Retro Gaming – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhatten Project

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Turtle Power

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The third entry in the Ninja Turtle library for the NES developed by Konami and released in Japan in 1991 and 2 months later in 1992 for North America. Unlike the previous two entries which had their own respective arcade versions this one was developed solely for the Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System.

Story

While on vacation the turtles find themselves relaxing on a sunny beach and watching the news who their friend April O’Neil is shown reporting when suddenly her broadcast becomes hijacked. April finds herself kidnapped by the turtles arch nemesis ‘Shredder’ who states that he has turned Manhattan into a floating island and if they want things back to normal including the return of their friend they must follow him to his lair.

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Retro Gaming: Double Dragon 2

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The late 80s early 90s was full of brawlers known as beat ’em up games. One such game I find myself constantly going back to is Double Dragon 2 for the NES. Now this is a port from the Arcade release, but I must say I personally find this to be a superior version to the arcade version. Everything about Double Dragon 2 feels so fun and fresh. Most games of this genre seem to suffer a fate of repetition. What Double Dragon 2 does right is essentially always engage the gamer with fresh ideas.

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