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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In order to separate their James Bond games from GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies was a third person shooter on the PS1 (and wasn’t very good) while the same team made a poor first person shooter version of The World is Not Enough on…

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The third and final Cruis’n game on the N64, and this is more of the game dull racing gameplay, just with slightly more visual flair. At least at certain points of the game- many of the assets are more like cardboard standees, so…

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Considering the games that ended up getting cancelled on the Nintendo 64, it’s surprising that this one made it all the way to release. It’s a tie-in to a two year old film that performed poorly (both with critics and the audience), and…

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This is a relatively unheard of game due to its rarity – due to missing deadlines, it ended up only releasing in North America, exclusively to Blockbuster (although, from what I can sell, it was available for sale, and not supposed to be…

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Like games like Transformers Beast Wars Transmetals and The World Is Not Enough, this is another game where the N64 and PS1 versions are completely different games made by different developers. Lightspeed Rescue on PS1 is a decent beat-em up, Lightspeed Rescue on…

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Sarge’s Heroes 2 feels like a game that doesn’t know what platform it wanted to be on. It was released first on N64 (with a PS1 release shortly after) with a PS2 release a few months later, and it really feels like the…

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The Shiren the Wanderer series is a spin-off of the Mystery Dungeon franchise, a series that has used multiple IPs throughout the years – although the latest two games (as of 2024) have also been Shiren the Wanderer games. These are games about…

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The lack of a Japanese release for this is interesting for a few reasons. For starters, it is one of the few (if only, alongside the GBC version) Pokémon games to not get released in Japan. It’s also a version of a Japanese…

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Unlike earlier N64 prototypes of games that released on PlayStation, this is not a final or near-final build, but rather a very early version. This frogger plays just like the arcade version – move around avoiding obstacles moving across the screen. Here, you…

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More frantic American football, but also mostly indistinguishable from the previous year’s game. It’s still enjoyable even if you have no idea what’s going on, but this game takes a safe approach, although there is the addition of a few minigames. The minigames…

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While Madden 2000 looked like it was trying to revitalise the series, Madden 2001 just comes across as a more clinical version, with the smooth white UI still used today and less focus on the silly elements (although some of the silly teams…

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The most interesting thing about this prototype is that there was little information about the game itself until the protype was found on a dev cartridge, with only this and a few bits of concept art being all we know about the game.…

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Shortly before Turok 2 came out, Half-Life released PC, with a big focus on a linear, but more cinematic, first person shooter. This was too late to have any influence on Turok 2, but it’s clear to see the influence of Half-Life on…

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The third of the Rush games on N64, heading back to San Francisco but given a sci-fi spin with bright neon lights and fast cars with wings. It’s another arcade racer whose best mode is still the “practice” mode, where you can explore…

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The last in the Mario Artist series, and the final 64DD game. That said, it goes off on a high note as this model-making software has some interesting bonus modes. The software itself is a bit finnicky, and I found it difficult to…

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For this year’s Quarterback Club (with its shortened name), Iguana took a break and gave the game to High Voltage Software. I would guess this was so they could spend a bit more time on the GameCube (and PS2) version of the franchise,…

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Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is a TV show that people tend to forget even existed, so much that I always thought that Hercules was a spin-off of the much more popular Xena: Warrior Princess, not the other way round. Xena was a show…

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Another finished game that ended up getting cancelled on the N64. Sydney 2000 released on PlayStation, PC and Dreamcast and was due to be released on N64, but cancelled at last minute before ordering cartridges. This is very similar to International Track &…

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This is the third video game based on the 1953 Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century short film, with the previous two omitting the “Duck Dodgers” name and just being called “Daffy Duck: The Marvin Missions” on SNES and “Daffy Duck” on Game…

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Turn-based RPGs are not my kind of game, yet Paper Mario has so much charm that I can still adore the game . My first experience of Paper Mario was on the Wii Virtual Console, where I remember getting to a lava boss.…

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For the core gameplay, ISS 2000 doesn’t change much over 98, and is the same core game as the Japanese J-League Perfect Striker 2. That’s said, it’s a very solid football game and you have a few additional modes, such as custom tournaments…

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