Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Biomotor Unitron

Pokemon had a lot to answer for. In the age of battling little creatures against each other, it seemed as though the pocket monsters phenomenon was head and shoulders above the rest and nothing was truly going to ride its coat tails. In truth, this was pretty much exactly what happened, albeit not without some…

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… Sorta… Talk About Power Instinct: Matrimelee

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, in the sight of God and in the face of this company to join together this word… and this word… in holy matrimony. Now, repeat after me: I, MATRIMONY… take thee MELEE… to be my lawfully wedded… word. NOW KIIIIIIIIISS. And get a room, you two. So Power…

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… 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… Sorta… Talk About Breakers Revenge

Guaranteed statement: you will never find a game that epitomises the word ‘solid’ as much as this one. Imagine this as the gaming equivalent of an oak table. You could probably place all manner of things on top of it, nearby it, surrounding it and it will not change the fact that it is as…

Let’s NOT Talk About Kula World

Game design 101: when designing a game, make sure that any and all physics make complete and utter sense. Unless your game is going for the opposite effect, then try to make sure that anything that happens actually happens because reality. Kula World skims this line and treads the ground in between making sense and…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Nanotek Warrior

Games are weird, no? I mean, sitting in front of the TV moving around a little box for hours on end and then getting barely any plaudits at the result of your skills… these days, past the thrill of watching the story unfold, conclude and resolve before your eyes is set in stone merely by…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Kurushi/Intelligent Qube

Those of you out there who are fans of watching blank TV screens and pieces of black cardboard are going to have an absolute field day today because┬áthis game is brought to you today by the letters I and Q and by the colour black. And if you’re really into it in a non-kinkshaming-but-actually-sort-of-judging-you-on-this sexual…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Waku Waku 7

You remember the Neo Geo, right? That super expensive console that SNK threw out into the world that housed a plethora of SNK fighting games, etc, etc, you know all this. I’ve said it before and you know it’s expensive. Expensive joke, fighting game joke, blah, blah, blah… here we go. Years and years and…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Gals Fighter

Japanese fighting game lore would have it that at some point, you will come across an all-female fighting game somewhere in your life. In the UK, finding such a thing is a thing of mystery – not beauty – but they do actually exist. At some point, all-female fighting games have been released in the…

Let’s… Sorta… Talk About Dark Arms: Beast Buster 1999

I’m not convinced that this game truly represents 1999. And given that I remember the year reasonably well – mostly because I was alive – the whole concept of the game doesn’t fit that very well at all. Let’s think about it for a second.┬áThe Euro is established, Family Guy debuts on TV, the Dreamcast…