Arcade

Review: The Pinball Arcade

April 16, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Pinball Arcade (XBLA, PSN [Reviewed], PS Vita, Android, iPhone, Nintendo 3DS) Developer: FarSight Studios Publisher: FarSight Studios Genre(s): Arcade, Pinball Released: April 4, 2012 XBLA, April 10, 2012 PSN ESRB Rating: E10+ – Everyone 10+ While classic arcades have been slowly dying out in most places, pinball has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence on home consoles. FarSight Studios has brought over The Pinball Arcade to XBLA and PSN (and PS Vita) and it’s a game pinball enthusiast have been waiting for. The Pinball Arcade isn’t just another pinball game for home [...]

Review: Donkey Kong Jr.

February 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Donkey Kong Jr. (NES, Wii VC [Reviewed] Others) Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Genre(s): Arcade, Platforming Released: Wii VC – December 4, 2006 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone Quick retro mini review. This is the NES version of Donkey Kong Jr. played on the Wii Virtual Console, it has a few differences between the arcade version. Donkey Kong Jr. is of course the sequel to the hugely popular (in the 80s) Donkey Kong arcade game. The roles are reversed this time though. You don’t play as Mario trying to rescue the Princess from Donkey Kong. Instead, you play as Donkey Kong [...]

Review: NBA Jam: On Fire Edition

October 11, 2011 // 5 Comments

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition (PSN [reviewed], XBLA) Developer: EA Canada Publisher: EA Sports Genre(s): Sports, Arcade Released: October 4, 2011 (PSN), October 5, 2011 (XBLA) ESRB Rating: E – Everyone I’ll admit up front that I absolutely hate basketball, and that I could care less about any basketball simulation game. That’s why I’ve loved the NBA Jam series since I was a kid playing it on the Genesis, or SNES, or in an arcade. NBA Jam strips the game down to its most basic element without having rules (with the exception of goal tending) and without complicated controls. Basically, NBA [...]

Review: Altered Beast

September 6, 2011 // 3 Comments

Altered Beast (Arcade, Sega Genesis, Wii VC, XBLA, PSN [Reviewed], others) Developer: SEGA Publisher: SEGA Genre(s): Beat ‘em up, side scroller PSN Release: September 6, 2011; Arcade: 1988; Genesis: August 14, 1989 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone This is the last of the SEGA Vintage Collection coming to Playstation Network. It’s available now for Playstation Plus subscribers for free, and will be available to all PSN members to purchase in a couple of weeks. This is the same enhanced version of the game that hit Xbox LIVE Arcade on June 10, 2009. Many people have fond memories of this game [...]

Review: Elevator Action Deluxe

August 31, 2011 // 1 Comment

Elevator Action Deluxe (Playstation Network) Developer:  Square Enix Publisher:  Square Enix Genre(s): Platformer, Arcade Released: August 30, 2011 ESRB Rating: T – Teen In 1983, game developer Taito released Elevator Action in the arcades, and it was a popular arcade game that was later ported to home consoles as an NES title in 1985. That port is available on the Wii’s Virtual Console. But now, some 28 years after the release of the original Elevator Action in arcades, Square Enix has delivered a remake titled Elevator Action Deluxe available now exclusively on the Playstation [...]

The Backlog Volume # 5- Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

June 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (Windows, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 [reviewed], Android, iOS) Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Romania, Ubisoft Kyiv(PC), Gameloft(Android, iOS and webOS) Genre(s): Arcade Flight Shooter Released: March 3, 2009(PS3, Xbox 360), March 17, 2009(PC), December 9, 2009(iOS) ESRB Rating: T Hello all and welcome to another edition of The Backlog.  Tonight I will be talking about Tom Clancy’s journey into the world aerial combat. Our story begins as United States Air Force pilot Captain Scott Mitchell in 2014.  You and your High Altitude Warfare Xperimental squadron [...]

Review: Frogger Returns

April 16, 2011 // 2 Comments

Frogger Returns (Wii) Publisher: Konami Genre: Action, Arcade Released: November 9, 2009 ESRB Rating: E Price: 500 Wii Points ($5)   Frogger Returns is a $5 dollar download available in the Wii Shop Channel, and if you’re storing it on your Wii system memory, it’ll take up 203 blocks. Is it worth $5 and 203 blocks of space? Yes, yes it is. Frogger Returns doesn’t rock the boat too much from the gameplay of the original. The goal is still the same, take the frog and avoid all the obstacles and time your jumps, to try and get to the lily pad, or this case your holding cell. It’s a [...]