US VC Releases - 28th May - Actraiser

This week for North America it's a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. The good being the excellent Actraiser, for those still uninitiated for this wonderful game it is a hack and slash platform game and a God sim game all in one. A strange mix that only Square Enix could pull off. Truly outstanding even now.

The bad is Hudson's J.J. & Jeff, it is a platform game in the mould of New Adventure Island only not as good. The original game was modelled on Japanese TV Show Kato Chan & Ken Chan and featured a move where you could fart on bad guys to defeat them, sadly this outstanding attack was replaced for a can of spray paint so even the basic charm this game had has been lost somewhat.

The ugly is Kid Chameleon, it's not as bad as all that but graphically it was considered quite poor even at the time. It's basically quite an average platform game, but fun for a while at least.

So that's it for another week. Check out the reviews here:

Actraiser - Super Nintendo - 800 Points

J.J. & Jeff - TurboGrafx-16 - 600 Points

Kid Chameleon - Sega Genesis - 800 Points

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