The bright spot of my long work week besides the bottle of Crown Royal I picked up on sale, has been the Sonic Mania collector’s edition showing up in the mail.I heard of some folk’s Sonic statue showing up broken so I was grateful that mine was fine and in one piece… Read More Blog Post #1 – Sonic Mania, Megaman, Metroid
While there are no weapons – unless you count throwing dumpsters around, there is webbing. It’s available to both Spidey and Venom and it’s rather useful. We can use the web to make a shield, or to tie up our enemies. Even to sling those random jerks into one another. The ‘get over here’ move was my favorite attack.… Read More Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective
The story is presented well. It’s brief and still manages to outline Billy’s motivation nicely. And the journey of our beloved Crocodile Dundee of the southern States just makes normal sense. He starts off in the middle of nowhere. Then he drives to the big city. Walks the dangerous streets all the way to the boss’ mansion. He then busts in and takes back his girl. … Read More The Adventures of Bayou Billy – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective
I had an opportunity to meet the author of the upcoming book The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers. It’s a collection of 30+ interviews and stories dealing with the fine people who’s brains gave us the games we love. If you’re a behind-the-scenes type person like I am, who is fascinated with the process and history behind everything, than this book is up your alley. His name is Patrick Hickey Jr. and I had some questions.
Night Trap is a very particular game. There are 8 rooms that need to be monitored and if you are not watching the right room at the right time then your turn playing the game will likely come to an abrupt end. … Read More Night Trap – A Retro Review
The controls are complex, with lots of moves and combos to learn. Hell, Mortal Kombat is easier to pick up and play. It was frustrating when I couldn’t perform the moves I wanted, when I wanted to. But once I got comfortable with a few attacks the game became enjoyable.… Read More Cyborg Justice – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective
Ninja Warriors Again, as it’s known in Japan, is played on a single plane just like the original. In other words the player can’t move up or down the screen like in Double Dragon. As limiting as it might sound, it actually works to the game’s advantage… Read More The Ninja Warriors (Again) – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective