Review A Great Game Day is back!
Which is why today I’ll be looking at one of my favourite games: the original Tomb Raider.
No bows and arrows, no crisp, cinematic graphics, no fancy movie-length cut-scenes, just handguns, good old pixels and pointy-looking people with rectangular hands.
The way it should be.
Tomb Raider: Anniversary? That’s for suckers.
The following game’s violent, ultra-violent even, so you might want to look away at certain points of this review.
Forget the new GTA games, NARC is where it’s at.
Released for the Arcade in 1988, here was a game with an anti-drugs message but also sadistic tendencies. You remember those crazy, way too violent games Bart Simpson played in old Simpsons episodes? NARC was kind of like that.
Those more perceptive of you might recall seeing the game briefly in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
Do not let the crappy-looking start-up screen or the cutesy title above fool you, My Hero is not for the faint of heart.
Released for the arcade back in 1985, the game followed a dude whose girlfriend is randomly kidnapped by a street thug going after the latter in an epic beat ’em up journey which involved ninjas and ape men.
Every so often, a side-scroller comes along and, through a concept involving uncovering various secrets, unlocks a dormant part of you.
A masochistic part of you even you didn’t know was there.
It’s that little forgotten corner of your brain which accepts whatever torture a game has to offer and momentarily takes over the rest of your consciousness thereby forcing you to continue playing said game like some kind of mindless automaton.
Milon’s Secret Castle is one of those games. Read More
As some of you may know, I left it to Twitter people to choose which Super Nintendo game I would review this week and, although I received some inspired bad game choices, after playing Plok for a bit, I just couldn’t resist reviewing that one.
So if the review sucks, make sure you complain to @UrzasRage on Twitter. Read More
Here’s a game that’s awesome right from the start.
If nowhere near as awesome as its Japanese version, unfortunately.
Amagon is a side-scrolling NES game in which you play as some tough guy whose plane crashes on a deserted island and who is then forced to cross it on foot.
So far, so Lost. Read More
Between the time when the consoles drank the arcades and the rise of the sons of Playstation, there was an age undreamed of.
And unto this, Rastan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Taito upon a troubled brow.
It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga.
Let me tell you of the days of high Sega adventure!
Happy New Year, 1MoreCastlites!
And welcome to 2015, a year I’ll happily start with reviewing a game by one of the most respected game developers out there. I’m talking, of course, about Color Dreams and their more religious branch Wisdom Tree.
LJN got nothin’ on these guys.
Even if Disney didn’t quite manage to make that obvious last year: The Lone Ranger was pretty cool.
The movies may not have been too kind to the classic hero but Nintendo’s attempt to bring the masked lawmaker to the NES was actually surprisingly effective!
Don’t believe me, Kemosabe?
If this awesome 8-bit rendition of The Lone Ranger’s classic theme hasn’t already made you want to play the game right now then I’m genuinely surprised but I’ll go on with the review regardless, maybe something else about the game will sway you.
Here’s an odd little game you might have missed on the PS2.
The Adventures Of Cookie & Cream, aka Kuri Kuri Mix, was a multiplayer action/puzzle game in which two bunnies, one called Cookie (or Chestnut in some versions), who has a flower pot on his head, and one called Cream, sporting a little umbrella hat, collaborate on beating various goofy yet conveniently designed worlds.