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


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

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,

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

19XX: The War Against Destiny

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series 19XX

19XX is an even bigger improvement for Capcom’s series than 1941. Dropping the World War II setting, 19XX takes place during a fictional war,