Monthly Archives: April 2011

Violence Fight: the quarrelers! (2 of 2)

After getting to know Bat/Bad Blue, Ben “Fierce Eagle of Nevada” Smith and, last but certainly not least, Lick Joe, let’s meet the rest of Violence Fight‘s colorful personalities, shall we? First, we have Lee Chen, the fourth and final … Continue reading

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Violence Fight: the quarrelers! (1 of 2)

With such a great plot, you’re probably expecting the characters in Taito’s Violence Fight to be (ahem) colorful, interesting characters, and I believe you won’t be disappointed… Let’s start with the main character, mentioned in the intro: Bat Blue (sometimes called Bad … Continue reading

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Best plot in a video game EVER?

So much examples of utter brilliance here! The fact that the competition portrayed in the video game was in vogue among “Mafia, reckless drivers (!) and general businessmen”! That the game was a struggle for “No. 1 Quarreler”! That fighters … Continue reading

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Bad Comic Panels #10: “Just like a woman! […] you’re too scatterbrained and emotional!”

Ah, Reed Richards. Few characters have been as consistently portrayed as sexist, in mainstream superhero comics. It’s probably because he and Sue were one of the first “real” couples in superhero comics: they were already dating in the very first … Continue reading

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Laser Squad (ZX Spectrum, 1988)

Note: this post is expanded from one in my old blog, The Games of My Life. From the mind and programming skills of Julian Gollop, author of Chaos, came this masterpiece in 1988: Laser Squad, quite probably the best and … Continue reading

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Bad Comic Panels #9: “Our Communist overlords will slay us if we fail in our mission!”

Since the Anti-Communism entries in the Bad Comic Panel series have, so far, been about the Soviet Union, I thought that such a “monopoly” would be unfair to our Chinese friends in the 1960s, who have been ignored so far. … Continue reading

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Conversion Wars #1: Post Mortem

As I had mentioned before, the first entry on the Conversion Wars series (Out Run) revealed its format to be far too cumbersome; three long posts for a single game is simply too much. So, the second entry in the series … Continue reading

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Conversion Wars #1: Out Run (part 3 of 3: console ports / scores)

(Note: please see parts 1 and 2 for the rest of the ports.) Not many more to go, now. First, let’s look at the Sega Master System port: We’ve already seen two versions (MSX2 and PC) that appear to be … Continue reading

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Time Commanders

When I started this blog, one of the conscious decisions I made back then was to avoid the common “look at this cool thing I’ve just found!” posts. The reasons are several: because that tends to “date” posts (i.e. what’s … Continue reading

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Conversion Wars #1: Out Run (part 2 of 3: 16-bit home computer ports)

(Note: part 1 is here.) Moving on to 16-bit home computer versions of Out Run, there are just three to look at. Let’s begin with the one I believe came out first, the Atari ST version, released by US Gold … Continue reading

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