One of my favourite 2000AD strips was Flesh, a story which presented a possible future where mankind devised a time travelling device to solve their meat crisis – namely that there was none! They would travel back in time and farm the dinosaurs, this was a fascinating story which had strong characterisation – especially in […]Read more "Flesh – The Legend of Shamana"
Forget the home console conversions, this was definitely one game to save your money for and head down to the arcades to play. In 1986, Outrun was heralded as a new age for arcade racers and creator Yu Suzuki was acclaimed for creating a revolutionary racing experience, accessible to all. As you placed your money […]Read more "OutRun – Impress Your Girl – Race to Win"
In 1990 one of the most important events in video game history occurred – Super Mario World was released. This was an incredible flagship title for the SNES and one which still ranks as possibly one of the top three platformers of the 16 bit generation. Super Mario World also introduced a new character in […]Read more "Yoshi’s Island – Where It All Began"
“Have you played Truxton?” a friend of mine asked, knowing for my partiality for the Shoot em up genre (Shmup). I hadn’t even heard of it I had replied and down the rabbit hole I went, from not knowing anything about the game, to obsessively playing it, sneaking in a little Truxton here and there, […]Read more "Truxton – A Sega Genesis Forgotten Gem!"
Some of the best comic book narratives are created by using ideas already established in current pop culture and expanding upon them. M.A.C.H 1 was one of the original comic strips in 2000AD, a heady mixture of the Six Million Dollar Man, James Bond, Science Fiction and real-world espionage all wrapped up in hard hitting […]Read more "M.A.C.H 1 – The John Probe Mission Files"
Arcade Classics : Double Dragon In 1987, beating the hell out of bad guys while moving from one end of the screen to the other was nothing new. However Double Dragon has the justifiable reputation of changing the genre of the side scrolling beat em up forever. Touted as the spiritual successor to Renegade, it […]Read more "Arcade Classics: Double Dragon"
Revenge Of Shinobi Very few games of the 16 bit era have ever reached such iconic status for such a myriad of reasons. This was one of the first titles to appear on the Sega Mega Drive and became an instant classic, a sequel to the well-received Shinobi – which originated in the arcades and […]Read more "Revenge of Shinobi"