Category Archives: Full Reviews

Review: Splatoon (Wii U) – A Surprisingly Great Shooter from Nintendo

… Sorry the site was down for a couple of days. Fixed. And here’s a new review too, finally, of a game I have been playing a lot of for the past month or two. Introduction Splatoon is an online … Continue reading

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Rolling Thunder 2 Review (Sega Genesis) – Exceptional Action-Platforming

  Introduction Title: Rolling Thunder 2 Platform: Sega Genesis Released: 1991 (1990 in arcades) Developer & Publisher: Namco I have previously reviewed Rolling Thunders 1 and 3, so for some time now I have meant to also review this middle … Continue reading

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Review: San Francisco Rush 2049 (ARC/N64/DC), The Greatest Racing Game Ever Made

So, because it was the Olympics, I was watching that a lot… on my HDTV, at least.  Often at the same time, I was also playing a lot of this game again for the first time in a  while on … Continue reading

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Review: Dragon Egg! (TG16) – A Good but Rushed Platformer

I’ll get back to my PC Platformers list soon, but I had to do this review first… Platform: PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) Year: Released 9/27/1991 Developer/Publisher: NCS Masaya Title: Dragon Egg! Introduction & Story Dragon Egg! is a cartoony platformer NCS … Continue reading

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PC Platformers Game Opinion Summaries, Part 4: Digital-Download 2d games (Part 1)

… I really need to cut the number of games per update so that I can get these done more often, it’s been almost two weeks again. That said, E3 excitement has distracted me a lot for sure, and indeed … Continue reading

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Review (PC Freeware) – Gal Pani X, A Great, and Unique, Qix Clone

Title: Gal Pani X Platform: PC (Windows 95 or better) Developer: D5 Released: 2000 (original demo version); 2002 (final release) Freeware PC game, not distributed in physical media Introduction Gal Pani X is a Japanese freeware PC doujin game from … Continue reading

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Review: W-Ring: The Double Rings (TG16) – A Good but Obscure Shmup

Platform: TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine (Japan Only Release) Year: 1990 Publisher/Developer: Naxat Soft Single Player Only   Introduction W-Ring is a great shmup for the Turbografx from Naxat Soft, one of the stronger third-party supporters of the platform on both … Continue reading

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Pendulous (PC, 1992-1995) Shareware Version 2.4 Review – A Great Simple Strategy Game

This is a new review for a game I’ve liked for a long time.  It’s not usually something to play for hours and hours at once, but is great fora game here and there.  The basic graphics don’t matter, the … Continue reading

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Review: Zero Wing (Turbo CD) – A Very Good Shmup, even without CATS

This is a new review of a game I just beat yesterday.  It’s a great game that doesn’t get enough respect for its high-quality classic shmup gameplay. Game Data Title: Zero Wing Developer/Publisher: Naxat Soft (licensed from Toaplan, the developer … Continue reading

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Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Nights (TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine) Review – A Surprisingly Good Platformer

I played and finished this game recently, and wrote up a short-ish review of my thoughts.  I’ve expanded it a bit here, but it’s shorter than most of my full reviews.  Hopefully it’s a good review.  This game is obscure, … Continue reading

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