Ara Fell, not awful
There's a comforting familiarity to Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition that lends the whole game a veneer of nostalgia. That's not just in terms of its debt to classic JRPGs – which, naturally, it has in spades – but also in its character writing, which conjures up memories of old-school webcomics, fanfiction and English-translated...
The devil is in the detail
Long before 'bullet hell' shooters became the flavour of the month, Technosoft's Thunder Force series took an almost perverse delight in humiliating players who foolishly believed they had the skills to beat even the toughest shmup challenge. Titles like Thunder Force III, IV and V were the pinnacle of 2D shooting...
On your mark, get set, go!
If you’ve ever played Konami’s Track & Field series (also known as Hyper Olympic in Japan), you’ll no doubt remember the intense competitive aspects of these titles. Super Sportmatchen channels the spirit of these classics and has a slightly less serious tone. This is a single and multiplayer game focused on...