You can usually spot an Amiga game a mile off: It'll have a bright pink gradient for a background and then everything in front of that will either look like airbrushed chrome, "I read The Lord of the Rings as a teenager", or eighties anime as half-remembered by a British guy who saw Akira once … Continue reading Blade Warrior
It's time to face my fears! I tend to think of Ecco the Dolphin as not merely some old and difficult game but full-on nightmare fuel; lurking under that adorable splashy dolphin exterior, all cute cetacean chirps and wise blue whales, lies a game that is all about slowly suffocating to death while trying to stop … Continue reading Ecco the Dolphin PC
Not so long ago I talked about Sony's PSP, a portable that somehow managed to have a library overflowing with excellent games and sell over eighty million units worldwide but was still considered little more than "the other one" against the mighty Nintendo DS. Proving that history has always been more of a circle … Continue reading The Other 80’s Handheld: The Atari Lynx
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 well, let's just say my knowledge of the perennially popular entertainment-sport is a little bit out of date, that's probably the most polite way to put it.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