Friday 7 December 2018

Season's Greetings.
A haul of fine retro tinged gaming this week: enough to supply Santa with the brand new #VirtualBoy or #MegaCD top of many Christmas lists past. Circus Lido in new condition would have featured on a few Santa letters too.

Juju Densetsu is a superb, simian-themed Mega Drive game with DJ Boy rising up the field in the collectability stakes. Also been enjoying Gauntlet Legends on the N64 for the first time.

Cyborg 009 is a delightful #SuperFamicom experience. Werewolf The Last Warrior shows off the #Famicom's skills set. Thunderforce Gold Pack 1 still delivers plenty of bangs for one's buck on the #SegaSaturn.…/shvcs9…/tfcw8…/t1807g

The #GameBoyAdvance has some superb restocks: Rockman Zero 3, Metalgun Slinger, Astro Boy, Gunstar Super Heroes...

The Ghost of Christmas future brings us #Shenmue I&II and also Game Paradise Cruisin Mix on the #PS4 with more than a nod to the past ( as all good #retrogamers know, you've got to know your history!)

The Nintendo #GameCube Smash Brothers Controller can also be used on the Switch with an extra gadget. Plus pads and bits in for that modern-day chart topper the #NeoGeoMini - the future is now! Happy Season of Gaming.

Friday 12 October 2018

Random Access Memories: Idea no Hi (sfc)

#SuperFamicom #IdeanoHi #Shouei

Incredibly off beat and to be applauded for it making Mother 2 look very straight laced, middle America. The inventory system places value on clothing as opposed to amour.

The modern world setting in itself makes for an unusual approach compared to the more common fantasy theme. Very tidy screen representation of the gaming world with a distinctly Japanese feel to the game.