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 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 NOT Talk About Tobal No.1

Little story you before we get started: do you know why people remember this game? Do you know the REAL reason as to why people, particularly American gamers, remember this game? It’s this little thing called a Demo Disc that came with this game. What demo, you ask? Final Fantasy 7. You know, one of the…

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… 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 this 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 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… 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 NEVER Talk About Swing

Balls to it all, gentlepeople of the interwebs. Balls to it all. I am not going to start off this review by being nice about this game because there are absolutely zero to be nice about. Have you ever played a puzzle game? Have you ever wondered what makes a puzzle game fun? Well apparently…

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…