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Mushroom Hill Zone (Sonic & Knuckles)

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

June 2013 is Forest Month for Oases of Beauty. Today’s featured world is Mushroom Hill Zone from Sonic & Knuckles, a Platformer for the Sega Genesis.

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Green Hill Zone (HyperX)

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

May 2013 is Palette Swap Month for Oases of Beauty, which takes a look at alternately colored worlds from elsewhere in a game. Today’s featured world is Green Hill Zone from HyperX, a Sonic the Hedgehog hack by Skaarg.

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Crystal Towers 2

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Reviews | 1 comment

During the month of March, Gaming on the House will be suspended to give a few long-overdue review projects the time they deserve. Crystal Towers 2 is an excellent platforming adventure with countless gameplay hours for just $5.

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Ice Cap Zone (Sonic 3)

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Oases of Beauty | 0 comments

January 2012 is Ice Month on Oases of Beauty. This entry looks at the Ice Cap Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (as seen when playing as Knuckles), a high-speed Platformer for the Sega Genesis.

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Top 10 Developer Jabs at Competing Franchises

Posted by on Nov 6, 2011 in From the Archives, Lists | 0 comments

In this list, BGH looks at 10 of his favorite 4th wall breaks at the expense of another development team.

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