Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Ex-Mutants

I’ll come clean with you now: I don’t actually have much affinity to comic books at all. I say this knowing that I have an entire cupboard full of manga from when I absolutely loved the stuff and became slightly obsessed with making sure I had every volume of certain series… before I grew slightly…

Let’s NOT Talk About Pete Sampras Tennis ’96

In 1999, my mum and brother took me along with them to watch the tennis in Nottingham, back when the Nottingham tennis tournament was still a thing. It’s a well established fact in our family that I REALLY didn’t want to go. In fact, I was so against going that I grumbled for weeks knowing…

Let’s Talk About Cool Spot

When designing a game centred around a mascot of some sort of brand… it’s not always wise to go for something insignificant. Clutching at straws to try and get your idea across is sometimes the fast way of confusing people or stopping people from getting on board the train. I mean, let’s be real here……

Let’s… SORTA… Talk About Blades Of Vengeance

A small caution for everyone for this review: if you are in any way offended by the colours red and brown or combinations of red and brown, you will be offended and probably need to go and vent about it on Tumblr, where it will be mislaid amongst the porn, shirtless men, cats and fandom…

Let’s NOT Talk About El Viento

Como el nombre de este juego está en español, pensé que escribiría la introducción en español también. Por supuesto, usted probablemente tendrá que google traducir esto para averiguar lo que significa lo siento, pero no lo siento. And no. I didn’t take Spanish at secondary school. I’m a master at google translate though so blame that….

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

There was obviously a meeting somewhere in the Sega offices that suggested Dr Robotnik should have his own game. The weird thing about characters like Dr Robotnik – and I refuse to call him Eggman for the sole reason that it’s 1993, it’s the UK, we called him Robotnik and you’ll have to live with…

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 NEVER Talk About VR Troopers

The 90s was a weird snapshot of history in terms of TV and music. I mean, we got the likes of the Spice Girls hitting us with girl power every moment we could, Ace of Base were singing about a woman who wanted to pop out a few more sprogs and I’m fairly sure that…

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 NEVER Talk About Double Dragon V

I have to admit I don’t and never did get the cult status of the Double Dragon series. If anything, every single version of the game that I played, save for the most recent Neon reboot, was pretty much an example of how NOT to code a decent game. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a…

Let’s NEVER Talk About Bonkers

Disney in the 90s seemed to be going great guns, didn’t it? I mean, after the majesty of films like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and the Lion King, suddenly things seemed to be springing back into life for them after a sort of… unusual period. We’re talking that gap between the Jungle Book and…

Let’s NEVER Talk About Ballz

Remember the 90s? Remember the years when Ace of Base told us they saw a sign and the Spice Girls told us how to be their lover and then Haddaway had to ask what love even was? Those were good times. Those days were great. And amidst all of this greatness, we really got a…