July2018

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    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Express Raider

    It’s high noon robbery!

    In this vintage 1986 Data East classic, you step into the snakeskin shoes of the toughest hombre in the West. In fact, you're so tough you never even use your guns when robbing odd-numbered trains. This translates into a game of two halves, each with distinct gameplay mechanics. It was certainly fresh back in 1986 and...

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    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Two Crude Dudes

    Are you a crude enough dude to rescue New York?

    The bombs fell in New York back in 2010 and turned the once prosperous metropolis into a nightmarish radioactive junkyard. It is now the year 2030 and the U.S government has decided to take back the city from the criminal ‘Big Valley’ gang of freakish mutants. But with the Bad Dudes now well into...

June2018

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    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Wizard Fire

    “Poisoned water! I will smash it to bits!”

    Two years after Gate of Doom, Data East once again ventured dangerously close to a Dungeons & Dragons intellectual property infringement lawsuit. Wizard Fire (know as Dark Seal II in Japan) upped its game in the graphics department thanks to new hardware, but was it a better experience than its...

May2018

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    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Sly Spy

    “No Mr Sly, I expect you to die!”

    One year after the Bad Dudes saved the day, President Ronnie stepped down. The newly elected President Bushie might be safe from ninjas but not from the nuclear-armed terrorist group Council for World Domination. A group of CWD baddies intercepted the president's motorcade, kidnapping the leader of the free...

March2018

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    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Bad Dudes

    Who is up for some 30-year-old burgers?

    Update: Version 1.01 has been rolled out and that's the version that will be available on the Switch eShop. The dashboard icon art now displays the correct title screen graphics for the game and the charge up KI attack is now accessible in-game. Sadly, you're still unable to access any DIP switch options or...

February2018

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    Review Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Gate Of Doom

    A retro revival

    The 1990 fantasy action arcade game Gate of Doom (also known as Dark Seal) – by the now-defunct Data East – is the first of 20 titles Flying Tiger Entertainment plans to re-release on Nintendo's latest system. With the assistance of "one of gaming's worst mascots" promoting this retro line, the official rebranding for the Switch...