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

Star Trek

Every single Star Trek video game and board game.

James Bond

A look at every James Bond board game and video game.

Sonic The Hedgehog

All board games and video games for Sonic the Hedgehog

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Another average sports game. This one doesn’t do much to improve the gameplay of the previous year, and the CPU is far too perfect at the game, being amazing at both offense and defence while you struggle with both. It feels slow, clunky…

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Super Robot Wars is a series of turn-based tactical games very similar to Advance Wars (or Famicom Wars, as it was originally called). It’s a kind of game that I’m awful at, even when I can read all the stats and options. As…

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8% is the lowest review score N64 Magazine ever gave, and it went to Carmageddon 64. It’s a bit of a shame, as the concept could lead to a good game, but the N64 version itself has lots of its own particular issues.…

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I didn’t expect to be able to play much of Noctiluca II, as it’s a fairly simple choose your own adventure game with a lot of Japanese text. Google Lens did a decent job of translating the text, so I was able to discover…

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After doing well with the WcW vs NCO games, AKI and THQ managed to get the big wrestling license: WWF. Focusing on the big Wrestlemania event, AKI brought over everything they learned from their previous games and improved upon it, making fights feel…

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The second South Park game, this one is a quiz show with a handful of minigames. N64 Magazine loved it, yet it got panned elsewhere. One immediate problem with the game is that it allows you to play on your own, but has…

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LEGO and racing is a combination that really works well together. The various LEGO themes (especially before they got into licensed stuff) provides a lot of different settings and the customisable aspect helps give a bit of personality. In LEGO Racers you can…

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While the first Battletanx was only released in America, it’s sequel, got a more global release. And by that, I mean it also came out in Europe. Just like the game itself which, despite the name, is only set in America, London, Paris…

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Jet Force Gemini was a game I loved as a kid, yet was never able to fully complete. I loved it when I played it again on Rare Replay a few years ago and I still love it now. I played the Rare…

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Shortly after EA entered the ring with their own take on wrestling, they also made a game of a different event that takes place in a similar kind of ring: boxing (although, like the sport itself, boxing rings have more differences from wrestling…

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I had quite a few issues with the first Glover. The levels felt disjointed, being random platforms in voids of bottomless pits, and the entire game being an escort mission for a ball that was far to east to lose or pop. It…

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Sometimes when games are released on both N64 and PS1, they’re mostly the same game with some differences based on the hard ware. Sometimes, though, they’re completely different games with a similar basic core idea. Both are 1 on 1 fighting games, but…

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Along with Wipeout, this is another Sony owned series that made its way to the N64, this time licensed out to Looking Glass Studios and THQ. Like Wipeout, this is another Psygnosis series that, despite a lot of love from fans, has been…

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Gex 3 actually addresses a few of my complaints from Gex 64. The levels have more interesting themes and aren’t repeated, and the humour is more relevant to what is actually happening on screen. The voice acting is also different depending on if…

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There’s something inherently charming playing as toys in a human world. The Micro Machines games are a great example of this. Army Men takes the concept of playing with little green army men in a variety of genres, with Sarge’s Heroes being a…

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While I’ve tried to be as accurate as I can with dates for this list, information online for PAL release dates is often wonky. Many sites list this as coming out on the 10th November 2000, which is after the American reskinned version…

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With AKI & THQ getting hold of the WWF license for the upcoming WWF WrestleMania 2000, EA stepped up to grab the WCW license they left behind for their own wrestling game. Instead of trying to directly compete with them, EA decided to…

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When you play a first person shooter these days, you expect there to be a cover button – one that “attaches” you to a wall so you can pop out to shoot an enemy and pop back into cover to evade bullets and…

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In the Road Rash series, Road Rash 64 is a bit of an odd one. This one wasn’t developed or published by EA, instead being made by Pacific Coast Power & Light (a really odd name for a gaming company) and published by…

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There really isn’t much to say about this so I’ll keep it short. This is a slightly better version of NASCAR 99. It’s still very much the same game and there aren’t many more features. The most noticeable difference to me was the…

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Treasure are well known for their shoot-’em-ups, and this one is an example of why. It’s an extremely fast and frantic “twin stick shooter” (of course, that term came about much later than this game) that oddly feels more modern because it’s more…

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