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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time

Posted on March 12th, 2009 in Axel Night, Video Games by Axel Night

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This month, we get Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time.  What can we expect from the latest in Square-Enix’s offshoot FF franchise?

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Gun.Smoke

Posted on December 20th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, NES, Video Games by Axel Night

The "." means "don’t sue us!"

System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Year: 1988
Company: Capcom
Genre: Forced Scrolling Shooter

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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo’s Dungeon (Wii)

Posted on December 15th, 2008 in Axel Night, Video Games by Axel Night

Da da da daaaaa!  Have no fear, Dungeon Hero X is here, kupo!

I never touched the original Chocobo’s Dungeon titles.  The general consensus seemed to be that they were overly simple, childish and repetitive.  I thusly ignored them like a good little sheep.  I’ve since taken on the task of challenging such notions, and so when the Wii sequel followed, I dove in with my ears covered from nay-sayers.

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AbG Podcast Episode #8

Posted on December 15th, 2008 in Axel Night, Brick Prior, Kenzan, Podcast by Axel Night

We hath returned.  You know you missed us.

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Tiny Toons Adventures: Buster Busts Loose!

Posted on December 11th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, SNES, Video Games by Axel Night

I’m Axel Night.  This is Flashback.  No relation.

System: Super Nintendo
Year: 1993
Company: Konami
Genre: Action Platform

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Audiosurf (PC/STEAM)

Posted on December 6th, 2008 in Axel Night, Video Games by Axel Night

I just gave the Audiosurf demo a try on STEAM.  It’s being called a puzzle/rhythm hybrid.  You pick song amidst your iTunes or other assorted MP3 collection, and it becomes a track of colored blocks along a three lane track. 

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Chrono Trigger

Posted on November 26th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, PSX, SNES, Video Games, Wii VC by Axel Night

"…" – Crono, Chrono Trigger

System: Super Nintendo, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo DS
Year: 1995
Company: Square Soft
Genre: Role Playing

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Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition

Posted on November 25th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, GEN, Video Games by Axel Night

Flashback!  We don’t need no stinking Flashback!

System: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
Year: 1994
Company: Sega
Genre: Action Platformer

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Jurassic Park (Genesis)

Posted on November 24th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, GEN, Video Games by Axel Night

Para el Flashback, presione el número dos.

System: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
Year: 1993
Company: Sega
Genre: Action Platformer

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D&D Insider – Why Did I Try?

Posted on November 21st, 2008 in Axel Night, Tabletop Gaming by Axel Night

Dungeons & Dragons belongs in books and on tabletops.  Am I resistant to change and new ideas?  No.  I’ve just been worn down by failure.

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Jurassic Park (SNES)

Posted on November 20th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, SNES, Video Games by Axel Night

Flashback goes back!  To roughly the Mesozoic Era.

System: Super Nintendo
Year: 1994
Company: Ocean
Genre: Adventure/First Person Shooter

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Dinosaurs for Hire

Posted on November 17th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, GEN, Video Games by Axel Night

It’s "Dinosaurs are popular on Google searches" week on Flashback!  Not the momma!

System: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
Year: 1993
Company: Malibu
Genre: Action Platformer

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AbG Podcast Episode #5

Posted on November 17th, 2008 in Axel Night, Brick Prior, Kenzan, Podcast by Axel Night

Did you come here for the gorilla sex too?

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AbG Podcast Episode #4

Posted on November 9th, 2008 in Axel Night, Brick Prior, Kenzan, Podcast by Axel Night

Brick and Kenzan are back from Nekocon!  Except Axel, who is a zombie.  And they discuss paycheck movies.

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AbG Podcast Episode #2

Posted on November 2nd, 2008 in Axel Night, Brick Prior, Kenzan, Podcast by Axel Night

Warning: Kenzan rants about politics.

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X-Men 2: Clone Wars

Posted on October 22nd, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, GEN, Video Games by Axel Night

The ninjas are attacking!  Quick, get to the Flashback!

System: Sega Genesis/Mega Drive
Year: 1995
Company: Sega
Genre: Action Platformer

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Zombie Nation

Posted on October 20th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, NES, Video Games by Axel Night

He’s a decapitated, ancient samurai.  She’s the Statue of Liberty.  Can they share a Manhattan apartment, or will they shoot eye-balls and fire at each other in a battle to the death?  Welcome to Flashback.

System: Nintendo Entertainment System
Year: 1991
Company: Meldac
Genre: Side-scrolling Shooter

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Ninja Warriors

Posted on October 16th, 2008 in Axel Night, Flashback, SNES, Video Games by Axel Night

Flashback.  Proving Hindsight isn’t actually 20/20.  It’s very near-sighted.

System: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Year: 1994
Company: Taito Corporation
Genre: Beat ‘Em Up
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X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (SNES)

Posted on October 13th, 2008 in Axel Night, Video Games by Axel Night

1995, Earth.  A race of genetically altered humans known as "mutants" are under heavy persecution.  People are enjoying their widely popular Saturday morning cartoon show, yet they are still incapable of starring in a video game that isn’t outright painful to play… UNTIL NOW.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sonia Belmont, I Will Never Forget You (Castlevania Legends)

Posted on September 30th, 2008 in Axel Night, Video Games by Axel Night

In 1997, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night changed the face of what we call a Castlevania, leading to half a dozen hand held sequels in its image.  But just after, the classic Gameboy saw a new title in the form of a classic prequel.  Starring Sonia Belmont, Castlevania Legends sought to put an origin story to the series.  But in revitalizing the series, Koji Igarashi felt that the game did not fit his Castlevania time-line, and removed it from the official lore.  So, what exactly are we missing, then?

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