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.
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.
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.
The easiest way to describe Ready 2 Rumble is by calling it the Mike Tyson’s Punch Out of the 90’s. It’s a cartoon-like boxer meant to be more than a little silly. If that’s what you’re looking for, then this game deliverers. It’s nothing but non-stop, mindless punch-fest. Ready 2 Rumble is one of those games where you can vent some stress after a hard day.
Let’s get something straight right now. I consider Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter the best fighting series ever. Everything else is just a wanna-be. With that said, I also have to admit that Mortal Kombat Gold is not terribly exciting.