REVIEW: DUCKTALES 2 (NES/PS4/GAME BOY)

NOTE: Not played on the original NES, but on the PS4 version from the Disney Afternoon Collection. Capcom is no stranger to sequels: Mega Man had six entries alone on the NES and your head would probably start spinning trying to recall all the sequels, spin-offs, remasters and adjective themed updates for the Street Fighter franchise. One side of…

REVIEW: DUCKTALES (NES/GAME BOY)

In 1952, writer/artist Carl Barks introduced the world to Uncle Scrooge, an obscenely wealthy adventurer from the city of Duckburg. The character debuted in a Donald Duck story, but became so popular that he became the star of his own book for many decades and those exploits were eventually adapted into the beloved animated series, DuckTales. Like…

REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK: THE SERIES (GAME BOY ADVANCE)

Now defunct publisher Crave was the first company to release a Men in Black game based on the animated series, doing so on Nintendo’s Game Boy Color. Although there were two other games based on the Men in Black animated series for the Game Boy Color, the third and final game released by Crave before they…

REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN 3 (GAME BOY ADVANCE)

When you look at the time line of the Spider-Man movie handheld tie-in games, it’s a pretty interesting one. When Spider-Man (2002) came out, there was only the Game Boy Advance, and it was initially that way for Spider-Man 2 until later in 2004 and into early 2005 when the Nintendo DS, N-Gage and PSP launched to stores. In…

REVIEW: MEN IN BLACK 2: THE SERIES (GAME BOY COLOR)

Despite benefitting graphically from the upgrade to Game Boy Color hardware, everything else about Men in Black: The Series was utterly forgettable: The game and level design was boring; the play time was short as well as unchallenging and the controls were simple but at the same time weirdly convoluted. The weirdly titled Men in Black 2: The…