All posts by Sam Derboo

Deathtrap Dungeon

Ian Livingstone is one of the biggest names in British fantasy gaming. Together with Steve Jackson, he founded Games Workshop,

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Ninja Gaiden

After the disaster that was Ninja Gaiden 3, Team Ninja apparently wisely concluded that they are not worthy of making new Ninja

Virtua Fighter Mini

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Virtua Fighter

While evoked as part of a series of Saturn-to-Game Gear ports in Japan (see Panzer Dragoon Mini), the Western title makes

F-Zero Climax

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series F-Zero

GP Legend, now out of beta Suzak must have nabbed a two-game contract with Nintendo – even though GP Legends was kind

F-Zero GX/AX

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series F-Zero

After completely dominating the market for nearly a decade, Nintendo entered a long struggle to properly get its consoles backed

Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Wizardy

For someone growing up with games like GTA or Halo, it might be hard to imagine how Wizardry, with its simple narrative, cumbersome menu

Mugen no Shinzou (Dark Age of JRPGs)

I promised we’d meet Xtal Soft again soon, didn’t I? Mugen no Shinzou (“Heart of Fantasy”) is actually their first RPG and


This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Bloodrayne

Terminal Reality was a Texas-based studio who had some success with a PC horror game called Nocturne. Having partnered up with


This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Turrican

Turrican was created in 1990 by Manfred Trenz, a legend in the Commodore programming scene and at that time employee of

Courageous Perseus (Dark Age of JRPGs)

Hey, this is the first game in this series where I actually saw the end of it! Mostly because it


You like Ninja Gaiden on the NES? Vice: Project Doom? Shadow of the Ninja? All of them? Well, then Oniken is just the retro throwback indie


The German development house Thalion remains fairly well remembered for its Amberstar / Ambermoon RPG duo, but the fact that they also made one

Alone in the Dark 2

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Alone in the Dark

Surfing on the success of the first game, Infogrames wanted to take a new direction with the franchise. Looking at

Montezuma’s Revenge

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Montezuma's Revenge

In the Golden Age of video games, there was no shortage of opportunities to explore the ruins of ancient civilizations.

Final Zone

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Final Zone

Prior to being absorbed by Namco and becoming the “Tales of…” machine, when it was still part of Telenet’s entourage,

Ninja Princess

Capcom’s Commando is usually hailed as the originator of the run-n-gun genre, but Sega’s Ninja Princess actually came out two

Crimson Shroud

It isn’t always easy being an admirer of Yasumi Matsuno’s enticing worlds and narratives. Not only are half of them

Alpha Protocol

It should have become the ultimate interactive spy action RPG epic. As super spy Mike Thorton, you’d infiltrate enemy hideouts

Völgarr the Viking

Long ago, there was a time when men were still true men; when unleashed, savage barbarians wandered the earth, always

Dragon Scroll

Dragon Scroll was Konami’s attempt at a Zelda-style action RPG, released just a little more than one and-a-half year after Miyamoto’s masterpiece.

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