2 Nov 2021

Review: Panorama Cotton

The Cotton games are a series of shoot ’em ups (or cute ’em ups, if you prefer) that haven’t seen much popularity outside of their native Japan. Up until this year, Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams, the franchise’s first entry, was the only one to receive a North American release on the TurboGrafx-CD in 1993, and
19 Aug 2021

Review: Witch Spring 3 RE:Fine

Despite their increasing popularity, I am not a fan of mobile games. Maybe it sounds elitist, but I think there’s just something more enticing about playing games on the big screen and being able to see the worlds crafted by game developers in their full glory. That’s why I was really happy when Witch Spring
29 Jan 2021

Review: Turrican Flashback

It may be hard to remember now, but there was a time when a video game franchise was based as much upon where the game was released as whether or not it did anything particularly novel. This may be alien to some of our younger readers, but the reality is that there was a time
24 Mar 2020

Review: Bubble Bobble 4 Friends

Bubble Bobble has always been a nostalgic series for me. I have fond memories of going through the original, and it’s still a title I go back to every now and then. It’s simple but difficult, especially on the deeper levels, and has an earworm of a main track that I somehow can’t get sick
15 Oct 2019

Review: The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors

Dig if you will, a technological flashback. Arcades were the gold standard for graphical fidelity, game prices were extremely erratic, and swaths of beat ’em ups lined these same arcades during the heydey of this genre. Personally, I dipped my toes into titles like Streets of Rage, X-Men Arcade, and The Simpsons to name a