Metroid Dread

Review Date: October 29, 2021 Release Date: October 8, 2021 Platform: Nintendo Switch Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Mercury Steam Genre: Open Platformer Yeah, I know; I wanted to review a different game every day this year. Unfortunately, as the games got longer as I came across the newer ones, I had realized that I just didn’t… Continue reading Metroid Dread

Metroid Fusion

Review Date: October 28, 2021 Release Date: November 18, 2002 Platform: Game Boy Advance Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Open Platformer After discovering Super Metroid years after its release, I was hooked on it. I would play the game over and over trying to come up with a route that could be completed in under… Continue reading Metroid Fusion

Parasite Eve

Information: Review Date: July 14, 2021 Release Date: September 9, 1998 Platform: PlayStation Publisher: Square Developer: Square Genre: Adventure Anecdotes: Square is known for its Final Fantasy series, which really set the standard for RPGs everywhere. Square, however, dabbled in other genres at times. Here, though, it really looks like they were trying to cross… Continue reading Parasite Eve

Tomb Raider 2

Information: Review Date: July 9, 2021 Release Date: November 21, 1997 Platform: PlayStation Publisher: Eidos Developer: Core Design Genre: ZZZ Anecdotes: My brother would sit around playing Tomb Raider. It was a boring watch, as it was just some woman running around doing nothing interesting. I figured I’d try its sequel. It isn’t any better.… Continue reading Tomb Raider 2

Super Metroid

Game Data: Review Date: June 14, 2021 (revised April 27, 2022) Release Date: April 18, 1994 Platform: SNES Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre: Nonlinear Platformer By the time of Super Metroid’s release, I was losing interest in video games due to being 17 years old and wanting to see parts of the world beyond my… Continue reading Super Metroid

Sailor Moon R

Game Data: Review Date: June 10, 2021 Release Date: December 29, 1993 Platform: Super Famicom Publisher: Bandai Developer: Angel Genre: Beat ‘Em Up Anecdotes: OK, I went back through the first game and beat stage 1 with each girl to find out their names. Yes, I could have easily just looked them up, but I… Continue reading Sailor Moon R

Kendo Rage

Game Data: Review Date: June 6, 2021 Release Date: October 1, 1993 Platform: SNES Publisher: Datam Polystar Developer: Datam Polystar Genre: Linear Platformer Description: Armed with a kendo stick, Jo runs a bunch of stages typical of a platformer. Positives: The attempts at humorous dialogue work pretty well, although a few jokes I have heard… Continue reading Kendo Rage

Sailor Moon

Game Data: Review Date: June 5, 2021 Release Date: August 27, 1993 Platform: Super Famicom Developer: Angel Publisher: Angel Genre: Beat ‘Em Up Anecdotes: Well, this is going to be fun. Sailor Moon is a video game I’ve never played until now (hey, I actually thought this was an RPG) that’s based on an anime… Continue reading Sailor Moon

Alisia Dragoon

Review Date: May 20, 2021 Release Date: March 30, 1992 (!) Platform: Sega Genesis Publisher: Sega/Game Arts Genre: Linear Platformer Description: Alisia, equipped with a lightning shooter, has to traverse 8 stages of platforming action. Positives: Alisia is armed with a lightning shooter that can fry enemies. What’s nice about it is that the only… Continue reading Alisia Dragoon