• Makai Island

    As prolific as Capcom were on the NES there was always bound to be a few games that slipped through the cracks. The early years of their publishing saw a […]

    Makai Island
  • Nexzr

    When you have a genre that is as saturated as shooters on a console it is only a matter of time before the games start to blend together. I like […]

    Nexzr
  • Curse

    I remember seeing Curse in old issues of EGM in their import coverage. The trippy pictures of the box art with its exposed brain inside a mannequin’s head was certainly […]

    Curse
  • Rollergames

    For the longest time I ignored Rollergames. In my mind I associated it with that corny TV show from the 1989 that my mom probably watched and assumed that the […]

    Rollergames
  • Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition

    The anticipation for the Saturn port of Daytona USA was only matched by the disappointment of its technical shortcomings. For those that stuck with it the gameplay was more or […]

    Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition
  • Gungage

    I wonder why Gungage was released only in Europe and Japan. There was definitely a shortage of arcade style action games and it wasn’t as if the two Contra games […]

    Gungage
  • Duke Nukem 64

    I would not own my own computer until 1999 so I could only look on with envy at the PC gaming renaissance of the mid-90s. While I would occasionally get […]

    Duke Nukem 64
  • Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

      The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is not only one of the most influential action RPGs of all time but also one of the best in […]

    Gunple: Gunman’s Proof
  • Sylphia

    And now something different from the shmup masters at Compile. With the exception of the Aleste series nearly all of Compile’s shooter output were of the space variety. As much […]

    Sylphia
  • ToeJam & Earl

    Once upon a time two funky alien dudes came to Earth and gifted Genesis owners with a cool coop game unlike few on the market. That period in 1991-92 was […]

    ToeJam & Earl
  • Mission Impossible

    My view of Mission Impossible is incredibly skewed for some reason and I’ve never been able to tell why. The game is every bit as good as the rest of […]

    Mission Impossible
  • Bio Senshi Dan

    Bio Senshi Dan was once scheduled for a US release under the title Bashi Bazook: Morphoid Masher. Honestly they should have stuck with its original title as Bashi Bazook is […]

    Bio Senshi Dan
  • Gaiapolis

    As shallow as many of them were I do genuinely miss the beat em up genre. Games like Final Fight showed just how amazing the genre could be but unfortunately […]

    Gaiapolis
  • Super Bomberman

    I was not fond of Bomberman on the NES. My initial interest in the game mostly came from the fact that the title sounded like the name of a Mega […]

    Super Bomberman

Nes »

Makai Island

Makai Island

June 29, 2015 at 6:38 pm

As prolific as Capcom were on the NES there was always bound to be a few games that slipped through the cracks. The early years of their publishing saw a consistent string...

  • Rollergames
    Rollergames

    For the longest time I ignored Rollergames. In my mind I associated it with that corny TV show from the 1989 that...

    June 22, 2015 at 7:11 pm
  • Mission Impossible
    Mission Impossible

    My view of Mission Impossible is incredibly skewed for some reason and I’ve never been able to tell why. The...

    June 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm
  • Bio Senshi Dan
    Bio Senshi Dan

    Bio Senshi Dan was once scheduled for a US release under the title Bashi Bazook: Morphoid Masher. Honestly they...

    June 3, 2015 at 6:33 pm

Snes »

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

Gunple: Gunman’s Proof

June 12, 2015 at 7:14 pm

  The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is not only one of the most influential action RPGs of all time but also one of the best in gaming history. With that in mind...

  • Super Bomberman
    Super Bomberman

    I was not fond of Bomberman on the NES. My initial interest in the game mostly came from the fact that the title...

    May 29, 2015 at 9:35 pm
  • Ardy Lightfoot
    Ardy Lightfoot

    If you were a third party during the 16-bit era it was a prerequisite that you needed some kind of furry mascot...

    May 22, 2015 at 6:13 pm
  • Super Return of the Jedi
    Super Return of the Jedi

    While there have been plenty of video games based on Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back oddly enough Return...

    May 8, 2015 at 7:34 pm

N64 »

Duke Nukem 64

Duke Nukem 64

June 15, 2015 at 7:52 pm

I would not own my own computer until 1999 so I could only look on with envy at the PC gaming renaissance of the mid-90s. While I would occasionally get the chance to dabble...

  • Ridge Racer 64
    Ridge Racer 64

    Back in the 32-bit era the thought of Ridge Racer or any Namco property appearing on a rival platform was pretty...

    December 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm
  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
    Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

    Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was on old comic’s property from the 1950s that I’m sure not many remembered until it...

    October 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm
  • Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer
    Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer

    When the Star Wars: Episode One video game adaptations were announced I’ll admit, I was disappointed that the...

    August 22, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Genesis »

Curse

Curse

June 24, 2015 at 5:37 pm

I remember seeing Curse in old issues of EGM in their import coverage. The trippy pictures of the box art with its exposed brain inside a mannequin’s head was certainly...

  • ToeJam & Earl
    ToeJam & Earl

    Once upon a time two funky alien dudes came to Earth and gifted Genesis owners with a cool coop game unlike few...

    June 8, 2015 at 9:15 pm
  • Dahna: Megami Tanjō
    Dahna: Megami Tanjō

    One thing I absolutely love about the Sega Genesis library is the fact that the vast majority of worthwhile games...

    May 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm
  • Truxton
    Truxton

    I briefly played Truxton in the arcade but had no recollection of it before finally renting it completely by chance....

    April 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Saturn »

Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition

Daytona USA: Championship Circuit Edition

June 19, 2015 at 5:05 pm

The anticipation for the Saturn port of Daytona USA was only matched by the disappointment of its technical shortcomings. For those that stuck with it the gameplay was more...

  • Cyberbots
    Cyberbots

    With the advent of the Saturn and PlayStation in the mid-90s the chances of seeing home ports of all the big budget...

    May 4, 2015 at 6:31 pm
  • Metal Slug
    Metal Slug

      Does anyone remember Cyber Lip? It was the pack in game for the Neo Geo and let me tell you it had nothing...

    December 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm
  • Galactic Attack
    Galactic Attack

    For as much as I might have made fun of the deluge of shmups during the 16-bit era (and rightfully so I might add)...

    October 20, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Dreamcast »

Crazy Taxi

Crazy Taxi

October 27, 2014 at 5:02 pm

With the exception of fighting games and the occasional sports title most arcade games are not built to be a lasting experience. Most offer quick thrills to occupy your time...

  • Power Stone
    Power Stone

    It is interesting to look back on Capcom’s history with 3d fighting games. Where they more or less invented and...

    August 25, 2014 at 6:12 am
  • Hydro Thunder
    Hydro Thunder

    When Sega reentered the home console market with the Dreamcast no one knew what to expect.  After all the Saturn...

    February 24, 2014 at 6:23 pm
  • Silver
    Silver

    These days what was once considered a strictly PC style RPG has now become the norm with turn based Japanese RPGS...

    June 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm

Turbo Grafx-16 »

Nexzr

Nexzr

June 26, 2015 at 7:14 pm

When you have a genre that is as saturated as shooters on a console it is only a matter of time before the games start to blend together. I like a good outer space romp as...

  • Sylphia
    Sylphia

    And now something different from the shmup masters at Compile. With the exception of the Aleste series nearly all...

    June 10, 2015 at 8:54 pm
  • Rayxanber II
    Rayxanber II

    For some inexplicable reason I was obsessed with Rayxanber II & III. I’ve already described how being a Turbo...

    May 27, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  • Salamander
    Salamander

    Any fan of NES shooters is undoubtedly familiar with Life Force. As the sequel to Gradius we all thought the game...

    April 22, 2015 at 6:50 pm

PS One »

Gungage

Gungage

June 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm

I wonder why Gungage was released only in Europe and Japan. There was definitely a shortage of arcade style action games and it wasn’t as if the two Contra games were filling...

  • Apocalypse
    Apocalypse

    Fans of mindless action games had little to celebrate entering the 32-bit era. With the move to 3d the venerable...

    May 6, 2015 at 7:07 pm
  • Gaia Seed
    Gaia Seed

    I’ve always been fascinated by the expensive, rare import games. You hear stories of games like Radiant Silvergun...

    January 16, 2015 at 6:43 pm
  • Gradius Gaiden
    Gradius Gaiden

    I’ll always lament the death of the shmup in the transition to 3d. There were still a few released in the US...

    December 15, 2014 at 6:03 pm

PlayStation 2 »

Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

Klonoa 2: Lunatea’s Veil

October 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

2001 would prove to be a crucial year for the PlayStation 2 as the software that truly showed off the system’s potential and made early adopters proud of their purchase...

  • Mega Man X7
    Mega Man X7

    This review hurts to write. I love the Mega Man games through all of their various incarnations through the good...

    August 27, 2014 at 6:14 am
  • Darkwatch
    Darkwatch

    Halo hit the industry pretty hard in 2001 and is largely responsible for sparking the console first person shooter...

    February 28, 2014 at 6:24 pm
  • Shinobi
    Shinobi

    // // // ]]> In the inevitable transition to 3d during the PlayStation era many beloved classic franchises...

    June 26, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Gamecube »

Wave Race Blue Storm

Wave Race Blue Storm

October 29, 2014 at 6:07 pm

I can safely say that I’ve sunk more hours into Wave Race 64 than any other racing game outside of Super Mario Kart. I went into it with no expectations and was completely...

  • Lost Kingdoms
    Lost Kingdoms

    These days From Software are mostly known for the Dark Souls series of games as well as an endless parade of Armored...

    August 29, 2014 at 7:16 pm
  • Mario Kart Double Dash
    Mario Kart Double Dash

    Mario Kart Double Dash is often looked on as the black sheep of the series as it introduced many new elements that...

    February 26, 2014 at 8:15 pm
  • Eternal Darkness
    Eternal Darkness

    Eternal Darkness was a long time in coming, having started life on the Nintendo 64 before moving to the GameCube...

    June 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

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