It’s Halloween and time to revisit one of my favourite game series. Nothing reminds me more of Halloween than Castlevania. It evokes a time when Konami crafted extraordinary titles. There’s an incredible number of these titles so it’s impossible to cover them all in one article. I’ve chosen to focus on what I term as […]Read more "Castlevania Retrospective : Classicvanias"
I’m going to admit this straight away, I’m not the biggest fan of slasher films. The plots depend on stupid protagonists who are there as fodder to get sliced up. However when I was younger, I did enjoy The Nightmare on Elm street series. Freddy terrified me, he could invade your dreams, when you were […]Read more "A Nightmare on Elm Street – NES Review"
So we begin our run up to the spookiest time of the year with a horror movie tie-in from the NES. The premise behind LJN’s 1989 adaptation of this famous slasher movie doesn’t really make much sense. It must have been incredibly difficult to craft a decent game and narrative around the wordless killer Jason […]Read more "Halloween 2018 : Friday the 13th – NES"
I was 11 and excitedly I picked up this title from my friend’s table, he had a fabled NES, whereas I had a lowly (but loved) Amstrad CPC. I was a massive Doctor Who fan at the time and with the title, I had expected adventures with the only TimeLord I knew. Quickly I found […]Read more "TimeLord for the NES"
This is a game that I had no idea existed, until I began to read through some old NES magazines. Seeing the bold advertisement featuring a billy the kid lookalike sporting twin pistols and the Capcom logo proudly emblazoned on it. I was completely sold on the idea of hunting down this game and giving […]Read more "Gun.smoke : Capcom goes to the Wild West"
This is something of an oddity when it comes to the Street Fighter franchise. This is a sequel to the original Street Fighter and released just before Street Fighter 2 hit the scene and completely changed how we view gaming forever. We find out through this game that Ken’s true burning passion wasn’t fighting in […]Read more "Street Fighter 2010 – A Space Odyssey"
This article will focus on a different aspect of gaming, but it’s one that’s vital and elicits powerful memories for each of us as gamers. We all tend to talk about a games visuals but the music was also an equally important component. The correct tune at the appropriate time could heighten suspense and increase […]Read more "NES Gaming Music Memories"