DotEmu and Lizardcube are teaming up to bring a modernization of the 1989 Sega Master System game to modern consoles and PC. Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap. The modern version will be done in a digitally drawn 2D style all the while sticking to the original’s roots.
Scarlet Moon Records is taking the familiar sounds of Hiroki Kikuta’s Secret of Mana score and flipping it on it’s ear with Prescription for Sleep: Lullabies of Mana. Made up of saxophonist Norihiko Hibino (Metal Gear Solid, Bayonetta) and pianist AYAKI (Persona Q, Etrian Odyssey) GENTLE LOVE create smooth, mellow jazz renditions of
Loading up Eclipse Games’ Tachyon Project on my Xbox One was exciting and had me optimistic for a fun, multi-directional shooter, and in regards to the gameplay, I can’t say I was disappointed. The game is fun, has versatile enemies and changing mechanics, but after getting started in the story mode, I
On July 9, 1981, Nintendo dropped what is the equivalent of the “fire mixtape” in arcades: Donkey Kong. Still, on it’s 34th anniversary, it is considered an all-time classic, and pretty much anyone who’s familiar with Nintendo knows this game, and for good reason. Everything about the game gives off “fun”.
For the last several years, there’s been a renaissance of independent developers creating games with a decidedly retro aesthetic. They absolutely run the gamut in style and tone. As a child, I had an NES, so I have a predisposition to being attracted to a lot of these games. Unfortunately, not
28 years ago, Icarus and Daedalus, an enduring Greek parable of ‘how not to make glue’ was wrested from its classical heritage by Nintendo’s Frankenstein caress. Icarus endured the transmutation from antiquarian allegory in dilapidated old books to low-brow media mainstream when it hit the Family Computer Disk System in 1986