All posts by Chris Rasa

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

Bugaboo (The Flea)

Francisco Portalo Calero, better known to gamers as Paco Portalo, and others have written extensively about both Bugaboo (The Flea) and the new epoch

Ninja Combat

Ninja Combat is an early beat-em-up for the Neo Geo. While it looks fun on the surface, it’s actually very tedious

Madou King Granzort

One of a small group of games exclusive to NEC’s ill-fated SuperGrafx system, Madou King Granzort is probably best left untouched. While

7th Saga, The

The early nineties were an interesting time for the Japanese RPG. Final Fantasy had already been around for a few years, but

Dark Half

Superficially workmanlike, Dark Half is actually one of the more unusual and challenging RPGs available on the Super Famicom. It’s

Makai Hakkenden Shada

In 1987, Ancient Ys Vanished Omen took the Japanese computer gaming scene by storm. A perfect combination of fast action, a light

Batman: Return / Revenge of the Joker

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Batman

Almost a year after Batman: Return of the Joker‘s release, Sunsoft used the same title for an NES game. In Japan

Batman: Return of the Joker (Game Boy)

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Batman

Batman: Return of The Joker was obviously quickly thrown together to cash in on Sunsoft’s very successful Batman: The Video Game. As

Batman: The Video Game (Game Boy)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Batman

A few months after Batman: The Video Game hit the NES, a Game Boy version was released, partially made by the same

Evil Hazard

Evil Hazard looks typical at a glance, but offers a very challenging experience despite being a little rough around the edges.

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