Contra: Hard Corps

Contra: Hard Corps

Contra Hard Corps is the epitome of the Contra series in many ways and one could argue the best title in the series.  If you were speaking of the Japanese version I would agree.  It has everything you could possibly...
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Elemental Master

Elemental Master

Anyone who is a fan of shooters knows about the Thunder Force series.  Developer Technosoft proved that they were a master at the genre with those titles but they were just getting started.  They also created what many consider to...
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Forgotten Worlds

Forgotten Worlds

Even after all these decades the 80s action craze still finds ways to entertain.  If you are a child of the 90s or later sadly you missed out.  This was a time where shirtless action heroes were a dime a...
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Super Smash TV

Super Smash TV

Smash T.V. was an arcade sensation and it is easy to see why.  The Running Man was a great albeit cheesy 80s movie and its premise of sending convicted criminals into death match style arenas for freedom and the entertainment...
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Golden Axe

Golden Axe

The Sega Genesis and Turbo Grafx-16 launches were pretty significant events in the gaming industry.  For the first time we were experiencing a hardware transition and all that entails.  While excitement was high we would eventually learn that most la...
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Streets of Rage

Streets of Rage

With Final Fight setting the arcade on fire naturally most were anxious for a home port.  Unfortunately for Sega owners the SNES would receive the exclusive for a number of years.  Not one to let their fans down Sega would...
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Granada

Granada

I’ve never been much of a fan of tank based games.  My dislike probably stems from being forced to play Jackal in coop with a scrub and if you’ve ever been in that situation you know it isn’t pleasant.  What...
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ESWAT: City Under Siege

ESWAT: City Under Siege

I really liked ESWAT in the arcade but unfortunately never had the chance to play it much because of distance.  So when news of a Sega Genesis version of the game hit I was ecstatic.  Little did I know that...
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Valis III (Genesis)

Valis III (Genesis)

For the brave gamers who decided to take a chance with Valis the first few games were a lesson in mediocrity.  I won’t deny that there is a certain charm to those games but they were also average in every...
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Syd of Valis

Syd of Valis

In Japan the super deformed art style is actually a thing.  I’ll admit that it actually kind of “cute” to see otherwise serious characters like Solid Snake or Ryu drawn in a chibi style.  But it’s not my thing and...
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