All posts by Nick Zverloff

Psycho Dream

Psycho Dream, made by Telenet and Riot (Valis, El Viento), is one of those all too common lost action-platformers on


Batsugun marks both an end and a new beginning for the shoot-em-up genre – it was the last shooter developed by


Truxton or Tatsujin (Japanese for “Expert”) is a nearly legendary game, at least among Japanese shoot-em-up enthusiasts. Back before the days of danmaku,

Dragon Blaze

Psikyo is largely known for creating an expansive line of shooters, with their most famous being Strikers 1945, Sengoku Ace, and Gunbird. In


Naxat Soft’s Coryoon is a ridiculously cute little game. Right at the title screen, the protagonist, a tiny dragon, whose


Unirally (also known as Uniracers in the US or its mysterious working title 1×1) is a British-developed game about sentient

Rendering Ranger: R2

  Rendering Ranger: R2 is one of those infamous titles whose price on the retro game marketplace overshadows its content.

Donkey Kong Land III

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Donkey Kong Country

The third Donkey Kong Land had two releases, one for regular Game Boy and the other for Game Boy Color that was

Oh My God!

Atlus was primarily a console developer, though they dabbled with some arcade releases. After the shoot-em-up BlaZeon and the fighting game Power

Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The (Mobile)

The other Texas Chainsaw Massacre game is based on the remake. That movie came out in 2003 – this mobile phone tie-in

Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The

As long as there have been media, people have been outraged. Censorship! Book burnings! So goes the course of human

Gunbird 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Gunbird

Gunbird 2 takes everything that Gunbird started and cranks it up several notches. It has a much more refined scoring system, modernized gameplay


This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Gunbird

Gunbird is a two-game series of shooters from prolific developer Psikyo. They heavily resemble other games from the company, such as Sengoku

Knuckle Bash

Although Toaplan is mostly known for their amazing shooters like Truxton, Zero Wing, and Batsugun, they often dabbled in other genres. Knuckle Bash was one such attempt,

Steel Gunner

Namco has produced some of the most well known arcade light gun games ever made, including the Time Crisis and Point Blank series. But

Net Guardian

Net Guardian is a doujin shoot-em-up for the PC98 released by Moguraya Soft in 1997. Though Net Guardian doesn’t bring anything new to

Donkey Kong Land 2

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Donkey Kong Country

The second Donkey Kong Land is different from the first in many ways. While the first one was for the most part,

Donkey Kong Land

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Land was the first Donkey Kong Country game on a handheld system. It looks very similar to the first Donkey Kong Country,

Shaq Fu

Shaq Fu, developed by Delphine Software, is a game with an infamous reputation. It’ss so iconic as a kusoge that

Brave Blade

Brave Blade was the very last shooter Raizing made before focusing on fighting games. If something is going to end, why

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