Retro Reviews

Mutant League Hockey Retro Review (Sega Mega Drive)

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)

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)

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)

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)

  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)

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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