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…

Let’s NOT Talk About Hard Edge

I have to let you into a little secret here because I’m not sure how you’re going to take this: I never played Resident Evil. And you can say what you like about that fact but given that I was probably 12/13 when that game came out and my brother was actually quite protective of…

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… 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. The Euro is established, Family Guy debuts on TV, the Dreamcast…

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… Sorta… Talk About Retro Force

Gentlepeople of the interwebs, what is retro these days? You see, I ask that because the definition of retro is one of those weirdly grey areas for most people. You could say that the Spectrum is retro (and it is). You could say that the Mega Drive and SNES are retro (are they are) and now…

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…

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…