Holy crap it’s a new classic Castlevania! Well, actually it’s not really a Castlevania game but a spiritual successor. This is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, a prequel game of the kickstarted Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night developed by Inti Creates and overseen by IGA the director of legendary game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and of course the director of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
I have been waiting for a game like this for over a decade, settling for Castlevania romhacks and perhaps some indie games in the meantime. Inti Creates is responsible for some great games like the Mega Man Zero series and the Gunvolt games, but they also worked on Mighty nr.9….. eeks….
I played the game in normal mode and nightmare mode partly at first but now I have done 100% of the game and can give you a complete score review.
Continue reading In depth Review – Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon (Switch 2018)
My 2 and 4 year old nephews are obsessed with Jungle Book right now. My parents’ house is filled with Jungle Book related books, DVDs and toys so it is only natural that I was reminded of the platformer classic for the Sega Mega/Genesis. Before this review I hadn’t played the game in perhaps 20 years so I do beg your pardon but the nostalgia is strong in this one.
Besides that, Virgin just has a fantastic track record of Disney licensed games so I was sure Jungle book is just as good as Aladdin and Lion King.
I played the game through so here is what I think of it.
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Bless me bagpipes!!! After the great success of Duck Tales for the NES, it only made sense to make a sequel. But this is the year 1993 we are talking about, the SNES had launched and had a great start so why not make Duck Tales 2 for the SNES?! Of course it would be cheaper to ride on the hard work already done when developing the first game but that is a shame since like most know the game is quite rare now a days most likely due to poor sales. Europeans were still playing a lot of NES compared to Americans at the time so I got a boxed PAL copy for like 80$.
Well, regardless of their reasons the game was made for the NES so it has to be at least as half as good as the original which can’t be bad!
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M.U.S.H.A(Metallic Uniframe Super Hybrid Armor) or “Musha Aleste” in Japan is a shooter made by legendary shooter developer Compile for the Sega Mega/Genesis in 1990. The game is already infamous for the price it fetches these days which can be well over the 300$ mark. Many claim this is simply because the game is worth it, but of course Musha is also a very uncommon game.
It is pretty unbelievable to say that a game from 1990 is well worth a 300$+ price but this is what I am here to find out with my trusty Chinese repro cart w/manual which actually looks pretty good. Continue reading M.U.S.H.A (1990 Sega Mega/Genesis)
We have been playing Neo Geo occasionally since we got a Neo Geo CD just over a year ago. Because of the long loading times the system suffers from, and also because not all Neo Geo games were released on the NEO Geo CD we played some games on the Wii virtual console and a few on the Nintendo Switch. In fact, the Neo Geo is having it’s renaissance now with most of the system’s games getting releases on the Xbox One, PS4 and the Nintendo Switch. I am loving playing Neo Geo games on the road on my Switch. Those versions have highly customizable settings which is just what these games needed.
The Neo Geo AES was the ultimate arcade home console at the time but the system and the games were too expensive for normal people so they released the more affordable Neo Geo CD which is infamous for long loading times (I find it ok its just an excuse to have a sip of beer/coffee). The system had an extremely long lifespan of more than 10 years ranging from the beginnings of the 16-bit era until the end of the 32-bit era and beyond for a few late titles.
These are arcade games, all of them being co-op or 2 player. The system is most famous for the fighting genre but the Neo Geo has a solid release for all arcade style genres from run and gun to sports games.
Let’s dive into the top 10 games for the Neo Geo!
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The Turbografx16(PC Engine in Japan) is a little known system, but among those who are in the know recognize the Turbografx16 as a shooter powerhouse. The system had shooters from companies like Konami, Irem, Red Company and more. Hudson Soft had a line of three 1st party shooters on Hu-card/Turbochip dubbed as the “Soldier series” who are highly thought of horizontal shooters in the Turbografx16/PC Engine community. I played all three of and this is what I think of them!
Continue reading The Soldier Series Review (Turbografx16/PC Engine)