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Reader Reviews

Your views on Disgaea, Bishi Bashi Special, Mario & Luigi, X2: The Threat and more.

Thanks to an unfortunate hard disk problem (for "hard disk" read "IBM Deskstar", and for "problem" read "Click Of Death issue"), last week's promised bounty of retro reviews has failed to materialise. I can only apologise and hope that those of you who submitted work prior to February 6th have gone one better than me and kept it backed up. Please resubmit anything that fits that bill and it will appear here in the next instalment.

Before that, however, we have this week's selection of reviews to contend with, and as ever it's an unusual concoction. RPG fans will be pleased to see both Disgaea and Mario & Luigi receiving deserved attention, although they'd probably be happier if someone published the former in Europe, while regular contributor Lutz takes us on a lengthy voyage through the stars of X2: The Threat, which Rob wasn't too keen on the other week despite originally getting very excited. All very enjoyable stuff as ever, and a nice source of obscure and unusual language. "Nadir" eh? Not sure it fits, but YES. Keep 'em coming.

The Rules

Reader Reviews should be submitted to, and can be written about anything you like - hardware, games, peripherals - even if we've already written about it. In fact, that's kind of the point! Also, thanks to lobbying from various long-winded people, there is no word limit! Just please try to keep it clean and legal - like we do for you! The best candidate each week will receive a random bit of game-related tat (possibly even an actual game) as a prize. Lucky, lucky you. And of course, your work will be displayed for all to see.