Posts with tag: sega mega drive

“Where The Streets Have No Name”
Posted at 16:54 on 17th September 2017

My latest contribution to the Marioke video game karaoke canon – first performed 15/09/2017. My self-imposed writing brief this month was to find songs by artists that have so far been absent from the Marioke songlist, and to favour the stupidest jokes possible. “Where The Streets Are Of Rage” – after “Where The Streets Have […]

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Toejam & Earl
Posted at 12:37 on 1st March 2015

Some extremely welcome and long-awaited news came last week: Greg Johnson, designer of the original Toejam & Earl games, has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a new game in the series. You can pledge to the Kickstarter here: The original Toejam & Earl for the Sega Mega Drive is my […]

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Lookback: Gunstar Super Heroes
Posted at 15:46 on 7th June 2008

Continuing the trawl through my old games writing, here’s a look at Treasure’s 2005 remake of their breakthrough hit Gunstar Heroes. My opinion of the game hasn’t really changed, it’s a technically strong but otherwise unremarkable romp. At the time of course we didn’t realise that Gunstar and games like it would represent the peak […]

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The sort of thing I like
Posted at 23:03 on 10th January 2006

The best way to illustrate the qualities that I consider important in games is to give some examples of games that I’ve derived a lot of enjoyment from over an extended period of time. Most of the games listed below will most likely be revisited and discussed in greater detail in forthcoming posts. I’d hope […]

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