Feature: A look into every Klonoa game ever made.

 The Klonoa series is regarded as one of the finest of all platforming series. Despite it’s looks, this is one of the more challenging platformer series out there and for good reason. There are 7 Klonoa games, 5 of which are of the platformer genre and 4 are available in the US. This article will take a look into all 7 games, and give you an idea of what to expect from each one of them. If you call yourself a platformer fan it is essential that you at least play two of the titles. To find out which two as well as what the other 5 are all about hit the jump and read on for this exlusive Platformer Update Feature for the Klonoa Series! Continue reading


Review – Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge (Game Boy)

Developer/Publisher: Capcom
Year: 1990
Fun Fact: the title screen just says “Mega Man” – nothing about “Wily’s Revenge”

Whether or not you like this game is going to depend on several things. Are you a fan of the classic Mega Man series? Do you like it when an NES series goes all Game Boy on you and plays just its big brothers? Finally, do you like your games to be unapologetically tough (sometimes even cheap) ? If you answered yes to these questions, you’ll love this little adventure. Continue reading

Review – Shaman King: Master of Spirits (Game Boy Advance)

Developer: KCE Japan
Publisher: Konami
Year: 2004
Fun fact: Uses the GBA Castlevania engine

Yes, you read the fun fact correctly, this game uses the engine created for Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, and yes, it does play quite a bit like them.  If you’re a fan of Konami’s long-runnin, vampire-hunting series, then you may be interested in Shaman King. Continue reading

Review – Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (GBC)

Developer: Nintendo Software Technology Corporation
Publisher: Nintendo
Year: 2000
Fun Fact: only released in USA

Let’s get this out of the way first: this game has a major glitch. It’s absolutely incredible that BCEF was put into mass production with this glitch but it’s there in almost every copy. Basically, if you save and then continue to play the game freezes up – and your save file will never recover. What an INCREDIBLE failure of quality control! There is one practical way around this, though: play straight through without saving just like you have to do with the original Bionic Commando on the NES. Now on to the game itself . . .

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Metroid II gets a fan remake 3 years in the making

You know you are devoted to a game when you spend 3 years of your life painstakingly recreating a game from scratch. Well DoctorM64 did this using Game Maker 7, and has now released this nice trailer to showcase his hard work. It is not 100% done yet (As seen on his blog) he still has a lot to work on such as music and sound effects, but based on this footage it is a beautiful little fanwork that could easily pass as a Nintendo DS remake. Now what would ruin DoctorM64’s day is when he finally releases his full project Nintendo announces that a remake to Metroid II will be coming soon to the DS.