Monday, 26 June 2017

EASTERN MIND: THE LOST SOULS OF TONG NOU


Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong Nou, a Japanese adventure that came to the west in 1995, was developed almost entirely by one - Osamu Satu. If you're unaware, he's the man behind the trippy PlayStation game LSD: Dream Simulator. Consider that a warning - things are about to get weird...

Friday, 23 June 2017

VIRTUA COP 1+2


SEGA are the king of the arcade, and they were on a high in the golden era of the 90s. Virtua Cop (or Virtua Squad in some territories) was their magnum opus for the on-rails light-gun shooter. Arguably the best home conversion at the time was not on the SEGA Saturn - their own console hardware - but the impressive 1997 PC ports.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

MORPHEUS


What would you do is your explorer father disappeared on an arctic expedition 30 years ago? Well, if you're the nameless hero of Soap Bubble Productions' 1998 adventure game Morpheus, a content and normal life is not an option. Time for a life-threatening adventure!

Monday, 12 June 2017

HOLIDAY ISLAND


After all the events that's been happening in my little country known as the United Kingdom (in you're unaware there's been a lot of terrorism and politics), it sure would be nice to have a holiday. A quick look at my bank balance would suggest that Sunflower's 1996 management sim, Holiday Island, is my best bet at having one.

Monday, 22 May 2017

GENDER WARS


In the ultimate battle of the sexes, The 8th Day's Gender Wars pits men and women against in each other in a tongue-in-cheek action strategy game. Let's just say that 1996 was a different time.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

DAVID WOLF: SECRET AGENT


Ah, the 80s. Everything was bigger in the 80s. The hair. The fashion. The action movies. Developed by Dynamix and released in the last year of the decade, David Wolf: Secret Agent encapsulates all of those things and more besides.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

ALIEN RESURRECTION


The videogame adaptation of Alien Resurrection really missed the boat. The movie came out in 1997 but it wasn't until the new millennium that the tie-in came out on the original PlayStation. Was the additional 3 years in development well worth the wait? Hell yes it was!