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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This expansion to Doshin the Giant is truly bizarre. Essentially, it’s just a list of challenges for the first Doshin game, but the way it’s presented, and the disk swapping itself, is really quite strange. None of the stuff in this expansion was…

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The first – and last – third party game on the 64DD, made by Media Factory. It was available for sale for only two weeks from Nintendo of Japan’s website, with estimated sales between 3,000 and 10,000 copies. The gameplay feels like a…

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The Excite games are known for being a bit arcadey and a bit silly, but Excitebike 64 takes a different approach, being a much more serious game, complete with sponsorship deals with makers of Motorcycles and motorcycle equipment. That said, the original Excitebike…

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Another year, another Power Pros. This time they’ve ditched numbering the sequels in their own way and are doing the standard sports thing of naming it after the year. It mostly feels the same, although fielding feels and looks more natural. It has…

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The fourth N64 bass fishing game that I’ve covered, and it seems to be the most basic so far. Instead of being able to feely explore the lakes, you pick points from a menu, where the area is a flat water texture, a…

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The development of Majora’s Mask was a mess. Nintendo knew they wanted to build upon all the work they did on Ocarina of Time, but the main people involved had different ideas. Shigeru Miyamoto originally planned for a 64DD expansion that reworked the…

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One of the big possibilities for the 64DD was the ability to add new content to games. Each time the device got delayed, more and more of these plans were shifted, either being abandoned, reworked into the original game before release or transformed…

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Rat Attack! is a very simple game. It’s a traditional arcade-style game where you control a cat and draw boxes to capture rats before dropping them off in a trap. After collecting so many, it’s off to the next level to do the…

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Rantarō the Ninja Boy is a Japanese anime about a young ninja. The N64 game is a collection of simple puzzle games where you have to create pictures of animals and characters from the show, with three modes. The main one is a…

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The last Mahjong game released on the N64 console, and this one has quite a nice presentation, with 3D graphics and your opponents standing around a table. It features a cast of characters to play against and a campaign mode to work through…

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Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs is a sort of port of the 1998 PC game Battlezone. It’s a hybrid of a vehicle-based first person shooter and a real time strategy, a very ambitious kind of game to port to the N64. However,…

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For All-Star Baseball 2000, I noted that the CPU didn’t seem way too good, a rare thing for a baseball game on N64. This seems to revery back to the unbeatable (to me) CPU players. Hitting the ball is once again incredibly hard…

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Shigesato Itoi’s most famous contribution to gaming is the Mother/Earthbound series, however he also loved the concept of a game that allowed fishing to be casual, but also needed skills of people who were into fishing. No. 1 Bass Fishing was originally on…

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John Romero’s Daikatana was supposed to be the next biggest thing in video games. A new, much more cinematic first person shooter from the creator of DOOM and Quake, without any higher ups getting in the way of his creative vision. This was…

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In terms of N64 Magazine, Kirby 64 is rather interesting in that it got two non-import reviews. They originally wrote a UK review ready for the September 2000 European release date, but at last minute it was delayed until June 2001, a year…

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The last of the Top Gear games on N64, and the one that I found myself having the most fun with (despite not liking the catch-up style racing). While the game isn’t on futuristic motorbikes, it’s much more over the top than the…

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After a good relationship with Nintendo for their SNES and Game Boy games, Bits studios put a ton of faith into the Nintendo 64, planning three massive games for the system: Riqa, Muzzle Velocity and Thieves World, with the 64DD as a big…

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This little game became a massive hit, with Tony hawks games possibly being the most universally loved and well regarded sporting franchises. I personally started with Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4 on GameCube and adored it (yet I’ve oddly never touched the franchise…

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Considering that Mario Golf was a surprisingly serious golf game, it’s appropriate that the Tiger Woods game on N64 is completely silly. This was developed after Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf on the PlayStation, so I guess EA wanted to experiment a…

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I’ve expressed my dislike of “catchup” racing games where it takes most of the race to even reach the leaders, yet sometimes a racing game can be so enjoyable that I can look past that part of the game and just enjoy the…

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With how many low effort, dime-a-dozen licensed Mario Kart clones out there, South Park Rally deserves recognition for trying something new. Tracks in South Park aren’t circuits, but rather tiny open maps with multiple routes. Dotted across the map are checkpoints, which are…

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