Video Game Ad of the Day Archive

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mega Man X3

Mega Man X3
Mega Man X3 is one of the final titles to be released on the SNES (outside of Japan, anyway). Due to the limited release of and demand for the game, it has quickly become one of the most expensive SNES titles on the secondary market.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Fatal Frame (Project Zero)

Fatal Frame
Video games don’t come much scarier than Fatal Frame (or Project Zero for the rest of us). Main character Miku goes to the mysterious Himuro Mansion to look for her brother Mafuyu, who has been missing for several weeks. The mansion is full of evil spirits, which Miku can vanquish with her special antique camera.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Phantasy Star

Phantasy Star
Phantasy Star is one of the great console RPGs of the 1980s. It was groundbreaking upon release for a number of reasons – fantastic graphics, a much more complex story than most games at the time, and a female lead character.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Sonic the Hedgehog CD USA
With Sonic the Hedgehog being Sega’s breakout success in the home console space, it seemed only natural to develop a Sonic game to promote their new CD based add-on, the Mega CD. The Sonic development team essentially splintered off into two groups; a team at Sega Technical Institute in the USA led by Yuji Naka which developed Sonic 2, and a team in Japan led by Naoto Oshima which made Sonic CD. This led to Sonic CD having a distinctly different feel to Sonic 2.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: God Hand

God Hand
God Hand is a difficult yet highly amusing beat ’em up developed by Clover Studio. You play as Gene, who wields one of the titular God Hands, which gives him all kinds of awesome powers. Gene has a bit of a puerile sense of humor which is reflected in his range of special powers, which includes crotch kicks, spankings and a home run hit.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mario Golf

Mario Golf
Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64 is one of the great multiplayer games of the fifth generation era, inviting players to compete on courses with various Mario related themes. It’s easy to pick up and play, but can get quite fiendish on the later courses.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: E.V.O.: Search for Eden

EVO Search for Eden
E.V.O.: Search for Eden is one of the most unique games on the SNES – a platformer/role playing game where your creature evolves to cope with changes to the environment. The game takes place over the course of a billion years, with the player starting out as just a fish. The unique concept of the game combined with a relatively small print run has made it into one of the most sought after SNES games.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Skitchin’

Skitchin
Skitchin’ is one of my favourite games on the Mega Drive. It’s technically quite similar to Road Rash (although the team behind the game mostly worked on NHL games), but players are racing on rollerblades and using traffic to hitch a lift (or skitch) and propel themselves towards the finish line. Like Road Rash, races get quite violent as you attempt to take out your fellow competitors with an assortment of weapons.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Golden Axe II

Golden Axe II
Golden Axe II is the direct sequel to the Mega Drive version of Golden Axe. It does not stray far at all from the original game, retaining the same characters and basic gameplay – one could accuse the game of being more of an expansion than a real sequel.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Castlevania: Vampire’s Kiss (Castlevania: Dracula X)

Castlevania X Vampire's Kiss FRA-1
Castlevania: Vampire’s Kiss is a retelling of the PC Engine CD game Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo, where Richter Belmont ventures into the castle to rescue his girlfriend Annette, who has been kidnapped by the Dark Priest Shaft, a servant of the castle’s master, Dracula. Despite being considered to be inferior in every way to the original, Vampire’s Kiss now commands a ridiculous price on the secondary market.