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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Densha de Go! (which translates to “Let’s Go By Train” is a series of Japanese arcade games about driving the game. There’s nothing crazy or over the top here, it’s a fairly serious train simulation game. I was expecting this to be fairly…

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The second J-League game from Konami, and this one doesn’t make significant changes from the last ISS game. The game is still focused heavily on passing, and there’s still the issue that your players don’t like following you into the box. While the…

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Ultraman is a very popular Japanese franchise, although I don’t really know anything about other than that. With a very right history to pull upon, PD Ultraman Battle Collection 64 has you getting random monsters/characters from a capsule machine (or import them from the…

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The third game in the Ogre Battle series – and also the final one in the main series (there were some handheld spin-offs), this was the first one to not be multiplatform. The series is a real time strategy heavily focused on tactics…

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The first Quake didn’t sell that well on the N64, as it was mainly just the PC version with slightly altered levels. Instead of ignoring the N64 for Quake II, iD software looked at what did work: DOOM 64. The conclusion is that…

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F1 World Grand Prix 2 is an example of two mildly interesting things. For starters, it’s the first of four PAL exclusive N64 games (incidentally, one of the others is Ubisoft’s follow up to Monaco Grand Prix), as the first performed really well,…

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With football games, you have the license-heavy FIFA competing with ISS and its “R. Gibbs”. It seems that Formula 1 games were also having a similar competition, with Ubisoft’s Monaco Grand Prix: Racing Simulation 2 coming in without driver names, competing against F1…

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Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt (or Rugrats: Treasure Hunt) is a simplified clone of another N64 board game – but it’s not Mario Party. Bizarrely, this is heavily based on the Japan-only Detective Club 64 [Kira to Kaiketsu! 64 Tanteidan]. It features three modes, two…

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I’ll be honest: I didn’t play a massive amount of the N64 version of Command & Conquer, I’ve played the game before on other platforms, and I’m not a huge fan of it personally. That said, Command & Conquer is a much loved…

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I know nothing about the anime of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but from this game I can figure out the basic premise: giant creatures are attacking cities, and humans have created giant robots in response. Pilots get psychically linked to the machines, which is…

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Surprisingly only the second tennis game on N64 – and the first one to be released in America (although Europe is the only place that got both). Sadly, this isn’t as good as Centre Court Tennis, and that one was just an OK…

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Looking Glass Studios were working on multiple N64 games when they shut down, this being one of them. The prototype itself was made for E3 1999 and was very early in development, only shown behind closed doors. It consists of one level (two…

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In my previous reviews of the more serious kind of racing games, I said that they’ve aged far less gracefully than arcade racers. This seems to be one of of those examples, as I couldn’t get into it at all – or even…

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Not related in any wat to the Chupa Chups platformer, Zool: Legend of the Beast Tamer is a Pokémon-like game involving taming and battling monsters. It’s much more story focused than similar games, as instead of someone that gets given a monster on…

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These days, you expect wild and wacky things form Mario’s sports titles, but it wasn’t always like that. In Nintendo’s early days, Mario appeared in sports games that weren’t named after him, with Mario’s Tennis on the Virtual Boy, but it really started…

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The Shadowgate series is rather strange. While they all have a strong focus on puzzles, they like to be different styles. The original was a point and click adventure that was heavy on text, with a small window to show what you were…

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Some bad games are broken messes that have some interesting elements or features, other bad games are just badly designed and immensely boring, which I think is much worst. Fighting Force is one of those. Fighting Force was initially pitched to Sega as…

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Superman: The New Superman Adventures (or The New Superman Aventures, according to the back of the US box) is commonly referred to as just Superman 64, and is one of the worst games of all time, according to everything I’ve ever read about…

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The world was formed 4,500 years ago and was split into the continents of Earth, Fire, Wind and Water (no Heart). To help create peace, large mechs caused Legions were made. Unfortunately, nobody realised that these powerful creations could also be used for…

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Star Wars: Episode 1 was a massive success, despite being viewed as a poor film. The podracing scene was well liked, with some great designs and amazing sounds. Really, LucasArts could have just rushed something cheap and easy – just copy another future…

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Not long after Micro Machines comes another toy car racing game in the form of Hot Wheels. The games themselves, however, are completely different, with Hot Wheels getting a more 3D behind the car perspective and being heavily focused on stunts. Each track…

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