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Aug 20, 2014 0

Tabletop Review: Compounded

Successfully Kickstarted in early 2013 and published by Dice Hate Me Games, Compounded is a Euro-style resource placement game that has lab chemists competing and cooperating to complete chemical experiments for points and glory! The resources in the game are atomic elements–you and your lab partners will be handling Hydrogen, Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Calcium, and Sulfur. Chemists set up their workbench, compounds are assembled in the lab, and initial elements are discovered–whoever discovers the rarest elements gets the lab key to go first, and let the science begin!
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Sep 7, 2013 0

NES REVIEW: Summer Carnival ’92 Recca Whaaa?

If you happen to frequent “legitimate” video game websites, chances are you may have stumbled across the fact that the 3DS recently became home to an extremely obscure little shooter called Summer Carnival ’92 Recca. Developed by Naxat Soft (?) for the original NES, this speedy little bastard was originally created specifically as a tournament game for some festival you’ve never heard of back in 1992. As such, not very many copies of the actual cartridge exist and it has since become a highly sought after collector’s item for people like ANC. Well, it’s now widely available for the first time ever via Virtual Console and I downloaded it earlier and just took it for a spin and whooo boy, this shit is crazy.
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Also known as Capo Creature
Jul 26, 2013 0

Tabletop Review: Boss Monster

On a site like this one (Nintendorks), chances are me, you, and every other person visiting is a fan of Nintendo. Not just Nintendo, but classic Nintendo and vintage video games in general. In fact, I don’t even own a current generation console, and like Magic Johnson’s dick, I would be afraid of putting a modern video game in my mouth for fear of getting AIDS. However, my heart will forever hold a place for 1980s video games, at least until the dementia destroys so much of my brain that I can only remember the Vietnam War…which I never fought in. Yet, while I welcome companies, big and small, to prey upon my memories of my childhood, I will still cast a discerning eye on any nostalgic molestation. Thus, we turn my eyeballs towards Boss Monster, the newest deck management card game on the market.

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Jul 10, 2013 0

Tabletop Review: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game

This review was generously donated to Nintendorks by Dany Shehab aka Encubed who blogs about board games and other things about once a year at everydaybetterguy.blogspot.com.

I was introduced to Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game at a board game night at our local game store, and picked up my own copy soon after. Despite not being the best-designed game ever, it’s fun, easy to learn, and the superheroes theme is interesting enough to get even your dumb Call-Of-Duty-playing cousins to give it a shot.
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Jun 13, 2013 0

Tabletop Review: The Cave

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that caves are neat. They’re mysterious, full of cool rock formations, Batman lives in one, The Goonies explored one, and a good chunk of the world beneath us is still unexplored. Unfortunately I’m no speleologist, and the thought of spelunking into an unknown chasm only to get stuck halfway through a hole the size of my elbow and dying a dark painful death doesn’t appeal to me. Thankfully, Rebel.Pl‘s The Cave lets me pretend I’m spelunking safely in my own nerd cave!
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May 17, 2013 0

Tabletop Review: Tammany Hall

The story behind Doug Eckhart’s Tammany Hall is almost as interesting as the story behind Tammany Hall itself; published in 2010 by Stratamax Games, it was an instant hit at gaming conventions, selling all but 80 copies. Once Stratamax sold those remaining copies, Tammany Hall was gone for good (unless you wanted to pay insane prices). Luckily, a fan who managed to snag an original started publishing games through his own company, Pandasaurus Games. He asked Stratamax if he could re-publish the game through Pandasaurus, and to his surprise got the green light. And so the Kickstarter campaign began…
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May 10, 2013 0

SNES REVIEW: The Video Game based on Jurassic Park: The Movie based on Jurassic Park: The Book.

Hey everyone, did you know that Spielberg’s 1993 dino-movie classic was put back into theaters a few weeks ago featuring a fancy new 3D facelift? Oh…uh, me too! I still haven’t gone to check it out myself but from what I hear, the movie is just as effective as ever and the conversion is actually really well done. Maybe I’ll go see it this weekend before my local showtimes go extinct. Haha-eh. Anyway, to celebrate this momentous occasion I’ve gone back and cleaned up my review of the SNES adaptation. And by cleaned up I mean I actually went in, fixed up some grammar, edited some lame jokes and took out a healthy chunk of F-bombs. My God, what’s wrong with me?

Please enjoy:

I never owned or played this game back during its 16-bit heyday but recently came across a copy and the other night decided to finally have a go at the little bastard. The idea was to drink a ton of beer and with the help of our old friends over at gamefaqs, actually try to complete the entire game in one sitting. The following post is a brief visual re-enactment of how it all went down:
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Mar 23, 2013 0

Tabletop Review: The Great Heartland Hauling Co.

The box for The Great Heartland Hauling Co. states it’s “a cubes and cards game for 2 to 4 truckers”, and I can’t think of a much better, or cuter, description. Funded on Kickstarter back in September and published by Dice Hate Me Games, The Great Heartland Hauling Co. has you and your buddies trucking back and forth across the country picking up and delivering goods for cold hard cash. It’s an incredibly well-balanced game: simple at first glance, but with enough depth to inject a fair amount of strategy into each game.
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