When Gauntlet Legends first hit the arcades, I was filled with an exhilarating rush of nostalgia. The classic adventure game from the 80’s was upgraded into modern day form. It had the same play control as the original, but it had dazzling 3D graphics. Many tokens were spent in the efforts to defeat Skorne. Eventually, with the help of my friends, I found all 12 rune stones, defeated Skorne and won the free T-Shirt.
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.