CGR Undertow

CGR Undertow

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      CGR Undertow - EXCITING BILLIARD Review for Famicom 03:39

      CGR Undertow - EXCITING BILLIARD Review for Famicom

      by CGRundertow (2/7/14) 1,139 views

      Exciting Billiard review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Exciting Billiard for Famicom Disk System developed and published by Konami. Exciting Billiard (not entirely sure why they didn't go with "Exciting Billiards" but it's 1987 so who knows) brings the pool-hall experience to your living room on the Famicom Disk System. After stepping into the Konami Hustler's Club, you've got your choice of four styles of pool to shoot, complete with stat-tracking and four-player, pass-the-stick multiplayer. You can even play for (admittedly fake) money! This video review features video gameplay footage of Exciting Billiard for Famicom Disk System and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.

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      CGR Undertow - DONKEY KONG JR. Review for Nintendo Wii U 04:59

      CGR Undertow - DONKEY KONG JR. Review for Nintendo Wii U

      by CGRundertow (2/7/14) 2,684 views

      Donkey Kong, Jr. review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Donkey Kong, Jr. review. Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Donkey Kong, Jr. on the eShop for the Nintendo Wii U developed and published by Nintendo. Being a sequel to one of the greatest games ever made is a tall task. Fortunately, Donkey Kong, Jr. is a monkey, so he’s not afraid of heights. This inventive platformer came only a year after the original Donkey Kong changed the landscape of gaming forever, yet Nintendo was already experimenting with this one. Donkey Kong, Jr. casts Mario as the villain, having captured Donkey Kong in the original game. Now, it’s up to Junior to rescue dear ol’ dad. The game builds on the mechanics of the original, but it also adds several elements that would come to define later Donkey Kong titles, such as Donkey Kong Country. Climbing is a focus of the gameplay, and the game also takes the series into a jungle setting. Donkey Kong, Jr. offers single-player and local multiplayer play, and it’s been released for several Nintendo consoles and digital services. This video review features video gameplay footage of Donkey Kong, Jr. on the eShop for the Nintendo Wii U and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.

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      CGR Undertow - TELEGLITCH Review for PC 03:37

      CGR Undertow - TELEGLITCH Review for PC

      by CGRundertow (2/7/14) 1,683 views

      Teleglitch review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Teleglitch for PC developed by Test3 Projects and published by Paradox Interactive. Teleglitch paints a dismal picture of just how far humanity will go to grasp a particularly interesting bit of technology. The Militech facility on a remote planet has gone completely off-the-grid; something's gone terribly wrong (and it might be linked to their bio-weapons program or to the long-distance teleportation tech they were working on at the time). No help is coming, as that'd cut into profits... kinda sucks, as you're stuck in that facility and you REALLY need help. This video review features video gameplay footage of Teleglitch for PC and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.

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      CGR Undertow - DONKEY KONG Review for Nintendo Wii U 04:40

      CGR Undertow - DONKEY KONG Review for Nintendo Wii U

      by CGRundertow (2/5/14) 1,112 views

      Donkey Kong review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Donkey Kong review. Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Donkey Kong on the eShop for the Nintendo Wii U developed and published by Nintendo. In 1981, video games were mostly defined by the arcades. Video games were things you put quarters into. These days, video games are a little different. They’re actually evolved toward movies, and in many ways, Donkey Kong is that one radical push that started that evolution. It was a carpenter, and his girlfriend, and a monkey. One of the greatest and most significant games ever made, Donkey Kong was a 2D platformer at the dawn of the age of 2D platformers. Its simple mechanics laid the foundation for many of the classics that would made the 1980s the golden age of video games. Mario’s girlfriend Pauline has been kidnapped by a villainous ape named Donkey Kong. The rest is history. Donkey Kong offers single and local multiplayer play, and it’s available in some variety on most Nintendo home consoles and digital services. This video review features video gameplay footage of Donkey Kong on the eShop for the Nintendo Wii U and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.

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      CGR Undertow - HACK, SLASH, LOOT Review for PC 03:30

      CGR Undertow - HACK, SLASH, LOOT Review for PC

      by CGRundertow (2/5/14) 754 views

      Hack, Slash, Loot review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Hack, Slash, Loot for PC developed and published by David Williamson. Hack, Slash, Loot is quite nearly the platonic ideal of the roguelike: a turn-based, grid-based RPG with plenty of weapons and items to collect, hordes of monsters waiting behind every door of the dungeon, chests that may or may not be willing to eat you, even more monsters, random effects that make you think twice about quaffing that potion... oh, and more monsters. The goal: don't die. Easier said than done. And it all starts in one tiny little room. This video review features video gameplay footage of Hack, Slash, Loot for PC and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.

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      CGR Undertow - CASTLE CLOUT 3D Review for Nintendo 3DS 04:51

      CGR Undertow - CASTLE CLOUT 3D Review for Nintendo 3DS

      by CGRundertow (2/4/14) 1,344 views

      Castle Clout 3D review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Castle Clout 3D review. Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Castle Clout 3D on the eShop for the Nintendo 3DS developed by Selectsoft and published by Teyon. Angry Birds gets medieval in Castle Clout 3D, the latest release in the action puzzler series. Playable in various versions as a Flash game all over the web, Castle Clout 3D takes the series into 3D on the Nintendo 3DS. Players use catapults to launch 16 different types of projectiles at the enemy stronghold, trying to eliminate all enemies without harming the innocent captives. If you’re familiar with Angry Birds, Castle Clout 3D is essentially the same thing. The physics-based puzzles test your skills and your brain, forcing you to think of the best angles to attack. The game features more than 150 levels, as well as a customization mode to build your own. Castle Clout 3D offers single and local multiplayer play. This video review features video gameplay footage of Castle Clout 3D on the eShop for the Nintendo 3DS and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.

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      CGR Undertow - A WITCH'S TALE Review for Nintendo DS 03:50

      CGR Undertow - A WITCH'S TALE Review for Nintendo DS

      by CGRundertow (2/4/14) 77 views

      A Witch's Tale review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of A Witch's Tale for Nintendo DS developed by Hit Maker and published by NIS America. A Witch's Tale smashes together six multiflavored worlds of RPG combat into an overarching story that borrows heavily from Alice in Wonderland, all with a Hot-Topic-chic pumpkin-centric Halloween aesthetic culminating in a precocious teenage witch's quest for the ultimate magic. But, as ultimate magics are wont to do, it's also the key to binding the Eld Witch who just escaped and is causing havoc. Like ya do. This video review features video gameplay footage of A Witch's Tale for Nintendo DS and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.

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      CGR Undertow - KING ARTHUR Review for Nintendo GameCube 04:56

      CGR Undertow - KING ARTHUR Review for Nintendo GameCube

      by CGRundertow (2/3/14) 136 views

      King Arthur review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com King Arthur review. Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of King Arthur for the Nintendo GameCube developed by Krome Studios and published by Konami. Based on the hit 2004 movie, King Arthur puts the sword in your hands! This game is a hack-and-slash action game in which players control four characters from the film—Arthur, Lancelot, Guinevere, Bors and Tristan. Each character has their own strengths and special moves, and they can upgraded with experience points after each level. The combat is comprised of sword fights, ranged attacks and horseback combat, allowing players several ways to slash their way to glory. The game is similar to the popular Lord of the Rings games developed by Electronic Arts, emphasizing combat through linear levels. King Arthur comes from the developers of several Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Star Wars and Legend of Spyro games. The game features single-player play and local co-op. This video review features video gameplay footage of King Arthur for the Nintendo GameCube and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.

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      CGR Undertow - METAL ARMS: GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM for GameCube 06:13

      CGR Undertow - METAL ARMS: GLITCH IN THE SYSTEM for GameCube

      by CGRundertow (2/3/14) 122 views

      Metal Arms: Glitch In The System review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Metal Arms: Glitch In The System review. Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Metal Arms: Glitch In The System for the Nintendo GameCube developed by Swingin’ Ape Studios and published by Sierra Entertainment. If WALL-E had been armed with weapons of mass destruction, he would’ve been a lot like Glitch. Metal Arms: Glitch In The System tells Glitch’s story, a tale of cute droids and heavy explosives. This combat-heavy plays like a third-person shooter set in a Nintendo 64 platformer. Glitch has access to laser beams, gatling guns, rocket launchers and more explosive weaponry than you’d expect from any cutesy robot. In fact, one of the coolest element of the game is the contrast between its character and content. It’s not every day you see such adorable robots trying to blow each other to pieces. This is an impressive-looking GameCube game, as well, and a reminder of how powerful that system really was. If you like games like Ratchet and Clank and Battalion Wars, this character-rich shooter is for you. Metal Arms: Glitch In The System features single and local multiplayer play. This video review features video gameplay footage of Metal Arms: Glitch In The System for the Nintendo GameCube and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.

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      CGR Undertow - HAKUOKI: MEMORIES OF THE SHINSENGUMI for 3DS 03:30

      CGR Undertow - HAKUOKI: MEMORIES OF THE SHINSENGUMI for 3DS

      by CGRundertow (2/3/14) 624 views

      Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi review. http://www.ClassicGameRoom.com Shop CGR shirts & mugs! http://www.CGRstore.com Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for Nintendo 3DS developed by Idea Factory and published by Aksys Games. Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi is your pocket-sized harem of pretty samurai boys, patrolling the lawless streets of 1860s Kyoto in search of more pectoral-revealing clothing. As a girl on a mission to save her abducted father, you join them (or, rather, you're abducted yourself and nearly killed before they have a change of heart) and engage in a largescale, branching military operation that changes with your decisions. This video review features video gameplay footage of Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi for Nintendo 3DS and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.

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