Games
[ May 29 2020 ]

NFG as you’ve never seen him before!

A long time ago I was asked to write for a game magazine, and they hired an Actual Artist to draw ‘NFG’.





Games
[ May 28 2020 ]

Shooting Game Heroes

A look back at the entirety of shooter history, from Space Invaders to the future!





Games
[ Mar 17 2020 ]

Atari 7800 Proline Controller Review

The ProLine was comfortable, if you like crab-claw hands.





Games
[ Mar 16 2020 ]

3D Controllers: The New Era

A brief exploration into the history of 3D controllers from Sega, Nintendo and Sony.





Games
[ Oct 13 2019 ]

Rediscovering: Demon’s Crest

Demon’s Crest was overlooked in its day, but it remains one of the most sumptuous action titles for the Super NES.





Games
[ Mar 7 2018 ]

Gamest Ten Year Best Selection

Back in 1996, the Japanese arcade magazine Gamest did a ten year retrospective, and I’ve listed their favourite games here. The transition from shooters to fighting games is very interesting to see.





Games
[ Feb 21 2018 ]

Rediscovering: Whirlo

This game is bad in ways I honestly can’t believe.





Games
[ Apr 19 2017 ]

Wonder Boy – A Sprite History

There are six Wonder Boy games. There are two number threes. There is no number two, four, or six. …And it gets a little weird from there. What started as a fairly solid skateboard simulator (with a fruit-gathering side-quest) became a platform action-RPG, a shooter, and… Many other things.





Games
[ Oct 5 2016 ]

Castlevania: A Sprite History

A look back at every pixelly protagonist in Konami’s Castlevania series.





Games
[ Oct 4 2016 ]

Bonk’s Adventure: A Sprite History

A comprehensive look at the pixel goodness found in the Bonk’s Adventure series of games.





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