Game Corner [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man (Mega Drive)

Easily Marvel Comics’ most recognisable and popular superhero, unsuspecting teenage nerd Peter Parker was first bitten by a radioactive spider and learned the true meaning of power and responsibility in Amazing Fantasy #15, which was first published in August 1962. Since then, the Amazing Spider-Man has featured in numerous cartoons, live-action movies, videogames, action figures, … Continue reading Game Corner [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man (Mega Drive)

Game Corner [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man: The Video Game (Arcade)

Easily Marvel Comics’ most recognisable and popular superhero, unsuspecting teenage nerd Peter Parker was first bitten by a radioactive spider and learned the true meaning of power and responsibility in Amazing Fantasy #15, which was first published in August 1962. Since then, the Amazing Spider-Man has featured in numerous cartoons, live-action movies, videogames, action figures, … Continue reading Game Corner [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man: The Video Game (Arcade)

Game Corner [RoboCop Day]: RoboCop (Arcade)

To celebrate the release of the dismal RoboCop (Padilha, 2014) on home media, June 3rd was declared “RoboCop Day” in the city of Detroit. While that movie wasn’t too impressive and had nothing on the original RoboCop (Verhoeven, 1987), this does give us the perfect excuse to talk, and celebrate, all things RoboCop on a … Continue reading Game Corner [RoboCop Day]: RoboCop (Arcade)

Game Corner: Captain America and the Avengers (Arcade)

Released: 1991Developer: Data EastAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Gear, Mega Drive, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) The Background:First created in 1940 by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Steve Rogers/Captain America was an icon of the Second World War, embodying America’s obsession with patriotism and pride by taking the fight directly … Continue reading Game Corner: Captain America and the Avengers (Arcade)

Game Corner: The Punisher (Arcade)

Released: 1993Developer: CapcomAlso Available For: Mega Drive The Background:Frank Castle, Marvel’s resident one-man army, first debuted in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #129. Though originally depicted as an assassin with a specific code of honour, the character went on to become one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes; thanks to his tragic backstory and unwavering … Continue reading Game Corner: The Punisher (Arcade)

Game Corner: Vasara Collection (Xbox One)

Released: August 2019Developer: QUByte InteractiveAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 The Background:If there’s two things I can really get behind it’s a good, no-nonsense, old fashioned shoot-‘em-up and high quality arcade games. The best thing about shoot-‘em-ups is how simple they are to play and yet how much skill they require to you … Continue reading Game Corner: Vasara Collection (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)

Released: 1989Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Amiga, Amstrad, Atari, Commodore 64, GameCube, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and ZX Spectrum The Background:If you were a kid in the eighties or nineties, you were probably really into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; if, like me, you lived in the United Kingdom, you were … Continue reading Game Corner: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade)

Game Corner: Alien vs. Predator (Arcade)

As always, I am opening this review by asking you to cast your minds back to the 1990s. This time, we’re specifically winding the clock back to 1994, a time when Xenomorphs had been off cinema screens since Alien3 (Fincher, 1992) and we hadn’t seen a Predator onscreen since Predator 2 (Hopkins, 1990). It was … Continue reading Game Corner: Alien vs. Predator (Arcade)