Blizzard, who are known now for their epic well made license to print money games, did not put any effort into the bad guys when it comes to this game. There are only 2 or 3 different enemies per stage, not including the boss. And the stages are decently long. So yes it gets soul-suckingly tedious… Read More The Death and Return of Superman – A Beat ‘Em Up Retrospective
Unfortunately this week started and ended on sad notes. My Keurig coffee machine stopped working, it had a good run of nearly four years. The pump gave out and it was time to lay it to rest. I don’t hear of many people replacing the pump on their coffee machines, so tossing it into a garbage bin seemed more feasible.… Read More Blog Post #2 – Coffee, RIP Jay Thomas, Double Dragon
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
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.