Mega Man 10 (PS3) Review

MM10

So, I’ve finally done it. I’ve played through all 10 Mega Man g- oh, right… During the course of the marathon Mega Man 11 was released… Still, I set out to play through all 10 original series Mega Man games that were released at the time, and I’ve accomplished that much at least! Thankfully MM10 ends the run on a high note, fixing pretty much everything I disliked about 9 and providing a really fun experience. So let’s take a look!

Continue reading

Mortal Kombat (Mega Drive) Review

Mortal Kombat

Also known as “The game with the Blood Cheat”, at least in my school playground, Mortal Kombat was quite the noteworthy release, being the first console game that I’m aware of that was so blatantly violent and gory, even if that gore was hidden behind a (very easy to find and spread to friends) cheat code. Ignoring the impact it had, I remember not really enjoying it too much as an actual fighter, preferring the visuals of a Street Fighter II, but still… there’s a scene where someone removes their opponent’s heart! SO COOL. etc. etc. Simpler times, but how does it hold out today, where it’s relatively tame? (much like a certain film adaptation…) let’s find out!

Continue reading

Mega Man 9 (PS3) Review

Mega Man 9

Mega Man 9 was a weird experience for me, given I’ve been playing through the series from MM1 in the last year and a bit, therefore the nostalgia was wasted on me because it felt like the games I played a few months ago, rather than years ago! While I have some issues with just how far they rolled the game system back, not to mention how unfairly difficult it was at times, I still had more fun with this than the previous entry, that’s for sure! Let’s take a closer look, then, shall we?

Continue reading

Street Fighter (Arcade) Review

Street Fighter

Now I know what you’re thinking, “Street Fighter the movie was clearly based on Street Fighter II!”, well I’ll say… it’s barely that, but yes reviewing SFII here would make more sense, but I already reviewed it! So why not review the game simply called “Street Fighter” alongside the film of the same name? Oh wait, I see why now… the first Street Fighter is crap. Oh well, so was the movie! Hooray!?

Continue reading

Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch) Review

SMM2

During my turbulent summer this was the perfect game to get released for me, as it was easy to dip in and out of, be it handheld or full screen. It feels like a massive game, but in reality it’s a pretty simple level creator tool, but it lends itself to so many creative ideas that it will last a long, long time. So let’s take a look!

Continue reading

WCW Nitro (PS1) Review

WCW Nitro

It still amazes me that this game came out around the same time as the N64 classic I reviewed last time in the Wrestling Game Rundown, as the two games couldn’t be any different. Nitro plays like crap, looks like crap, and was far too enamoured with having small grainy videos play than actually creating a good game… or a half-decent game even. WCW vs. n.W.o World Tour on the other hand was all great gameplay, with good graphics (for the time) and a fun presentation. So, lets grit our teeth and dive headfirst into a game I only have bad memories of and was so relieved to have only rented out…

Continue reading

Mega Man 8 (PS1) Review

Mega Man 8

We finally come back to my playthrough of the core Mega Man games and reach the infamous Mega Man 8. The series reaches the PS1 and gets an “upgrade” with FMV, voice “acting” and smoother animations, but generally the game seems far cheaper than its predecessors and it featured a stage so monumentally frustrating that I took a break from trying to complete it for about a month before returning… Let’s take a closer look…

Continue reading

Super Robot Wars V (PS4) Review

Super Robot Wars V

Have you been wondering why I haven’t been posting game reviews, specifically modern game reviews, recently? Well, I thought I’d finally give the Super Robot Wars series a proper go and imported the English language Asia version of the first PS4 game, V (as in the letter, not the roman numeral for five…) The little “that would be fun” idea ended up absorbing nearly three months of my gaming time… Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed every second of it, and have already made plans to import the next in the series when the gaming world goes quiet again, but yeah… this was a marathon rather than a sprint, that’s for sure! Let’s take a look…

Continue reading

Double Dragon (NES) Review

Double Dragon NES

Double Dragon is one of the earliest examples of a scrolling beat ‘em up, one of my favourite genres as a kid, and one I still enjoy today. That being said, I didn’t actually play the original Double Dragon all that much, me and my brother rented it out once or twice, and I played it around my friends once, so this was an interesting revisit in that it felt fresher than most of the older games, with no nostalgia glasses to block any potential flaws… though given the film I reviewed alongside this, any flaws will seem pretty minimal…

Continue reading

Mega Man 7 (SNES) Review

Mega Man 7

It’s been a good while since I finished my reviews of the original NES run of Mega Man games, and while I dipped my toe in Castlevania in the meantime (and will continue to do so!) I’ve fired up Mega Man 7 and continued my journey through the original line of Mega Man games, a line that now includes an 11th entry! So let’s have a look at the only 16-bit original Mega Man entry then, shall we?

Continue reading