Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Prince of Persia (MS-DOS)

This one's such an influential game I figured it'd be better to get around to it sooner rather than later.

I have actually played this one before, but it was years ago and I mostly just ran through the first level for a bit watching the Prince skid around, then I fell onto some spikes and turned it off.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Karateka (Apple II)

Today's game is... Karateka, by legendary Prince of Persia developer Jordan Mechner. I've seen the game mentioned a lot, but I know next to nothing about it. So I thought I should probably check it out.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Saturday, 26 November 2011

China Warrior (Turbografx-16)

Hey it's Liu Kang from Mortal Kombat! Uh, I mean Fei Long from Street Fighter! Or maybe that guy from Enter the Dragon...

Hudson Soft gave their PC Engine games volume numbers in Japan, and this is Vol 1 making it one of the very first games ever released for the console.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Corridor 7: Alien Invasion (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

From the makers of William Shatner's Tekwar: The Game of The Series of The Book:

With "Technology Licensed from ID SOFTWARE, creators of WOLFENSTEIN™ 3D".

I can't wait.

Contains a single GIF with fast slightly-flashing animation.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Banshee (Amiga CD32)

Low polygon 3d rendered text with a lens flare, how classy. And they haven't even bothered to fix those black pixels on the E. But I don't like to judge a game on its title screen... well actually I do, but I'll keep playing anyway.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Bubble Trouble (Lynx)

You don't tend to see many old guys with grey hair wearing a bathrobe as the protagonist in games these days.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Gender Wars (MS-DOS)

That's a weird title. Is this going to be some kind of arena combat game?

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Superman: Countdown to Apokolips (GBA)

It's Sooperman versus the minions of Darkseid in Kowntdown tu Apokolips!

It's hard to take a villain seriously when he deliberately misspells names to sound cool. Maybe if he had an album out he could get away with it.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Touring Car Champions (MS-DOS)

Released the same year as Need for Speed 2, Gran Turismo, TOCA, Diddy Kong Racing, Wipeout 2097 etc... but can it compete?

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Airwolf (NES)

I've never seen the tv series so I've got no idea what to expect from this. Except a helicopter obviously.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Shining Force (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Okay today I'm on the Sega Mega Drive and I'm playing Shining Force... the legacy of great intention? Sounds a bit ominous, maybe. I heard somewhere that roads paved with good intentions can lead to bad places.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Beavers (Amiga CD32)

I'm going to guess this one's a cute platformer. With weirdly catchy music.

It's nice to find an Amiga game with an actual jump button, instead of using up on the joystick. For some reason it starts with only 'music' selected, but I can switch it to 'music + sound effects'.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Dive Alert (NGPC)

Like Pokémon Red and Blue, Dive Alert comes in two versions, Matt and Becky. Boringly they both have the same title screen, just with a different title.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 (32X)

I'm not sure what's going on there, but it has explosions so surely it can't be that bad.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Friday, 4 November 2011

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (GBA)

By request, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring on the Nintendo GBA. I'm guessing it's some kind of rpg, but beyond that I've got no idea what to expect.

Semi-Random Game Box