Scud Hammer came out in Japan in 1994, but never made its way to the West. The aim of the game is to win a pugilistic rock, paper, scissors battle with your CPU opponent. Rock, paper, scissors is called Jan Ken Pon (or Janken) in Japan and the game is played in pretty much the same way as the Western […]
Whether you’ve been a gamer for 3 or 3o years there’s a good chance you’ve played a life simulator at some point. Whether you’ve raised a digital pet in Nintendogs, influenced villagers in Populous or starved a family to death in the Sims, you’ve wielded the power to control and interact with the lives of seemingly autonomous […]
@_Kimimi writes: Released in April ‘1992, Alisia Dragoon took a genre that was at the time dominated by either robots or impossibly muscular men (quite possibly referred to as “dudes” in their manuals) and added its own fantasy twist. Although by and large Game Arts’ (Thexder) baby, Gainax (Princess Maker series) were brought in to […]
Following on from @_Kimimi‘s excellent posts on Ausretrogamer we are lucky enough to host one of her articles on the Neo Geo Pocket and some unjustifiably forgotten import titles.
To get the most out of Halo 4’s campaign it’s worth knowing a bit of Halo history, but as the story has been told over five games (and 11 years) it’s easy to lose track of what’s happened. So, grab a beverage of your choice, sit back and enjoy a 10 minute trip down Halo memory […]
It’s the calm after the storm this week as things start to wind down after defeating Mr. Carpainter and disbanding the Happy Happyism cult. There’s been a definite change of pace in this week’s Earthbound session. Every sitting I’ve played of Earthbound so far has had some fairly momentous events: The discovery of a UFO, my first […]
UPDATE: Blaze have advised us today that UK pre-orders are available via Funstock, here. Good news for fans of SNK fighters: Ninja Masters joins the list of 20 games already bundled with the highly anticipated new handheld.
Puns and parodies are everywhere this week, as events in Eagleland take a unexpected turn. Peaceful Rest Valley turns out to be anything but, and Ness encounters a talking cow and a very blue village along the way…
In this week’s edition of Earthbound Mondays iamCornhoolio beats up a drunk, pummels a new age hippie and gets chased out of a tunnel by ghosts. Will our hero Ness ever find the mysterious Paula or is he destined to fight an increasingly bizarre range of mobs alone?
Whether you’re interested in computing facts like the clock speed of some of the first processors ever made or just want to get hands-on with a seriously large collection of consoles and PCs, you can’t beat spending a bit of time at the Museum of Computing in Swindon.