All reviews on this blog are games played on actual hardware with the exception of Arcade games (MAME). Games are picked at random and reviewed by me. If you would like me to review a specific game, Email me. If I own it, I will review it.
This game looks and plays identical to the arcade version as far as I can tell. It runs pretty smooth and fast on the 32X. There is an option to pick 3 different types of cars and I believe there are 5 different tracks. The game itself is pretty challenging and it takes awhile to get used to the controls. You can also pick between automatic and manual transmission for that extra kick of difficulty. There are different views as well such as in the seat view and very far away view. There are better racing games out there but this is pretty cool if you remember playing the arcade version. Overall, I give this game a 6 out of 10. Nothing special, but fun to play every now and then.
Platformer for the Genesis that is actually a decent one. It is another you vs the world style game but that's ok. The animation and game play are very smooth and fluid which makes the game actually enjoyable to play. Your character Vectorman can jump and shoot a particle beam weapon, very simple but functional. You can also duck to avoid enemy shots. The game is set up where once you get to the end of a stage, you fight a boss. The difficulty is not too bad, I would say well balanced. Music and sound are on par with the Genesis for its time. This is not a game I would play all the time because I am not a huge platform genre fan but it is fun to play nonetheless. Overall, I give it 7 out of 10 stars. Decent, solid Genesis game, especially if you dig this type of game.
Not too shabby of an arcade port for the PC Engine. There are better versions for consoles but this one is solid. If you have ever played the arcade game, the purpose is to go from check point to check point within the allotted time. There are five possible outcomes with five different endings. Game controls are simply gas, brake, and high / low for shifting, and of course left and right. This version plays and looks very similar to the arcade. Sound is on par for the PC Engine and graphics are good as well. The only complaint I have is that it seems the graphics are a little too bright. Overall, it gets a 7 out of 10. Solid arcade port.
Wow. That's not a good wow. This is an unlicensed game that came out in 1989 and it is terrible to say the least. It is side scrolling platform style. The control is terrible, almost impossible to control. Button presses are laggy and you press up to jump. It is almost impossible to hit someone with your weapon because it is so slow. The levels are so repetitive that it feels like you are making no progress. Also, there is no sound effects, just terrible, repetitive music playing over and over. The game is colorful, and that is about the only thing positive about it. Overall, this game gets 2 out of 10 stars and I am being super generous. I would recommend not to even bother with this game unless you like crap games.
Quite frankly, this game stinks. There are eight stages with monsters that you battle through. You knock their power down until it says finish and you shoot a laser at them to kill them. The moves are basic and the game play is super slow and boring. Another thing that sucks about this turd of a game is that there is no 2 player mode. If it had 2 player vs mode it might have made the game a little easier to swallow. Music is repetitive and boring, and sound is sub par for the system. Overall, I give this game a 3 out of 10 stars. Nothing special about it and if you want it in your collection, don't pay more than a buck for it.
This game is almost identical to Doom. It is from the same company that makes Doom, ID Software. This game came out on the PC originally and I remember playing it then. The game on the N64 is not too bad. Graphics and sound are what they should be for the game. The game runs pretty fast and smooth with no issues. I didn't play the game for too long maybe about 10 minutes, but it played well. I am not really a big fan of these types of games but it does what it advertises. Overall, I give the game 7 out of 10 stars. A solid PC port that is something you should definitely play if you are into this genre.
This game is not good, at all. Number one, the graphics are this horrible green and red that hurt your eyes while trying to play. The sound is so repetitive it makes you want to go deaf. The game play is terrible and your character is super hard to control with weird jumps and speed. I can't really describe the control, you have to play it for yourself to see what I mean. The game is not hard at all, it is just so repetitive that I could only stomach 10 minutes. I was really trying to play longer but I couldn't do it. Overall, I give this game 1 out of 10 stars. It is terrible and deserves 0 stars but it is playable.