Soukyugurentai

Soukyugurentai

I consider myself somewhat of a lapsed shooter fan.  In the 8 & 16-bit era when you couldn’t sneeze without running into a shmup.  But as the PlayStation and Saturn came along the genre all but disappeared from America.  The...
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Raiden

Raiden

To the casual gaming public the name Raiden probably conjures up a certain thunder god in Mortal Kombat.  Or the nancy boy in Metal Gear Solid.  But for old school shooting fans they’ll remember one of the most well-known shooters...
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Bad Dudes

Bad Dudes

Part of what I enjoy the most about writing this blog is revisiting games that I remember fondly.  For the most part the games that were great still are.  It’s the lesser titles that I look back on with rose...
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Rygar

Rygar

I’m sure like myself the NES version of Rygar was the first exposure to the series for many.  Like Strider Rygar switched genres, becoming an expansive adventure rather than a straight action game.  It was quite ambitious, especially for a...
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Ranma ½: Hard Battle

Ranma ½: Hard Battle

As bad as licensed games have been in the US in Japan they were even worse if you can believe it.  With so much anime airing on TV even to this day there are legions of bad games released almost...
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Crack Down

Crack Down

Over the years what I’ve come to appreciate most about the Genesis library is its large range of arcade ports.  More specifically Sega arcade ports.  I don’t think most of us truly understand just how deep their arcade library is. ...
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Jackal

Jackal

Jackal was a game that I had to warm up to.  By the time Jackal came out I was familiar with the name Konami and knew to expect quality.  But it also came at a time when I became jaded...
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Altered Beast

Altered Beast

Once upon a time new video game systems came with two controllers and a game.  That is a pretty foreign concept to the younger gamers out there who unfortunately missed out.  Usually the pack-in title was a game designed to...
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Zombie Revenge

Zombie Revenge

The 16-bit era was a gold mine for quality beat em ups.  From arcade greats like Final Fight to home console exclusives such as Streets of Rage, if you liked fighting in the streets you were well served.  The genre...
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P.O.W.: Prisoners of War

P.O.W.: Prisoners of War

I’ve never really given it much thought but SNK really seemed to love military themed action games in the 80s.  It shouldn’t be that surprising considering that particular decade was rife with the stuff like the Rambo series, Commando, Platoon,...
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