Wonder Boy III : The Dragon’s Trap is the third Wonder Boy game on the Sega Master System, following on from Wonder Boy in Monster Land. The game was created by West One studios, published by Sega in 1989 and was later ported to the Game Gear. Despite being created by a Japanese company, Wonder Boy III was first released in English on the Sega Master System in North America and Europe, before being ported to the PC Engine in Japan a few years later as an Adventure Island title. In fact, Wonder Boy III, in it’s original form, didn’t see a Japanese release until 2007 when it was bundled with the Sega Ages : Monster World Complete Collection for the Playstation 2.… Read the rest

Download God of Thunder is a top-down action/puzzle/rpg hybrid which, despite the odd combination of play styles, is a hell of a lot of fun. It was initially released as shareware in 1993 by Software Creations, but was officially released as freeware in 2002. It is a classic DOS game and probably rings a bell with anyone who was a part of the 90’s shareware scene. The game has a top-down perspective, reminiscent of an early Zelda game. However you carry no sword. You play Thor, the god of thunder so accordingly you carry a hammer that always returns to you when thrown.… Read the rest

Wonderboy in Monster Land is the second installment in the Wonderboy franchise and the first game in the Monster Land series. This game is another example of Westone Studios playing Sega like a fool. Much like the first Wonder Boy game, the code for Monster Land was again sold to Hudson who released it as Bikkuriman World and changed the graphics and sprites to match the characters from an anime series of the same name. The game starts with Wonder Boy in nothing but a grass skirt. The girl he just risked his life to save in the last game seems to be gone as well.… Read the rest

Download Excelsior, Phase One is the first of two freeware role playing games produced by 11th Dimension Entertainment. The first game is reminiscent of the early Ultima games while the second instalment looks and plays more like one of the later entries in the Ultima series. In my humble and often disregarded opinion, Excelsior Phase One trumps the lot. Well maybe it doesn’t quite “trump” the Ultima series, but it is definitely on the same level. The game is free to download and play indefinitely, however the games creators ask that you register the game if you happen like it. You don’t have to register to keep playing, but if you find yourself enjoying it there is no reason not to register you copy.… Read the rest

Download Legend cave is a free RPG/platform hybrid from Japanese freeware developer Bombalmen. The game is completely in Japanese, however that shouldn’t stop anyone from enjoying it as there is virtually no dialog. It is not a story rich epic journey type RPG, but rather a ‘you VS everything’ survival type of game. The game opens to the developer’s logo and then straight into the main menu. First time players of course will want to start a new game, which is the first option on the screen In Legend Cave, you choose from one four character types, as well as their gender.… Read the rest