Game Corner [Whacking Day]: The Simpsons (PlayStation 3)

According to the appropriately-titled episode “Whacking Day” (Lynch, 1993), the 10th of May is celebrated throughout the fictional town of Springfield as a day to drive snakes into the town square and mercilessly club them to death. Accordingly, as a massive fan of The Simpsons (1989 to present) I feel that this is an appropriate … Continue reading Game Corner [Whacking Day]: The Simpsons (PlayStation 3)

Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Released: May 2010Developer: Climax StudiosAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One The Background:Mate, how absolutely brilliant was Rocket Knight Adventures (Konami, 1993) back in the day? Back when cute, anthropomorphic mascots were all the rage, Sparkster (the titular “Rocket Knight”) really stood out thanks to some absolutely gorgeous graphics, kick-ass music, and fast-paced, rocket-based … Continue reading Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Kid Dracula (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: October 1990Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Game Boy, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:Well, this is it; over the past few weeks, I have been reviewing each of the titles of the Castlevania Anniversary Collection and we’re finally at … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Kid Dracula (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania: Bloodlines / Castlevania: The New Generation (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: December 1993Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Mega Drive, Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:For the longest time, Castlevania was a series synonymous with Nintendo’s home consoles; handheld or otherwise, Castlevania was generally played on a Nintendo-branded product, meaning those of us (like me) … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania: Bloodlines / Castlevania: The New Generation (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: July 1991Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:So far, since I started working my way through the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, I’ve realised two things: first, Castlevania II: … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania: The Adventure (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: October 1989Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:Understandably, it seemed like Nintendo had a rule of sorts back in the day: If a title was successful on … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania: The Adventure (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Super Castlevania IV (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: October 1991Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 4, and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) The Background:So, thanks to the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, I recently found out that Super Castlevania IV is actually a remake of … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Super Castlevania IV (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: December 1989Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Family Computer Disk System (Famicom), Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:After dramatically altering the straight-forward action/platforming of the original Castlevania (Konami, 1986) with the awkward and … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: August 1987Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Family Computer Disk System (Famicom), Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:If Castlevania (Konami, 1986) has a reputation for being one of the more difficult games of … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania (Xbox One)

Released: May 2019Originally Released: September 1986Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment/Konami Industry Co. LtdOriginal Developer: KonamiAlso Available For: Amiga, Arcade, C64, Family Computer Disk System (Famicom), Game Boy Advance, Mobile, MS-DOS, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, and PlayStation 4 The Background:Castlevania (known as “Akumajō Dracula”) is notorious for … Continue reading Game Corner [Castlevania Marathon]: Castlevania (Xbox One)