Game Corner [Bite-Size / Mario Day]: Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Wii)

So, for no better reason than “Mar.10” resembling Mario’s name, March 10th is widely regarded as being “Mario Day”, a day to celebrate Nintendo’s portly plumber, an overalls-wearing mascot who literally changed the videogame industry forever and shaped the home console market of the nineties. To commemorate Mario Day this year, I’ve made March “Mario … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size / Mario Day]: Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Wii)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Released: 29 October 2020Originally Released: 30 October 1998Developer: Double Fine ProductionsOriginal Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: Mobile, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita A Brief Background:Grim Fandango was the brainchild of noted creator Tim Schafer, whose success with Full Throttle (LucasArts, 1995) allowed him to pitch a surreal, Day of the Dead-inspired concept that LucasArts … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Devil May Cry 4 (Xbox 360)

Released: January 2008Developer: CapcomAlso Available For: Mobile, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 (Remaster), Xbox One (Remaster) A Brief Background:Long before the God of War franchise (Various, 2005 to present) cornered the market when it came to hack and slash videogames, Capcom released a trilogy of titles that saw you cutting demons and angels alike into … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Devil May Cry 4 (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019 Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. Ltd Also Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 A Brief Background: First announced back in March 2019, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection is just one of three bundles of old school Konami goodness cobbled together to celebrate the game publisher’s fiftieth anniversary. First released on … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Castlevania Anniversary Collection (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: SEGASonic the Hedgehog (Arcade)

Released: 1993 Developer: SEGA AM3 A Brief Background: I may have mentioned this before but, back in the early-nineties, SEGA’s super-speedy blue hedgehog of a mascot was on something of a roll; Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Team, 1991) had finally swayed videogame fans away from the Nintendo Entertainment System then, after the unforgettable and highly … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: SEGASonic the Hedgehog (Arcade)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Mortal Kombat (Master System)

Released: 1994 Originally Released: 1992 Developer: Arena Entertainment/Probe Development/Midway Original Developer: Midway Also Available For: Arcade, Mega Drive, Mega-CD, Game Gear, Game Boy, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), PC, Amiga, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 3, Xbox, Xbox 360 A Brief Background: You’ve all heard of Mortal Kombat, right? The violent fighting game series that … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Mortal Kombat (Master System)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)

Released: May 2015 Developer: CD Projekt Red Also Available For: PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch A Brief Background: So, I’d heard of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt for a while now; my Twitter feed was full of praise for the game for some time and, even now, it crops up as being a really … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Mega Drive)

Released: 1994 Developer: Banpresto/Nova Also Available For: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Game Gear, and Mega CD The Background: If you were a kid back in the early nineties, right after you finished up being obsessed with what we in the UK know as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (1987 to 1996), and before Pokémon … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Mega Drive)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Shenmue (Xbox One)

So, thanks to Xbox Game Pass, I finally got the chance to play the cult favourite role-playing videogame Shenmue (SEGA AM2/Ys Net, 1999/2019), which has been lauded as one of the Dreamcast’s most prolific titles and has a dedicated fanbase who have been called for HD remakes and a third entry for years. Once I … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Shenmue (Xbox One)