I first heard about this (under its international name, Mercenary Force) when I was just a wee little Kimi-mite in one of those old review/cheat compilation books you used to get - you know the sort, surely - it would have been printed on a hundred pages of paper so cheap you'd have been disappointed … Continue reading Tenjin Kaisen
The climax of Devil May Cry's magnificent return to form is nothing less than an epic clash of fantastic characters bearing the faces of literal models motion-captured and voiced by honest-to-goodness ex-Power Rangers, all set to what could only be described as the boppiest bop your ears will ever hear, like a beautiful dream … Continue reading Now I’m motivated!
Some phrases instantly make my ears prick up and flex my already overworked "Add to basket" clicking finger, and one of those is definitely "Nineties 3D run-n-gun by Konami" - what more is there you need to know about a game you can describe like that other than "How long do I have to wait before … Continue reading Gungage
I like to go about my internet-day pretending there's a thin veneer of vague usefulness to the posts that end up on this blog, that the words carelessly regurgitated here could be generously defined as at least "A way to use your eyes during a dull lunch break" if not actually edifying. I've got some … Continue reading Maximum Gothic
Nineteen ninety-two. Kirby's Dream Land and Alone in the Dark were brand new and completely unknown games, Zool (that Chupa-Chup hawking Ninja of the Nth Dimension) was parading around like the Amiga had found an answer to Sonic the Hedgehog, Alisia Dragoon left a very positive impression on a young Kimimi, and... Virtua Racing heralded the dawn of a new … Continue reading Sega Ages: Virtua Racing
(I apologise if that song is now stuck in your head for the rest of the day, but I typed up that title as a quick filler and it's sort of stuck) Fighting games! Great, aren't they? All the shouting and the big portraits on the character select screen and the posing about after a … Continue reading I’m gonna take you for a ride!
This was something of a later title for the PSP, coming out in 2011 when I and probably everyone else was already all Monster Hunter'd out just from plain old Monster Hunter, making the endless parade of similar games of wildly varying quality that tried their own hand at this popular genre in the five … Continue reading Lord of Apocalypse