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NES Review: FLYING DRAGON

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And the Review is in for FLYING DRAGON <— Go ahead and click the link here to read the Review or you can always go through the links above in the header! You know I will have to say that this game is something of a hidden gem. It has a good story and something of a unique fighting style for the NES! Check back later for the Video to be up and posted for gameplay footage and a Video Review!

~Retro Mark

Prima Games to Close its doors…

 

It has been a sad week for us all. First the PS3 servers are shutting down with some games and now Prima Games is closing their doors after 20+ years of great service to gamers everywhere. I still have a hefty collection of strategy guides and I will still collect them to this day. I feel that it is a missing link to gaming. There is something about reading a strategy guide and getting the story, background info, character info, items and level layouts that is just the best! Now don’t get me wrong not every Strategy guide is created equal and Prima Games were the best and still are. There are several different Strategy Guide out the from the UNAUTHORIZED, TOTALLY UNAUTHORIZED, BRADY GAMES, PIGGY-BACK, VERSUS BOOK and many more out there waiting to be claimed. I think that not only is it a financial reason they are closing doors but the fact that nobody really wants a strategy guide with their game not to mention most games nowadays a pretty linear and don’t need one but there is RPG’s out there that do require a Strategy guide such as Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. One other thing is the price, who is really going to shell out $24.99 for a paperback book? I remember when they were $14.99-$19.99. and some of them go for $49.99 for collectors edition. It is really a shame that this is becoming a lost art for video games everywhere. Now we live in a digital age where we can just look up what we need.

And the Review is In!

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Goodness there has been a lot that has been going on and trying to get a review out is madness!!

Superman Returns for the PS2 is something of a hit or miss and really is an easy game to beat. Not only did it take a few hours to beat but it is lacking in content seriously. Its medicore game play and lack of story doesn’t add to the excitement of the game but it does have redeeming qualities but you are going to have to read the review to find out more!!! More Superman games abound!!

Something to dig up..

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You know what I haven’t heard about in a long time and that is ROBOCOP. I loved all of the movies, cartoons and even the video games! So I think I will take some time out and try to find anything I can related to ROBOCOP. I feel as though the best ROBOCOP game was ROBOCOP VS THE TERMINATOR and the hardest one of them all was ROBOCOP 3 for SNES and GENESIS.

So I think I will dig up anything I can for at least video games and other media related items.

 

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Scoring System for Atari 2600-7800

You know I can’t really seem to score and Atari game with a number rating, it seems to harsh and for the matter hard. For an Atari game on a 2600, the controls are basic you have one button and a joystick. Some games require you to use the paddle controller otherwise, they are simply controls and really don’t need to be reviewed unless noted. Graphics for these games only start to get better (I mean upgrade) when we get to high end console such as the LYNX and JAGUAR.

What I am trying to say is here is a simple rating system for any and all Atari 2600-7800 games.

  1. BAD– This game is awful and should be thrown back into the dungeon where it came from.
  2. HMM– the game is neither good or bad its just there to exist
  3. OK– The game has some interesting quality to it
  4. GOOD– You leave beating this game with a sense of accomplishment but you know that you can’t really beat an Atari game or can you…
  5. GREAT– You can play this game over and over and feel good knowing that you have a great game on you hands.
  6. AMAZING– The best of the best video games belong here but is there an Atari game worth this score?

Now for any games above 7800 such as LYNX and JAGUAR, I will be using a Number scoring system.

The First Reviews are In For ATARI Month

Yes I know that I am a little late getting Atari Month going and believe me I am trying to get back into reviewing games. Alright enough about me and my petty things lets get started!!

First up is ADVENTURE for the Atari 2600 come find out if the adventure is really worth going on!

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And for the Second is BREAKOUT for the Atari 2600. Can you break all the bricks in this addictive arcade classic!

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Is there an Atari game that you want me to review? Don’t fret! All this month is Atari and I am doing random games from various Atari Consoles! So if you don’t see the game that you wanted reviewed on here go ahead and give me a shout out on the Facebook page, leave a tweet on Twitter or leave me comment below and I will do my best to get it on here!!

Okay time to get back on track!

I have been gone for the longest time because well lets face it, I have been lazy. We have all been there. There have been a few things that made a turn for the worst but things are looking a lot better now. The last four months not posting anything has been on my mind but with school, getting into the MLT program and so forth things have gotten pretty crazy. Now it is time to take a step back and look at what made me happy, what I strive to do. Well I want people to come to this site to take a look at honest reviews for every video game possible ( shooting for every game here). I want people to remember the games of their past or maybe find an obscure game that they have never heard of! Its all going to be right here!

So with out further to do I will be making changes here, no longer will there be a Movies Category, I just don’t have time to do reviews on them and that could be something that could be implemented later on. And there will be more but I don’t want to spill to much for everyone!

Now the awesome part! August is just around the corner and starting in August it will be ATARI MONTH! Expect to see loads of ATARI games from the 2600-7800, Jaguar and Lynx! Yes that’s right the granddaddy of all video game system’s depending on who you are asking (lets not get technical). But the question remains….how do you review an Atari game especially on the 2600? We will just have to find out….

Awesome Update

So I have finally got around to making a sub-page for Sega Genesis and it is now under the CONSOLE SECTION. I have released an interesting first review for it, ALIEN SOLDIER for the SEGA CHANNEL!!! Come check it out at

https://themodernretrocorner.com/consoles/sega-genesis/alien-soldier-sega-channel/

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https://themodernretrocorner.com/consoles/sega-genesis/alien-soldier-sega-channel/