NES

I decided to take a break during the rage inducing play through of TMNT for the NES and tackle the next game selected by poll, Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf.
This was a bad choice, the game is just broken and nonsensical in the way it controls and gives you no real judgement on what clubs will do what.
Overall I didn’t like this one and there are far better NES Golf titles out there.
check the video out below.

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Rad Racer is the classic NES racing game from Square
This game was a heck of a challenge when it came to completing it.
If you don’t know to hold A when pressing start you have to start the game over, which doesn’t make progression through 8 stages with 4 segments each easy.
The challenge definitely steps up in later levels as cars just swerve allover the road making it very hard to get past them and complete the level in a timely manner.
The final stage was the hardest with one mistake meaning you could not make the checkpoint most of the time.
As usual, click the title screen to be taken to a YouTube playlist of the stream.
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Finally,
This one has been digging at me since childhood, my sister and me would play this for hours and barely make the boss much less finish a level.
This game is HARD and it’s difficulty isn’t due to horrid controls, it actually platforms well, It is the sheer number of enemies and how quickly you can die that makes this one hard.
Levels vary quite a bit, walking, jumping, swimming and yes, flying all happen across different stages. this creates a new type of challenge each time you make it to the next level.
Honestly I had to crack out the game genie on this one, for two reasons… One, I selected Quit instead of Continue a couple times. (WHY is that the first option?) Two, I lost all of my items in the process and finding replacements without restarting wasn’t an option.
Anyways, As usual, click below for a playlist of the game.
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So I went ahead and gave Karate Champ a try solo. This game is pretty basic, just a 1 v 1 fight for points.
The biggest issues are the AI is hard to predict and the controls aren’t amazing.
That being said I remember playing this with friends and have fond memories of that.
As usual clicking the link will bring you to a YouTube video of me playing the game.
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So I finally played a game that had been hyped up most of my life and I have to say its a pretty Solid game. The biggest thing that annoyed me was the horrid key card system, Switching through 8 cards in a random hope to get the right card in a room filled with gas or other traps is ridiculous. The next major annoyance was the lack of directions or hints when it came to the maze areas (navigating randomly up left upper right down would have been endless). The constant deaths were not actually the worst thing about the game when you consider you re-spawn with all of your items and the bosses stay dead. That being said I am glad I finally got a chance to play this one through.
Thank again to Drezirale for helping out and being my guide through some of the more difficult areas.
metal Gear

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