Kobayashi Naru It was a hazy afternoon in the 80s and my mother had just collected my brother and I from school. We’d recently purchased a Spectrum 128k and mum had bought us a new game (always exciting). ‘it has a robot on the front’ she replied when we asked what was on the cover. …

kiyimbak: Favourite genre? Although I cut my teeth on Spectrum games from the late eighties such as ‘Disco Dan’ and ‘Oh Mummy’, I had always marvelled at difficult action titles from Japan such as ‘Shinobi’ , ‘Castlevania’ , ‘Ghosts and Goblins’. When my older brother and picked up our Megadrive in the early nineties, somehow …

What is a man? In anticipation for the rumoured announcement of Koji Igarashi’s Castlevania spiritual successor tomorrow, I’ve decided to revisit Symphony of the Night on XBOX Live. I had previously ‘completed’ (Didn’t get to the inverted Castle) it a few years back, but it’s been a while, so I’ve decided to start a fresh …

Favourite genre? Although I cut my teeth on Spectrum games from the late eighties such as ‘Disco Dan’ and ‘Oh Mummy’, I had always marvelled at difficult action titles from Japan such as ‘Shinobi’ , ‘Castlevania’ , ‘Ghosts and Goblins’. When my older brother and picked up our Megadrive in the early nineties, somehow someway, …

Recently 1000/1000 Volgarr the viking on XBOX One (Crazy Viking Studios); such a fantastic game that pays homage to the great action titles of yesteryear, particularly, Rastan Saga from Taito. The experience took me back and makes me wish for more games in a similar vein. I’ve ordered Taito Legends for PS2, just to get …