Tag Archives: Tag: Poor Ports

Games which exist as conversions / ports of previously existing games, attempting [and failing] to bring them to platforms other than the ones they were initially designed in mind for. Often in this process, certain elements of the original game are “lost in translation,” or reproduced so poorly as to barely resemble the source material.

Ikki

“Oh Ikki, What a Pity, You Don’t Understand.” We travel back to feudal Japan in search of what is considered to be the world’s first kusogē. Needess to say, we don’t find much there, so we fast-forward a bit to 1985 instead.

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Sonic Jam (Game.com)

“Come on and Slam, and Welcome to Sonic Jam.” Sonic the Hedgehog’s debut on a non-Sega console may not have been quite the triumph fans had hoped for. What exactly went wrong with this outing on the Tiger Game.com — other than the fact it’s a game for the Game.com?

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Bad Street Brawler

“Bad Street Brawler’s Baadasssss Song.” The Power Glove-promoting punch ’em up gets put on trial. Plus, a walk down the street that lead to this game coming to the NES.

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Mortal Kombat (Game Boy)

“Mortal Kombat Makes for Krappy Micro.” What happens when you try to cram large, detailed, full-color digitized fighters onto a tiny, blurry, four-color screen? Not all conversions are created equal.

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Pit-Fighter

“Is Pit-Fighter Truly the Pits?” An in-depth look at a digitized fighter predating Mortal Kombat, marketing itself a graphical powerhouse. But did it have the impressive and innovative gameplay to match?

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