Illusion of Gaia

Illusion of Gaia is a game I've attempted to start playing a few times but never really could get myself to play very far into it. This game was developed by Quintet as the second part of the Soul Blazer series which includes Soul Blazer, Illusion of Gaia and Terranigma. I've heard a lot of great things about Quintet's games, including ActRaiser, but I've never given any of them a proper play through until now. So the question remains of why I couldn't get stuck into this game and give it ... Read more
Posted 9 months ago

I Miss the Sega GT Series. Part 2

When I finally got my hands on an Xbox one of the first games I bought was Sega GT 2002. Although Sega GT wasn't perfect, I still have fond memories of all the time I spent playing it on the Dreamcast. I figured Sega GT 2002 could only be better since it's on the Xbox, right? Well, I can't say it's a masterpiece but nor can I say it's trash, it's just different. I'm not sure where the development team was going with this one, but Sega GT 2002 feels hit ... Read more
Posted 10 months ago

Castlevania: The Adventure

Castlevania: The Adventure is a game I picked up almost 10 years ago and have played very little since. I saw this sitting in the little case at a Half Price Books store for $1 and figured I couldn't go wrong. The label is very reminiscent of the NES Konami games, so I figured that alone should tell me all I needed to know about this gem. I felt like I had really scored here. A Castlevania game for a $1? I had to have gotten one over on old Half ... Read more
Posted 10 months ago

Super Mario World: Return To Dinosaur Land

Super Mario World: Return To Dinosaur Land is a ROM hack I was aware of, but never got around to trying. That all changed when I found out it was included on the SNES multicart I bought earlier this year. I assume whoever was in charge of putting games on this cartridge mistook it for being the actual Super Mario World. Since I've been having a lot of fun playing, or more accurately replaying, through Super Mario World, and now that I can play this ROM hack on my SNES, I ... Read more
Posted 10 months ago

NES Point and Click Games

As I've mentioned before I was always late to the party when it came to video games and video game technology. Our first family computer had Windows 3.1 for the OS, but this was well into the lifespan of Windows 95. We did eventually upgrade, but along the adventure I remember a lot of software being handed down from my more tech savvy relatives. Some of these games were point and click adventure games, one of them being Leisure Suit Larry which was quickly snatched up and thrown away by my mother once she figured out what it was all ... Read more
Posted 10 months ago

I Miss the Sega GT Series! Part 1

I'm not sure I could ever put into words just how much of a game changer Gran Turismo truly was in the world of auto racing video games. Sure there were the Ridge Racers, the Need for Speeds and the Test Drives, but it was Gran Turismo's influence that echoed throughout the industry. Many games changed their formula to try and emulate it, while other games where just outright clones. In 1999 Sony released Gran Turismo 2 to assert their dominance and assure their games stayed on top of the imitations. In ... Read more
Posted 11 months ago

Peripheral Vision: EMiO Turbo Controller for the SNES Classic

From time to time Scott (You know, the guy who pays for the domain and webspace here) will bring a gaming related item to my attention that instantly becomes a must have. Even though I don't currently own a Super Nintendo Classic Edition, I instantly wanted EMiO's The Edge Super Gamepad. Having a bit of an engineer's mind made me wonder if there was any way to convert this to use on the original Super Nintendo. If not I figured worst case I could use the controller for SNES emulation on my ... Read more
Posted 11 months ago