Tiger Claw Radio #159 - DOA2 and Chill

Posted by Critical Failure On Sunday, February 28, 2016 0 comments

Playing some DOA 2 on my Dreamcast and chilling out on a Friday night. Told some of the same stories as last week and didn't realize it until the dramatic climax. It was a good time.

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Review: WE ARE DOOMED (2015) (PC/Steam)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Saturday, February 27, 2016 0 comments

WE ARE DOOMED is an action packed twin stick space shooter with a very loud name that hurts my ears every time I read it. In this game you take control of a spaceship-alien-germ looking thingy (I can't tell what it is) flying through a space, blasting away though waves upon waves of bizarre looking aliens. Very simple concept that sounds like that it comes straight from a classic game found at your local arcade back in the 1980s.  The concept sounds really promising because I just happen to like classic arcade games with simple concepts ("Retro" is in my name after all). Will this game live up to my expectations or will it be so bad that it'll leave me saying, "WE ARE DOOMED!"? (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Review: Bubsy Two-Fur (1993, 1994, 2015) (PC/Steam)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Wednesday, February 24, 2016 0 comments

Bubsy Two-Fur is a compilation that includes the first two Bubsy games, Bubsy In Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind (1993) (better known as Bubsy 1) and Bubsy 2 (1994).  Bubsy is 2D platformer that has you playing as Bubsy the Bobcat.  Bubsy has to stop the evil yarn aliens from taking over the planet, so he must traverse though extreme terrains such as: The desert, the carnival, green hills, all the way up to space.  Bubsy 2 has you battling the evil yarn aliens once again but in much more challenging and much more diverse levels.  He sure is a Bobcat with an attitude and some nostalgia appeal due to these being re-releases of old games but do these games still hold up today?  What could possibly go wrong?  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Review: Pixel Puzzles 2 - Birds (2015) (PC/Steam)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, February 22, 2016 0 comments

Pixel Puzzles 2: Birds is not only the third Pixel Puzzle game in the series with the first being Pixel Puzzles: Japan (2014), the second being a zombie themed action puzzle spin-off title called Pixel Puzzles: Undeadz (2014). This new game also marks the start of the second series of Pixel Puzzle games and what on Earth is this game all about? This game has you putting together digital jigsaw puzzles that are all themed after birds, a type of animal that can be very pretty to look at and also one of nature's most tasty of creatures. The concept is very simple and straightforward but will there anything wrong with this game to where it makes this game fall into pieces (pun intended). (Click "Read More" to read the full review and find out).

Review: Arctic Adventure (1991) (PC)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Tuesday, February 16, 2016 0 comments

Arctic Adventure is a 2D platformer that has Nevada Smith from Pharaoh's Tomb (1990)* make his return in this adventurous sequel. Our hero has gotten great praise for his finds in Egypt and now a month later we see that our hero is after something new, a great Viking boat that is full of great Viking treasure. Our hero studies for even more months and just happens to find a clue in an old skull. The clue was for that of a map that can lead him to that treasure but sadly he needs to find more of the map. Long story short, our hero must go to the Arctic and explore the caves in hopes of finding pieces of a map that will lead him to the Viking gold. (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Beastcast 61 - Hannu & Kaiser visit!

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Hannu "The Hande" Mäkinen and Retrokaiser visit me at the Beastbar and we have a good ol' chat about many nerdy topics. Download link and info after the bump...

Review: Karate Master 2: Knock Down Blow (2015) (PC/Steam)

Posted by Retrokaiser On Monday, February 15, 2016 0 comments

Karate Master 2: Knock Down Blow is an arcade styled sports game that has you playing as martial arts enthusiast, Ken.  Ken has just got his black belt in karate, that doesn't mean that his journey has ended, it has only just barely gotten started.  In this sequel we see Ken is not only on the road to become a great warrior, he is also on the road to earn enough money and reputation so that he can open up his own dojo and train the next generation of karate champions.  In order to do so, he must do some hardcore training, fight in tournaments, defeat all of the other dojos in town, drive a forklift, and even defeat a bull for if he wants to complete his goal.  All this game needs is a cheesy training montage theme.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Night Slashers Review

Posted by theGamingBeast On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 0 comments

I review the horror themed arcade only beatemup "Night Slashers" from Data East. Get ready for some Monster stumping!

Review: The Hurricane of Varstray -Collateral Hazard- (2015) (PC/Steam)

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The Hurricane of Varstray -Collateral Hazard- certainly sounds like one hell of a storm but it is actually a vertical scrolling shoot 'em up set in space.  This game has you playing as a squadron of female pilots that are on a mission to fly to the enemies base and take them out with a direct assault.  The problem with this mission is that the trip is very long and is filled with enemy ships that'll do anything to stop you from accomplishing your mission.  Do you have what it takes to traverse though the hellish battle zone in space and survive this suicide mission?  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Gaming Beast VS Michael Smith

Posted by theGamingBeast On Sunday, February 7, 2016 0 comments

The Next Tournament continues! Darabka the Gaming Beast faces off against Michael Smith famous for Michael's Retro Game Reviews! Who will win?

Retro Game Review: Virtua Fighter Animation (1997), Sega Master System.

Posted by Retrokaiser On Friday, February 5, 2016 1 comments

Virtua Fighter Animation for the Sega Master System is a game that you would not expect from this console, especially since it came out in 1997, a time where this console was long obsolete, even in the Master System loving PAL region.  With the word "Animation" part of the title, you'd expect this game to not be a game at all, you'll be expecting this to be an animated feature based on the Virtua Fighter series.  This game is not a cartoon at all but what the title is referring to is the animated series that ran during the mid-1990's, hence why that word is part of the title.  With that all said, this game has a story to it that goes like this:  Akira is wandering around South China and runs across an eating contest and enters it in hopes of winning and stuffing his face full of food.  While Akira is stuffing his face, we cut to another character, Pai.  Pai is running from a gang of thugs who are after her to return her to her father, Lau.  Pai manages to lose the thugs but soon runs into Akira in the most personal way,  Akira falls onto her and gives her a nice big sloppy kiss on the lips.  Long story short, they team up and gain allies along the way to put a stop to Lau...  But then things soon get more complicated.  (Click on "Read More" to read the full review).

Tiger Claw Radio #157 - In The Van Again

Posted by Critical Failure On Monday, February 1, 2016 1 comments

Massive snow on the east coast, Contra Rom Hacks, Dawn of War. Let's do this.

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