Arcade 3-Pak Featuring Battletoads, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, and The Simpsons – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective

The Simpsons was available on consoles briefly for download. But not any longer making the game currently lost to the world. Cadillacs and Dinosaurs has never been ported to a home system making it quite unknown for some gamers. All these games play the same, they are standard beat em ups. Although each have their own unique charm and stand out for separate reasons.… Read More Arcade 3-Pak Featuring Battletoads, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, and The Simpsons – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective

Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective

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 Adventures of Bayou Billy – 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

Interview with Patrick Hickey Jr. Author of The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers

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.

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