Monthly Archives: August 2014

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (Sega Master System): An okay but simple platformer

I wrote this review in 2010.  I could expand on it, but it’s okay as it is, I think; this game is fairly simple and doesn’t really need a long review.  I changed a few details in the last two … Continue reading

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Recoil (PC) Review: Zipper’s Great Tank Action Game

Recoil is a simple and arcadey third-person tank shooter, a popular subgenre in the late ’90s.  I have quite a few tank shooters from this era, including Battletanx and Battletanx: Global Assault on the N64; Grudge Warriors, Battletanx: Global Assault … Continue reading

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The Untold History of Japanese Video Game Developers – Impressions of the new book

Title: The Untold History of Japanese Video Game Developers Author: John Szczepaniak Book Published in August, 2014 This book was kickstarted in 2013, last year, and the final book — or rather, the first volume of it — finally released … Continue reading

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Extreme Go-Kart Racing Review (PS1) – Subpar Budget Drift Racing

This one is a new review!  Just played this game this week. I like the Japanese cover.  The American one isn’t quite as interesting: Title: Extreme Go-Kart Racing (US) / Kart Race Kimete wa Drift (JP) Developer: Now Production Publisher: … Continue reading

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Super Bonk (SNES) Review – Classic, but Crazy, Platforming Fun!

I wrote the first version of this review in November 2009.  I went through this review again and improved it, so this is a new revision of the original text.   Super Bonk is a pretty good game, and I … Continue reading

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Futuristic Racing Games: The Complete List

An Attempt At A Complete List Of Games In The Genre, Chronologically by Platform A thread where the greatness of the futuristic racing game genre, one of my favorites, is celebrated with a list of every game ever made in … Continue reading

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Battle Cars (SNES) Review – A unique futuristic combat racing game worth knowing about.

Battle Cars is a Mode 7 futuristic racing game for the Super Nintendo.  It’s not particularly well known, but it is a good game well worth playing!  This review isn’t very old and needed only minor touchups.  I don’t know … Continue reading

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Pod: Planet of Death (PC) – One of the best, and buggiest, racing games ever is still a true classic!

I got Pod 1.0, the incomplete OEM packin edition of the game, with the computer we got in summer 1997, and I quickly realized how great this game is.  It took a while before I finally upgraded it to the … Continue reading

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Riviera: The Promised Land (GBA) Review – Riviera is one of the best handheld RPGs ever!

I wrote this review in January and February of 2006, after playing the game.  Yes, I really loved it; it was one of my favorite console games of ’05.  This review needs no alteration, unlike the last one.  The only … Continue reading

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Netstorm (PC) Review – Battle in the Skies of Nimbus in one of the best games ever!

In addition to the recently posted Mega Man in Dr. Wily’s Revenge, the other review I posted on the internet in 2001 was this one, for the classic 1997 PC real-time strategy game Netstorm.  I first played Netstorm from PC … Continue reading

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