People may say that there are no cheat codes in life, but it turns out that slipping past the eye of the U.S. Senate is as simple as inputting “ABACABB” on a Genesis controller. It’s fairly reductionist to pin the video game violence hearings of the early ’90s on the back of any one [...]
Wait, what? Treasure did a game based on a license? And McDonald’s? Really? For all their wild creativity, Treasure has made its share of games based on licensed property. This was the first, but they would eventually craft games based on Bleach, Astro Boy, Yu Yu Hakusho, and others. Surprisingly, it’s a quite competent platformer. [...]
After reading about the new DLC that debuted for New Super Mario Bros. 2 today, I decided that maybe before I start investing in DLC I should bite the bullet and start moving games available in digital format from carts to downloads. What better title to start with than NSMB2?, I asked myself. So, now [...]
Is there anything left that hasn’t been said about Gunstar Heroes? It’s only the game that really put Treasure on the map and is largely responsible for their hallowed reputation today, although they further cemented it with subsequent releases. No one could really accuse them of resting on their laurels, especially considering their supposed “no [...]
Sonic versus Mario. Mortal Kombat versus Street Fighter. Phantasy Star versus Final Fantasy. There’s no shortage of great battles to be fought over whether the Genesis or the Super Nintendo had access to the greatest library of the ’90s, but while the heavyweights battled it out with great fanfare and BBS flame wars, smaller games [...]
Splatterhouse 3 is a beat ‘em up in the vein of Final Fight or Streets of Rage. You can move on a 3D plane but only attack side-to-side. The appeal to this brand of beat ‘em up, aside from the large characters, is the various ways in which you can decimate your foes. As far [...]
Today is a day for families to come together and spend time with one another, regardless of their generation… …and then pretend their camera photos of the occasion were taken a few decades ago. Happy Thanksgiving, Internet.