January 7, 2011

Mobile Jaleco

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Jamie Love @ 9:32 am

Earth Defense Force
French company DotEmu brings word and video that the ghost of Jaleco shooter Earth Defense Force rises again to hit the Apple AppStore in the “forthcoming days,” joining Avenging Spirit in their line of Jaleco titles for iPhone.

The company pr also teases a clue about a third title still to come from the Jaleco library hidden on their website, hats off if you can find it.


December 5, 2010

The Best Game of Never – The Devil’s Robot

Filed under: Features — Tags: , , , , , , , — Brad Johnson @ 8:24 pm

In our continuing mission to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and—er, no, that’s something else. In our continuing mission to bring you the latest best most amusing video game nonsense, we here at Gamesugar offer you our latest discovery: the best game you never played.

We first discovered the existence of The Devil’s Robot (Check out the cartridge!) in an advertisement in the back of an obscure comic book published in August of 1993. As internet demagogues of some repute, we sent out word that we were seeking a copy of this mysterious artifact, and it was not long before one of our loyal subjects responded. Apparently only distributed for six days in 1993, The Devil’s Robot is an RPG/Action/Platforming/Racer that sees the protagonist, SCIENCEMAN, navigating a post-apocalyptic wasteland, evading the attacks of the Devil’s Robot. The object of the game is to acquire the knowledge and artifacts to finally build SCIENCEMAN’s own terrifying robot construct to destroy the devil.


June 19, 2010

Refresh Rate – TMNT IV: Turtles in Time

Filed under: Archives — Tags: , , , , , — Dan Rankin @ 7:27 pm

TMNT IV: Turtles in Time
There was a time when the turtles were bigger than pro wrestling. As it’s been a number of years since the pinnacle of their success, it’s probably best to specify that I’m referring, of course, to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Undoubtedly, there is a certain generation of people who don’t need that specification; when they hear ‘the turtles’, their minds make that immediate synaptic connection to the Ninja Turtles. But, as time passes, there is bound to be ever more gamers and movie fans who weren’t there to experience Turtle Power first hand.

Consider this your time machine.


June 6, 2010

Refresh Rate – Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts

Filed under: Archives — Tags: , , , , , — Dan Rankin @ 12:28 pm

Super Ghouls n Ghosts
Throughout the years, countless storytellers have taken up the legends of Arthur, monster-hunting king of yore, and his heroes of the round table; these storytellers sometimes seemed on a quest against one another to put Camelot’s king and his brothers in continually more romantic and fantastical adventures. While the chivalrous hero of Capcom’s 1991 SNES platformer Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts may not be the same Arthur of circular table-fame, he certainly shares his name, appearance, and general quest; that is, to save a princess from a slew of horrible beasts.

Arthur begins in a classic iron suit of armor, purely utilitarian and consistent with the mythical prehistoric defenders of Britain, but he can uncover several upgrades that become increasingly more ornate and regal. The suit upgrades also magnify the power of whichever weapon Arthur happens to be holding onto; he starts with a lance but other options encountered through the game include speedy daggers, frightful bows, and useless torches. No matter how terrific Arthur appears in his shiny armor, a single hit from an enemy instantly rips our hero from his protective shell, leaving him to carry on in nothing but his skivvies.

But aren’t suits of armor notoriously hard to put on and take off? One wonders if perhaps Arthur expected his quest to the princess to be a rather lackadaisical journey, and designed his suits of armor accordingly, so that when he finally reached his damsel he could more speedily disrobe and make with the obligatory reward sex.


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