The only reason why Nintendo hasn’t been totally eradicated by Sony & Sega is because of their seemingly invincible mascots – Mario, Metroid & Zelda (Link). Considering what a cerebral-shock Mario 64 was, the entire world was looking forward to Zelda’s release on to the Nintendo 64.
There was an ongoing debate I read online – Is Everquest for the casual gamer? Without a shadow of a doubt I can tell you it’s not. With nicknames like Evercrack and Never-Rest, I couldn’t recommend this game to you unless you felt a need to escape reality.
There’s only one reason why I bought a Dreamcast, that was because I heard Crazy Taxi was slated for the Dreamcast. Sure enough, Sega followed through. Now, for the mere price of $50, Dreamcast owners can have a near pixel perfect translation of the $6,500 masterpiece.
The Gameboy must have game companies scratching their heads. How could the portable with one of the worst system specs dominate the video game industry? Ten years ago, I called Nintendo in disappointment. The Sega Genesis was released, but there was no counter console from Nintendo. Where was Nintendo’s killer system? The response Nintendo gave was that only the Gameboy would be released that year.
Ahh the typical racing game… how boring!!! But what Midway shows you, if you just add water, you can get something exciting. True… HydroThunder was not a big hit with me in the arcades, mainly because it was a dollar a pop. It’s nice to see that a pretty much identical version can be had for significantly less money. I’d say it’s 100 times less than the price of a deluxe coin-op.