One such title, from small-time developer St!ng was Override for the PC Engine. A 2-megabit HuCard, this game was a tiny bundle of gutsy enthusiasm. What it lacked in polish and sophistication it made up for with energy and a tangible cheerfulness that a player can't help but enjoy.
It's not a difficult game, but it is constantly assaulting the player with popcorn baddies and dropping a rather excessive number of powerups at all times. There's no time to relax or enjoy what passes for scenery in this game, it's full on from the first stage.
And I love it.
This is what gaming is all about, for me. Concepts unencumbered by complication, the perfect game for sitting down and hammering out a few spare minutes. No story, no save points, no chains or combos. Here ya go, pilot: a ship and some shields and we'll shower you with powerups as you save the universe.
Download the ROM and give it a go!