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150 SNES games reviewed #25: Ultraman

Ultraman is a fighting game based on the TV series Ultraman: Towards the Future. It was originally released in arcades by Banpresto and Bandai but was then ported to the SNES (it was also ported to the Mega Drive two years later, but this version only came out in Japan). I knew before I started this …


150 Mega Drive games reviewed #4: Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

I have been reviewing games, writing blogs and making YouTube videos for quite a long time now, and there are a few games which I have found myself repeatedly returning to. One of these is Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday. I made a YouTube video about it many years ago and I have talked about …


150 Mega Drive games reviewed #3: Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!

My first memory of Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude! was seeing it at the house of one of my friends when we were young. He was an amazing guy who would pretty much perfect anything he put his mind to. The first thing I really saw him perfect was Greendog, then later it was Ridge Racer …


150 SNES games reviewed #18: ESPN Speed World

“EA Sports – It’s in the game,” as some of the old games used to say. I never quite got this. I didn’t quite know what it really meant. I presumed it meant that EA Sports games had great playability, a certain je ne sais quoi (a special quality which defies explanation). I never got this …


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 – 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 …