Created by prolific Sega game designer Yu Suzuki, Space Harrier II was one of six Sega Genesis launch titles, and was a port of a popular arcade title of the day. The game is a rail shooter and feels like a combination of 3D Worldrunner (NES) and Panzer Dragoon (Sega Saturn). Your job is to … Read more
When I was a kid, the T&C Surf Designs T-shirts were a must-have part of any kid’s wardrobe and featured several characters created by artist Steve Nazar, including Thrilla Gorilla, Kool Kat, Tiki Man, and Joe Cool. Although the company for whom these characters were created still exists making surfboards in Hawaii, the iconic characters … Read more
Seaquest is yet another stellar arcade-style game from the folks at Activision. The game successfully combines elements of Defender and Choplifter and tosses it into the ocean. You pilot a submarine that rescues divers while fighting off huge fish, man-eating sharks, and enemy submarines. You have a limited supply of oxygen and a maximum capacity … Read more
Episode 17 – This week on the show I review Explosive Diarrhea, a homebrew game for the Atari 2600 released by Packrat Video Games and designed by Chris Reed. Take control of a family of rednecks with food poisoning, guiding them to the nearest outhouse! It’s as much a conversation piece as it is a … Read more
Episode 15 – This week on the show, I review Clu Clu Land for the Nintendo Entertainment system, which was a 1985 launch title. An under-appreciated action/puzzle game that is definitely worth checking out.
Episode 14 – This week, I review Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing for the Super Nintendo. A worthy Formula One game on the SNES, a console not known for sports games!
Lifting its name from the old “Keystone Kops” films of the silent film era, Keystone Kapers was a late release for the VCS, coming out right around the time of the great video games “crash”. Unfortunately this left it buried in a pile of shovelware, which is a real shame because the game is a … Read more
Episode 13 – This week on the show, I review Tecmo Bowl and Tecmo Super Bowl on the NES, which are both classics that you undoubtedly played if you grew up in the 80’s. I also take a look at Tecmo Super Bowl 2014 from the good folks at TecmoBowl.org, which gives you the same … Read more
Episode 11 – This week on the show, Keystone Cops meets the Atari VCS, as I review Keystone Kapers for the Atari 2600. Easily one of the best games on the system, from one of the best development studios! The game was designed and programmed by Garry Kitchen and published by Activision.
Episode 9 – This week I teach you how to flip the script on your hipster buddies! Let your friends play their Genesis and Super Nintendo systems, while you play John Madden Duo CD Football for the TurboDuo and Turbografx-16 CD. This and the 3DO version have to be the two most obscure games in … Read more
Episode 8 – This week I review the Turbo Everdrive by krikzz for the TurboGrafx-16, TurboDuo, PC Engine, and SuperGrafx consoles. This device allowed you to play any HuCard game directly from an SD card. The entire TG16 and PCE library will fit on one SD card, so this is an incredibly convenient device even … Read more
Episode 7 – This week I review both golf games on the Neo-Geo AES, MVS, and CD. Top Players Golf is a completely skippable game, but if you aren’t playing Neo Turf Masters, then you just aren’t the gamer that I thought you were! If you don’t have a Neo-Geo, you can play Neo Turf … Read more
Episode 6 – This week I review all 3 baseball games on the Neo-Geo AES, MVS, and CD systems. Baseball Stars Professional, 2020 Super Baseball, and Baseball Stars 2 are all awesome games, and I wouldn’t consider my collection to be complete without all three of them!
Episode 5 – This week I review Operation Logic Bomb: The Ultimate Search & Destroy for the Super Nintendo. This excellent run & gun is somewhat similar to games like Ikari Warriors, Total Carnage, Shock Troopers, MERCs, etc, but has great atmosphere and music. This is definitely a hidden gem on the SNES and can … Read more
Episode 4 – In this episode, I review Doom for the Sony Playstation. John Carmack and John Romero’s masterpiece of a game from Id software made a terrific transition over to the PSX. This game contains content from both Doom and Doom II, and was at the time of its release in 1995 an awesome … Read more
Don’t let the Disney afternoon cartoon license fool you, Rescue Rangers isn’t just some easily-dismissed kiddie game. It’s a reasonably challenging (although not too hard) platform game based on a show that anyone who grew up with the NES probably also grew up watching. You can play as either Chip or Dale (and from what … Read more
Manx TT Superbike for the Sega Saturn can best be described as “Daytona USA with motorcycles.” “Manx” is the demonym for someone or something coming from the Isle of Man, which is where this game takes place as it’s based on the actual motorcycle race that takes place there annually (the International Isle of Man … Read more
Anyone who pays any attention to this site should have known that a golf game would be among the first that I’d review for a newly-added console. The only other golf game on the system is the much older Top Players Golf, and given my choice I would have reviewed it first to give a … Read more
Whenever the topic of run & gun games comes up, someone has to mention Contra as the greatest of all time. Contra certainly has it’s place in the genre, but for my money it doesn’t get any better than the Metal Slug series. This first installment in the franchise is set is a modern version … Read more
Although not a launch title, Pat Riley Basketball does hold the distinction of being the first hoops game on the Genesis. As was the case with other early Sega sports games, PRB has no license and used the notoriety of one name to help sell cartridges. The game features 2 modes, a single exhibition game … Read more