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

Urban Yeti!

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

Star Trader

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

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

Slap Happy Rhythm Busters

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

Timequest – IBM PC (1991)

Timequest, Legend Entertainment’s second release, is very reminiscent of Sierra’s text adventure Time Zone. Spanning six disks and retailing at nearly

Touché: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer

  Oh, the glories of the public domain. For decades, movies and games alike have adapted works of classic literature

Silhouette Mirage

When it comes to genre pieces, Treasure almost always seems to take the fundamentals and inject some sort of crazy