 19 Online

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Garage Sale Finds

First garage sale I stopped at, I picked up Battletoads and Circus Caper for the NES for $2 each. Second one I stopped at, I got a Genesis Model 1 with 2 controllers, A Sega CD model 1, a Sega 32X with 6 games which are Doom, Knuckles Chaotix, Star Wars Arcade, Spiderman, Blackthorne, and Tempo. Also Castlevania Bloodlines and Xmen for the Genesis and the secret of Monkey Island for Sega CD all for $20. The third garage sale I stopped at I picked up a Gameboy Pocket Red for $3 with a snowboarding game and a nascar game and like 4 empty gameboy plastic cases. Overall, not a bad haul. Everything works except the 32X. It is not putting out a proper video signal for some reason. If anyone knows how to fix it, let me know.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Game Chasers Episode 18 - Arcade Redemption Part 2

Last weekends finds and this weekend

Last weekend I went to a garage sale in a local trailer park and saw a Super Nintendo with 2 controllers and all the hook ups with 8 boxed games with a price tag of $30 on it.  Now $30 dollars is a hell of a deal considering that the games were: Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2, Super Mario RPG, Warios Woods, Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 3, Toy Story, and Super Star Wars.  I asked if she would take $20 and she said YES!!!  Awesome find.  BTW, it is an early SNES with the plastic tabs, not the metal ones.  The SNES is in awesome shape and works great.  Both controllers are also working great.  The system and the games are clean and awesome!  I also picked up at various different hidden locations :), Zelda: A Link to the Past for 12 bucks and for the NES: Baloon Fight (5 screw), Boulder Dash, and Thundercade for $4 each.  This past weekend I grabbed Caesars Palace for the Genesis for $1 and Super C, and Gradius for the NES for $3.50 each.  I also picked up Blue Marlin for the NES for $4.  I have wanting that one for awhile now.  I also picked up a Coleco Telstar Alpha Pong machine for $7 but have yet to test it because it didn't have a power adapter.  It does however take 6 C batteries.  Here is a link to what it looks like http://www.pong-story.com/coleco_alpha.htm  The last stop of the weekend was a garage sale where I snagged two generation 1 Sega Genesis consoles with 1 RF modulator, 1 S video cable, 2 controllers (3 button), 2 power adapters, and 4 boxed games which are Toxic Crusaders, Twin Cobra, Winter Olympics (Mega Drive) and NHL All Star Hockey '95 all for $10.  It was a good 2 weeks with some awesome finds.  Good luck and happy hunting!