History of Franchises & Console

I've looked at all games - both video and board games - for multiple franchises, plus all games on some consoles.

Nintendo 64

Every game on the Nintendo 64 Console

GameCube

Every game on the Nintendo GameCube.

Star Trek

Every single Star Trek video game and board game.

James Bond

Every video game and board game featuring 007.

Sonic The Hedgehog

All board games and video games for Sonic the Hedgehog

Rare Replay

Every Rare Replay game, plus extra Rare games.

Latest Posts

Pokémon Stadium 2 is, once again, a great companion piece for the handheld games, this time for Pokémon Gold & Silver. All the Pokémon are lovingly rendered and animated in 3D, with some great tough challenges to take your ultimate squad though. Stadium…

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker was a direct-to-DVD movie based on the Batman Beyond (or Batman of the Future) cartoon, which stars a new Batman taking over from an older Bruce Wayne. The videogame adaptation takes a couple of stills from the film…

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The concept of WCW Backstage Assault is fine: take the backstage fighting that was a bonus in other wresting games, and dial the craziness up, knocking things off the wall and letting you smash your opponent into urinals or smacking them on the…

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F1 Racing Championship is often said to be one of the few PAL exclusive N64 games, but that’s not entirely true. F1 Racing Championship also got a release in Brazil, which is where things get interesting. The name of the TV signals in…

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Donald Duck: Going Quatckers (or Quack Attatck in Europe) is a Crash Bandicoot-inspired platform game. While a few N64 platformers have used the Crash style for a single level (such as Tarzan or Blues Brothers), this is the first out-and-out Crash Bandicoot clone,…

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As evident from my reviews of the first two Mario Party games, I’m not the best person to talk about this series, as I don’t like the main core roll & move mechanic used in the boards. The boards feel the same to…

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Towards the end of the N64’s life, Dinosaur Planet was looking extremely promising – it was going to be Rare’s take on Ocarina of Time, then all of a sudden things went quiet until it resurfaced as Star Fox Adventures on the GameCube.…

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I had no idea that there were so many games for kids at the end of the N64’s life. It makes some sense, the consoles were cheaper or handed down to younger children. What’s more baffling is why a publisher and developer would…

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Dance Dance Revolution is a popular rhythm arcade game that has received many different versions. In the arcade, you have a sturdy dance platform with arrows that you have to step on based on on-screen arrows. For home console releases, the games were…

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Adding the word “64” to a game name ended up not meaning anything. Some games used it to denote a game specifically made for the N64, some for a new entry in a series for the N64, while others used it for direct…

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Doc Ock has seemingly turned good, but is attacked in a press conference by Spider-man, which Peter Parker, standing in the crowd, finds odd. He’ll need to investigate what’s going on and figure out if Octavius is actually good. But there’s another obstacle:…

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With the success of Star Fox 64, it’s surprising that nobody really tried to capture what it does: a 3D shoot-’em-up in dramatic levels. It wasn’t until now that a similar game cropped up, from beloved developer Treasure and Nintendo themselves. The great…

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With Banjo-Tooie, Rare really took on the idea that “bigger is better”. The game, however, really shows that it isn’t the case. That said, Banjo-Tooie is still a brilliant game, and one that you should complete at least once, but the sheer size…

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The crown jewel of wrestling game, built upon a series of games across the N64’s lifetime. The gameplay style was started in WCW vs. nWo: World Tour, while WWF WrestleMania 2000 brought the atmosphere that came with the WWF licence. The gameplay was…

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The second retro compilation on Nintendo 64, this time for Midway’s classic arcade games, which generally aren’t as well remembered as the likes of Namco’s. The menu is much nicer than Namco Museum 64 and gives you a look at the arcade machines,…

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Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2 is a slightly update on the previous games. The gameplay is mostly the same and the game is still full of bland stereotypes for characters. The big thing, though, is not every character is a bland stereotype:…

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A Mario Kart clone with Mickey Mouse sounds like it will be a cheap cash in, but this was developed by Rare and published by Nintendo, so you should expect high quality. The end result is exactly a hybrid of that: a high…

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In trying to escape its arcade roots, the Pac-Man series tried multiple things: a puzzle game, a bizarre point & click adventure, shoving Pac-Man into a different 2D platformer made for another character and, of course, a 3D platformer (and that’s not including…

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The first Custom Robo surprised me with how much I loved it, and this keeps up the momentum by providing an enhanced experience and not one, but two new campaigns to play through. For this, I managed to find a beta English patch…

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In a way, Mia Hamm Soccer 64 is a significant game, as it’s the first video game focused on women’s football – and possibly one of the first female-focused sports games that doesn’t involve skimpy clothing. Unfortunately, it was also just a cheap…

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A frantic isometric fighter could work really well for Tom & Jerry. Have a few fun special moves and some funny slapstick animations and you could have a really fun, if simple, fighting game. Fists of Furry is not that game. In this,…

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