The Great Giana Sisters [C64]

great_giana_sisters_coverThis game is good. I mean, it’s really good. And it’s quite similar to Super Mario Bros. In fact, it’s so similar that Nintendo applied legal pressure on the publisher, Rainbow Arts, after its release in 1987. The game’s availability was short-lived. Continue reading

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Donkey Kong [ColecoVision]

donkey_kong_coverThe game that started it all. And it’s one of those rare occasions where a title is named after its villain. Yes, Donkey Kong used to be a baddie back in the early 80’s. And the hero? Well, that was some, at that point, unnamed Italian plumber. Continue reading