Sega Ages 2500 Vol.4: Space Harrier

How exactly do you update Space Harrier of all things for the PlayStation 2 age? It's too famous to take apart and then rebuild from the ground up in the way the 3D Ages team did with Monaco GP two volumes earlier, but at the same time the entirety of the 1985 classic's gameplay can be pretty accurately summed … Continue reading Sega Ages 2500 Vol.4: Space Harrier

Samus’ spooky adventures on SR388

The 3DS remake was... fine, I suppose, and the fan remake swiftly shut down by Nintendo's ever-vigilant lawyers was nothing short of fantastic, but what about the real Metroid II, the original monochrome Game Boy game? It doesn't have the historical significance of the NES classic that started it all, and neither is it as lush or eternally popular … Continue reading Samus’ spooky adventures on SR388

Sega Ages 2500 Vol.3: Fantasy Zone

Unlike Monaco GP, which took a truly old game even by my retro-leaning standards and then made an honest attempt to update its fast-paced formula while still staying true to the spirit of the original, this remake of Sega's System 16 arcade hit Fantasy Zone - the one that first caught everyone's attention in 1986 with … Continue reading Sega Ages 2500 Vol.3: Fantasy Zone