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Speedy Gonzales Aztec Adventure: Not Quite The Blue Blur


Yet another Sunsoft Looney Tunes-based Game Boy (Color) game? Back in the nineties, when the original Game Boy version of Looney Tunes was released, the label Sunsoft used to mean something.

Yogi Bear's Gold Rush: Obligatory Collect-a-ton


I’ve always been more of a Warner Bros fan than a Hanna Barbera one: Bugs and co. is, to me, a lot more recognizable than say The Flintstones or Scooby-Do.

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland: Sesame, Let Me Out Of Here!


Why on earth would you want to buy a Sesame Street game that’s clearly aimed towards kids? I can hear you thinking.

Tom And Jerry: Frantic Antics! The Chaos Continues Indeed


As yet another licensed platformer and watered-down port from the Genesis/MegaDrive original, I was a bit skeptic. Even though Looney Tunes was okay, it wasn’t great, and my low expectations turned out to be right: this game downright stinks.

Looney Tunes: Variety in Tune Land


The name of the game, Looney Tunes, might confuse people, since it’s simply named after the popular cartoon show that began its highly successful renaissance in the late eighties.

Wendy: Every Witch Way - Great but Brief (and Pricey)


2001 was the year of the Game Boy Advance and the Gamecube—not the year of the Game Boy Color. Yet, a few developers did push on, including WayForward, who would eventually release the seminal 2D metroidvania-esque platformer Shantae a full year later, well beyond the lifespan of the GBC.

The Messenger: the perfect love-hate relationship


Never before have I bashed my head against the (virtual, thankfully) wall before. Celeste came close - very close. But this game… Oh, where to start.

Sonic Mania, four years later: still more than Grand.


I finally cracked it. I finally know what makes a grand game. It turns out to be astonishingly simple: if it makes me smile.

Wario Land: a Retrospective


It’s been over 20 years since I last touched any of the Wario Land games. I vaguely remember them being one of the most exciting platformers I’ve ever played as a kid.

Captain Claw Review


Ah, 2D platformers. This genre disappeared after the DOS era on the PC. Also the consoles liked more the 3D platform games like hundreds of Mario 64 clones.