Earlier this week Nintendo released a teaser video for a brand new Pokemon. One that looks suspiciously like an evolution of Mewtwo. Today we get confirmation, via a Japanese source, that this is, in fact, a new form of the mighty Mewtwo. Continue Reading
So while Castlevania 3DS came out earlier this week, I’ve been spending my time playing Castlevania 3: DC (you see what I did there?). Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse is probably the best and most underrated in the entire series. Continue Reading
Grab a pint of bitter, my duckies, mods and rockers alike, it’s time for a Retro Revisited of Grand Theft Auto: London 1969. The game was pretty unique for it’s time being the first expansion pack for a PS One game, an idea so unique that someone, somewhere should have realized it was terrible. To break down how an expansion pack for a PS One game works, first you would insert GTA: London 1969, at which point you were asked to insert the original Grand Theft Auto, at which point you were asked to re-insert, GTA: London 1969. This has to be repeated every time you want to play. Every Time. I get game companies being greedy and all, but really they could have just saved everyone time and made this a stand alone budget title. Continue Reading
With E3 in full force this last week we had lots to cover and since Dragon’s Dogma is still in my disc drive, you know what that means: time for Retro Revisited! This is my favorite section because I just LOVE obscure games that sneak under the radar. Initially, I was going to be talking about the classic Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City, but I wanted it to be a little more off-the-wall. So after a quick Google search of, “the worst basketball games of all time” I saw many candidates. Continue Reading
Welcome again all you cool cats to my favorite little spot on the interwebs. Wonder Boy in Monster Land, released on the XBLA in one of Sega’s Vintage Collections (Which are amazing!), is our highlight in this week’s Retro Revisited! Enjoy a blast from the past in this old-school platformer as you leap for hidden coins, collect legendary equipment, and enter every door possible! Right from the start, you can see the resemblance to classics like Super Mario Bros., Zelda, and Ghosts’n Goblins. You’ll also notice how…ahem…vulnerable you are as far as armor goes… Continue Reading
Welcome again to the latest installment of Retro Revisited! In honor of Dragon’s Lair being released on the XBLA earlier this week, we here at whatsyourtagblog.com are going to take a look back at another game from the wonderful genre that was Interactive Movies!
Brain Dead 13, first released on the 3DO and later ported to Windows and Playstation, is the story of Lance Galahad, a video game junkie and computer repairman. Well, actually… its more about watching ol’ Lance die in every way imaginable. See, Lance was hired by the disembodied brain of Dr. Nero Neruosis (uh-huh…) to fix his super computer (Of course). Little did Lance know that brains don’t carry cash or enjoy being called “average“ world dominators. So Dr. Neurosis sends out his hunchbacked little assistant, Fritz, to eliminate you as you try to escape his evil castle. Continue Reading
Lately, I’ve been doing some digging around in hopes to uncover some really obscure retro games. My latest stumble is a rather odd platformer for the Sega Genesis (or for you foreigners, the Sega Mega Drive in Europe and the Sega Master System in Japan) called Decap Attack. Don’t be fooled by it’s cheery and colorful box art, this game is pretty darn morbid. You play the role of “Chuck D. Head” (Durrrrr!) and as you might have assumed already you have been “D” – headed. The evil lord “Max D. Cap” (super clever names I know) has risen from the Underworld and plans on using his vast army to conquer the surface world. You’ve been summoned by the one and only “Dr. Frank N. Stein” (man these puns are just painfully bad) to stand up to Max and save the world from total destruction. Your only weapon in this fight against the army of the Underworld is apparently your face? That seems to spring out like an alien from your chest because you don’t have a head… But don’t fret, sometimes you find your head in random idles or boxes and you can throw it at your enemies. Continue Reading