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

Cart-sized caving

Konami's Cave Noire is a wonderful Game Boy-sized roguelite, just the sort of thing for those moments when you're short on time but would still like to do something other than play another round of Tetris or whatever game the entire internet's fixated with this week. Much like the equally brilliant Shiren this is a turn-based adventure; every enemy movement, every … Continue reading Cart-sized caving

Is the atomic weight of cobalt 58.9?

If there's one thing for certain in the unpredictable and ever-changing world of gaming it's that a franchise as popular and as readily marketable as Ghostbusters can proudly display a huge back catalogue of incredible tie-in titles. The setting has it all: A pre-made gang of main characters wearing a simple and easily recreated uniform … Continue reading Is the atomic weight of cobalt 58.9?

Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter

You could be forgiven for thinking that the company crossover game is a rite of passage for any esteemed software house, history's littered with them: Konami's Parodius, Sega's Fighters Megamix, Nintendo's evergreen Smash Bros. series, the self explanatory Namco Super Wars, Capcom vs SNK, SNK vs Capcom, and every other imaginable permutation of the above. … Continue reading Shuyaku Sentai Irem Fighter