NEO GEO BATTLE COLISEUM

a review of Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
a videogame developed by SNK Playmore
and published by SNK Playmore
for the arcades, the microsoft xbox live arcade and the sony playstation 2 computer entertainment system
text by David Cabrera

2.5 stars

Bottom line: Neo Geo Battle Coliseum is GONNA PLAY SOME STREET FIGHTER FOUR OUTSIDE, RIGHT NOW!!

SENKO NO RONDE

a review of Senko no Ronde (WarTech)
a videogame developed by G.Rev
and published by sega
for the arcades and the microsoft xbox 360
text by Brendan Lee

1.5 stars

Bottom line: Senko no Ronde is “boring.”

MUSOU: OROCHI

a review of Musou: Orochi (Warriors Orochi)
a videogame developed by omega force
and published by koei
for Microsoft Windows, the microsoft xbox 360, the sony playstation 2 computer entertainment system and the sony playstation portable
text by tim rogers

0.5 star

Bottom line: Musou: Orochi is “apparently designed by men who took six years to obtain bachelors' degrees in PowerPoint Presentationology.”

electroplankton (no stars)

a review of Electroplankton
a videogame developed by (or, not-videogame developed by) Toshio Iwai
and published by Nintendo
for the nintendo DS
text by Thom Moyles

ZERO stars

Bottom line: Electroplankton is “ is the most worthwhile piece of software that you could put in your DS.”

Burnout Dominator (PSP)

a review of Burnout Dominator (PSP)
a videogame developed by electronic arts
and published by EA games
for the sony playstation portable
text by Bennett

3 stars

Bottom line: Burnout Dominator (PSP) is “not a driving game. thank god.”

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

a review of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
a videogame developed by nintendo ead
and published by nintendo
for the nintendo gameboy advance, the nintendo super famicom (super nintendo entertainment system) and the nintendo wii virtual console
text by Andrew Toups

3 stars

Bottom line: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is “a hell of a lot better than I remember.”

golden axe

a review of Golden Axe
a videogame developed by SEGA
and published by SEGA
for dos, iOS, mobile phones, the amiga, the arcade legends sega genesis volume 1 handheld tv game, the arcades, the armstrad cpc, the atari st, the commodore 64, the microsoft xbox live arcade, the nintendo wii virtual console, the sega master system, the sega mega drive (genesis), the sony playstation network, the wonderswan color, the zx spectrum and turbografx-cd
text by Thom Moyles

1 star

Bottom line: Golden Axe is “not insulting, it's just dumb.”

seiken densetsu 4 (dawn of mana)

a review of Seiken Densetsu 4 (Dawn Of Mana)
a videogame developed by square-enix
and published by square-enix
for the sony playstation 2 computer entertainment system
text by tim rogers

2 stars

Bottom line: Seiken Densetsu 4 is “at times admirable and cute as some weird Engrish spoken by a shop-keeper in a barely-known 8-bit game translated by a team of two Japanese girls and four dictionaries.”

Defcon

a review of Defcon
a videogame developed by introversion
and published by valve, introversion, encore
for linux, macintosh operating system x and Microsoft Windows
text by Matthew Sakey

1.5 stars

Bottom line: Defcon is “a low-megaton yield.”

new super mario bros.

a review of New Super Mario Bros.
a videogame developed by nintendo
and published by nintendo
for the nintendo DS
text by Brendan Lee

1.5 stars

Bottom line: New Super Mario Bros. is “too goofily honest to really sap you over the head.”