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


Space Harrier. Sega AM4 (1985) Arcade


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


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