I know practically nothing about wrestling, as this article on Aki Wrestling Games is ridiculously comprehensive, detailing all of the titles made by the Japanese company, how they were localized for the American audience, their competition at the time, and how they ended up start the Def Jam series. To follow up the Out of This World article from last week, I put up a small bit about Delphine Adventure Games, a trio of titles they developed in their early years. They seem to get a lot of love from Amiga fans, but since I don't quite have that twinge of nostalgia, I can't say they've really aged well. But you can definitely see how they influenced Out of This World and Flashback, especially in Future Wars, which had graphics by Eric Chahi.
On the shooter side, we have a review of Gaia Seed, which is an expanded version of the write-up on the blog from about a year ago. It was recently released on the US PSN thanks to Monkey Paw Games, and it's a good way to play a cheap shooter, especially considering that a physical copy will run you approximately $150. And finally, to follow up on Dangun Feveron, here's a review of ESP Ra. De., featuring psychic humans blowing up crap in near-futuristic Tokyo. It's the predecessor to the more popular Espgaluda series, the second of which was ported to the 360 at the beginning of the year (and the regular edition is region free! Yay! But the awful exchange rate means it will cost you at least $80! Boo!) And since we're talking about old shooters being released on DD services, we decided to dig up Cho Aniki to revise it a bit. The original PCE game is available on the US Wii Virtual Console, the PSOne game (the one with the extremely bizarre digitized sprites) is on the US PSN thanks to Monkey Paw (again), and the recent PSP game (the one with the wang logo) is also out on the PSN courtesy of Aksys. So classy.