All posts by Kurt Kalata

Princess Crown

Japanese game developer Vanillaware has a long standing reputation for absolutely gorgeous 2D visuals, with titles including Odin Sphere, Muramasa:

Z

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Z

Oh, the early days of the real time strategy game on DOS PCs. After Dune 2: The Battle for Arakkis

Panic!

Sega’s Panic! isn’t really a game, so much of a toy, something to play with, even though there are no

Phelios

Namco practically invented the vertical shooter as we know it with Xevious, released in 1983. They expanded on the formula

Psychic World

Psychic World is an interesting side scrolling action game from an unknown little game company called Hertz. Although initially released

Rakugaki Showtime

Rakugaki Showtime might be one of Treasure’s most obscure titles. Released in 1999 in Japan for the PlayStation, it’s a

Vanark

It’s a rough job, being a fan of rail shooters. Panzer Dragoon had three good outings (not counting Azel of

Utsurun Desu.: Kawauso Hawaii e Iku

Utsurun Desu. was a gag manga running for about a decade, from 1984 to 1994. As one of those silly

Universal Studios Theme Park Adventure

“NOTICE: The game is not a true representation of Universal Studios Theme Parks, but an interactive game based on Universal

Urban Yeti!

Urban Yeti! is not what many people would term as a “good” game. Some might even term it “terrible”, or

Tough Turf

Sunsoft created a couple of games for the Sega System 16 arcade platform, and their games were…not exactly original. Bay

Stretch Panic

Stretch Panic – known as Freak Out in Europe and Hippa Linda (“Pulling Linda”) in Japan – is Treasure’s first

Star Trader

Initially released on the PC88, Star Trader combines elements of an adventure game with shoot-em-up segments. As ace pilot Kain,

Starship Titanic

On paper, Starship Titanic sounds completely fantastic. The game was conceived by Douglas Adams, not only one of the most

Steel Empire

 The ’90s was the golden age of shoot-em-ups, especially on the 16-bit consoles, where games like Lords of Thunder where

Space Mouse

Space Mouse is the second of Mindware’s conversions of early 80s Japanese PC titles, originally published as a type-in program

Soldier Force

  In 2003, Hudson released a 2.5D remake of it for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and GameCube (the series

Slap Happy Rhythm Busters

What a ridiculous name. The easiest way to describe Slap Happy Rhythm Busters (or Srap Happy Rhythm Busters, based off

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The Riddle of Master Lu

Believe it or not, Robert Ripley’s columns about strange and bizarre historical facts (or fictions) were, at one point, read

Pogo Bunny

PC gamers are likely familiar with the term “euro jank”. It’s a designation given to assorted games from the old

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