Threat

Threat
Click the button below to download the shareware version Download Threat is top-down shoot ‘em up for the PC, released in 1995 by Fragment software. It was, as was standard practice at the time, released as shareware with paid registration required to unlock two of the three episodes. As Fragment Software’s website is no longer up and running, it is no longer possible to register the game. However the shareware version can easily be found after a little internet-fu on your favorite search engine. I did have the full version of this game, but the files are long gone. Each level is comprised of a single screen.… Read the rest

Magical Broom Extreme

Magical Broom Extreme
Download Magical Broom Extreme is completely insane, balls to the walls, seizure inducing, mind numbing fun for the whole family. This game is like that kid at school who had ADHD, only this is a computer game and not a small child. It’s a side scrolling shooter on crystal meth. It’s awesome. I really enjoyed this game, despite not really knowing what the hell was going on. First of all it’s snowing in the game, and you control a little witch riding a broom stick (hence the name) who fires magic bullets (or something) out of the end of her broom (I think).… Read the rest

漆黒のトラペゾヘドロン~The Trapezohedron of the darkness~

漆黒のトラペゾヘドロン~The Trapezohedron of the darkness~
  Download I stumbled upon this game the other day and was impressed by its smooth animation and solid gameplay. Trapezohedron is a 3D vertical shooter by indie developer EAXREG, however much like that newest installment of Raiden, it retains the mechanics of a 2D shooter. Trapezohedron, according to the internet is: the dual polyhedron of an n-gonal antiprism. Its 2n faces are congruent kites (also called trapezia in the US, trapezoids in Britain, or deltoids). The faces are symmetrically staggered. I hope that clears up any confusions you may have had. The back ground moves all over the place (I think I almost got motion sickness at one point) and looks great.… Read the rest

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee
Download Bruce Lee (the game, not the ass-kicking movie star) was made in 1984 for the Commodore 64 and published by Datasoft inc, which later went bust. The remainder of the company was actually bought out by two of their ex-employees and re-branded as IntelliCreations, which also went bust. Random piece of trivia: Their biggest investor was Gilette, the same company that makes razors and shaving cream. Go figure. Anyways, Bruce Lee the game is a 2D side scrolling action/platformer with the late and freaking awesome Bruce Lee as the playable main character. The 8-bit graphics are rather simplistic but do manage to create a surprising amount of atmosphere while the sound effects are about what you would expect from the Commodore 64.… Read the rest

Rolling Hamster Kids ころくるハムスターキッズ

Rolling Hamster Kids ころくるハムスターキッズ
Download Have you ever wanted to see four hamsters body slamming the shit out of each other and roll into fences? Of course you have, and this is your chance. Rolling Hamster Kids is so much fun it hurts. You start the game choosing what kind of game mode you want. You can choose a one on one battle right through to a four player free for all. The game can be played with four friends and can also be played over a network. I haven’t tested it though, as my two best friends Jack Daniels and Johnny Walker weren’t interested.… Read the rest

Destruction Desire

Destruction Desire
Download This game is freaking awesome. It’s a 2D fighter, similar to Guilty Gear, which seems to have been made with some kind of fighting game making kit. The graphics in this game are fan-fucking-tastic and fluid as hell. It really is a nicely polished piece of work. Unfortunately the creator has given up on the game making business (according to his website) which is a shame, but it can’t be helped.The game isn’t exactly new on the freeware scene and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few die hard Otaku out there have already played it, but whatever. I like this game so I’m gonna review it.… Read the rest

Nezumi Man

Nezumi Man
Download Nezumi means Mouse and Man means Man. That’s pretty much all you need to know about this games mascot. Starting the game up I find that the game window doesn’t quite fit in my laptops screen. Oh well. As soon as it starts I know what I’m in for; a Megaman clone. The level select screen is the same, the controls are the same, the attack is the same (only you can’t do a charge shot for some stupid reason). Despite this, after a few minutes of play time you do somewhat forget that it’s a blatant rip-off. Well allmost.… Read the rest

Wonderboy

Wonderboy
Wonderboy was first released as an arcade game in 1986 and was later ported to the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear. It featured a young man in a grass skirt taking down defenceless animals with a tomahawk and jumping skateboards over ice caverns. Needless to say this game blew me away as a small child. Wonderboy eventually found it’s way from the arcade to the living room via the Sega Master System and is considered to be a classic by most Master System fans. Any NES fans who play Wonderboy for the first time are bound to get a strange feeling of deja-vu.… Read the rest

Riah

Riah
Download RIAH is a freeware platformer that looks and plays a lot like a classic NES or SMS title. It looks very “8-bit”. You play a heroine who is going on some sort of quest for some reason or another. Absolutely no story is given in this game, but it is actually kind of nice not to have to sit through screens of back story and some bullshit training mode before you can even start playing the game itself. You start with a kind of extendable long sword as your main weapon. It took me a little while to realize that you can change your primary weapon to either a projectile (some kind of throwing dagger), a hammer that flies up in an arc or a kind of spiked Frisbee/boomerang that flies forward at first, then curves and flies towards the opposite edge of the screen.… Read the rest

忍者君:魔城の冒険 Ninja Kun : The Demon Castle Adventure

忍者君:魔城の冒険 Ninja Kun : The Demon Castle Adventure
Holy shit, where do I start with this one. I found this cart while browsing around a local second hand shop. It was about 80 yen (still less than a dollar) so I thought “fuck it” and added it to the already sizable pile of carts that my wife would no doubt grill me over once I got home. Seriously, I’m a simple man, as long as I have my whiskey and my vidya games I’m happy. And being a Friday night with no work the next day, the door to an all night bender was wide open, but really, not even alcohol could help me enjoy this game.… Read the rest