April 2009 Archives
Chris Bucci is the Man — The Best TG-16 Video Reviews I've Ever Seen
19 April 2009 6:09 pm
One of my favorite TurboGrafx-16 sites is the PC-Engine Bible, and it recently introduced me to Chris Bucci's Turbo Views review series. They are some of the best greatest reviews I've seen for games on any console. They're thorough, well-constructed, and just the right length, usually five to seven minutes. That they cover one of my all-time favorite systems—one that was tragically neglected outside of Japan—is just gravy. Now you can find an embedded video for every title on my greatest TG-16 and TG-CD game lists that Chris has covered. I've added videos for the following games, and I'll do my best to keep up with future reviews.
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Top 10 Shoot 'em Ups Revision — Older School Games Creep Up in Rankings
16 April 2009 9:06 pm
Star Parodier (TG-16) and Axelay (SNES) fall to the likes of Coryoon and Gun-Nac. How can these supposedly superior CD-ROM and 16-bit games lose to the older school generation? Coryoon adds unique gameplay to the expected great graphics and sound, while Gun-Nac serves up a solid presentation with some of the best gameplay in any NES shmup ever. Less is more. Check out the latest version of the top 10 shoot 'em ups here.
Top 10 Shoot 'em Ups — A Whole Lot of Space Slag Later...
8 April 2009 9:20 pm

I've finally managed to pull this list together, and what a trip it's been! Shmups thrived during the 8- and 16-bit eras. In other words, there's lots of material to work with, which is both daunting and at the same time a great excuse to put tons of play hours into hitting the shoot button again and again and again.

Add to that the fact that I'm in the process of closing on a condo—it has a den, which could make a fine game room—and suddenly this one-man site is really hurting in terms of resources.

I know, excuses, excuses. I'm done. Fo realz. I just want to add a quick shout out for all the regulars and hopefully the soon-to-be regulars. Content may be a little less than regular, but I promise that I'm going to chip away little-by-little at this gigantic project until this is the number one retro game website for fans of consoles that have a number of bits divisible by eight and fewer than 17. Thanks for bearing with me, now enjoy the latest top 10 installment.

April 2009 Archives