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150 SNES games reviewed: #3 The Combatribes

The Combatribes started off as an arcade game which came out in 1990. It was a beat ’em Up of the walk along variety released by Technos Japan. A lot of you might not have heard of The Combatribes, but most of you are far more likely to have heard of Renegade and Double Dragon. Technos …



150 SNES games reviewed: #2 Bombuzal (aka Ka-Blooey)

The game I am reviewing today (18 August 2014) was originally called Bombuzal and was made by a company called Image Works. It was originally released for the Amiga, Atari ST and Commodore 64 but in 1990 they brought out a SNES version. For a reason unknown to me the US version which is the …


My project to review 150 SNES games (plus Hook reviewed)

A few years ago I thought I would set myself an interesting little challenge. I was  going to play 150 SNES games in 150 days – one a day. I wasn’t going to try and to complete them all but I wanted to play enough of each title so that I could give each and every …



Retro Thursday – Monster Max

Monster Max was a game made by Rare, published by Titus Software and was made for the Game Boy in 1994. The game is an isometric adventure game, think along the lines of Knight Lore or Equinox in which you move around an isometric environment and solve puzzles and little tasks to progress through the game. …


Retro Thursday – Alisia Dragoon

Hey, it’s the first mini-review in a few months, I’m glad to be back and well, here goes. Alisia Dragoon was a game that came out for the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) back in 1992 and was made by Game Arts and was published by SEGA outside of Japan. This isn’t a game I have …



Retro Monday is now Retro Thursday

It’s been a few months since I’ve been able to do my retro streams, and that’s because the usual slot of 7:45pm on a Monday was getting awkward for me to get online to stream. With the kids getting older and staying up a little later that time slot just wasn’t viable anymore. Well, the …


Retro Monday – Demon’s Crest

Demon’s Crest is a spin-off from Ghost ‘n Goblins and is the third game in the Gargoyle’s Quest series. It came out in Japan and the US in 1994, but again Europe had to wait longer and we got it in 1995. The game was developed by Capcom. The game is a platformer with a few RPG elements thrown …



Retro Monday – Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit!

Home Improvement was a sitcom in the 90s and was rather popular. Of course with its popularity came a game. Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! was released in 1994 and was made by Imagineering and was released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I haven’t played this game, and to be honest I’ve barely heard anything about …


Retro Monday – Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Command and Conquer is a real-time strategy (RTS) game series that is split into three different universes. Today we are looking at the Red Alert universe, specifically Command & Conquer: Red Alert. It was released in 1996 for PC and 1997 for PlayStation. It was made by Westwood Studios and the series is still ongoing …



Retro Monday – Plok

Plok was is an action platformer made by Software Creations for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.  It was published by different companies in different regions and came out in 1993. Why did I choose Plok as the game for this week? Well, it’s something I played a little of as a kid and had fond memories …