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Shmups!

Shmups!

@_Kimimi writes: I’m rather fond of shmups (or as we used to called them before FPS games turned up, “shoot ‘em ups”) and in recent years companies like Cave, G.Rev, and…err…Cave have been spoiling our consoles with wonderful games, handhelds have had a look in with a combination of high quality ports and remakes and […]

Random MAME Picks: Scud Hammer

Random MAME Picks: Scud Hammer

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 […]

Life Simulators: Little Computer People

Life Simulators: Little Computer People

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 […]

Retro Greats: Alisia Dragoon

Retro Greats: Alisia Dragoon

@_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 […]

Neo Geo Pocket: A Potpourri of Pocket Perfection

Neo Geo Pocket: A Potpourri of Pocket Perfection

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.

Halo: Plot Summary

Halo: Plot Summary

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 […]

Earthbound Mondays #4

Earthbound Mondays #4

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 […]