Monday, 23 May 2011

Metal Rage (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

Wandering contributor mecha-neko stops by to show off a tank game he's found.

That does say 'Metal Rage'. You'll have to take my word for it.

Adventures of Lolo (NES)

Hey it's by HAL, the Kirby and Smash Bros developers. Maybe this one won't be so bad.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Valdis Story (PC) - Guest Post

Ocean returns with a look at another free rpg.

Valdis Story was something I was asked to play. As I was playing Indie RPGs, I figured why not? It's more a platformer than an RPG really but it does have levelling... I guess that's about it from what I got to play. You can download it here.

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Very neat title screen I thought! Time to give it a whirl.

Kolibri (32X)

Kolibri 32X title screen logo
I think this one's called Kolibri. Or maybe it's Kplibys, it's hard to tell.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Knuckles' Chaotix (32X)

I'm really sorry you had to see this.

Ghosts 'N Goblins (C64)

Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts publicly humiliated me, now I'm going after the first game in the series for revenge.

This is the first Commodore 64 game I've ever played by the way, so I'm not sure what to expect from it.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Tron 2.0 (PC) - Guest Post

Guest poster mecha-neko emerges from the digital world, bringing you this critical data stream.

Greetings, programs!

The Adventures of Bayou Billy (NES)

That's a little more interesting than the average NES title screen so far. I've got no idea what to expect from it though. Or what the different between Game A and Game B could be.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Xenophage: Alien BloodSport (MS-DOS)

This one is actually freeware now, you can grab it from this download page. If you feel that's something you really want to do.

Val d'Isère Championship (SNES)

Also known as Tommy Moe's Winter Extreme: Skiing & Snowboarding and Ski Paradise with Snowboard. I think it might be a skiing game.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Bad Blood (MS-DOS)

Post apocalyptic Mad Max style gang fighting is my first guess.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (SNES)

Not the arcade shooter, it's the other one.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

In Pursuit of Greed (MS-DOS)

I can honestly say I had no idea this even existed.

The Legend of Zelda (NES)

Yeah I have played this before, a while ago now, but I haven't seriously played it. I walked a couple of screens, got killed by monsters, and turned it off.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Mixed-Up Fairy Tales (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

And now, mecha-neko is going to play a point and click adventure game.

I'm mecha-neko, and I'm going to play a point and click adventure game.

I don't like point and click adventure games.

Adventures in the Magic Kingdom (NES)

I'm not optimistic about this one. Wait, it's a Disney game? Does that mean we're going to THE Magic Kingdom, Disneyland?

Saturday, 14 May 2011

The Spirit Engine II (PC) - Guest Post

RPG expert Ocean is back with another freeware game, which you can download for yourself here.

The Spirit Engine 2. By the name I thought it'd be some type of train game or a new game making engine or something. But it's a side scrolling RPG, without platforming parts.

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You can change the difficulty and also even change it midgame if you want, but you can disable that too if you don't like that.

Nightbreed: The Action Game (ZX Spectrum)

To be honest I only loaded this up to see the title screen. I should probably turn it off now.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Rex Blade: The Battle Begins (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

Poor mecha-neko plays through another obscure first person shooter for your amusement.

No title screen!? This game sucks already!

Timon & Pumbaa's Jungle Games (SNES)

Ugh, why am I doing this to myself?

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Jazz Jackrabbit (MS-DOS)

Green space rabbit platformer day concludes. This one dresses like Rambo, carries a giant blue crayon and is apparently saving this rabbit woman from an evil turtle.

Bucky O'Hare (NES)

I can't remember ever seeing this series, but weirdly I do remember the theme tune.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Last Rites (MS-DOS)

I edited this picture together from a couple of screenshots to get rid of the text, because it's too awesome to be obscured. It's a shame there's no way this game is going to live up to this.

Tom and Jerry (SNES)

I get the feeling this might not be as polished as some of those other cartoon games.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

DarXide (32X)

Damn, those textured polygons look a bit ass don't they? Wait, textured polygons on the 32X?

The Terminator (Game Gear)

I have actually played this one before, it was one of the first games I bought for my Game Gear. But I never did manage to get anywhere in it.

It's been a while though, maybe I've become much better at games since then. Somehow.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale (Demo) (PC) - Guest Post

Frequent contributor Ocean reports on another indie game.

As the title suggests, you'll be playing as a girl who is in charge of an item shop!
You can download the demo here.

Options: Making the text display quickly. This is a great option. Anyway, onto the game!

Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll (NES)

I'm almost certain this has nothing to do with actual dragons.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Archimedean Dynasty (MS-DOS)

For some reason I thought this was going to be a space empire type of game, but I'm starting to have my doubts.

Time Trax (SNES)

Hey, I remember this TV series. Only joking.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Star Trek: Elite Force II (PC) - Guest Post

Regular contributor mecha-neko heads to the final frontier for another FPS Friday.

Star Trek Elite Force 2 title screen
This post contains spoilers for the Star Trek: Voyager TV series.

Hey, somebody might care!

Brutal: Above the Claw (32X)

My first Sega 32x screen, and it looks quite nice. It's a definite step up from standard Mega Drive/Genesis graphics, though nothing incredible. There's a similar number of colours on screen to a good looking SNES title, though it seems to have more subtle variations of colour.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Torus Trooper (PC) - Guest Post

Indie game specialist Ocean finds another free game for you to grab.

I remembered playing this game a few years back, but I had forgotten what it was called. Turns out, I was spelling it "Taurus" instead of "Torus" for some reason. The game is called Torus Trooper. You can download it here: ABA Games website.

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Here in the menu you can pick your difficulty and your stage if you have played some of the levels already. I had played up to Level 6 on Normal difficulty so that's why you see the 6 there. But now it's time for expert! The main difference between the difficulties is actually how fast you go. On normal, you go a decent speed. On expert, you zoom by so fast everything becomes a blur.

Time Slip (SNES)

Not a great logo, but it gets the point across. We're playing as an action hero, who jumps through time and kills things. Probably.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Mr. Gimmick (NES)

Mr. Gimmick, also known as Gimmick! I'm pretty certain this is a platformer.

Jurassic Park: Trespasser (PC)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 16.

Okay this is the last one, I promise. I couldn't finish my Jurassic Park 'week' without including Trespasser. It just wouldn't be right.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Warpath: Jurassic Park (PSX)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 15.

Damn, fifteen games so far? I had no idea there were so many of these things. I'm going to have to bring this to an end or else Jurassic Park week might end up lasting another month.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PSX)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 14.

Any resemblance to characters or events from the movie is purely coincidental.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Space Dude (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

Prolific guest contributor mecha-neko jumps in from out of nowhere to save us all from the stampede of dinosaur games.

Are you ready for Space Dude?

You'd better take a seat, because I don't think you are.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (GB)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 13.

Presented in Super Game Boy-vision, to save us having to look at green monochrome again.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 12.

Well, say goodbye to Isla Nublar, we're probably stuck at Site B for the rest of the games. I wonder why these games all have the characters, logos, settings, everything from the movies except for the music. Would they have had to license that separately or something? The music in this sounds like it belongs more in Street Fighter 2.

Jurassic Park 2 (GB)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 11.

It doesn't quite have the same visual impact as having the number scratched in with dinosaur claws.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Jurassic Park II: The Chaos Continues (SNES)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 10.

Man, it's lucky that they decided to call the second Jurassic Park movie 'The Lost World' instead of 'Jurassic Park 2' or else this could have gotten confusing.

Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 9.

I'm not sure why this is called the 'Rampage Edition', when it's actually an entirely different game to the other Mega Drive/Genesis platformer. Couldn't they have just gone with 'Jurassic Park: Rampage'?

Friday, 29 April 2011

The Catacomb Abyss 3D (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

Today rogue contributor mecha-neko ruins Super Adventures' Jurassic Park week for everyone by playing an antique first person shooter instead. The game doesn't even have a single dinosaur in it!

Catacomb Abyss 3D title screen
Here's a picture of a lemming trying to force a block of soap into the mouth of a pinky demon from Doom.

Jurassic Park Interactive (3DO)

Adventures in Jurassic Park, part 8.

The most dramatic title screen yet. The title feels a little pretentious though. This isn't a mere game, this is Interactive multimedia.

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