All posts by Apollo Chungus

Alto’s Odyssey

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Alto

Making a sequel to a successful endless runner is always going to be difficult, since you want to maintain what

Alto’s Adventure

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Alto

If there’s any genre that was defined by the mobile gaming boom of the late 00s/early 10s, it’s the endless

Speed Punks

In 1994, Norwegian developer Funcom founded an office in Dublin, Ireland to create console games while they focused on developing

Dragon Egg

NCS/Masaya are best known for creating the legendary Langrisser series and the bizarre Choaniki games, but they developed many other


Throughout the 80s and 90s, Koei were known solely for their countless historical strategy and simulation games such as Nobunaga’s

Aoi Blink

Aoi Blink was an anime produced by Tezuka Productions in 1989, centering on the adventures of the young boy Kakeru,

Hakaiou: King of Crusher

(WARNING: This review spoils the ending of Hakaiou: King of Crusher, as part of the overall thematic analysis. If you’d


During the mid-90s, fledgling developer Insomniac Games was looking for a debut project to give them the game design experience

Nekketsu Oyako

When most people think of Technosoft, it’s usually for their technically impressive Thunder Force games or the groundbreaking Herzog Zwei.

PaRappa the Rapper: Other Media

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Parappa the Rapper

MilkCan – Make it Sweet! (1999) / PJ & Parappa – I Scream! (1999) Um Jammer Lammy enjoyed a lot

PaRappa the Rapper 2

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Parappa the Rapper

By late 2001, the rhythm-action genre was making waves round the world, with Konami putting out about a dozen hugely

Um Jammer Lammy

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Parappa the Rapper

While PaRappa the Rapper proved to be quite popular, selling three million copies and gaining a notable cult following, its

PaRappa the Rapper

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Parappa the Rapper

If there’s a game that defines the impact and possibilities that the original PlayStation brought to video gaming, it’s PaRappa

Sonic R

This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Sonic the Hedgehog

Despite being at the center of the Genesis’ success and popular to the point of ubiquity, Sonic the Hedgehog was


Quintet was in a weird place from the mid-90s onward. Following their well-regarded trilogy of action-RPGs (Soul Blazer, Illusion of

Silent Debuggers

One of the joys of checking out older video games is stumbling across games that experiment with ideas long before

Powerslave (Console)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Powerslave

As part of the publishing agreement with Playmates Interactive, Lobotomy produced a console port of PowerSlave for the PlayStation and

Powerslave (PC)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Powerslave

The mid-90s saw many first-person shooters released either trying to emulate or elaborate upon the success of id Software’s DOOM

Crusader of Centy

While the Genesis has a fondly regarded library of first-party titles, there’s many second-party exclusives that deserve as much recognition


Minder was a comedy-drama produced by Thames TV that starred Dennis Waterman and George Cole: it centered around Terry McCann

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