Sunday, 31 July 2011

Bubsy: Fractured Furry Tales (Jaguar)

They could have gone with 'furry tails' but they didn't have the nerve to commit to a pun of that magnitude. 'Bubsy: Fractured Furry Tails' has a very different meaning now that I think about it, but it'll be just as fitting after I'm through with the guy.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

The 7th Saga (SNES)

This title screen isn't filling me with optimism to be honest.

Friday, 29 July 2011

William Shatner's Tekwar: The Game (MS-DOS) - Guest Post


Hey everybody, I'm playing something that isn't Captain America related!

Let's approach this with an open mind.

Captain America and the Avengers (Genesis/Mega Drive)

"The Avengers" exclaims the announcer. Already I can tell that this is going to be something, uh, special.

This one is entirely different to the NES game with the same title I played yesterday. It's actually based on an arcade game, which probably explains why there's an announcer.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Chantelise - A Tale of Two Sisters (Demo) (PC) - Guest Post

Ocean's finally back, and he's found another RPG that might interest you. Click the pics to see a (slightly) larger version.

This game is called Chantelise. Made by the same people who made Recettear. You can download the demo here: http://www.carpefulgur.com/chantelise/ and it is available on Steam!

Like Recettear (Recette and Tear), this title is a combination name. "Chante and Elise". Let's see how it is!

Captain America and the Avengers (NES)

It's yet another Captain America game. But this one's on the NES this time so maybe it's not all bad.

They really should have called it 'Captain America and Hawkeye rescue the Avengers' though seeing as the others get captured in the intro.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tenchu: Stealth Assassins (PSX) - Guest Post

ZXLink brings his ninja skills to the PlayStation to take on a 3d stealth action pioneer.

Time to continue the ninja action! This time around we've got Tenchu: Stealth Assassins for PS1. It's a stealth action title, and it preceeded Metal Gear Solid by a good 7 months in Japan. I've seen it referred to as a "ninja simulator", which may or may not be an apt description. Let's find out!

The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! (MS-DOS)

Another Captain America game! But will this one be any better than the last?

No, no it won't be. I mean just look at it, there's no way this is going to be any good. It came out in 1989, good DOS games probably hadn't been invented yet.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Captain America Defies the Doom Tube (Atari ST)

Captain Merica Defies the Doom Tube a.k.a. Captain America in: The Doom Tube of Dr. Megalomann. I don't know what a Doom Tube is, but it doesn't sound like anything I want anything to do with.

I suppose this music sounds alright though.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Shock Wave: Invasion Earth: 2019 (3DO) - Guest Post

Hey, folks. Wanna see another 3DO game?

Sure you do.

Vampire Killer (MSX2)

Apparently this was made about the same time as the original Famicom/NES Castlevania game, and was actually the first of the series to get a release in Europe.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Parasite Eve (PSX)

Square's slightly Resident Evil inspired horror rpg, a sequel to the 1996 novel of the same name.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

2010: The Graphic Action Game (ColecoVision)

I think this may be it, the laziest title screen on my entire site.

The game's based on the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, which I'm sure I've read but can't remember a single thing about.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Clive Barker's Undying (PC) - Guest Post


Duke Nukem 3D (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Amazingly this is a real thing that exists. I've already played the original PC version and it's still as good as ever, but can this possibly stand a chance of measuring up?

So far the game sounds even worse that it looks. I think this is supposed to be the Duke Nukem 3D theme I'm hearing, but it's hard to tell.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Superman: The Man of Steel (Atari ST)

It's playing the Superman movie theme! Could it be that I've actually stumbled upon a half-decent Superman game?

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES) - Guest Post

Tired of my shallow bite-sized posts, looking for something more substantial? Guest poster ZXLink takes a long look at NES classic Ninja Gaiden II, a.k.a. Shadow Warriors II. 

Ninja Gaiden II for Xbox 360

Nah, the old one on the NES. Released in 1990, it takes place a year after the events of the first game. There's a nice cutscene before the title showing some mysterious dude with a badass looking cape that has some nice scrolling and lightning effects, at least for the NES.

A.P.B. (Lynx)

Already I'm starting to get the feeling this might have something to do with driving police cars.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall (MS-DOS)

This is the second game in the Elder Scrolls series, and it definitely has a more stylish logo than poor Elder Scrolls - Arena. Also you travel to a place called Daggerfall in it so the title has some connection to the game this time.

The game is now free and can be download from the official site. This is the version I'm going to be playing.

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Scoop (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

Because you like to see him suffer, mecha-neko is back with another point and click adventure guest post!


As an apology for the image heavy Mixed-Up Fairy Tales, we're going back to the low-colour eighties for "The Scoop".

Castlevania (NES)

Like The Legend of Zelda, this is a genuine NES classic that I've somehow managed to avoid playing until now. Or maybe I just always got killed by the first boss, I forget.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - Starship Bridge Simulator (32X)

Wow, what is it with the 32X and 3d space games? This doesn't look like it's going to be one of the best of them.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Beverly Hills Cop (C64)

That is definitely the correct picture for the title screen, and it's even playing a reasonable version of the theme tune. So far so good.

Friday, 15 July 2011

PowerSlave (MS-DOS) - Guest Post


Don't touch that dial! It's time for Part Two of an unexpected Science Fiction Double Feature!

PowerSlave on the PC. This came out after the PlayStation version, so it had better be twice as awesome.

PowerSlave (PSX) - Guest Post


By request, this week I'm taking a look at PowerSlave on the PlayStation. This game is also known as Exhumed in PAL territories.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Astérix (NES)

I've already played a different Asterix game, on the Sega Mega Drive, and I'm pretty sure this is going to be a platformer too.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Hugo's House of Horrors (MS-DOS)

Apparently everything in this game was created by just one guy. Though I'm already starting to get the impression that art might not have been their strongest skill.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Fury of the Furries (Amiga)

Fury of the Furries is the sequel to puzzle game Tiny Skweeks (aka The Brainies or The Tinies), and part of the Skweek series of games. Except it's also known as Pac-In-Time, which is part of the Pac-Man franchise.

I'm only up to the title screen and I'm already confused.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Beauty and the Beast: Be Our Guest (MS-DOS) - Guest Post


Squashed up digitised painting of the day!

The Elder Scrolls: Arena (MS-DOS)

(*May not actually include an arena.)

This is the very beginning of the Elder Scrolls series, which seemed like a sensible point to start from. The game is available for free from the developer's website, and that's the version I'll be playing.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Tales of Destiny II (PSX)

This is actually the English version of Tales of Eternia on the original PlayStation, not the real Tales of Destiny 2 released later for the PS2.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

BurgerTime (NES)

I gotta be honest, I'm not getting my hopes up for this one. And you shouldn't either.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Contract J.A.C.K. (PC) - Guest Post


Contract Jack, looking pretty awesome too.

Cave Story (PC)

Known in Japan as Doukutsu Monogatari. Probably. I'm just reading what's on the title screen. Surprisingly good music by the way.

The PC version of the game is entirely free, you can find a link to download it at the developer's site (click the icon next to '2004' on the left), and a link to the English translation patch at this site. I know those rules in that box on the right say I never play fan translations, but I'm going to make an exception this time. Because I feel like it.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Life Force (NES)

A.k.a. Salamander. It's a conversion of the Gradius spin-off/sequel released in arcades a year earlier, so I'll be very surprised if I don't find myself flying to the right and shooting aliens.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Ristar (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Ristar, the weird little star man that just can't stand still. I'm not sure why he's got to hold his hand out in that pose though.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Wario Land II (GB)

Damn, is there a space between Wario and Land or not? How am I supposed to write about these games if I can't even get the name right?

Monday, 4 July 2011

Time Commando (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

I don't give out awards for title screens, but mecha-neko's latest post makes me think that I should.


Time Commando, looking pretty awesome.

The Battle of Olympus (NES)

This looks like a strategy game. And it's making me wait way too long before I can press Start.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Metal Head (32X)

I guess that's Sergeant Metal Head then. That looks very PlayStation era to me.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Batman (Arcade)

SIX PART BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1989) SPECIAL, part 6.

"I'm Batman."

It's the Batman music! The actual Danny Elfman Batman music from the actual movie, finally! It sounds a bit ass, but it's good enough for me.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Strife (MS-DOS) - Guest Post


Say hello to legendary FPS-RPG hybrid Strife!

Batman (TurboGrafx-16)

SIX PART BATMAN: THE MOVIE (1989) SPECIAL, part 5.

Gold text, big yellow oval with a bat logo in the middle, music that sounds nothing like the Batman movie score. So far it's pretty similar to the other games.

Semi-Random Game Box