All posts by Michael Plasket

Hybrid Heaven

MISSING SOME PICS, CHECK TAGS The N64 is one of the strangest mainstream consoles to ever exist. Regarded in retrospect

Tecmo Knight

Tecmo is one of the more bizarre semi-famous Japanese game companies. Back in the golden age of console gaming, they


With contributions by Vyse the Bold, Pat R., and Sam Derboo Music is just one of those things that touches the human

Metal Storm

Irem’s Metal Storm one is of the many unsung games of the NES that showed what the system is capable

Action Fighter

The genre of vehicular combat combines two thrilling virtual pastimes – racing and shooting – into one high-octane asphalt killfest.

Astro Blaster

Shoot-em-ups are at the ground layer of the development and evolution of video games. Before home gaming really took off

Star Jacker

Namco’s Xevious was influential to the genre of shoot-em-ups and was instrumental in evolving the genre up from the cornerstone of Space Invaders.

Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa

One of Konami’s lesser-known Famicom gems, Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa stars the eponymous Upa, an energetic baby who is apparently really intelligent

Raiden Fighters Jet

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Raiden

Raiden Fighters Jet is the apotheosis of the Raiden Fighters trilogy and arguably one of the greatest arcade shoot-em-ups of all time.

Raiden Fighters 2: Operation Hell Dive

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Raiden

Raiden Fighters 2 essentially follows the formula and format of the first game, but this is in no way a bad

Raiden Fighters

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Raiden

Raiden Fighters is something certainly different from the original Raiden games, mostly because it was originally conceived as a totally different game called Gun


There were so many games being made at the start of the eighties that it was hard to keep track

Base Wars

Sports titles on the Nintendo Entertainment System were often interesting as well as they were frequent. Being that sports have


This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Raiden

Seibu Kaihatsu’s Raiden series is one of the most well-known vertical shoot-em-ups from the golden age of the genre. It

Wai Wai World 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Wai Wai World

Konami’s second (and final) crossover platformer is a far different entity from its predecessor. All adventure elements are excised in

Wai Wai World

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Wai Wai World

Konami’s all-star crossover game is a strange creature, fascinating yet confounding all the same. It stars original mascots Konami Man,

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Indiana Jones Point and Click

LucasArts continued to develop awesome graphic adventures after The Last Crusade was declared a hit film and game. In 1990, after the modest success

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Indiana Jones Point and Click

Indiana Jones is a name that you are required to know unless you studied abroad on Mars for the past

Guerrilla War

Ikari Warriors was one of SNK’s earlier titles that gained them a reasonable amount of popularity, even if it was ripping

WWF WrestleMania

There are almost far too many pro wrestling video games to write about, especially those officially licensed by the World

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