Lost. In. SPAAAAAAAACCCCEEEEEEEE!

There's been a terrible accident and you, dear gamer, are now stuck on a dangerous planet that's completely devoid of sentient life playing as a moody teenage boy with nothing but a boost-equipped science-y glider and an AI voice for company - it's not the most enticing elevator pitch you've ever read, is it? But … Continue reading Lost. In. SPAAAAAAAACCCCEEEEEEEE!

The Queen of Fighters

When I splashed out on a brand new Neo Geo Pocket Color back in 2000 it came in an appropriate/unfortunate shade of blue camouflage (something of a then/now back there on my opinion of that particular colourway) and was accompanied by the excellent Samurai Spirits! 2 and the game I'm going to talk about today: … Continue reading The Queen of Fighters

She’s bouncy! She’s cute! She’ll kill anything that stands in her way!

Micro Cabin's 1989 hit Xak: The Art of Visual Stage is perhaps most politely described as being "heavily inspired by" those early genre-defining Ys-es, with their own brand of blue-haired wandering hero Latok serving as a very capable stand-in for Adol's bright red bonce. Back in those days more than a few games would borrow … Continue reading She’s bouncy! She’s cute! She’ll kill anything that stands in her way!