All posts by Michael Plasket

Rogue Legacy

The Roguelike. Named after the 1980 computer game Rogue, a subset of role-playing games where a lone adventurer wanders through a

Mercenary Kings

Tribute Games is one of several independent game companies looking to carve their notch in virtual history, and they seem


It was hard to accurately replicate sports games in the early eighties. For a game as simple as table tennis, Pong was

Peace Keepers, The

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Rushing Beat

The third installment, Rushing Beat Shura, is a curious entity that has more dimension and sustainability than your run-of-the-mill brawler. Depending

Dick Tracy (NES)

Dick Tracy has been an American icon since Chester Gould created the comic strip in the 1930s. With his yellow coat,

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami was such an explosive hit that propelled Cactus and Dennis Wedin to an unprecedented height of fame. While

Chimera Beast

Good ol’ Jaleco. While not quite as famous as other quirky developers and publishing companies like Taito and Data East,

Grid Seeker: Project Storm Hammer

Taito deserves their proper juice for their role in evolving the shoot-em-up genre. Even to this day, their most widely

Survival Arts

The early nineties were a bizarre time in arcades worldwide. One-on-one fighting games reigned in the public eye thanks to Street


Every company has their oddballs and one-offs that get eclipsed by their bigger franchises. Urban Champion is more or less forgotten by

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