Video Game Archaeology

Mappy-Land

Mappy-Land is an NES exclusive and sequel to the arcade platformer Mappy. The player takes control of a mouse named Mappy who, since his first appearance in 1983, became a lesser-known but always prevalent video game mascot.

What I have always loved about Mappy is that he has…

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Robocop Versus The Terminator

It’s nothing new — two incompatible monsters fighting for superiority. The public had their opportunity to play favorites between Stoker’s Dracula and Shelley’s Frankenstein in the 1971 film. Likewise, in 2003, slasher legends Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees  had their battle on the silver screen. But somewhere between…

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Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

What happens when Capcom develops a Disney game not modeled after a movie but instead an amusement park? Well, the result is 1990’s Adventures in the Magic Kingdom.

In Adventures in the Magic Kingdom, the player takes control of an anonymous young boy and his hat which answers the…

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