Killer Instinct Gold. Rare (1997) Nintendo 64

Killer Instinct was a pretty solid Tournament Fighter  with a combo system added a depth that newbs and pros could all have some fun. It did look like arse, and had a stupid difficulty at the end but what about the sequel?

Surprisingly Killer Instinct Gold looks worse than Killer Instinct on the SNES, and while the fighting is still solid there is a big fly in the ointment. Continue reading

Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island. Traveller’s Tales. (1997) Sega Saturn

Hi, my name is Jamie and I like to shitpost about Sonic games because it offends the sensibilities of the people out there that can’t see how terrible Sonic’s legacy truly is.

And after the many successes of fantastic games such as; Sonic The Fighter, Sonic R, and Sonic Adventure I thought I’d try a game I had never heard of.

Turns out this is Sonic 3D Blast, so I have heard of it, but us PAL lot got the same game with a different name (I am easily confused) and the subtitle is inexplicably small text on the box.  Continue reading

Crypt Killer. Konami (1997) PlayStation

The site has become a bit Capcom heavy, so I am going to try upping the Konami output for the month with Konami Month.

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Circa 1996 I was in an arcade with some mates, and we discovered a light gun game that allowed three players, and the guns were SHOTGUNS, complete with pump action reload. This blew my 11 year old mind. We spent an entire day in that arcade and between us we will have sank £20 plus into the machine (it was around 25p a go). We saved and scrimped over the next week, saving our £1 lunch money, and doing odd jobs to scrape as much money as we could.

Finally, the weekend rolls around and we head off early to get to the arcade. The machine was gone, and we were devastated.

As the years went by I forgot about the arcade game, and couldn’t remember anything other than 3 players and shotguns.

Now in the distant present, I was simply going through a list of Light Gun Games that I didn’t own, and though “I pretty much own every other Light Gun Game, why not this one?”, and so, I accidentally stumbled on some nostalgia.
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Lethal Enforcers II: Gun Fighters. Konami (1997) PlayStation

The site has become a bit Capcom heavy, so I am going to try upping the Konami output for the month with Konami Month.

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Just like the Lethal Enforcer review this is for the PlayStation version of Lethal Enforcers 2.

Lethal Enforcers 2 was released in arcades in Spring 1994, and got limited console release the same year. Since this isn’t a rushed sequel, has the game been improved? Is it worthwhile? Continue reading

Lethal Enforcers. Konami (1997) PlayStation

The site has become a bit Capcom heavy, so I am going to try upping the Konami output for the month with Konami Month.

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Originally released in the arcades in 1992, with the home console conversions shortly after. I never saw this in an arcade, so my first experience was the Genesis version that was released around Christmas 1993, as well as a SNES port in mid 1994. I don’t particularly remember it, but I like my light gun games, so here we are.

Suffice to say, as I refused to spend the money required to buy Genesis/arcade versions of Lethal Enforcer, I’ll make do with the PS1 version. Continue reading