Aladdin. Capcom (1994) Super Nintendo

The only real fight in the Great 16bit Console War me and my mates had was between Aladdin on the Megadrive and Aladdin on the SNES. So forget your Crash Bandicoot vs Super Mario 64 as that wasn’t a contest. Forget Last of Us vs whatever toss Gears of War shite XBox360 had, and forget Sonic vs Mario. The only thing us “90s kids” actually cared about was Aladdin or Aladdin.

And with that, Aladdin on the SNES. Continue reading

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

Resident Evil 6. Capcom (2012) Xbox 360

I LOVE the Resident Evil series probably even more than the Final Fantasy series and when Resident Evil 5 came out I was so hyped it was ridiculous. I played that game and the best way to describe it would be to compare it with the Phantom Menace. A lot of people including me liked it, but it was a year or so later where the salt started.

Admittedly I am in the salty category, as when we reviewed it I wasn’t exactly complimentary. Basically it seemed OK at the time, but looking back it was very glitzy, but lacked any substance, and has way too much boulder punching to be taken seriously. It didn’t just jump the shark, it jumped the shark in a volcano.
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Knights of the Round. Capcom (1994) Super Nintendo

I made the bold claim that Turtles in Time was probably the best Beat ’em up you’ll ever play, and Reddit being Reddit proceeded to do what Reddit does best. Flame you for hours on end for: a) Having an opinion that differs from somebody else, and b) having not played a game that didn’t get a release in the continent you’re from.

Now I know opinions are like arseholes, in that everyone has them, but it did make me think is Knights of the Round any good, or is this just some douche on the internet smug raging?

Anyway, I bought a copy from Spain that turns out to be a dodgy PAL conversion. So with that in mind, how is Knights of the Round? Continue reading

Dino Stalker. Capcom (2002) PlayStation 2

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Also know as Gun Survivor 3: Dino Crisis in Japan is a Light Gun Game that takes part in the Dino Crisis universe, it is a sequel to the Resident Evil Survivor games, though it doesn’t share any continuity with Resident Evil. Continue reading

Resident Evil: Survivor 2, Code: Veronica. Capcom/Namco (2002) PlayStation 2

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I need to stop playing awful Light Gun Games. I am fairly sure I am the only person that likes On-Rails shooters, and I am now fairly sure I have played all the good ones.

In my Resident Evil: Survivor review, I said it was a 40% game as a Light Gun Shooter or 45% as a Resident Evil experience, but somehow added up to a decent enough gaming experience, and in the Dino Stalker Review I didn’t especially like it, but it was just about functional.

With that, we scrape the Resident Evil barrel and what is left of Light Gun Games barrel to see if we have an at least functional game.

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Final Fight 2. Capcom (1993) Super Nintendo

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I didn’t really like Final Fight on the SNES, it was too hard, lacked multiplayer,and suffered weird censorship issues. It also felt a little hollow when compared to Streets of Rage or Streets of Rage 2.

With Final Fight 2 we have a two player option and some new characters, and less pointless censorship. So does that make Final Fight 2 better than the first one, and where does it rank amongst it’s peers? Continue reading