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
When the button is tapped he will do a spin move that deals damage to near by henchman. If the button is held down and released he will toss his hat as a boomerang, exploding any enemies who comes in contact with it. If the button is held down even longer then all the enemies on screen join Micheal for a choreographed dance which ends up killing them at the end of the routine… Read More Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker – A Retro Review
The first level is nice and short and has a unique boss battle. All the developers had to do was stick to that formula, and basically re-hash that level over and over. Then Battletoads would be an all time classic… Read More Battletoads – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective