Let’s Talk About Micro Machines ’96

Look, I’ll level with you all right now because I think you’ve got an idea as to what type of person I am through the types of games that I love and dis…love and you deserve the truth from me sometimes. There’s no easy to say this but… Micro Machines ’96 really isn’t as good…

Let’s Talk About Rocket Knight Adventures

I have to admit I love the early Konami games where they seemed to know how to draw decent sprites and code decent games. I’ve mentioned before how much I adore the Tiny Toons games and I’ve briefly mentioned how the Mega Drive version of the Animaniacs was similarly quite loyal to the artwork and…

Let’s Talk About The King of Fighters ’95

So if you weren’t aware, possibly because I haven’t told you, I’m a teacher. And perhaps in a moment of madness, I let my class know that “hey, yeah, kids, I have a YouTube channel, that makes me cool!” Except of course it doesn’t because to them, I’m still their teacher. I am the person…

Let’s Talk About Ristar

The golden age of platform games came during the combined eras of the third and fourth console generations. We’re talking, NES and Master System alongside the Mega Drive, SNES, PC Engine and the CDi. This was the time when the platform game was KING and everyone in the gaming industry was trying to create something…

Let’s Talk About Psycho Pinball

I don’t know about you but I don’t care much for pinball in general. It’s one of those games that is way too precise to help my brain function normally and yet way too fiddly to really maintain my attention. I can’t say I ever really get much pleasure from the idea of physics being…

Let’s Talk About Quackshot

Donald Duck doesn’t get much in the gaming stakes these days. Well… I suppose he gets more of a say in Kingdom Hearts than the other obvious Disney mascot but outside of that, there are very few really memorable games featuring the┬áhot-tempered duck. I remember a fair few of them, mind, mainly because I also…

Let’s Talk About Metal Slug: First Mission

The Metal Slug franchise is one of those games that both irritates the life out of me and makes me feel as though I’m actually quite good at gaming sometimes. It is a ferociously hard series of games for the single reason that it is an arcade game. It is the epitome of coin-guzzling arcade-style…

Let’s Talk About McDonald’s Treasure Land Adventure

It’s not often that I’m left with very little to comprehend about some things. I mean… I don’t quite grasp mechanics for one thing. I still remember being bamboozled ENTIRELY by a question in my A-Level mechanics module exam that involved a swan landing on the end of a greased log travelling down a river…

Let’s Talk About The Last Blade

I feel as though I should immediately point out that the tagline on the front of the box art for this game actually reads ‘Beyond the Distiny’ and a little notice on the back of the box says ‘works excuisivery with NGPC. Not works with other hardware.’ Back when I was about 16/17 (the time…

Let’s Talk About Street Fighter Alpha 3

Normally I have an issue with Capcom and their naming conventions. You know the whole spiel over Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix EX Turbo Wonky Donkey A+: The Return- OH GOOD GOD, ZANGIEF. I’M SORRY. STOP FLIPPING THE TABLES. I JUST HOOVERED. Anyway, Street Fighter Alpha 3 saves itself somewhat because in reality, the reasoning…

Let’s Talk About Die Hard Trilogy

So there might be a small amount of fanservice involved in me reviewing this game knowing that it’s essentially one of my brother’s favourite PS1 games. I don’t even know if he’s reading this but if you are, alright, bruv? Bet you never thought I’d be doing this game, did you? Well you might be…

Let’s Talk About Micro Machines V3

Are you not aware by now that I have definite opinions on the entirety of the Micro Machines franchise of video games? I do indeed have definite opinions on the Micro Machines franchise. You know those games in the Micro Machines franchise? I have opinions on them. Definite ones. Suffice to say that Micro Machines…