Hero Academy review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Shop CGR shirts & mugs! *******www.CGRstore**** Classic Game Room presents a CGR Undertow review of Hero Academy for PC developed and published by Robot Entertainment. Hero Academy takes the age-old game of chess, brings it to the future courtesy of the age-old game of Words with Friends (or any other push-notification-based two-player game), and then goes off the wagon by featuring six playable teams, each with different mixes of units, buffs, and other goodies. On a board that makes one think of Plants Vs. Zombies, it's just You Vs. some other person online, in turn-based strategic combat with a sense of humor and deep tactical gameplay. This video review features video gameplay footage of Hero Academy for PC and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
Mobile Light Force review for PS1. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Shop CGR shirts & hats! *******www.CGRstore**** Classic Game Room reviews MOBILE LIGHT FORCE for the PlayStation 1 published in 2003 by XS Games, the Western version of the popular shoot 'em up, GUNBIRD!! Buy the game for the Charlie's Angels artwork and play it for Gunbird because Mobile Light Force delivers solid arcade style shoot 'em up SHMUP action with great visuals, loads of characters and serious challenge!! CGR Mobile Light Force review on PlayStation has Mobile Light Force (Gunbird) gameplay recorded from PS3. Enjoy seven difficulty levels and two-player game play as you make enemies explode and rack up big points, hooray!!
Columns Arcade Collection review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Shop CGR shirts & mugs! *******www.CGRstore**** Classic Game Room reviews COLUMNS ARCADE COLLECTION from Sega released in 1997. The Columns Arcade Collection delivers a lot of puzzle gaming action with four versions of Columns including the original game, Columns II, Columns '97 and Stack Columns! Compete against the Sega Saturn or play a friend in 2-player Columns, there's challenge a-plenty! CGR Columns Arcade Collection video review features Columns one and two-player game play recorded from a Japanese Sega Saturn and Western Saturn with Action Replay card.
Ben 10 Hyper Scan review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Shop CGR shirts & mugs! *******www.CGRstore**** Classic Game Room reviews BEN 10 for the Mattel HyperScan released in 2006, one of the most awful things ever created!!! Cartoon Network's popular animated hero, Ben 10, fights aliens in this objectively terrible release for the Mattel HyperScan that plays with HyperScan cards to activate in-game characters and special moves. Experience a single player campaign where Ben 10 transforms into various aliens to make his way throught the game but keep track of all your cards, without them you cannot play Ben 10 properly! In addition to single player those brave enough to experience Ben 10 will also find two player game play where you race and fight against your human opponent and their stack of Ben 10 HyperScan cards. As one of the half-dozen games released for the HyperScan, Ben 10 shows all of the flaws that make the HyperScan one of the greatest game console disasters of all time. It features slow loading times (1 minute and 15 seconds per level), awkward game play and scannable cards that barely work.
Tekken Advance review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Shop CGR shirts and mugs! *******www.CGRstore**** Classic Game Room reviews TEKKEN ADVANCE for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance from Namco released in 2001. Tekken Advance is 2001's portable Tekken-on-the-go for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and is highly regarded for its excellent visuals and faithful Tekken-style gameplay on the small screen. Tekken Advance features one or two-player game play" an arcade mode" survival mode and training mode. Game play and moves are similar to Tekken 2 and Tekken 3. Fighters included are Ying" Yoshimitsu" Nina Williams" Forest Law" Gun Jack" Hwoarang" Paul Phoenix" King, Jin Kazama and Heihachi Mishima.
Classic Game Room was the FIRST classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999. Returning in 2008 with new episodes, Classic Game Room breaks out a review of SLOT RACERS for the Atari 2600 video computer system VCS from 1978. This game was around when Star Wars was just an infant. This game was made when Dinosaurs still roamed the earth and our grandparents rode horses to the market to pick up snake oil for the Model T during the War of 1812. Slot Racers is a game in a long line of great two-player games on the Atari like Combat, Air Sea Battle, Space War and Warlords. This is old-school, retro, vintage, arcade gaming at its finest. Be sure to watch the original Classic Game Room episodes. Classic Game Room was the original classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999-2000, now on DVD. Wii, PS3, Xbox 360.
"Just because the graphics are better doesn't mean the game is better" - Classic Game Room review of the vertical space ship shooter, Raiden III. Is this one of the hardest, toughest, most complex SHMUPS in history? Is it better than Gradius V 5, is it better than Ikaruga... or Radiant Silvergun (Radient for those who misspell the game) on the Sega Saturn? Raiden3 is an awesome vertical shoot-em-up that sends wave after wave of alien bad guys to their doom at the hands of your red fighter ship. This game is a single and two-player game and is on the PS2 game console. It's also sort of like Mars Matrix and MUSHA... but not really, it's RAIDEN (not the guy from Mortal Kombat) Be sure to watch the original Classic Game Room episodes. Classic Game Room was the original classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999-2000, now on DVD. The HD series is reviewing PS3, Genesis, NES, Atari and Xbox 360. Xbox Live Arcade XBLA. Is Raiden, Radiant Silvergun or Ikaruga coming to Xbox Live in 2008? Beats me, I just hope the search engines find this.
Classic Game Room was the FIRST classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999. Returning in 2008 with new episodes, Classic Game Room breaks out a review of MAZE CRAZE for the Atari 2600 VCS video game console. Dust off your wood grained Atari and shove the old school classic arcade cartridge of MAZE CRAZE in there and play against your friends (or your mates if you are from the UK) it's a 2 two player game. MAZE CRAZE claims to be a game of cops and robbers, but I think it's more like a video game version of The Shining. You play as one of two blocks who need to escape from the maze first. It sounds stupid but this classic game is a lot of fun as a unique party game. Be sure to watch the original Classic Game Room episodes. Classic Game Room was the original classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999-2000, now on DVD. The HD series is reviewing PS3, Genesis, NES, Atari and Xbox 360. Xbox Live Arcade XBLA
May 20, 2000. The boys at CGR review the PlayStation 1 PS1 remake of the classic arcade hit, JOUST, on the Williams Greatest Arcade Hits disc. This game is also playable on the PS3 PlayStation 3! Fly giant birds and carry sticks to stab your opponents, Joust was an early 80's arcade classic with fun, unique gameplay. It only required one button and a joystick and was brilliant. Joust has since been released on just about every game console ever made, including the Xbox 360 Live XBLA, Gameboy, NES, Atari 2600, 7800 and PlayStation. It is a one and two player game and was EVEN made into a PINBALL machine!!! Classic Game Room reviewed Atari, NES, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Dreamcast and PlayStation... too bad they didn't get to Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 or Wii. Now Classic Game Room is covering the new systems. Classic Game Room is on DVD.
Classic Game Room was the FIRST classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999. Returning in 2008 with new episodes, Classic Game Room breaks out a review of BOXING for the Atari 2600 VCS video game console system. Boxing was released in 1980 for the Atari by Activision. This is a one or two player game of sports combat, aka Boxing. This is a fun game and hails from the day when Rocky ruled the theater and Arcades ruled the malls. Boxing plays like a retro arcade classic today with simple yet effective gameplay. You knock out your opponent by scoring 100 points to earn a KO. This game came out years before the famous Mike Tyson's Punchout and was loved by a generation of Atari vide game fanatics in the early 80's who lived and breathed the old school sports titles. This is sort of the grandfather to the fighting games like Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom. I wouldn't count on seing a remake for the PS3, Wii or Xbox 360 any time soon (although the Wii has its own boxing game)
Classic Game Room breaks out another amazing video game review of the classic 1987 controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System, the NES ADVANTAGE!!! Hell yeah, get the advantage in games like 1943 and Star Soldier! Use the arcade style joystick and turbo buttons to your advantage to kick the crap out of hordes of enemy airplanes and space ships. The NES Advantage is easy to find at online auctions like ebay and has tremendous build quality. It withstands the test of time well and just feels like a real arcade joystick. It also had a unique slow feature which would pause and unpause the game. It could be used for one or two player games like Super Mario Brothers Bros. where you didn't play against each other, but rather switched between 1 and 2 players. The turbo buttons are rock solid and variable, you can adjust independently of each other. You simply can't go wrong with the most well designed old school classic video game fighting or arcade style joystick controller ever made. Get the advantage! Does not work with Xbox 360, Playstation 2 PS2, Playstation 3 PS3 or Wii Virtual Console. Does work for the Nintendo. One of the best accessories out there (there were lots of neat and bizarre add-ons for the NES like ROB the Robot and that weird ass power glove.) See gameplay of one in action! Games like Contra, Metroid and Bionic Commando will work with the NES Advantage.
Classic Game Room was the FIRST classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999. Returning in 2008 with new episodes, Classic Game Room breaks out a review of STREET FIGHTER 2 SPECIAL CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION for the Sega Genesis video game console system. Capcom's immortal classic arrived on the Mega Drive shortly after becoming a monster smash hit in the arcades in the United States, Japan and Europe. The Megadrive / Genesis version looks and sounds great too! Full, saturated colors and catchy sounds and music from the arcade bring Street Fighter II alive for home gameplay! On the eve of Street Fighter IV we celebrate this Capcom classic by looking at this 16 bit version with favorites like Ken, Ryu, Zangief, Blanka, Chun Li, Sagat, Vega, M. Bison and Balrog! 2D fighting games are a favorite genre for many video game fans because of their simplicity, their quality hand drawn style animation and their rock solid fighter single and two player game play. Using the 6-button Sega Genesis controller CGRHD rocks this HYPER version of Street Fighter for hours on end and makes short work of punk suckers like Guile. If this game shows anything, it will show a preview trailer like gameplay footage of Street Fighter 4 before our very eyes, because Capcom can improve on this classic but in typical Capcom fashion they'll improve on it without distorting the elements that made the original so good! Fight around the world in places like China, USA, Brazil, USSR and India. Beat bad guys into bloody pulps and taunt them afterwards. This isn't Street Fighter 1 which was released in the arcades in 1987, this is SF2 and playable today for bargain prices on your Sega Genesis! Classic Game Room was the original classic video game review show on the Internet in 1999-2000, now on DVD. The reviews on the HD series are reviewing PS3, PS2, Genesis, NES, Atari and Xbox 360. XBLA. videos review reviews show
40'z and love in the hizzouse! Classic Game Room HD reviews REALSPORTS TENNIS for Atari 2600 VCS video computer system. Break it off some bitches, it's tennis! The Real Sports series of sport related cartridges on the Atari 2600 were a more "advanced" series of sports titles that brought video gamers in the early 80's closer to their favotire atheletic events than ever before. While they can be picked at today for being crude, games like RealSports Tennis show how far Atari games had advanced from 1977 to 1983. RealSports Tennis is not a bad game by any stretch, it's actually quite impressive and offers some exciting tennis gameplay. You can play one or two player games, play the CPU, name your character and set the game speed to fast or slow. Realistic tennis scoring and graphics that looked like people (instead of Pong blocks) greet those players willing to take a shot at RealSports Tennis. This silver label cartridge for the Atari 2600 is an easy and affordable find today, as are the other RealSports games like Soccer, Football and Baseball. So check it out, have you played yourself out with Virtua Tennis on the Sega Dreamcast? Then sock it to the Atari 2600 and go for blood with RealSports Tennis on the Atari 2600. Classic Game Room HD reviews Atari 2600 games because CGRHD is an Atari 2600 reviewer reviewing Atari games. This RealSports Tennis review has gameplay footage from this classic old school 1980's arcade style sports game cartridge.
Classic Game Room reviews PONG for the Nintendo DS and Gameboy Advance. Pong, published by Atari on the GBA game cartridge, comes with Yars' Revenge and Asteroids. Pong was originally released in 1972 and programmed by Allan Alcorn, distributed by the Atari of Nolan Bushnell. One of the most iconic video games ever created and regarded as the first "commercially successful" video game, Pong enjoys worldwide fame to this day. Pong was originally played with an analog control, or paddle (or knob) and was considered a sports game replicating tennis. Pong on the Nintendo DS can be played one player or two player, player one controls the block (or paddle) with the D-Pad and plays the CPU. In a two player game, player 1 uses the d pad and player 2 uses the buttons. Graphically solid and with excellent Pong-sounds (beep, boop), Pong loses much of the fun when played with a D-pad that is essentially a digital on and off controller. Buy this game cartridge to get Yars' Revenge and Asteroids. Pong is an awesome game and should be played in its original form with a paddle or some form of analog controller. Early Atari paddle games are nothing more than advanced versions of Pong, Pong is the original awesome paddle game! This CGRHD review of Pong has gameplay footage from Pong recorded in High Definition. Classic Game Room reviews Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS video games as a Nintendo DS reviewer reviewing games like Pong! Pong is seen in commercials and television shows like Futurama.
Classic Game Room reviews GHOST PILOTS for Neo Geo CD. This 2D vertical scrolling SHMUP from SNK was originally released in 1991. This version is on the Neo-Geo CD and plays a lot like Fire Shark or Truxton on the Sega Genesis. This CGR review of Ghost Pilots has gameplay from one of the most understated SHMUPS on the SNK NeoGeo CD where fly a WWII era airplane against endless, mindless waves of enemies in some mission to blow something up (the story is in Japanes, can't read it...). Ghost Pilots is one of the more affordable shooters on the Neo Geo but remains one of the most fun, even if it looks like an older Genesis cartridge. The backgrounds are dull and enemies repetitive, but the action is fast, furious and addictive. Play one or two player games and have an awesome time wrecking the bad guys in Ghost Pilots for Neo Geo CD, a Japenese NeoGeo game reviewed here on Classic Game Room.
Activision Tennis review. *******www.ClassicGameRoom**** Classic Game Room reviews TENNIS for Atari 2600 from 1981 by Activision. Tennis is a fun two player game on Atari 2600 but fails to deliver real single player action because the computer is smarter than you are. It's like playing chess against HAL 9000. Enjoy this competent programming effort that looks like real tennis with somewhat life-like players holding tennis rackets as they bat the ball back and forth across the lush, grassy tennis court. CGR Activision's Tennis video review features Tennis video game gameplay on Atari 2600. Select from four modes of gameplay (two single player and two 2-player modes) and choose your difficulty (A or B) as your compete to become the tennis pro champion in 1981's TENNIS for Atari 2600.