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NES – Airwolf
Don’t tell me you don’t remember the game based off the 80’s American television series starting the oldest guy still acting Ernest Borgnine. Actually, when my family gifted the game to me, I didn’t either. This helicopter sim/action shooter would not qualify as a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but it’s good for an afternoon or two.

SNES – Bazooka Blitzkrieg
Nintendo has been crowding up my closet since 1992 with the Super Scope, and as there were only a handful of games available for the over-sized peripheral, naturally Bazooka Blitzkrieg was a game I gobbled up. Sadly, to enjoy the Super Scope and the games the blaster supports, it is necessary to have a CRT television which I know longer own. If this is not an obstacle for you, and the trigger on your Super Scope is itching to be squeezed, give Bazooka Blitzkrieg a shot.

N64 – Mickey’s Speedway USA
The Nintendo 64 was home to many kart cart racers, and Rare was the developer behind two pretty good ones. Mickey’s Speedway USA was more than a Diddy Kong Racing clone, and it offered a unique racer to complement any N64 library.

Gamecube – 1080 Avalanche
1080 Avalanche was not quite as well received as the original, but the sense of speed to be found in the title was amazing. It is undeniable that the destructive avalanches that occur all around the snowboarders are very entertaining and intense. Here’s hoping one of the teams locked in the Nintendo vaults has a 1080 game in the works, preferably for the 3DS.

Wii – Guillty Gear XX ? CORE PLUS
Fighting games have always spoken to my competitive nature as a gamer, and the Guilty Gear franchise is one of the best in the business. Although the Wii didn’t receive the biggest fighting games of the generation, the fighters the console did have mostly top class. Pick up a couple of fight sticks and copy Guilty Gear XX ? CORE PLUS if you are in the mood to scratch your fighting game itch.

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.