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Video Games by the Numbers

  Like many of my readers, I have been playing games for over 3 decades now. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of hours spent playing games like Super Mario Kart and Donkey Kong Country on my SNES with my friends, or time spent immersing in the stories of RPG classics back in the 16 and 32 bit era such as Lunar on the Sega CD or Zelda on the SNES and N64. Video games have a long history and continue to entertain new generations of kids who are growing up gaming, just like they did back in the 80s and 90s. To celebrate video games, the team at The Monitor Monitor has put together this infographic of consoles, the number of games produced for each console, and sales numbers for the top selling games on each console. Please note that the graphic is sorted by manufactu

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Cosmic Spacehead Retro Sega Genesis Videogame Review

Title: Cosmic Spacehead Genre: Point and Click / Puzzle Solving Release Date: 1993 Platform: (For this Review) Sega Genesis (there were also other versions including NES and Gamegear). Developer: Codemasters Where to Buy:       Geeky:  4/5 - High marks here for the graphics and production values, losing a point for the sometimes challenging/frustrating puzzles as well as challenging platform minigames which create more frustration than enjoyment at times. Sweetie:  4/5 - High marks here for charm and whimsy - losing a point for weak story and lack of replay value Concept: 8/10 This is a very cute and cheeky point and click puzzle solving adventure game with a lot of humor and mischief. It also had amazing graphics for its time and technical limitations back

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Ecco The Dolphin – Retro Game Review

Something a lil bit different today. RPGs and Mobile games are all well and good - but sometimes you just want something different right? Sometimes you just want to be a dolphin and fly through the air doing barrel rolls and back flips while solving puzzles and eating fish. For that, I recommend Ecco the Dolphin. Ecco made his first appearance on Sega Genesis. The title was a huge success and spawned many sequels and spin offs including Ecco JR, Ecco 2 - The Tides of Time, and Echo Defender of the Future. There was also another Dreamcast version in the works which never saw the light of day before Dreamcast's untimely demise. There are also handheld versions, Sega CD versions, Playstation 2 versions, and a PC and Xbox port of the original game. Title: Ecco The Dolphin Genre: Pl

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Phantasy Star III Generations of Doom Review

Title: Phantasy Star 3 Generations of Doom Genre: RPG with Dating Sim elements Publisher: Sega Release Date: July 1991 Platforms: Originally for the Sega Genesis, it has since been ported to virtually every console, including the PC Where to Buy: I recommend the Sega Genesis Collection which includes Phantasy Star II, III, and IV (and a buncha other awesome retro games). You can get it on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Sega-Genesis-Classic-Game-Online/dp/B00AEV8HI2 Geeky Factor:  Sweetie Factor:  Overall: 59/80 74% C “Good Game For Girls” Concept: 10/10 It was one of the first, if not the first, game to have generational gameplay. By that I mean, during the game you select other party members to marry and the story continues throughout your blood line with some slight variatio

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