Category: Review

Vanquish

PlatinumGames’ Vanquish is very heavily informed by the time and place it comes from. When it was first released in 2010,

Akira (Amiga)

Akira has the dubious honor of being one of the worst Amiga games ever, voted 29 worst release by LemonAmiga users. Though

Puyo Puyo 7

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Puyo Puyo

Puyo Puyo 7 not only marks another change in the setting of the series, but also marks a change in how

Prehistoric Isle 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Prehistoric Isle

Exactly ten years later, Prehistoric Isle received an arcade sequel for the Neo Geo. It was developed by Saurus, who was previously

Prehistoric Isle in 1930

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Prehistoric Isle

Long ago, before SNK was known mostly for their fighting games, they dabbled in a variety of genres, including shooters. Prehistoric

Blue Stinger

Oh, Blue Stinger. Sweet, sweet child. A game like you does not come about often enough. Critically and collectively panned

Kabuki Z

In the 80s, Taito produced a lot of popular coin-ops – mostly shoot-em-ups, puzzle and platform games. However, their beat-em-ups

Puyo Puyo Box

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Puyo Puyo

Compile’s last entry in the series ends it off with quite a bang, as Puyo Puyo Box is easily a game with

Populous II

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Populous

With Populous, Bullfrog had unintentionally spawned a massive hit that would draw a new line in the ever-shifting sands of taste.

Fighter & Attacker

Genres rise and fall in popularity. Whenever a huge breakout hit emerges and the me-toos swarm in, the limited store

Puyo Puyo! 15th Anniversary

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Puyo Puyo

Many game series release a game in celebration of an anniversary, and the Puyo series is no different. PuyoPuyo 15th Anniversary is

Crows: The Battle Action for SegaSaturn

While not very well-known in North America, the “delinquent” manga genre goes back to the 1960s at least, spawning a

Ax Battler

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Golden Axe

Outside of the regular series of beat-em-ups, Sega also released a handful of Golden Axe spinoffs. For the Game Gear, there’s Ax Battler:

ESWAT

Sega’s ESWAT, like many ’80s arcade games, spread from the desire to create a game based off of a movie without

Super Tempo

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Tempo

The Saturn is most fondly remembered for its strong library of 2D games, so it only makes sense that something