All posts by Sotenga

Zombie Nation

What happens when a giant orange disembodied samurai head tears up the United States of America in a quest to

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a cultural phenomenon when it hit the silver screen in 1988. Based on the novel

Where’s Waldo

Martin Handford’s Where’s Waldo? series (or Where’s Wally? as it’s known outside of North America) was likely a staple of

Ultimate Stuntman, The

Unlicensed titles on the Nintendo Entertainment System are often some of the most fascinating to discuss, less so for the

Twin Squash

Breakout is one of the simplest games in the universe. Launch a ball, hit a block, bounce the ball back

Total Recall

Total Recall is one of the most interesting films in Hollywood history. Directed by Paul Verhoeven of Robocop fame and


Sega has made a total of five known vector graphics titles, most of which were derivatives of the basic Spacewar!

Sindbad Mystery

Maze games essentially died after the eighties, but while they were going strong, every company made at least one to

Satan’s Hollow

Arguably the game to kickstart the trend of coin-operated stand-up arcade cabinets was Taito’s Space Invaders, the forefather of shoot-em-ups

Roller Aces

It’s unfortunate that there’s not much to say about Kaneko as a company, but they were just too obscure and

Riot City

Original content in games is hard to create, but lots of games are decidedly derivative of more famed titles that


Have you ever played a game that subsists on abstract design and/or baffling gameplay to the point where you ask

Super Time Force

Time travel is an interesting theme underlying several games, such as skipping seven years forward in Ocarina of Time or


“Spatter” sounds like a rather nasty occurrence, but it appears to be the name of the eponymous protagonist, a cute

Zombie Raid

There’s no genre more cathartic than the simple arcade light gun shooter, a sort of game which merely requires you

Silent Dragon

The ever-prolific Taito published games in just about every genre you can think of, including driving, puzzle, action-platformers, lightgun shooters,

Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People

MISSING A FEW CHARACTER PICS “Everybody loves the Homestar Runner. He is a terrific athlete.” These two sentences kick off

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