1942. Capcom (1984) Arcade

I have fond memories of this game, it was probably the first game I ever played -certainly first I remember- and after my parents watched me mesmerised sinking 10p after 10p into the arcade machine in the pub they used to run, they eventually decided to buy me a NES, as it would save them money in the long run.

On a side note, as a child I can remember making it to Tokyo but never beating it.

So the big question is how does my 1942 shape up nowadays? Continue reading

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Space Harrier. Sega AM4 (1985) Arcade

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Space Harrier was released in arcades in 1985, and while I was about 1 when this was released, I did play this a bit in the arcades in the early 90s, I don’t remember much about it so I thought I’d see if Space Harrier is fun to play now? Continue reading

Sonic the Fighters. Sega AM2. (1996) Arcade

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Imagine a world where for every good Mario game there was a “Mario is Missing” and “Luigi’s Time Machine“?

Imagine living in a world where you would do anything for the ones you love, only for them to spit a big green loogie in your face?

Well folks, that is the world Sonic fans have lived in since around 1994. Craig in his Sonic Adventure 2 succinctly alluded to the fact that the more of Sonic’s extended universe appearing in a given game the worse the game was, and with Sonic and 7 of his buddies in tow, how do you think the game shapes up? Continue reading