All posts by Sam Derboo

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

Dark Age of JRPGs: Mugen no Shinzou

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

Bloodrayne

This entry is part 1 of 1 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

Turrican

This entry is part 1 of 1 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

Dark Age of JRPGs: Courageous Perseus

Courageous Perseus (カレイジアスペルセウス) – PC-88, FM-7, X1, MSX (1984) Hey, this is the first game in this series where I actually

Oniken

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

Lionheart

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 1 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