Friday, 29 April 2022


Good to have a blast on Acrobat Mission this week on the Super Famicom (in the interests of play testing of course!) 

Always nice to have a rummage around the Famicom bargain bins too: you never know what you'll find. 

A Pikachu Plush adds the finishing touch to any backpack ready to head off on an expedition. 

The Playstation dominates proceedings this week and its new arrivals section is in fine fettle with Twinbee RPG, Claymen Claymen 2, Justice Gakuen 2, Initial D, Choaniki, Thunder Storm and & Road Blasters and Marvel Super Heroes. 
Whilst the big brother PS2 launches a salvo back through the eternally youthful Metal Slug 3. 

Finally, fine hardware and curio's in the PS2 printer Popegg, Martial Beat for budding Jackie Chans and Para Para Paradise for those that don't live on the ground floor or have net curtains.


Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Bank of Sega

Genki Greetings.

PS4 and Switch shooters a plenty in this update with Cotton Rock and Roll and Death Smiles I II plus Raiden IV x Mikado for the PS4 and the quirky Illvelo Swamp + Radirgy Swag for the Switch.

Valis also makes a triumphant return to hold her sword aloft on the Switch.

The Piggy Bank of Sega is a delightful discovery for anyone who appreciated Service Games during the 90's and its touching that Sega hasn't forgotten its devoted fan base.

The Famicom has more new releases in Battletoads and Astro Ninja  Man DX, keeping it forever young.

 A plethora of delightful restocks such as Namco 50
th Anniversary Collection on the PS2, Hajime no Ippo on the GameBoy Advance, Actraiser on the Super Famicom, the AV Famicom, the PC Engine Duo R as Ultimate Tiger Heli continues to fly out (sorry.) Happy Genki Gaming. 

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Console Wars Gaming Legions Amassed

The #SegaSaturn and #Dreamcast come to the fore this week to encircle the vast army of #Nintendo #Famicom and #SuperFamicom legions, well-marshalled by the #Gamecube Generals. The NEC #PCEngine games would no doubt be the hired guns.

Leading the charge on the Saturn are Cotton 2 & Dynamite Deka. An unruly bunch on the Dreamcast with an array of fighters that would take on any Dojo. Cart-only classics of Nosferatu, Smash TV, Splatterhouse, Samurai Pizza Cat, Cocoron & Fuzzical Fighter on the Famicom and SFC.
Happy Genki Gaming. Over and out.


Friday, 24 December 2021

Genki HQs Seasonal Sizzlers that Bring that Retro, Ready Brek Gaming Glow

 Festive Genki Greetings. We hope you can enjoy some quality game time during the festive period and find something special for the collection under the Christmas tree. Thank you for the support this year and happy gaming throughout 2022 too. Merry Christmas.

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Console Turf Wars

Genki Greetings. It been a while old beans. 
The Sakura Wars Dreamcast demonstrates Sega's love of its fans by inking its delightful design. Last Blade 2, Capcom vs SNK, Street Fighter and Virtua Cop 2 demonstrate its dream architecture. 

Fantasy Zone for the back in stock Mark 3, Tatsujin & Darius 2 for the Mega Drive, Silky Lip & Devastator for the Mega CD and Vampire Savior on the Saturn risk turning this into a console wars skirmish from the 90's. 

The Nintendo formats gather the gang with Ninja Spirit and Splatterhouse on the Famicom, Super Smash Bros on the N64 backed up by the celebrity triple-A releases of F Zero X, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario 64 and Wave Race 64 on cut-price cart only and the GameCube dark horses of Metroid Prime, Gotcha Force and Chibi Robot. 

Strong showings from the understated PC Engine with Gunhed, Tales from the Monster Patch, Mr. Heli and those Burning Angels back in town. Dodonpachi on the PS2 is a pixel perfect version. 

Happy Genki gaming.

Friday, 2 July 2021

Kick it Jackie Chan at the Cos-Play Con

Jackie Chan needs little back-up, but Ghouls and Ghosts is certainly also a tough cookie on the #Famicom. 

Last Bronx takes on all comers,whilst Advanced VG takes the #Dreamcast approach to extreme limited editions.(We are grateful the jigsaw didn't need completing to check the contents.)Panzer Dragoons #Saturn roots explain why the clamour remains for this delightful flight of fancy.

Ushio and Tora is well worth investigating as a lesser known #SuperFamicom light. Based on the man- beast relationship #anime, it features some very slick oriental back drops similar in style to Ghost Sweeper Mikami and executed with similar panache.

Gunstar Heroes is one of the finest Mega Drive games ever made. To call this a 'game' is like to call the Mona Lisa a 'picture of some woman.' As a technical demonstration it does more than Sega said the #MegaDrive could do on the box.

But in playing #Treasures charms soon creep up on you making you realise why many back this as the systems best title. A plethora of bosses, parallax scrolling, a palette of colours of make da Vinci envious even a shmup section interspersed with the run and gun action... 

#Choaniki & #Goemon demonstrate the #Playstation doesn't just do mainstream: it can mix-it at the #cosplay con too. 

Choaniki's Wacky digitised graphics make you wonder if shiitake are the only mushrooms the creators have been having in their miso soup.

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Press the Switch

Rolling Gunner debuts in the new #Switch section at Genki. Our bugbear with Rolling Gunner is the difficulty in taking in the stunning, stainless steel mega bosses & seamlessly scrolling backgrounds in this super Switch side scrolling #shooter.

The soundtrack hits all the right notes too, inspiring players to keep blasting when it seems like every pixel is out to get you.

Hyper Steering V and the Compact Analogue Stick controllers are for the serious #Playstation try-hards.


The lesser-spotted #Milestone Shooting Collection 2 appears on #NintendoWii import again. 


The #GameGearMicro Pins & Collection Box version is a delightful tribute to #Sega's handheld with Mickey Mouse on the original #GameGear showing off its pixel perfect graphics. 


The #Hori Game Repeater for the #Famicom is a real treasure chest of a curio we hadn't come across previously and couldn't resist. Repeater will record button presses so you can replicate the level played over again. A fine addition for the curio tinker. 

#Pokemon Card GB comes with a much-sought after #Kairyu collector's card which was only included with the #GameBoy game. Also known as #PokemonCard Trading Game.

#Contra Rogue Corps is worth a blast at that #PS4 price. 

A real blitz of run & gun action as the lady assistant talks players through tricky scenarios in the gritty environment. Shoot first, look for switches later. 


#MegaDrive boosts Verytex and ThunderFox plus the popular Ultracore re-release.


#Shubibinman Zero is another fine #ColumbusCircle release for the #SuperFamicom. 

#Gamers of a certain vintage feel their fingertips feeling alot less arthritic. Kaizou Chounin Shubibinman has fine hertige on the PC Engine-known as Shockman in the West.

Advanced Guardian Heroes is a must-have for the #GameBoyAdvance. One of the #Saturn's jewels in the crown with the #GBA conversion effortlessly throwing giant sprites around like Big Daddy and #Treasure's programming entering an even higher echelon.