Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Hunter (Amiga)

GOOD RETRO GAME WEEK, day 2.

Hunter amiga title screen
This game seemed so advanced to me back when I first played it. It was like a glimpse into a possible future for games. A future of 3d sandbox shooters and huge non-linear rpgs.

BC Kid (Amiga)

GOOD RETRO GAME WEEK, day 2.

BC Kid, also known as PC Genjin, FC Genjin, Bonk's Adventure... the game's got a lot of names.

The Amiga version of the game is actually available as a free download from the developer's website here: Factor 5 downloads.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Wiz 'n' Liz: The Frantic Wabbit Rescue (Amiga)


GOOD RETRO GAME WEEK SPECIAL, huh?

Here's what I've got for you. An excellent game for the Commodore Amiga 500 with pretty, smooth-scrolling graphics and unforgettable music.

What is Wiz 'n' Liz: The Frantic Wabbit Rescue, Alex?

Jumping Jack (ZX Spectrum)

Okay I'm tired of playing random retro games I've never seen or heard of before, and that more often than not turn out to be crap. This week I'm taking a break...

GOOD RETRO GAME WEEK SPECIAL, day 1!

For one week only, I'm playing 12 games I used to love. But it's possible/likely that these games won't quite live up to my hazy childhood memories. Will any of them still hold up today?

Well I might as well start at the beginning. This was perhaps the first game I ever played, and it was ancient even then.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Hellfire Zone (MS-DOS)

Helicopters, explosions, tanks. Seems good so far.

Doraemon: Nobita no Dorabian Night (TurboGrafx-16)

Seems like we're going to be visiting ancient Persia. Wow, what is up with that guy's eyes?

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Star Wars Arcade (32X)

Another 32X 3d space game! It's actually making a decent attempt at playing the theme music here.

Star Wars (ZX Spectrum)

That's not a bad title screen at all for a ZX Spectrum game I think. Though the Death Star in the background looks more like a giant sinister R2D2 to me.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Chrome (PC)

Another guest post by the mysterious mecha-neko!


Stop staring at me. Stop it.

The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes (SNES)

ULTIMATE FIVE PART SNES SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL!

Part five:
That's better. Those last couple of games didn't even have 'Spider-Man' on the title screen. Go!Spidey.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Albion (MS-DOS)

I can't decide what I think about that logo. It looks great and terrible both at once.

Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety (SNES)

ASTONISHING FIVE PART SNES SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL!

Part four:
Wow, that doesn't look so great. Nice music though.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Planet Stronghold (Demo) (PC)

Indie contributor Ocean has found another RPG that might be worth checking out. You can get this demo yourself for PC, Mac or Linux here: Planet Stronghold Demo

Click the pictures to see a nice large clear version with text you can actually read..
Planet Stronghold!

Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (SNES)

SENSATIONAL FIVE PART SNES SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL!

Part three:
Maximum Carnage, minimum title screen. Nice music though.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Blue Lightning (Lynx)

Whoa, 1989... that's the same year that the Game Boy came out. Yeah, I'm not optimistic about this one.

Spider-Man X-Men: Arcade's Revenge (SNES)

AMAZING FIVE PART SNES SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL!

Part two:
Lots of TMs. That title screen is a bit of a step down from the last Spider-Man game, though to be fair it did come out a few years earlier.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Snoopy's Game Club (MS-DOS)

Real life superhero mecha-neko dives in front of another bad game to save us all.


Doggy fun and games.

Spider-Man: The Animated Series (SNES)

SPECTACULAR FIVE PART SNES SPIDER-MAN SPECIAL!

Part one:
Out of all the SNES games I've been playing, that's possibly the best title screen I've seen yet. Spider-Man swings around in the background, then drops down, and climbs back up to pose for the camera.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Stellar Assault (Saturn)

Surprise! It's Stellar Assault again, only this time on the Sega Saturn. Lets see how it compares.

Stellar Assault (32X)

Or Shadow Squadron if you're in the US.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Hi-Octane (MS-DOS)

Oh wow, it's a Bullfrog game. That's probably a good sign. Probably.

Batman (ZX Spectrum)

Batman ZX Spectrum loading screen
It took five minutes to load this, so I hope you appreciate the incredible sacrifices I make.

I have no idea why Batman is carrying a shield though. We're supposed to be collecting pieces of the broken Batmobile, so I suppose it could be a hubcap.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Eternal Grace (PC)

RPG fan Ocean cunningly uses this opportunity to advertise his friend's game.


OK, now playing Eternal Grace! I know the people who made it so they asked me to play it. You can get the demo here, or support them by buying the full game! http://www.eternal-grace.com/

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OK here we go! I wasn't sure what kind of game it was but I really don't tend to look up much about it before I play.

Johnny Bazookatone (MS-DOS)

This definitely seems like something I should have heard of. Well I vaguely remember the name, but I've got no idea what type of game it is or if it's supposed to be any good.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The Blues Brothers: Jukebox Adventure (MS-DOS)

What the hell reason do they have to be so happy? I've never seen any of the Saturday Night Live sketches, but I don't remember them smiling much in the movie.

Tuff E Nuff (SNES)

I'm guessing either a side scrolling beat 'em up or a platformer about a woodland creature with attitude. In the forest.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Alien Trilogy (MS-DOS)

I think this one's a first person shooter. Or maybe I'm confusing it with Alien vs Predator on the Jaguar.

Jackie Chan's Action Kung Fu (TurboGrafx-16)

Not to be confused with Jackie Chan's Inaction Kung Fu, where he just sits watching martial arts movies for the whole game.

This was actually one of my favourite platformers on the NES, so I'm curious to see if it's the same game.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Metal Rage (MS-DOS)

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)

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 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)

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)

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.

Semi-Random Game Box