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Classic Game Room reviews DOUBLE DRAGON for Neo-Geo CD from 1995, based on the awesome Double Dragon movie from 1994 (not so much). This is a fighting game similar to SNK fighters like The King of Fighters or Street Fighter instead of a side scrolling beat 'em up like the NES version of Double Dragon. Play as Billy or Jimmy or other characters and fight in traditional 2D style one on one fighting matching. This fighting videogame for Neo Geo CD is not one of th better games but also not the worst. It features basic controls, sub par visuals and irritating music but has some serious cheesy style that is enjoyable. This CGR review of Double Dragon from Technos for Neo-Geo has gameplay from the movie based Double Dragon video game from 1995.
Classic Game Room reviews the original GOLDEN AXE for the Sega Genesis video game system. This is one of the most iconic games from the 16-bit era and this Megadrive review of Golden Axe shows gameplay footage from this amazing 2D side scrolling beat em up hack and slash from 1989. Originally created as a brilliant Sega arcade game, Golden Axe saw popularity with its Sega Genesis release in '89. Players can choose from 3 different characters: Bohunk, dwarf and hot chick in bikini with sword. Each character has different strengths and magical abilities. The girl in her underwear can summon dragons and the other two summon girls in their underwear (no the don't, but it would be cool if they did!) Golden Axe is played from the Sega Genesis Collection on PS2 Playstation 2 for optimal video quality. It is a great collection as well, check out the PS2 Genesis collection for great games like the Golden Axe trilogy, Shinobi 3 and Sonic the Hedgehog. This game should also be on the Xbox 360 and PS3 Sega Genesis Ultimate collection. if you like Conan and swords and sorcerers kind of stuff then this game should be right up your alley. Check out GOLDEN AXE review from Classic Game Room and pick up this game cartridge or PS2 collection today.
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 CYBORG JUSTICE on the Sega Genesis video game console system. Cyborg Justice on the Megadrive is much like Streets of Rage 2 or Double Dragon on the NES. It is a side scrolling adventure beat 'em up action game in the arcade style which allows one or two players. The problem here is that Streets of Rage has far better controls on the Mega Drive than this games does. CGRHD enjoyed Cyborg Justice for a few minutes but it does get repetitive. We'd rather be watching Barbarella, listening to Duran Duran or eating hamburgers (or all of the above at once) The game claims you can build 216 killer cyborg robots with things like power saws, flamethrowers and laser beams but poor, clumsy controls ruin them before you can use them to eviscerate your enemies. Are you looking for the best most exciting 2D side scroller on the Genesis? The Classic Game Room team recommends MAZIN SAGA MUTANT FIGHTER instead of Cyborg Justice, but that's just our opinion. Perhaps you like repetition and using the same controls over and over again on the MD gaming console. If that's the case then the gameplay will be right up your alley. 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
TMNT review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of TMNT for the Gamecube. Released in 2007, this game was developed and published by Ubisoft. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games have been pretty good over the years. However, movie games have not been good over the years. What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Well, you get an ok movie game that has some pretty nice combat mechanics. This video review features video gameplay footage of TMNT for Gamecube and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Gabe.
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle from Grasshopper Manufacture and Ubisoft for the Nintendo Wii. A sequel to the 2008 original and modern cult classic, No More Heroes 2 speaks its intentions loudly and wears its flaws proudly. An assassin who is yet again out to climb the ranks and prove he's the best in the world at what he does, Travis Touchdown has an electric laser sword—don't call it a light saber—as well as an attitude and personality which effectively parody the very nerds controlling him. As much as its a modern take on the traditional beat 'em up, No More Heroes 2 is also a video game about video games. This video review features video gameplay footage of No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for the Nintendo Wii and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.
Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team for Super Nintendo. Combining two of the greatest beat 'em up franchise ever, the game itself is one of the best. You pick from one of the Toads or one of the Dragons and go through the levels, beating up everything in your wall. The game has a very basic story but that is not important because the gameplay is solid. The game has some great visual for levels and characters. Although the game is incredibly challenging, it is still one of the best in the genre. This video review features video gameplay footage of Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team for Super Nintendo and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Ryan.
Alien Storm Review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Alien Storm, developed and published by Sega for the Genesis. Side-scrolling beat-em-up gameplay returns to the Genesis, this time in a sort of rehash of Golden Axe, but with flamethrowers and an alien menace instead of mythical monsters. Along with the typical beat up the bad guys stages, Alien Storm throws a curveball with run-and-shoot stages and a sort of Area 52-style stage where you blast away at enemies in a first-person perspective. This video review features video gameplay footage of Alien Storm and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Eric.
Golden Axe II review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Golden Axe II, developed and published by Sega for the Genesis. The sequel to the legendary Sega hack-and-slash, Golden Axe II returns with more of the same difficult gameplay and medieval fantasy elements as the three warriors Ax, Tyris, and Gilius fight their way through mythical monsters in search of Dark Guld, who is abusing the Golden Axe for his own evil purposes. Challenge the normal mode or see how long you can survive in The Duel. This video review features video gameplay footage of Golden Axe II for the Genesis and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Eric.
Streets of Rage review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Streets of Rage, Sega's original beat-em-up adventure for the Sega Genesis. If you call yourself an old school gamer, there's no avoiding this one. Streets of Rage is a game that competes with the likes of Final Fight and Golden Axe as one of the finest side-scrolling beat-em-ups of all time. Control Adam, Axl, or Blaze on their mission to rid their urban jungle of any undesirables - by any means necessary. This video review features video gameplay footage of Streets of Rage for the Genesis and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Eric.
Rushing Beat review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow import review of Rushing Beat for the Super Famicom. No, I'm not entirely sure what M.Bison and Terry Bogard are doing in a knock-off beat-'em-up by Jaleco. All I know is that it's a game, it exists, it came to America as the tepid Rival Turf! (a game with one of the most laughable boxes of all time), and a roided-out dude named Arnold's wandering around. Good to see the ex-governator was making his mark in early 90's Japanese video games. That's called being a cultural icon! (The exact nature of that culture is left as an exercise for the reader.) This video review features video gameplay footage of Rushing Beat for the Super Famicom and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of Rival Turf for the Super Nintendo (also available on the Wii's Virtual Console). Jaleco's cult classic beat-em-up from 1992 is the first installment of a trilogy of 16-bit brawlers known in Japan as Rushing Beat, but in North America the sequels are known as Brawl Brothers and The Peacekeepers. You control the two LAPD detectives Jack Flak and Oozie Nelson, with a mission to clean up the streets, with gameplay and character design heavily inspired from games like Final Fight and Streets of Rage. This review features Rival Turf gameplay footage and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow video game review of the arcade version of The Ninja Kids, as played on Taito Legends for the PlayStation 2 (also available for PC or Xbox). This bizarre beat-em-up heavily inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade Game lets you choose your favorite deranged muppet ninja and proceed to cut drunken hobos in half and battle the henchmen of "The Satan." You'll also face zombie torsos, hunchbacks, bodybuilders, werewolves, and plenty of other crazy enemies in your quest to save the city. This review features The Ninja Kids gameplay footage and commentary from CGRundertow reviewer Kevin.
Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Thor: God of Thunder from Liquid Entertainment and SEGA for the PlayStation 3. Thor: God of Thunder is also available for the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. Thor is a brawler on the PS3, a beat-em-up very much in the vein of another skull-bashing god. The parallels between God of War and God of Thunder are clear — this is a paint-by-numbers brawler. And although that's not necessarily bad, Thor doesn't pull it off as well as his Spartan counterpart. This video review features video gameplay footage of Thor: God of Thunder for the PlayStation 3 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's Derek.
Streets of Rage 3 review. Classic Game Room presents a CGRundertow review of Streets of Rage 3 for Sega Genesis, available on Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Walk right. Punch crap. Maybe obtain a pipe and break someone's back. Bare Knuckle. (Wait, that's the Japanese title.) Weird chi attacks. DELICIOUS DRUM CAN TURKEY. Oh, and a Kangaroo, amazing techno soundtrack, and superstar sound effects from your favorite Sonic games. All this and some old cyborg dude, fat guys named Dwight, and a Lorena Bobbitt reference you probably wish you could forget, all in the Streets of Rage. Three. This video review features video gameplay footage of Streets of Rage 3 for XBox 360 and audio commentary from Classic Game Room's TJ.