Resident Evil 4

Review Date: December 4, 2021 Release Date: January 11, 2005 Platform: PlayStation 2 Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Genre: Shooter I’ve scoured the Internet researching this game and the fandom that surrounds it. It’s generally regarded as the best of the Resident Evil games and anyone who disagrees gets verbally slaughtered like Aaron Rodgers at Soldier… Continue reading Resident Evil 4

Gradius III

Review Date: May 8, 2021 Release Date: August 23, 1991 Platform: SNES Publisher: Konami Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: This game started the pun wars. Shooting off one after another, my brother and I would get laser focused on them and it turned into a competition. Because each stage has a unique theme, we would exercise our… Continue reading Gradius III

Gauntlet II

Review Date: April 26, 2021 Release Date: September 1, 1990 Platform: NES Publisher: Atari/Tengen Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: After playing the first NES Gauntlet, I thought the second would improve on the first game. Gauntlet was a personal favorite of mine. I had heard about Gauntlet II somewhere, likely Nintendo Power, but then the disappointment started.… Continue reading Gauntlet II

Guardian Legend

Review Date: April 12, 2021 Release Date: April 1, 1989 Platform: NES Publisher: Broderbund Genre: Shooter/Adventure Hybrid Anecdotes: Even in the NES era, during the prime years of my gaming, there were still games I had never played. There were even games I had never even heard of. Nobody knew this game at all back… Continue reading Guardian Legend


Release Date: September 1, 1988 Review Date: March 31, 2021 Platform: NES Publisher: Konami Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: Here’s another game that we never actually owned. Our experience with it came exclusively through rentals. We played it, mostly as a 2 player experience, but even back then, we had started to feel like we’ve seen all… Continue reading Jackal

Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

Review Date: March 26, 2021 Release Date: April 1, 1988 Platform: NES Developer: SNK Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: In a house with three boys, two player combat games were the most popular. We could never find Ikari Warriors anywhere, but game two was readily available, so we bought it. Because we didn’t play the first game,… Continue reading Ikari Warriors II: Victory Road

Gradius II

Review Date: March 25, 2021 Release Date: March 24, 1988 (apparently, this went unreleased in NA at the time) Platform: NES Developer: Konami Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: About a month ago, I played the first Gradius game. I hated it. I was not enjoying it and only got to the third level. I got frustrated with… Continue reading Gradius II


Review Date: March 22, 2021 Release Date: February 2, 1988 Platform: NES Publisher: Konami Genre: Shooter Anecdotes: Searching around the Internet, I would swear that Contra was one of the best games ever made. I loaded the game up, and this game felt like just another 2 player shooter taking place in a jungle. I’ve… Continue reading Contra