Review of Metal Slug: The Ultimate History by Bitmap Books

Two franchises spring to my mind when I hear the term “Run’n’Gun”, Contra and Metal Slug, although my first experience of the genre was Rush’n Attack/Green Beret by Konami, it was Contra 3 (also by Konami) on the Super Nintendo and Metal Slug (developed by Nazca/SNK) in the arcade that made me a fan of running and gunning. SNK’s Metal Slug series was considered by … Continue reading Review of Metal Slug: The Ultimate History by Bitmap Books

NHS Charity Gaming Stream

Right now NHS workers are doing their very best to battle the coronavirus (COVID-19) while many of us rightly stay at home. To show support I will be streaming to raise money for NHS Charities Together (please click the link below) and will be donating £50 myself to start, with a target set of £200. Please click on the JustGiving link above and let … Continue reading NHS Charity Gaming Stream

Flip Grip Review

Fans of classic vertical arcade shoot’em’ups (sometimes referred to as “Shmups”) have long suffered when it comes to home ports. Many “Tate” (Japanese for vertical) shmups were displayed on a tall rather than wide monitor in the arcades, when these games hit consoles due to a traditional TV being wide you would have a big black border around the screen or (horrifically) a stretched display. … Continue reading Flip Grip Review

Escaping Alcatraz Island

By far one of the best online gaming experiences I’ve had was with my friends (Christer, Lee and Johnson) playing Black Ops 2 Mob of the Dead Zombie mode, an intense game of survival with the goal being escaping Alcatraz Island with your life. This is a complex almost impossible mission that even Tom Cruise would struggle with unless he had one of the developers … Continue reading Escaping Alcatraz Island

My SMKC19 Story

Since 2002 the very best Super Mario Kart players have been battling each other to see who is the greatest, this year they were joined by me. Despite being the number one in Essex (at NTSC), it would be fair to say that with a ranking of 310 out of 576 players (can you imagine if everyone had turned up) on the official Super Mario … Continue reading My SMKC19 Story

Nintendo Switch Lite Review

Nintendo have a habit of releasing its handheld consoles in various formats. From the original Game Boy to the Game Boy Colour, Game Boy Advance to the SP and Micro versions, DS got a redesign and DS Lite/Max, the 3DS welcomed the arrival of the 2DS again in various redesigned forms. Now we have a new version of the Switch, a portable handheld only model … Continue reading Nintendo Switch Lite Review

Super Mario Kart Championship 2019

From 13th to 17th August 2019, me and the very best Super Mario Kart players will do battle in Alphen ann den Rijn located in the Netherlands. Playing Time Trial, Battle Mode, Match Race and 150cc. This will be my first time competing in an eSports championship and I’m looking forward to it. Follow my Super Mario Kart progress since joining two years go here. … Continue reading Super Mario Kart Championship 2019

My First Kickstarter – R-Type Final 2

Modern gaming development is costly, so much so that developers can be scared to doing something new or resurrect a much loved classic. Both Bloodstained Ritual of the Night and Shenmue 3 went through Kickstarter funding despite being made by big names from the past. Backing a Kickstarter had been on my mind before, Bloodstained sounded like the Castlevania Symphony of the Night sequel I’d … Continue reading My First Kickstarter – R-Type Final 2

Buying Japanese Switch Games

Original article published at Nippon Game Quest store. Buying Japanese games can be risky if your ability to read Japanese is non existent, no one wants to buy a game and be stuck in the title screen. Fortunately some Switch games have an English language option or will automatically “switch” to your console language. However this is not always the case. If a game has … Continue reading Buying Japanese Switch Games