Retro Reviews

Mutant League Hockey Retro Review (Sega Mega Drive)

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Blood on the ice   When asked by Francis DiPersio to write a retro game review for HeyPoorPlayer, a few things went through my head: This is going to be really fun. This is going to be really hard considering I haven’t written anything since college. Out of the…

Ai Cho Aniki Retro Review (PC Engine)

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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…

PCEWorks: The Gems Bundle Review (PC Engine)

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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…

The Lost Vikings Review (SNES)

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Three Vikings Walk Into a Spaceship… 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…

Blood: One Unit Full Blood Retro Review (PC)

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  The Horror! 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…

Evil Dead: Hail to the King Review Retro Review (PS1)

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Good…Bad…I’m the Guy With the Bad Game. 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…

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