When the game doesn’t love you back

Everyone's dead and it's your fault. It turns out Treasure's Saturn wonder Guardian Heroes didn't end the way any of us thought it did, regardless of which of that game's numerous endings you prefer. According to Treasure's sole sequel, Advance Guardian Heroes, the noble Undead Warrior - and we soon learn that's us - sodded o- sorry, "returned to dust" … Continue reading When the game doesn’t love you back

Fail Land is a huge success

Étoile Princesse is an X68000 exclusive action adventure by Exact, the same developers responsible for the incredible Geograph Seal as well as the later Jumping Flash series. As you may hope from a colorful game set on the magical floating islands of "FAIL LAND" (yes, really) this is a light-hearted sort of journey for red haired heroine Rilule and her … Continue reading Fail Land is a huge success

Saving the best for last

The final entry in this energetic little trilogy, titled Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story III: Sabakareshi Mono, debuted on the Saturn three short months after the previous game, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story II: Ao wo Uketsugu Mono, which itself released roughly three months before the opening effort, Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story I: Senritsu no Blue. As is … Continue reading Saving the best for last

I’m blue (and so are you)

As the name suggests Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story II: Ao wo Uketsugu Mono is the second release in this little Saturn trilogy (for the sake of clarity I think it's worth stating that this is a completely standalone experience and doesn't require the first Side Story's disc for anything), released just a few months after Senritsu no … Continue reading I’m blue (and so are you)

Review: The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails

Originally a Japan-only PSP game released in 2012, the game now formally known in English as The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails was Falcom's final release for Sony's underappreciated handheld - and it shows. Shockingly gorgeous to look at and crafted with the sort of confidence that only comes with hands-on experience and a specific, single, … Continue reading Review: The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails

Stylish X68k action

I bet most people love a good game starring GIANT MECHS. I bet even more people love good games starring GIANT MECHS wielding LASER SWORDS, their enormous and effortlessly impressive metal frames contrasting beautifully against the frequent tiny human figures dashing around their feet and other mundane miscellanea such as cars and lamp posts added mostly to give … Continue reading Stylish X68k action

“Mercurial drama queen hack”

[A quick word before we begin. There is no way to show honest screenshots of MadWorld without sharing some unpleasantly violent (albeit stylised) imagery so please keep that in mind before scrolling down the page] Imagine a game operating under similar circumstances to the movie Speed, only instead of keeping a bus moving above 50mph to … Continue reading “Mercurial drama queen hack”