Actraiser is a near-launch Super Nintendo title, and it ends up being an incredibly unique game, with pretty much nothing alike existing in the industry even nowadays. Even its own sequel ditched what made it so unique.
It makes you wonder why Actraiser was basically just a one-off thing when clearly people loved it and it still has a large cult following to this day. It’s no secret that Quintet, the company who made this, is sort of dead-ish right now… I mean, not completely, they did some design work for the Atelier Iris series and some members of Quintet staff did appear in various games’ credits, but as Quintet themselves, they’ve been in the dark since 2002 (their website getting shut down back in 2007).
So while Quintet themselves are probably off of the table for an Actraiser sequel…. Well, Square Enix probably have the rights to this game anyways! So yeah… Read on and see why I want more Actraiser!
Console, Dust Off The Cartridges, Games, impressions, Rant, retro, Review, SNES
This is a very fun game, and I think that everyone who has played it want to see a comeback. But this is one I’m sadly very doubtful about, since the company who made it is now filthy rich and probably forgot about it.
Yes, Blizzard’s Lost Viking series is a beloved franchise, but one that the makers probably don’t care about anymore, or at least not enough to make them a new game.
So let’s talk about why, despite Blizzard being too busy being rich bastards, “The Lost Vikings” deserves a comeback.
Console, Dust Off The Cartridges, Games, Genesis, Opinion, Rant, retro, Retrospective, Review, SNES
Aww yeah, it’s Battletoads! One of the most hated and yet most loved classic game series. It’s notable due to every game in the series being balls hard, but a lot of people don’t look past the difficulty, like me, and see that they’re also really good games.
So let’s go and talk about one of my most played NES games and its series and see why I want it to come back!
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I love when new NES games come out. It’s something of a rarity, so it’s always great to see an old system getting an actual game, instead of newer systems getting new games made to kinda look like they were made on the older systems. There’s just something really cool about it.
This is Nomolos: Storming the Catsle, an NES game that I frankly have trouble comparing to other games. Some people have been saying it’s like Castlevania, but I find it very different.
So read on and see if the game is worth checking out! This’ll be a quickie.
Console, Games, impressions, independant, NES, retro, Review
Didn’t think that would ever happen. Here I am, reviewing a new NES game. It came out just a few weeks ago(as of the writing of this post), and it was all made by one guy, nicknamed Sivak (click here for his youtube channel). Yeah, when I heard about the game and saw gameplay videos, I was instantly excited for it. I mean, a new NES game in an NES cartridge, and it actually looked good? I had to play it. And what a nice addition to my continually growing NES collection too, which is now over 120 games big.
After a few months of waiting, it finally came for sale, and I got it within minutes, not long before it sold out.
Read on and see if Sivak made a masterpiece, or if was just a dud.
Games, NES, retro, Review
AH yes, Capcom milking something that hasn’t really been milked since the early 90s. After the success(and awesomeness) of Mega Man 9, it was no surprise that people wanted more, and Capcom never misses the opportunity to make easy money.
Since the fans loved it so much, myself included, this game goes back to the NES style of Mega Man games again. Cover art and all. Yeah, I really love that cover art… The game features nostalgic graphics, nostalgic music and nostalgic gameplay.
Does it hold of as well as Mega Man 9, or should have Capcom stopped milking the cow already?
Read on and see! Read more…
Announcements, Console, News, retro, video, WiiWare
Well, I’ve been playing with my newly received Power Glove for an hour now. So I’ll go and write my first impressions right away!
So, is it fun to use? Does it even work? Is it better than the AVGN is leading us to believe? Read on and see!
Console, Games, impressions, NES, Random, retro, Review
Well, I could just say “O_O” and be done with it for this mini-review, but that wouldn’t do the film justice. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect but I did hear lots of great reviews on this, so I went in there knowing it would probably be okay. But I was wrong… it was GREAT.
So let’s go just a little bit more in detail and talk about one of the weirdest people in the world of cinema!
Read on! (Yeah, I know this movie is 15 years old, but I just saw it for the first time and I thought I should share my thoughts with everyone)
Movie, Random, retro, Review
Huh…. Surprising. This is actually the first time I buy something on the Wii Shop Channel. And it’s also not a disappointing buy at all.
Contra is a great series. Namely renown for 4 things: awesome run n’ gun gameplay, awesome weapons, high difficulty and of course the famous Konami Code. Starting in the arcade and later being ported to the NES, it was a huge game in the industry and one of the more popular series of the time.
So… is Contra Rebirth a proper rebirth, or does it fail to live up to the name?
Read on to see if it did!
Console, Games, retro, Review, wii, WiiWare
I was searching around the web to find a deal on a Power Glove for the NES. Unsurprisingly, I didn’t find anything good in that regard, with the piece of shit being either incredibly hard to find, or way over-priced when I DID find it.
But the search wasn’t ENTIRELY fruitless, as I did manage to find something of interest that combines 2 things I love: old-school video game music and Power Metal. What I found was Power Metal band Powerglove.
Read on for a bit more info and a few songs to preview them!
Games, impressions, Music, retro