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…

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…

Backlog Battle: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

I’m glad my next step on the Backlog Battle went better than the first. In contrast to the previous game, Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is exclusively single-player. According to Steam I now have played this game around 3.3 hours and I dare say I enjoyed them significantly more than Helldivers. Type-0 HD is an action…

Gaming Memories: Operation: Inner Space

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: A demon / evil force possesses your computer and now you have to enter it in a miniature plane / spaceship to re-capture your program icons and free your computer from the evil influence. Sounds like a plot that is right at home in the 90s, isn’t…

Backlog Battle: Helldivers (2015)

Well I guess it’s just as well that I begin this series with a game that I quickly kicked from my installed games list again… As part of working through my backlog, I selected Helldivers as the first title to try out. After a little under 2 hours I have my personal verdict on it….

Gaming Memories: Castle of the Winds

In the time before Windows 95, when Windows 3.1 / 3.11 were around, there were pretty much 2 “classes” of games: DOS games that were as you knew them at the time, taking up the whole screen, the interface seamlessly integrating into it (of course dependent on the quality of the developer) etc.. And then…

Gaming Memories – Game Wizard

Back in the days when I switched from the Game Gear over to the PC (with MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 at the time), I was used to being able to cheat in games easily. Sometimes through codes in a game, but mostly due to the Action Replay Pro I had (an alternative to the…

Intellivision Amico – Another console enters the ring?

According to a recent reveal, Intellivision (older gamers might remember that name) is preparing to release a new console of their own – called Amico – in 2020. Looking at the basic data, this is obviously not targeted at the same crowd as the PS4 / Xbox One / Switch. The Amico is supposed to…

Short Game Report: GemCraft – Chasing Shadows

Some years ago when the browser version of this game was new, I played quite a bit of it, as I was rather into the Tower Defense genre. I liked the way it played and what you could do (combine gems, switch them into different towers…). Relatively recently I discovered that they actually made a…

Currently (Re)Playing: Final Fantasy 15 (7)

During the last sessions I continued the main story up to the point where I have the material I need to repair the boat and continue on to the island. Also completed several sidequests along the way. I’m still enjoying the game on this second playthrough, finding new content here and there (the camp quest…