All posts by Chris Rasa

Metal Stoker

Face is a mostly unknown publisher even in Japan, and even more unknown is Sankido, the developer name under which

Mutation Nation

In the year 2050…Bio-chemistry and genetics has surpassed even our own imagination! A scientist who had been working on bizarre


This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Mad Max

As the Sega Genesis’ popularity grew in the US in the early 90s, Mindscape tried their hand at a Mad Max game

Odallus: The Dark Call

Odallus: The Dark Call is the second game from JoyMasher, and opens up with an introduction as typical as their previous


SNK made several shooters in their early history, but only a few of these were produced for their Neo Geo

Blazing Star

Blazing Star is the first game developed by Yumekobo, though Yumekobo has actually been around since the late 80s. They’re actually

Mad Motor

Mad Motor is a game not many have heard of, which is understandable since it wasn’t released. While games are cancelled

l’Abbaye des Morts

Modern games designed to evoke the popular titles of yesteryear are ubiquitous. However, few manage to duplicate not just the

Last Resort

Something many of these more popular early SNK games have in common is that they all borrow heavily from the

Batman (PC Engine)

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Batman

This would be Sunsoft’s final Batman game to tie in with a movie. It’s “based on” the 1989 film again but despite

P.O.W.: Prisoners of War

While they first started releasing games in 1978 with Ozma Wars, SNK quickly made a name for itself with the popular

Last Mission

Last Mission is another long forgotten Data East game. This one is a take on overhead shooters like Thunder Force, Vanguard II, and Time

Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge

Ultionus: A Petty Tale of Revenge looks like a typical attempt at a retro platformer at a glance, but it actually


Rock-On is one of many shoot-em-ups released throughout the life of the PC Engine. While the system has an impressive library

Doomsday Warrior

Doomsday Warrior looks like total trash at glance, but actually has a couple of interesting ideas in it for a 1992