Madou Monogatari I, the first game in the series that would go on to spawn the eternally popular Puyo Puyo series, is harder than you'd think to pin down; every version is different from the last, including the ones that are supposed to be more straightforward ports than all-out remakes. Almost thirty years have passed … Continue reading Madou Monogatari I (Game Gear)
Its's 2019 and the PSP's long dead and buried - if it ever truly lived - just another pretender crushed by Nintendo's unbroken thirty-year grip on handheld gaming. So it might be surprising to learn that PSP wasn't a failure. Gaming's handheld graveyard may be filled with the carcasses of Nintendo's rivals but so very few … Continue reading Don’t forget the PSP!
The last time I was vaguely aware of wrestling Saturday morning cartoons were a thing, "We Didn't Start The Fire" would've been on the radio, and... well, let's just say my knowledge of the perennially popular entertainment-sport is a little bit out of date, that's probably the most polite way to put it. B-but I've … Continue reading Fire Pro Wrestling S: 6Men Scramble
This 1992 Japan-exclusive Game Boy game has to win the award for the most unhelpful and unsearchable title ever so if you're the one person who's somehow found this blog post in years to come: Hello! I hope your dystopian future is more the cool cyberpunk sort than the "Everyone works for Amazon" kind. Before … Continue reading X
Being a hero is a universally appealing concept: Who wouldn't want to be super strong, save the day, and know they're the coolest person in the room? Which makes Rent A Hero's decision to turn all of your comic-based fantasies on their head feel more than a little disorienting: Your crime-fighting suit's an accidental rental, your powers … Continue reading Rent A Hero
Who can resist 90's style sci-fi tactical action stuffed with fantastic FMV sequences, cool mech battles, character designs by Haruhiko Mikimoto (Macross, Gunbuster) and mechanical designs by Kazumi Fujita (Zeta Gundam)? Not me, that's for sure. And that's why I bought Quovadis 2 many, many, years ago. Probably. But until the other week I'd never played it, … Continue reading QUOVADIS 2: Wakusei Kyoushuu Ovan Rei