A POLISHED, HUGELY ENJOYABLE RECREATION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE: BULLY FOR THE PLAYSTATION 2

BULLY for the PS2 Pros: Outstanding music; compelling script full of memorable characters; lots to do, see and experience; extremely fun to play Cons: Limited by the technology of the time Though Bully, developed by Rockstar Games for release on the Playstation 2 in 2006 (subsequently released for the X-Box and Nintendo Wii two years later),

A CHEAP-AND-EASY WAY TO PLAY (MOST) “NES” CARTRIDGES THROUGH AN “SNES” CONSOLE

Retro-Bit RetroPort “NES-to-SNES” Cartridge Adapter Pros: Affordability. Compactness. Convenience. This adapter works “satisfactorily” (i.e., at least “tolerably” decently, and often “satisifyingly” decently) with most NES games. Cons: Via this adapter, the video and/or audio quality of some (a fairly small minority of) games isn’t acceptable. [Moreover, according to several customer reviewers elsewhere, there are certain game titles (not in

THE COMPELLING BUT EXTREMELY CONTROVERSIAL SUPER COLUMBINE MASSACRE RPG!

SUPER COLUMBINE MASSACRE RPG! Pros: I love the game’s look and chiptune sound; thought-provoking; very playable Cons: Controversial and difficult subject matter; some flaws with regard to the game’s design Indisputably one of the most controversial video games ever made, standing at the head of a class that also includes the likes of Night Trap, Mortal Kombat,

BLASPHEMY: “PLAY YOUR SEGA GENESIS CARTRIDGES THROUGH YOUR SUPER NINTENDO CONSOLE!”

Pros: This affordable, compact adapter lets you play virtually any Genesis/Mega Drive cartridge – from any region – via your trusty old SNES console’s cartridge slot. Cons: A few games are (tolerably) less loud than when played via an original Sega Genesis console [and – reportedly – a very few titles aren’t compatible at all]. AV signals aren’t conducted via your SNES console’s own cabling but

BECAUSE BLONDES HAVE MORE FUN

Catherine for PlayStation 3 Pros: Fantastic graphics, amazing soundtrack, engaging story, challenging yet fun gameplay Cons: Some minor control issues, overly sexual boxart Catherine was a game that seemed really weird to me pre-release. It was described as a ‘dating sim puzzle title’ and that’s not something that would normally interest me. Additionally the game was developed

COLORFUL BITE-SIZED CARNAGE!

Pikmin 3 for Wii U Pros: Fun gameplay, relaxing to play, beautiful graphics Cons: The main story is a little short Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind Mario and The Legend of Zelda, usually bases his new game creations on hobbies in his personal life. So what happened when this legendary game designer took up gardening?