Fatal Fury Special is another win for Game Gear. Much like Samurai Shodown I am very happy I got this. It is a faster paced experience than SS and really makes me think Street Fighter could have been done on the system and been just fine.
The presentation is very similar to SS. Scrolling backgrounds, animation, very colorful. Round 1 is daytime, then the next is turns to night. Detailed characters, I always play as Terry but can tell who everyone is.
There is no side
We had a Game Gear pretty close to when it was released. As an arcade kid I naturally ended up with all of the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter 2 iterations on our Genesis and SNES. Only the first Mortal Kombat ended up at home in our Game Gear though. Many years later I've gotten to try the other fighters available on the Game Gear. They have not impressed very much.
Then I acquired the Takara release of Samurai Showdown. Now I've played many SNK fighters in the arcade, PC Engine
Songbird posted up an early Black Friday sale last week and I figured why not. Super Off Road was not on sale but, I'd been wanting to put it in my collection and try it out. T-tris was on sale and so was Cyber Virus, both from my Songbird wish list.
Super Off Road. To start with do not buy this off ebay for $300+. Same with Desert Strike and Double Dragon. Songbird stocks them or order direct from Telegames UK if he is out, $70. It took me a couple races but it is a fun little mud rac
I ended up with my daughter this weekend so she was along for Black Friday this year. My town has several thrift stores including a very large Salvation Army, and some odd pawn shops run by odder characters. I thought lets throw in a dash of Wally World to see if anything was left too, we went around noon this year.
Smaller thrift stores were a bust. They usually are here unless you need cheap work clothes or old Nat Geo mags going back to the 70's. Worth a look though. Odd pawn shops w
I have a co-worker who recently took in several foster children. They had known the family and the kids knew who they were, the parents had overdosed several times and lost their kids for the foreseeable future. I talk about games frequently at work though most ignore me. They are more into hunting, fishing, and trucks. This day however, my co-worker asked me where to buy PS2 games for a 9 and 11 year old. Turns out he has a nearly new PS2 he hasn't used in years he wanted to hook up for the fos
I like a good twin stick shooter. When I was younger we had the imported Saturn controller to play Virtua On with. That was awesome at home. Smash TV, Shock Troopers, Cyber Sled, T-Mek at the arcades all ate up my pocket money through the years. Now many years on I picked up Total Carnage for Jaguar. I had no expectations going into it, just a new shooter for me to try.
I never played this anywhere else so its hard to compare to other versions of it. The graphics are good and highly an
I'd been waiting for the Songbird Centipede to come up in HSC Lynx for several months now. I figured Shred or jgk would put up good numbers for me to beat. Low and behold it was Carl himself who was my biggest challenge. All week I reigned number one then I notice Friday night Carl posts a score far greater than I had gotten. My old hands aren't like they used to be, holding the Lynx vertical for hours is a challenge in itself. I going to finish this challenge. All Saturday afternoon into the ni
Protector SE was the game that got me hooked on the Jaguar again. I owned a Jaguar right at the end of its life cycle I picked up cheap at a used game store. I did AVP, Tempest, and moved on. Fast forward 20 years. There are many games I found out I really would have liked had I stuck with it. After venturing down many internet rabbit holes and researching what I missed out on, I ended up at Songbird. Liking shooters and arcade style games I took the $90 plunge. Money well spent. I think at this
I had forgotten I bought On Duty and Always Winter about a month ago. Coming all the way to northern Pa from Finland is quite a journey. On Duty is a cool little top down shooter that kinda reminds me of Commando mixed with nes Metal Gear. It has a lot of humor to it and doesn't take itself too seriously. Always Winter Never Christmas is a small novel along the line of choose the path to take, and is Sci-fi in nature. Once again it is filled with pop culture humor from other sci-fi franchises. A
The bubble that Wata and the auction house have created is disappointing. It took awhile for it to get to some of the Atari systems but it has hit. I have never been one to play emulators or roms but the last year has seen prices skyrocket. I went to buy a new replacement Jaguar and I know it was 399 not long ago. Now it was over 600. Really? I got my Lynx Desert Strike and Double Dragon new for 50 each in the last year, now ebay sellers at over 200 each. Or take Another World, pictured is a cur
I really enjoy T2K for the Jaguar. So much so I even went as far as having an open copy and a sealed copy of it. Today we have T4K which I have on the PS4. Very good in its own right but it doesn't feel the same in a lot of ways. This brought me to Polybius which I play on PSVR until my middle aged eyes hurt from it. The Leaderboards on PS4 are a great boon for old arcade goers like me, there's no question of who has what score and at what arcade anymore. PS4 has such a large install base of use