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

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

Sakura Wars Corner: The Flower Division

Hailing from all over the world and aged anywhere between literal children and highly experienced adults, Sakura Wars' main cast have always been a diverse, interesting, and argumentative bunch. They're all created with a marketable stereotype in mind - the cute one, the sexy one, the serious one - that the stories they inhabit then … Continue reading Sakura Wars Corner: The Flower Division

Sakura Wars Corner: Sakura Wars Online

A Dreamcast "Dramatic Community" release with "Online" in its title sounds about as useful in 2022 as a themed email program that will only show its personalised messages to recipients viewing them through their own copy of the same disc, but Sakura Wars Online (the version shown here is the "Teito Edition", and is fully … Continue reading Sakura Wars Corner: Sakura Wars Online

Sakura Wars Corner: Teigeki Graph in Sakura Wars

Another day, another Sakura Wars fan disc set. This two disc release was the last of the Saturn offerings, and unlike the ones that came before it┬áTeigeki Graph in Sakura Wars is packed with new content and an easy recommendation for any fan of the series, whether they have a back tattoo of the full … Continue reading Sakura Wars Corner: Teigeki Graph in Sakura Wars

Sakura Wars Corner: Sakura Wars vs Atsuki Chishio Ni

You would expect this 2003 PlayStation 2 release of the first Sakura Wars to be a straight transfer of the PC version of the game (which is in itself a nigh-identical to the Dreamcast por- actually, we'd probably call that version a "remaster" these days): The game was already popular, the existing ports were already … Continue reading Sakura Wars Corner: Sakura Wars vs Atsuki Chishio Ni