Retro Review: Ai Cho Aniki (PC Engine)

Retro Review: Ai Cho Aniki (PC Engine)

Jan 4, 2016

Sweating bullets   Flash back to February of 1995. Ai Cho Aniki, the second game in developer Masaya’s over-the-top Cho Aniki (Super Big Brother) series, flexed its way onto the PC Engine in Japan, delivering a staggeringly strange blend of testosterone-tinged horizontal shooter action to NEC’s 8bit powerhouse. While the original Cho Aniki put...

PCEWorks: The Gems Bundle Review

PCEWorks: The Gems Bundle Review

Aug 31, 2015

An impressive introduction to Konami’s glory days PCEWorks has released their latest love letter to NEC’s PC Engine with The Gems Bundle. This collection bundles the venerated whip-cracking classic, Akumajou Dracula X (known on this side of the pond as Castlevania: Rondo of Blood) alongside the short but sweet horizontal shooter Force Gear to...

Three Vikings Walk Into a Spaceship… – The Lost Vikings Review

Three Vikings Walk Into a Spaceship… – The Lost Vikings Review

Jan 4, 2015

Praise Odin for nostalgia. The Lost Vikings is a welcome trip through Blizzard’s time capsule. Last November at Blizzcon it was announced there would be a new unit for the upcoming Heroes of the Storm MOBA. Their names are Baleog, Olaf, and Erik the Swift. For newer Blizzard fans, these characters may be unknown, but for those of growing up in the 16-bit...

The Horror! – Blood: One Unit Full Blood Retro Review

The Horror! – Blood: One Unit Full Blood Retro Review

Oct 31, 2014

Blood Still has Life Force in It  After playing about five minutes of Blood I was transported back to a time and place some of you may not remember. It was called the mid-90’s, and despite being very young, that didn’t stop older kids from giving me copies of Doom and the sequel. I would play these games for hours, but the one thing I don’t think about...

Good…Bad…I’m the Guy With the Bad Game – Evil Dead: Hail to the King Review

Good…Bad…I’m the Guy With the Bad Game – Evil Dead: Hail to the King Review

Oct 13, 2014

Evil Dead: Hail to the King – what would possess you to play this?! The nostalgia gene has taken my body by storm and inspired my game-buying decisions lately. Most game critics would have you believe this is a bad thing, but because of this I was recently inspired to purchase a Sega Dreamcast. Why the Dreamcast? The wannabe critic in me will tell you it...

Retro Review: Monster Party

Retro Review: Monster Party

Jul 5, 2014

Ain’t no party like a Monster Party ’cause a Monster Party don’t stop Today, I’m going to start out with a disclaimer; I’m not even sure how to begin this review. I usually like to think of something clever or informative, but this game is so bizarre that it really doesn’t need anyone to speak on is behalf. Let’s just...