CHAPTER 9: MORTAL KOMBAT

Violence. Blood and gore. Martial arts. Ninjas. Cyborgs. Sorcerers. Four-armed half-dragon men. If this combination of words were presented as a clue on Jeopardy!, the correct response would be “What’s everything a kid in the ‘90’-s thought was totally rad?”. All of this and so much more were part of what endeared me to the…

CHAPTER 7: THE 16-BIT ERA

As someone whose first console was an NES and didn’t have a PC at home until 1996, the concept of upgrading to a better, newer console was something that didn’t really cross my mind. But, suddenly I started seeing commercials on television for something called a Genesis – doing what Nintendon’t – and pieces in…

JOLLY CHRISTMAS GAMING MEMORIES

I like to put out themed articles around the holidays, like horror themed games around Halloween and similarly Christmas related content around this festive time of year. As there’s not a lot of games that share the common thread of comic books and Christmas save the ones I’ve looked at in previous years like Batman Returns and Batman:…

REVIEW: TIMECOP (SNES)

Jean Claude Van-Damme is no stranger to film video game crossovers, having played Guile in the live-action Street Fighter film, but compared to other 90’s action icons like Stallone and Schwarzenegger, his video game tie-in ratio is pretty small with only a Universal Soldier game, which was simply a conversion of an already existing game called Turrican 2, and Timecop. Licensed games, especially in…

REVIEW: THE ROCKETEER (SNES)

I’m going to preface my review of The Rocketeer  on SNES with a little story from my childhood. It’s Christmas 1992 and I’ve opened all of my presents, save one. So far I’ve gotten everything that I’ve wished for, namely my Batman Returns Bat-missile Batmobile and Batcave play-set; What could be in this mysterious box…