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Paprium

Paprium

It took the better part of an entire decade, but WaterMelon’s massive brawler Paprium has finally arrived. After so long and so many promises, does it live up to the promises made? The answer is mixed, but it’s definitely a game that’s worth giving some playtime.

Interview: Jacob Andersen (Designer: Amok & Scorcher)

Interview: Jacob Andersen (Designer: Amok & Scorcher)

We spoke to Jacob Andersen, the Lemon co-founder who worked on Amok and Scorcher for the Saturn. Both games were technically impressive and showed the system’s power in capable hands. Mr. Andersen spoke to us about his time at Lemon and his work on both of these Saturn titles.

Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool

Chester Cheetah: Too Cool to Fool

Cheeto’s mascot made two appearances on the Genesis. While not the deepest platformer, the first game isn’t necessarily bad. It just doesn’t go out of its way to do anymore than one would expect from a licensed product. It’s short and unpolished, but perhaps there’s some worth here for the curious.

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

One of the first games announced for the Saturn ending up being its swan song in North America. U.S. fans waited anxiously for the beautiful action/RPG that never seemed to arrive. In the end, they got a solid title that missed its window to really impress but was still a solid entry in the Saturn’s library.

LHX Attack Chopper

LHX Attack Chopper

The Genesis hosts a slew of 3D military simulators, giving players the chance to pilot tanks, planes, and helicopters in flat-shaded, polygonal battlegrounds. Electronic Arts’ LHX Attack Chopper is one that has a decent game experience to offer if you can get past the slow pace and learning curve.


8-Bit Reviews

Black Onyx, The

Black Onyx, The

Largely unknown to Western games, The Black Onyx is something of a legend in Japan and laid the foundation for many console and computer RPGs to come. It’s quite barebones now, but it’s remarkable that the SG-1000 even got the game, considering it was released well into the Famicom era.

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16-bit Reviews

Paprium

Paprium

It took the better part of an entire decade, but WaterMelon’s massive brawler Paprium has finally arrived. After so long and so many promises, does it live up to the promises made? The answer is mixed, but it’s definitely a game that’s worth giving some playtime.

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Arcade/Saturn/DC Reviews

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

One of the first games announced for the Saturn ending up being its swan song in North America. U.S. fans waited anxiously for the beautiful action/RPG that never seemed to arrive. In the end, they got a solid title that missed its window to really impress but was still a solid entry in the Saturn’s library.

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Features

Interview: Jacob Andersen (Designer: Amok & Scorcher)

Interview: Jacob Andersen (Designer: Amok & Scorcher)

We spoke to Jacob Andersen, the Lemon co-founder who worked on Amok and Scorcher for the Saturn. Both games were technically impressive and showed the system’s power in capable hands. Mr. Andersen spoke to us about his time at Lemon and his work on both of these Saturn titles.

continue reading

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Black Onyx, The

Black Onyx, The

Largely unknown to Western games, The Black Onyx is something of a legend in Japan and laid the foundation for many console and computer RPGs to come. It’s quite barebones now, but it’s remarkable that the SG-1000 even got the game, considering it was released well into the Famicom era.

read more

Syndicate CD

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Classic Interview: Tom Kalinske

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