Elevator Action Returns for the Sega Saturn

Episode 34 – I really dislike the term “hidden gem” because it’s the go-to phrase for YouTube click-bait creators, but Elevator Action really does fall squarely into that category.  Released by Taito into the arcades in 1994, it was the follow-up to the original 1983 arcade game, which itself was released on the NES.  Elevator … Read more

Shinobi for the Sega Master System

Episode 33 – This week on the show we take a look back at Shinobi on the Sega Master System, after covering The Revenge of Shinobi on last month’s “The Genesis in 1989” retrospective. This game is probably best known for the first-person shuriken-throwing bonus stages, but it’s an excellent side-scrolling action game that any … Read more

Ghosts ‘N Goblins for the NES

Episode 32 – This week on the show, we take a look back at Ghosts ‘N Goblins on the NES, after covering Ghouls ‘N Ghosts on last week’s “Genesis in 1989” retrospective. This game has always been famous for its unforgiving difficulty, but is a classic Capcom arcade title that is absolutely worth playing anyway.

The Sega Genesis in 1989

Episode 31 – This week on the show, we take a look at the games released for the Sega Genesis in the months after its launch, and up through its first holiday season. These include World Championship Soccer, Ghouls ‘N Ghosts, Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf, Rambo III, Super Hang-On, Forgotten Worlds, Mystic Defender, Zoom!, and … Read more

The History of Sega’s Golden Axe

Episode 27 – This week on the show, I take a look back at the original Golden Axe.  One of the greatest games that Sega ever made, I review the original System 16 arcade board, along with the Master System, PC Engine, Genesis/Megadrive, and Sega CD releases.

The Sony Playstation Launch Spectacular

Episode 26 – This week on the show, it’s the second installment in the “Launch Spectacular” series, the launch of the original Sony Playstation! On September 9, 1995, one of the greatest video game consoles, the PS1 got it’s start on North American shores. We take a look at the history of the PSX, and … Read more

Oregon Trail & Carmen Sandiego for the Apple II

Episode 25 – Oregon Trail & Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego for the Apple II. If you’re my age and are therefore a child of the 80’s, chances are you grew up playing MECC’s The Oregon Trail and Broderbund’s Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego in school. They’re classics that are both … Read more

Gunlord Review for the Neo-Geo and Sega Dreamcast

Episode 23 – This week on the show, I review Gunlord for the Neo-Geo MVS, AES, and Sega Dreamcast. I’m playing the MVS version in this video, but I also have the Dreamcast version and it is almost identical. The Dreamcast version is much cheaper, but is permanently out-of-print, so the best time to buy … Read more

Let’s Read! PSM Playstation Magazine #1 September 1997

Episode 22 – This week on the show, let’s read PSM #1, which was the first gaming magazine that I ever bought, back in August of 1997. 100% Independent Playstation Magazine was an awesome magazine that started in 1997 covering the PS1and continued on to cover the Playstation 2 eventually (and perhaps ironically) becoming the … Read more

Let’s Read! Nintendo Fun Club News #7 June/July 1988

Episode 21 – This week, I create the “pilot” episode of a new category of videos I’d like to start doing called “Let’s Read”. A play on the “Let’s Play” category of videos, this series would showcase classic gaming magazines and books from back in the day along with my memories from back then. Probably … Read more

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood Review for the PC Engine Super CD

Episode 20 – This week on the show I review Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (Akumajou Dracula X: Chi no Rondo) for the PC Engine Super CD. Possibly the best Castlevania title ever released and one of my personal favorite games. Since Super CD games are region-free, you can play this on your Turbografx-16 CD with … Read more

Explosive Diarrhea Review for the Atari 2600

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