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 9 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


This entry is part 1 of 1 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

Donkey Kong Land 2

This entry is part 5 of 9 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 9 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

Neural Gear

Developed by Fill in Cafe and published by Cross Media Soft, Neural Gear is a rail shooter that closely resembles Space Harrier, released exclusively for


Toaplan was primarily known for vertical shooters, but Hellfire is their first (of two) horizontal shooters, with the other one being Zero

Escape From Hell

The old days of computer RPGs were mostly dominated by the fantasy genre, with titles such as Ultima, and Might and Magic being


The Super Famicom was home to a number of excellent action-RPGs, amongst them Illusions of Gaia, Soul Blazer, Terranigma, Brain Lord, and many others.

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