All posts by John Sczepaniak


For those around during the N64 era, Superman 64‘s critical reception was phenomenally bad, and since release it’s come to be

Vigilance on Talos V

Vigilance on Talos V is a bit of an oddity, being a Super Metroid clone released for IBM PC DOS

Gaia Seed

Techno Soleil was a small start-up company during the PlayStation era, and their first game Gaia Seed is a simple sprite-based 2D


SkyGunner is a cutesy dogfighting action game published in the early days of the PlayStation 2, developed by PixelArts, a mysterious


Most retro game fans will have heard of Assault Suits Valken on the SNES, known as Cybernator in the West. A fantastic

Metal Wolf Chaos

  Released in 2004 and part of a small selection of original Xbox Japan exclusives, Metal Wolf Chaos was developed by From

Zombies Ate My Neighbors

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Zombies Ate My Neighbors

In the early 1990s LucasArts was renowned for its high quality games, especially those with a comedic slant. The company

Bulk Slash

  The Sega Saturn has always, in the eyes of developers and consumers, had a bad reputation for 3D. Its

Trip World

In the early 1990s Sunsoft was at its best, developing many fine platformers, several of which were even licensed properties.

Akira (Amiga)

Akira has the dubious honor of being one of the worst Amiga games ever, voted 29 worst release by LemonAmiga users. Though

Rayxanber III

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Rayxanber

It took DataWest two attempts and three years to finally create a truly quality shooter, and it’s damned excellent. As

Rayxanber II

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Rayxanber

A year later and DataWest released a sequel to Rayxanber for the PC Engine CD. It’s a definite improvement over


This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Rayxanber

Not much is known about the Japanese developer known as DataWest (no connection to Data East). They apparently started around

Kyatto Ninden Teyandee

The 1980s and early 1990s were a great time to be a kid watching television. There was an abundance of


The PC98 and other Japanese home computers are known for having obscure rarities available nowhere else, and Rusty by C-Lab