One of my quasi-regular readers asked me what I was working on next for the site. I told them that I had been playing Renegade, the earliest of the real Final Fight/Double Dragon kind of brawlers. The conversation then went like this: Them: “Oh? How is it?” Me: “It’s kinda fun, but not really.” And […]
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Both the Jaguar I bought and its corresponding section on the site have laid dormant for far too long. Just as in my youth, I got very excited about Alien vs Predator, and then quickly forgot about the rest of the system (but hey, so did the market!) I’ve finally felt mildly ashamed enough about […]
Never let it be said that I do not take requests. Jackal is a Konami title playing off the 1980′s common themes of U.S. patriotism and hostage rescuing. Like 1942, I must again ask what interest a Japanese company has in these concepts. Also, why was hostage rescue such a big game premise for the […]
To enjoy Spy Hunter, the 1983 arcade classic ported to the NES, it helps to meet a few requirements: One: A love for fast cars, that also are known to shoot rockets from their grill, a la James Bond. Two: A practically illegal lust for the Peter Gunn theme. Three: Something to prove, and the […]
This game offered me something of a revelation, which I don’t think is listed among its official product features. But it occurred nonetheless. You see, I think part of the reason The Man approves of 70+ year copyright terms is because he can still make money off of simple arcade games like this. Tiny amounts […]
As far as classics go, Kung Fu is one high up there in terms of leaving an indelible impression. Even if you’ve never played the game itself, you’ve doubtlessly played a game inspired by its elementary concept – punch and kick through armies of martial arts foes, and fight a boss with a life bar […]