Friday, 30 September 2011

Death Mask (Amiga) - Guest Post

It's time for another Amiga FPS! This one's got split-screen co-op play!

I'm John Death, he's Jack Mask.

We fight crime.

The Flash (GB)

You know, I think this is the actual theme to the TV series playing right now. It's no 'Batman theme' but it's all right.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

The Flash (Master System)

I think this actually might be based on the Flash tv series. Though that's definitely not the Danny Elfman theme tune playing.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Legend of Mana (PSX) - Guest Post

Rpg fan Ocean returns with another post about a classic rpg, as is his way.
Now for Legend of Mana! I admit I have a soft spot for the early Mana series. Final Fantasy Adventure is the game I have replayed most out of all the games I ever played, Secret of Mana is wonderful and has a brilliant soundtrack, Seiken Densetsu 3 is a massively huge game making and graphical influence on me. So now, what about Legend of Mana?

Here it is, Legend of Mana, for the PS1.

H.U.R.L. (MS-DOS)

Also known as Slob Zone 3D.

Now I'm wondering what HURL could stand for. I'm also wondering why that monkey looks like a duck.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Burntime (MS-DOS) - Guest Post


Burntime. A relaxing game about cultivating wheat.

Castlevania: The New Generation (Genesis/Mega Drive)

A.K.A. Castlevania: Bloodlines in North America, and Vampire Killer in Japan, confusingly.

The series had already jumped to arcades, C64, MSX, Amiga, PC, X68000, and the TurboGrafx, and with this Sega's system finally got a Castlevania game of its own.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Alpha Protocol (PC)


The game shows the SEGA logo as it's starting up and shouts "Say-gah!" like an old Sonic the Hedgehog game. If it's trying to play on my nostalgia to win me over, then it's working.

This post has an unreasonable amount of pictures, and I apologise for that. Click the pics to see them at a more visible resolution.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Master System)

This was the first of the Alex Kidd games, and apparently the best selling game on the Sega Master System. Possibly because it actually came built into a lot of Master Systems.

My console came with Sonic the Hedgehog though, and I know virtual nothing about this game.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Catwoman (GBC)

Selina Kyle finally gets a game of her own. It's the comic book version of Catwoman too, not any of the movie or cartoon versions.

The Halle Berry Catwoman game came a few years later and is apparently bad enough to 'make you want to drown kittens'. So I've got something to look forward to I guess.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Super Boink-o-Doink (PC) - Guest Post

Super Boink-o-Doink! (Also called some other name, but I can't remember it) by Lazrael.

I remember playing this years ago when it was released on Gaming World (now called Salt World).

Quarantine (MS-DOS)

Hmm, perhaps it's about a government team working to manage a viral outbreak, making tough choices to try to save as many people as they can with time against them and constant risk of a breach that could threaten the whole planet.

Or, more likely, zombies.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Ghostbusters (ZX Spectrum) - Guest Post


I've received a challenge!

Ghostbusters on the ZX Spectrum. One of the very first games I ever played, if not the first. Haven't played it in many, many years.

Can I play it start to finish without going completely crazy? We shall see!

Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo (TurboGrafx-CD)

Also known as... Castlevania: Rondo of Blood.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Blood Warrior (Arcade)

This is the sequel to another arcade game called Shogun Warrior, which took a little inspiration from Street Fighter II. I wonder what fighting game this one was inspired by...

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Alcazar: The Forgotten Fortress (ColecoVision)

Seems like this is another game made by only one person. It's got a bit of a Zelda look to it, but it apparently came out a year earlier.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Gloom (Amiga) - Guest Post

I already played Fears, so what's the other one?

Say cheese!

Altered Beast (Genesis/Mega Drive)

Altered Beast apparently came out for more or less everything, from ZX Spectrum to Xbox 360, but I've always thought of it as being a Mega Drive game, and that's the version I'll be playing.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Darkwing Duck (NES)

I know next to nothing about this character, except that he's apparently a spoof on heroes like The Shadow and Batman. There's no way this isn't going to be a platformer though.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Nomad (MS-DOS)

You know, I wouldn't be surprised if this game had something to do with space.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Future Cop L.A.P.D. (PC) - Guest Post


People say that there isn't enough mecha in mecha-neko monday. That changes today.

Akumajō Dracula (X68000)

Another Castlevania game with the Japanese title Akumajou Dracula, retelling the story of Simon Belmont's epic struggle through Castlevania 1. So that's... five of them now, right?

For years this was only available in Japan for the Sharp X68000 computer, but it finally got a western release in 2001 on the PlayStation, under the name Castlevania Chronicles.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Jumping Flash! (PSX)

Wow, a 3D platformer on the PlayStation, released the year before Super Mario 64. The signs aren't good, but maybe it'll surprise me.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Kikstart 2 (ZX Spectrum)

I'll be shocked if this doesn't end up involving bikes in some way.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Alfred Chicken (Amiga)

I've played this one before, on an Amiga, but I never really got anywhere in it. And I can't remember why.

Hey, I've just had a sensible idea! I'll play every version released for every system at the same time. There can't be that many of them, surely.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Superman (Genesis/Mega Drive)

This sounds about as close to the Superman movie theme as you can get without being sued.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Doctor Who - Dalek Attack (MS-DOS)

Hmm, I think an adventure game would make perfect sense for this license. Though I know this isn't one, because I've played it before... in the distant past.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Bubsy is 3D in "Furbitten Planet" (PSX) - Guest Post

It's time for everybody's favourite video game cat! And he's playing Bubsy 3D!

There are no words for what the title screen music sounds like. No, wait, it sounds broken. (YouTube link).

Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

This is another game known in Japan as just Akumajou Dracula, along with Castlevania, Vampire Killer and Haunted Castle. Does that mean it's supposed to be a remake of the first game?

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Motocross Championship (32X)

I thought that I'd saved the picture wrong, but no those compression artefacts are in the actual game.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Atari 2600)

It has a picture on the title screen, plus it's making a decent effort at playing the movie theme. So far so good.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Isle of the Dead (MS-DOS) - Guest Post

From Rainmaker Software, the precursor to Nerves of Steel.

Yes, Nerves of Steel is the game they made when they knew what they were doing.

As always, FPS Friday readers are advised that this post contains disturbing scenes of violence, gore and MS-DOS graphics.

Justice League Task Force (SNES vs Genesis/Mega Drive)

VS.
The Justice League faces their greatest challenge yet, the Justice League... on another console!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Perihelion: The Prophecy (Amiga)

That is an awesome looking title screen, but they've kind of spoiled it with that font in my opinion. It could have looked so much nicer without the dangling curved bits.

Perihelion can be downloaded from the creator's website for free, and it even comes with a preconfigured copy of Amiga emulator WinUAE to play it on.

Semi-Random Game Box