Latest Stories

Vampire Rain

At least the premise is interesting; vampires are taking over the world! They’re lightning fast and have superhuman senses, but


This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Raiden

Seibu Kaihatsu’s Raiden series is one of the most well-known vertical shoot-em-ups from the golden age of the genre. It

Metal Slug 7 / XX

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Metal Slug

The initial announcement of Metal Slug 7 on the Nintendo DS was a stake to the heart of 2D lovers anywhere. In

The Colonel’s Bequest

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Laura Bow

Envisioned by Roberta Williams, Laura Bow is the star of a short lived series that draws from classic mystery novels.

Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Gabriel Knight

In the late ’90s, the adventure game genre was dying. LucasArts’ fantastic Grim Fandango had more or less flopped, Sierra’s latest entries

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Gabriel Knight

The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery picks up roughly a year after the end of the first game. Gabriel has

Psycho-Nics Oscar

Ever wonder how the Gradius power-up bar would work outside of a side-scrolling shooter? Konami eventually stuck it in the

Ninja Baseball Bat Man

The early 90s was a great time for America’s favorite pastime: the arcade scene was the healthiest they’d been in


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.

Shadow Hearts

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Shadow Hearts

If there’s one thing the video game community can always be relied on to do, it’s second-guessing itself, often in

Flame Zapper Kotsujin

For the most part, NEC’s PC-9801 platform was largely known for strategy games, RPGs and visual novels. While there are

Baruusa No Fukushuu

Zainsoft isn’t exactly a company that’s recognized very much. While they published a number of action and RPGs in the

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller

Hell: A Cyberpunk Thriller was the product of the burgeoning multimedia era in the mid-90s. PCs were finally infiltrating the

The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble

The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble is often lumped in together with Coktel’s Gobliiins series, although it’s actually an


Timequest, Legend Entertainment’s second release, is very reminiscent of Sierra’s text adventure Time Zone. Spanning six disks and retailing at nearly