User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.77/10

Total of 43 user reviews spread across 43 releases

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  3. 8
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  • User Rating:9
    The Playstation 2 incarnation of Macross is simply the best video game adapatation of the lengedary anime franchise.

    Choujikuu Yousai Macross

    The Playstation 2 incarnation of Macross is simply the best video game adapatation of the lengedary anime franchise.

    Super Dimensional Fortress(SDF) Macross Is a game that I've had for a while now (I got it since it came out) and have continously kept on playing it. Since there's no review of it in here, I decided to make my own. T... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The Super Dimentional Fortress: Macross II is simply and excellent and beautiful Shooting game.

    Chou-Jikku Yousai: Macross II

    The Super Dimentional Fortress: Macross II is simply and excellent and beautiful Shooting game.

    Banpresto was like the official developer of anime games on the Arcades. Almost every anime-based game released on the Arcades was developed by them. So it was fortunate that outside of few exceptions they did an excelle... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Denjin Makai II is one of the fastest, coolest-looking and more stylish Arcade beat 'em-ups around.

    Denjin Makai 2 / Guardians

    Denjin Makai II is one of the fastest, coolest-looking and more stylish Arcade beat 'em-ups around.

    Denjin Makai is a series of high-quality yet rather unknown series of beat 'em-up games. Developed by Winky Soft for Banpresto. Denjin Makai II is the third and final installment of the series that comprise two Arcade ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The Revenge of Death Adder is the best game in the legendary Golden Axe series.

    Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder

    The Revenge of Death Adder is the best game in the legendary Golden Axe series.

    The true and (in my opinion) only worthy sequel to the legendary Arcade masterpiece "Golden Axe". The Revenge of Deat-Adder improves over the original game in every conceivable way. The storyline remains pretty basic:... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Time to waste some really ugly aliens in this classic SEGA Arcade game.

    Alien Storm

    Time to waste some really ugly aliens in this classic SEGA Arcade game.

    he Earth is under attack! An army of devious and disgusting alien creatures is invading our planet and terrorizing the people! Who you gonna call in this time of crisis!? that's right, the Alien Busters! Posing as sim... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A better looking but less charming sequel. Still a worthy conclusion to Kaze no Densetsu and the Dragon Slayer series.

    Legend of Xanadu: Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu II

    A better looking but less charming sequel. Still a worthy conclusion to Kaze no Densetsu and the Dragon Slayer series.

    Kaze no Densetsu: Xanadu II - The Last of Dragon Slayer was developed by Falcom and released exclusively for the PC-Engine Super CD system in 1995. The game is the sequel to the original Kaze no Densetsu: Xanadu also rel... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu is undoubtedly one of the best and most memorable RPGs on the PC-Engine Super CD/Turbo Duo.

    Legend of Xanadu: Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu

    Kaze no Densetsu Xanadu is undoubtedly one of the best and most memorable RPGs on the PC-Engine Super CD/Turbo Duo.

    Falcom is one the most renown and influential videogame RPG developers from the early Japanese PC gaming scene. So it was very fortunate for PC-Engine owners that NEC and Hudson Soft loved Falcom, because they got to see... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Twinkle Tale is a highly fun and charming game worthy of being among the  best SHMUPS of the Mega Drive.

    Twinkle Tale

    Twinkle Tale is a highly fun and charming game worthy of being among the best SHMUPS of the Mega Drive.

    Twinkle Tale is a top-down view scrolling shoot 'em up "SHMUP". It was developed by Wonder Amusement Studio and published by Toyo Records of Japan in 1992 for the SEGA Mega Drive console. In Twinkle Tale you take the ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Sometimes the whole "cult" status thing can help to cloud one's judgement.

    Dragon Force

    Sometimes the whole "cult" status thing can help to cloud one's judgement.

    Dragon Force is one of the most renown and sought-after Saturn games. (for the English version at least)It is the spiritual successor of Dark wIzard on the Mega-CD. An excellent Strategy game that I've spent countless ho... Read Full Review

    10 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Battle Mania: Daiginjou is the epitome of a cult classic.

    Battle Mania: Daiginjou

    Battle Mania: Daiginjou is the epitome of a cult classic.

    Very often on any given system, a good game comes out that for some reason or another gets unnoticed and thereafter falls into obscurity among general mainstream knowledge. Those games usually become "cult titles&qu... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Stop the evil golfer organization Dark Hazard from taking over the world in this fun anime inspired golf game.

    Battle Golfer Yui

    Stop the evil golfer organization Dark Hazard from taking over the world in this fun anime inspired golf game.

    Battle Golfer Yui is an anime-based Golf game with a small mix of Adventure to spice things up. It was developed by SEGA and released on the Mega Drive in 1991. The game had a somewhat small popularity in Japan on it's r... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Get ready for some Trouble Shooting!

    Battle Mania

    Get ready for some Trouble Shooting!

    Battle Mania, also known as "Trouble Shooter" outside of Japan. Is an horizontal side-scrolling shoot 'em up. "SHMUP" Developed by Vic Tokai, the game was released on the SEGA Mega Drive in 1992. Th... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Help saving SEGA in one of the most unique premises ever in a game.

    Segagaga (Dreamcast Direct First Print Limited Edition)

    Help saving SEGA in one of the most unique premises ever in a game.

    Described as a "SEGA Simulator" SEGAGAGA lets you be in charge of SEGA for 3 years as they strive to retake their lost market share from the manipulative and controlling "DOGMA" corporation, and hopef... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.8
    SNK Gals' Fighers is a very fun fighter, but it just doesn't have what it takes to set itself apart from the rest.

    SNK Gals Fighters

    SNK Gals' Fighers is a very fun fighter, but it just doesn't have what it takes to set itself apart from the rest.

    SNK Gals' Fighters was one of the last fighting games released for the Neo Geo Pocket Color. The game is an all-female(or isn't it?) humorous take on The King of Fighters, so the tournament here is called Q.O.F. &quot... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    One of the finest SHMUPS in history, Musha Aleste is just worth it's weight in gold.

    Musha Aleste

    One of the finest SHMUPS in history, Musha Aleste is just worth it's weight in gold.

    Musha Aleste: Fullmetal Fighter Ellinor, better known as "M.U.S.H.A." outside of Japan, was released on the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1990. Although being a fairly popular game in it's time, sadly, it has fallen so... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    A truly great SHMUP with a killer soundtrack, Lords of Thunder delivers on the Mega CD.

    Lords of Thunder

    A truly great SHMUP with a killer soundtrack, Lords of Thunder delivers on the Mega CD.

    Lords of thunder is a horizontal side-scrolling shoot 'em up,(SHMUP) developed by Hudson Soft's developing studio Red, the same studio behind the also classic SHMUP Gate of Thunder. The game is a port of the Turbo Duo ga... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The Valkyries ride again.

    Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie

    The Valkyries ride again.

    Based on the legendary Anime from the '80's, Scrambled Valkyrie is a horizontal side-scrolling shoot 'em up (SHMUP) developed by Winky Soft and published by Zamuse in 1993. The game is based very lightly on the Anime ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The time has come for the young to reclaim the skies!

    Progear: Storm Of Progia

    The time has come for the young to reclaim the skies!

    Progear No Arashi (Storm of Progear) is an horizontal side-scrolling shoot 'em up (SHMUP) developed by Cave and published by Capcom for their own CPS-2 Arcade board in 2001. By now the chances of actually finding this... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Despite being less than a stellar port, Dracula X is still an unrivaled gaming masterpiece for the Saturn.

    Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku

    Despite being less than a stellar port, Dracula X is still an unrivaled gaming masterpiece for the Saturn.

    Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku "Nocturne in the Moonlight" for the Saturn is an enchanted port of the Playstation masterpiece better known as Castlevania: Symphony of the Night to most gamers outside o... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    The 4MB cartridge at it's best, and arguably the best 2-D fighting game of the Saturn.

    Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (w/4MB Ram Cart)

    The 4MB cartridge at it's best, and arguably the best 2-D fighting game of the Saturn.

    Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter is the follow up to X-Men vs. Street Fighter and it's my personal favourite out of the 4 VS. games. The game came out on the Saturn a year or so after X-Men vs. Street Fighter, a... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An immersive and challenging adventure awaits you in Shining the Holy Ark.

    Shining the Holy Ark

    An immersive and challenging adventure awaits you in Shining the Holy Ark.

    Regarded as the spiritual successor to the Mega Drive classic "Shining in the Darkness" Shining the Holy Ark was developed by Sonic Software Planning (now Camelot) and published by SEGA in 1996 (Japan) and 1997... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.1
    Capcom made the 4MB cart shine with X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

    X-Men vs. Street Fighter (w/4MB RAM)

    Capcom made the 4MB cart shine with X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

    1997 was an important year for Arcade 2D fighting game ports, with the Sega Saturn release of X-Men vs. Street Fighter along with the 4MB cartridge, games were finally getting to the "Arcade-Perfect" status wi... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.8
    Valis IV most likely will only appeal to fans of the series.

    Valis IV

    Valis IV most likely will only appeal to fans of the series.

    Valis IV was developed by Laser Soft and published by Telenet in 1991, and is the last game of the series as far as the story canon is concerned. (though the remake of the first Valis is actually the last released game o... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.2
    Valis is the first, the last and the best in the series.

    Mugen Senshi Valis

    Valis is the first, the last and the best in the series.

    Valis: Legend of a Fantasm Solider was developed by Riot and published by Telenet in 1991. The game is a remake of the first Valis and it's also the last Valis game released on consoles thus far. The storyline revolve... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.3
    Download II just failed to live up to the great game that was the original Download.

    Download 2

    Download II just failed to live up to the great game that was the original Download.

    Download II was released by Nec Avenue in 1991, and it's the sequel to the excellent cyberpunk shoot 'em up Download. The original Download was unique because it boarded the cyberpunk theme, a theme that is highly app... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Panorama Cotton is not only a tech wonder of the Mega Drive, but also a highly fun game with a killer presentation.

    Panorama Cotton

    Panorama Cotton is not only a tech wonder of the Mega Drive, but also a highly fun game with a killer presentation.

    One of the many things that the 16-bit generation is best remembered for was the power-play that the industry had going at the time. The somewhat obsession for graphics and raw-power. Cartridges wore their megs like meda... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Policenauts is simply one of the best adventure games ever made.

    Policenauts (PSOne Books)

    Policenauts is simply one of the best adventure games ever made.

    In the year 2010, Mankind made it's first great advance into space with the completion of the first human space colony "Beyond Coast". "Three years later, 5 policemen charged with the responsibility of... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    Policenauts is simply one of the best adventure games ever made.

    Policenauts

    Policenauts is simply one of the best adventure games ever made.

    In the year 2010, Mankind made it's first great advance into space with the completion of the first human space colony "Beyond Coast". "Three years later, 5 policemen charged with the responsibility of... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.4
    An immersive masterpiece that will always stand the pass of time.

    Azel: Panzer Dragoon RPG

    An immersive masterpiece that will always stand the pass of time.

    Panzer Dragoon Saga (Azel in Japan) has to be one of the most immersive and atmospheric games ever created. definitely a worthy finale to the Panzer Dragoon Trilogy on the Saturn. The manner in which Panzer Dragoon Sa... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Two of the most unique shoot 'em ups ever made in a pack that will surely please fans of the series and of the genre.

    Gokujou Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack (PlayStation the Best)

    Two of the most unique shoot 'em ups ever made in a pack that will surely please fans of the series and of the genre.

    Gokujou Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack contains the first 2 Parodius Arcade games: Parodius Da! and Gokujou Parodius. The word "Parodius" comes from Parody+Gradius = Parodius. As the game parodies Gradius and othe... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Undoubtedly the best Japanese version of Snatcher.

    Snatcher CD-ROMantic

    Undoubtedly the best Japanese version of Snatcher.

    Snatcher was released on the PC-Engine CD in '92, and it was both the first console version of Snatcher and the first Konami CD-ROM game. Unfortunately this version was only released in Japan, so it's fully in Japanes... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Immerse yourself in Neo Kobe for the Cyberpunk adventure thriller of a lifetime.

    Snatcher

    Immerse yourself in Neo Kobe for the Cyberpunk adventure thriller of a lifetime.

    Being a SEGA follower always had it's rewards, and in '94 while SNES fans were getting the hyped Donkey Kong Country in the same month and even just a few days apart, us Mega CD/Sega CD owners were getting one hell of a ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Snatcher for the 32-bit generation.

    Snatcher

    Snatcher for the 32-bit generation.

    Snatcher was released on the Playstation in '96 to complement the release of Policenauts that came just a month earlier also for the Playstation console. Even though the Playstation version came only a year and 3 mont... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    Snatcher for the 32-bit generation.

    Snatcher

    Snatcher for the 32-bit generation.

    Snatcher was released on the Saturn in '96, a month after the Playstation version was released, so the Saturn version is actually the last version of Snatcher released thus far. Even though the Saturn version came onl... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    The King of Fighters at it's portable finest.

    King of Fighters R-2

    The King of Fighters at it's portable finest.

    The King of Fighters R-2 is really a portable port of The King of Fighters '98. Sadly the first thing you'll notice when starting the game is how greatly reduced the character line-up is compared to K.O.F. '98. Thou... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    The ultimate portable fighting experience.

    SNK vs Capcom: Choujou Kessen Saikyou Fighters

    The ultimate portable fighting experience.

    I haven't played with my NGPC in ages, but I started playing Capcom vs. SNK on the DC again and since I lost my save file, I figured I would get some mad points off SNK vs. Capcom on the NGPC then translate them to the D... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The beat of the Hardcore

    BeatMania IIDX 11: IIDX Red

    The beat of the Hardcore

    Beatmania IIDX 11 Red it's the latest mix of the Playstation's 2 Beatmania IIDX series of arcade ports. The game requires a special Beatmania controller that consists of a turntable and and 7 reversible keys.(for lef... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Winning Eleven 9 gets updated in the ways that count.

    World Soccer Winning Eleven 9

    Winning Eleven 9 gets updated in the ways that count.

    Winning Eleven 9 again continues to be the best football game ever made. A lot of bashing has been made on WE9 though, mainly on 2 things: First is the lack of a noticeable graphics improvement over WE8. And yeah sure... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    A worthy ending.

    Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal

    A worthy ending.

    Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal(ToB) is the expansion game to the masterpiece BGII:Shadows of Amn(Which happens to be my favourite game of all time) And it's the final chapter to the BG saga. The game doesn't reall... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    My favourite game of all time.

    Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

    My favourite game of all time.

    I really can't express with words how much I love BGII. It's the only game ever that I kept playing through for more than 1 full year. I bought both the normal and limited edition versions. I don't think there's anythin... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful