Saturday, April 21, 2012
The big feature this week is a look at the Rayxanber trilogy of hori-shmups. Made the by the defunct developer DataWest, the first two were awful while the third was quite excellent. Next we have some JRPG lite coverage with Dream Master on the Famicom – not to be confused with Little Nemo: Dream Master on the NES. It’s really cool and there’s a fan-translation available. Proving that we also don’t just cover classic games, there’s an exuberant examination of Go! Go! Kokopolo - Harmonious Forest Revenge, for the DSi/3DS download services. It’s a rambunctious little arcade-style game which channels a lot of classics you’ll probably recognise.
part 6 of our epic rundown. This it’s Hypership Out of Control, Shooting Game KARI, iStriker: Rescue & Combat, plus Boss Battles. For our Metal Gear fans there’s also a candid interview with David Hayter, the iconic voice of the English Solid Snake. This interview was conducted privately via his agent, without any input from either Konami or Sony, so what you’ve got is raw and uncut - with some fantastic anecdotes (there's a reason the guy writes film scripts - he's funny!). Your Weekly Kusoge is Vanslug, which keen-eyed readers may recognise from our Korean coverage. But a game this bad, on so many levels, deserved a second look. The spotlight article for the week is Exile, which has been overhauled in the new site style, has updated links, and we've finally solved the problem of where the alembic was in the PC88 release. It's also a really great series if you like action RPGs.