Feathered friends in new frontiers

Hataraku Chocobo does something so incredible when you turn it on I'm almost reluctant to talk about it, because when typed out it sounds as if I've resorted to pathetic "My uncle at Nintendo said..." level lies. You see, Squaresoft's game was exclusively designed for and released on Bandai's WonderSwan - the original monochrome WonderSwan, the … Continue reading Feathered friends in new frontiers

Always check the packaging

Should you happen to be someone eager to dive in to Youfu Makai's card battling action, leaving the manual and the rest of the box's content aside for later, you'll definitely come away from your brief time with the game confused and disappointed. The game will crash - garbled screen, BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP music, and all - at the slightest … Continue reading Always check the packaging

Pocket-sized panics

The WonderSwan exclusive "Novel Theatre" game Terrors 2 offers users three unrelated but hopefully spooky stories to choose from once the standard-issue creepy laughter's died down on the title screen, with a shorter fourth, final, and equally disconnected tale unlocked after you've cleared them (and made sure you've saved too). This bonus piece isn't a … Continue reading Pocket-sized panics

Running with scissors

Bandai's WonderSwan family of handhelds played host to a diverse range of software over their Japan-only lifespan: From a million (quantity slightly inflated) Gundam games and other popular but often surprisingly good licensed fodder to Squaresoft's various middle fingers aimed Nintendo's way, Guilty Gear, elaborate add-ons capable of holding their weirdy own against even the infamous … Continue reading Running with scissors