For the past month or so I’ve been doing Let’s Play streams of Viewtiful Joe, a 2.5D character action game from Clover Studios. Now that I’ve beaten the game and the last edited installments have gone up, it’s time for me to give my thoughts on the game as a whole.

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It has been a long time since I did Where I Read for a video game magazine, as much of the work I had been putting into my read through of Nintendo Power has been going into the Nintendo Power Retrospectives, and the second magazine I’d been covering – Electronic Gaming Monthly – has made something of a return. However, with my coverage of Nintendo Power for the show having reached 1995, I feel like I’ve lost some perspective on where the game industry was at this point, so I’ve decided to launch a read-through of another magazine, that is contemporaneous for where we are in gaming in the N.P.R.

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We start the Best of the Rest Part 3, with a plethora of strategy games and RPGs.

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Lufia Footage courtesy of World of Longplays: https://www.youtube.com/user/cubex55

Ultima V on GOG: https://www.gog.com/game/ultima_456

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We start the Best of the Rest Part 1, with a whole bunch of platformers.

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Snippet of the cover for Nintendo Power #60

We wrap up Year 6 of Nintendo Power with a classic title, and the results of the Nintendo Power Awards

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This time we’re wrapping up 1993 with issue #55 of Nintendo Power covering December, featuring Aladdin!

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Games Reviewed:

  • Aladdin – Capcom
  • NHL Stanley Cup – Nintendo
  • Clay Fighter – Interplay
  • The Marvin Missions – Sunsoft
  • Battle Cars – Namco
  • Tom & Jerry: Frantic Antics – Hi Tech Expressions
  • Mega Man IV (GB) – Capcom
  • Mega Man VI (NES) – Capcom
  • Tetris II – Nintendo