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.
Yet another beat 'em up game for the Genesis. This one in my opinion is really bad. The moves are limited and the game play is shotty. As with almost all Sega CD games, the sound, music, and graphics for the cut scenes are great, but the actual game is lacking. The graphics for the game are pretty good for Sega CD but the game play ruins this game. You basically travel to different planets fighting robot enemies one on one. I am not of big fan of fighting games anyway but this one really falls short. It gets boring after the first fight and never gets any better after that. Overall, I give this game a 3 out of 10 stars. Mediocre and not fun at all.
This game is the sequel to Solstice on the NES. I try to give every game I play an honest chance. This game to me is complete garbage. It is an isometric game which I absolutely hate. There are two modes in the game, overworld and underworld. The point of the game is to collect coins and magic and fight bosses to advance to the end to save your father I think. It is basically a puzzle game where you move blocks and jump on platforms and avoid enemies. One of the main problems is the control. It is almost impossible to control and to tell where objects are half the time. Overall I give this game a 2 out of 10 stars. It would have gotten a 0 rating but the graphics and sound / music are pretty awesome. As for the game itself in a whole? Don't bother.
Platformer game for the Genesis similar to Altered Beast. Think of it as Altered Beast on steroids. You are a guy that when you obtain certain power up balls, you turn into a wolf that shoots blue fire. Prior to the wolf / blue fire shooting, your only weapon is your fist. You also have a "kill all enemies on the screen" weapon where it looks like you throw an orb on the ground with lightning. The game itself is not too difficult but it is one of those frustrating games where the levels are designed so that you have to go a certain way to exit. Sometimes you will fall off a ledge and have to go all the way back and do most of the level again. Game play is alright and the graphics and sound / music is pretty good for the Genesis. Overall, I give the game a 5 out of 10. Nothing special going on, just a typical frustrating platformer.
Released in 1984 by Activision. This game is not really well known. The goal of the game is to land and then detach from your lander into a speedy craft. Next, you fly through a series of obstacles that you can shoot with lasers that kind of steer as you move up and down while firing. The object is to pick up the commuters at the bottom of the screen all while avoiding the objects which move at a different speed than the ground. You also have to be mindful of your fuel gauge as it runs down quite quick. After you pick up all the commuters on the stage, you fly back to your landing point and dock with the lander. Next you take off while avoiding the obstacles again. You start a new stage, the obstacles change, and you do it all over again. The game play is fun and fast paced as most Activision games are. The sound and graphics are pretty good for the Atari VCS. A fun and challenging game. Overall, it gets a 7 out of 10 rating. Not one of my favorite games but fun to play nonetheless.
This is an underwater shoot 'em up for the Turbografx 16. You play as a robotic fish that shoots bullets and lasers. This game is pure crap. First of all, it is so sluggish that it is almost unplayable. The enemies are so repetitive even for a shooter that it is boring after like 3 minutes. There is no secondary weapon and the power ups suck. As far as I can see, there are lasers and bullets, that's it. The music is horrible and sub par for the Turbografx 16. I feel sorry for anyone that paid full price for the garbage when it came out. Avoid this piece of crap unless you feel like wasting several minutes of your life that you will never get back. It gets 0 out of 10 stars.
Pretty much a direct port of the arcade game as far as I can see. The game plays exactly the same. The one thing I noticed is that the difficulty seems like it is easier. You can use the controller or the Menacer light gun (which I don't own). The game play is ok, I think there are other ports of this that seem to play better and have better graphics. I guess it seems sluggish at times. A fun two player game to pick up and play from time to time. There are bosses at the end of each stage and weapon upgrades throughout the game. Overall, I give it a 6 out of 10. Solid arcade port, but there are better ports than this.