Nintendo ushered in rumble-tastic gaming with the wonderful Star Fox 64 (or Lylat Wars, as we used to call it over here) in 1997 with Sony's PlayStation introducing the new all-in-one DualShock controller just a few months later, offering not only built-in battery-free vibrations but also two - two! - analogue sticks as standard, unknowingly defining the basic features and … Continue reading Let’s get ready to rhumble!
I've politely passed on this 3D-constructed and Japanese only N64 exclusive entry in the long-running and reliably excellent Mystery Dungeon series for many years now; I have lots of Shirens and Shiren-likes already spanning goodness knows how many formats, do I really need a copy of the enthusiastically punctuated Fushigi no Dungeon: Fuurai no Shiren 2: Oni Shuurai! … Continue reading Delightful dungeon diving
I love Sega Bass Fishing. That little Dreamcast game is everything other virtual fishing experiences are not. It's exciting for starters; its arcade roots allowing users to get straight to the best part of the whole soggy affair - teasing a hungry fish with your specially selected lure before hooking and then frantically reeling them … Continue reading The Mother of all fishing games
Oh look it's the (other) bad Castlevania, the one stuffed up to its gothic bat-filled rafters with instant death water, a terrible lock-on system, and that hellish section involving backtracking, very sensitive explosives, and a run through an almost comically lethal gauntlet of crushing spikes and narrow walkways. Yay. Yes, yes... everybody knows this game … Continue reading Let’s not throw the vampire baby out with the bath water, eh?