All posts by Brian Crimmins

Kaze no Notam

Why do people explore virtual worlds? It’s a question without any one answer, for there are as many answers are

Time and Eternity

Early in development and up to its release, the most unique thing to Time and Eternity‘s name was its novel aesthetic.

Elemental Gearbolt

One of the rare non-Namco light gun games worth playing on the PlayStation, taking place in a fantasy world and featuring a vaguely RPG-esque leveling system.

Yumimi Mix

ADD PASSWORDS TEXT FILE On December 4, 1988, NEC released the PC Engine CD, thus beginning the wave of CD

Segata Sanshiro Shinken Yuugi

While the Sega Saturn proved unpopular among contemporary American players, the system garnered far more love in Japan. Now a

Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure

Anyone familiar with Sega’s catalog of games knows how indispensable music has been to the company’s vision. While by no


PlatinumGames’ Vanquish is very heavily informed by the time and place it comes from. When it was first released in 2010,

Super Tempo

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Tempo

The Saturn is most fondly remembered for its strong library of 2D games, so it only makes sense that something

Tempo Jr.

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Tempo

Tempo Jr‘s existence is a testament to what plans Sega had in mind when they were making these games. The


This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Tempo

It’s safe to say the Sega 32X was a failure. Despite a low launch price and early praise from critics,

Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori

Long after the Super Nintendo faded from relevance in America and Europe, the Nintendo Power service ensured its survival in

Napple Tale

At first glance, Napple Tale: Arsia in Daydream looks like a historical anomaly. In a time when Sega was flexing their creative

Hyper Iria

Ever since the late days of the Atari 2600, video game adaptations of non-video game properties have firmly entrenched themselves

Kat’s Run

Anybody familiar with racing games in the early to mid 90s can tell you just energetic and creative the scene

Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen

From the very moment you boot up the game, it’s clear what Motoko-Chan no Wonder Kitchen is. Its visual style is a

Neon Genesis Evangelion

If you asked an anime fan what the best anime from the 1990s was, you’d probably get Cowboy Bebop as your answer.


1988 and 1989 were very strange years for video games. For whatever reason, this period saw an odd rise in

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