History of a Transformers Fan – Part 2

The previous post ended with me watching the first season of the Beast Wars series on TV, which reignited my interest in the franchise. This was around 98/99 (the series only started airing in 98 here in Germany, 2 years after it was originally released) and stores here at the time had “Robots in Disguise”…

The Console I Could Never Put Down

   Whenever I think of Nintendo, I don’t often think of the NES, SNES, or even N64. My mind tends to go to the Gameboy Color, That lovely little plastic brick (or in my case see thru purple brick)  that was home to many amazing games. Dragon quest 3, a plethora of Pokemon games, and a…

Backlog Battle: Tower 57 (2017)

Well my second go at the twin-stick shooter genre at least went better than the last one (with Helldivers). Tower 57 is a Kickstarter-financed 2D-Pixel-art twin-stick shooter with an actual single-player campaign. But does that mean that I like it? Let’s see… Better first Impression Tower 57 has several nice aspects to it that I…

Anime Impressions: “Black Clover” – NOPE’d outta there

Well this doesn’t happen often… but I actually quit watching this anime right after the first episode because I just couldn’t stand one of the characters. It’s really kind of a shame, because I found the premise of the series pretty interesting, at least judging by the first episode. The animation was fine as well….

Hardware Impressions: Rii Mini Keyboard

I have had an Intel NUC Mini-PC for several years now, for use as a media player, playing older games on the TV and some other stuff. Since a regular keyboard and mouse combo is rather unwieldy when sitting in front of the TV even with wireless options, I have been using a wireless compact…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #12

Title: Man of Iron – The Conclusion Original Release Date: February 23rd, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover Looking back, all the covers of this 4-issue story are just reused panels from inside the…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #11

Title: Man of Iron – Chapter 3 Original Release Date: February 9th, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover Well this cover certainly is a contrast to the previous two issues! But sadly that’s not…

Reinstalling WordPress

Phew, the blog is back up! That… was a bit tricky. The OS on my server needed a major update, which required me to reinstall WordPress and restore the data through Vaultpress. This turned out a bit more difficult than I would have thought. The basic setup of WordPress was easy, of course. But getting…

Gaming Memories: Castle of Illusion (Game Gear)

Castle of Illusion was one of the first games I played on the Game Gear and also my first Jump’n’Run overall. Honestly, I was pretty lucky in that regard, considering this was also a license adaptation. That could have gone a lot worse (thanks mom and dad for picking this one). As an introduction to…

Classic Comics – Transformers G1 UK #10

Title: Man of Iron – Chapter 2 Original Release Date: January 26th, 1985 When did I first read it: In 1991, when this issue (and the other issues of this short story) was published in a pocketbook format Cover The original cover shows a rather toy-like looking Mirage walking around in what’s likely the village…