Irem Classics


Review by Tony Bueno



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Overall: 6

iremclassics1ps1.png (4890 bytes)It's so very difficult to review a disc with merely three games when one is one of my all-time favorites, one is merely average, and one is amongst the worst I've ever played. So here, in descending order, are the contents of this disc.

Kung Fu Master: Most classic fans have played this one. If not, they definitely should have. Thomas, a Kung-Fu Master, must battle five sons of the devil to recapture his love, Sylvia. Along the way, avoid falling balloons, pots, snakes, dragons, butterflies, and countless enemy clones. Sounds dull, but somehow it all works. A precursor to Double Dragon, TMNT, Simpsons, Final Fight, or similar games where you battle a veritable smorgasbord of bad guys. Kung-Fu Master has aged well, and is arguably the best in this genre, for the simple fact that anyone can play, few can master, and high scores mean something since you cannot continue. Still fun after all these years.

Zippy Race: Race from L.A. to Vegas, St. Louis, Chicago, and New York. You're the only motorcycle in an all car race who must collect fuel and dodge obstacles as well as autos. Nothing too special, but the city skylines are fairly cute, with recognizable landmarks.

10-Yard Fight: As someone here already put it, sports games do not age gracefully in video games. If you ever wanted to find a game that perfectly exemplifies this, check out 10-Yard Fight. Or, are you a masochist? Then 10-Yard Fight is for you! Let me put it another way. 10-Yard Fight is to Kung-Fu Master what "Cool as Ice" is to The "Godfather." I'd probably rather spill steaming soup in my lap than play 10-Yard Fight. Well, maybe not. But you get the idea. iremclassics2ps1.png (3062 bytes)


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