There’s nothing like that feeling of stumbling across a game that you had no idea existed, in a genre that’s close to your heart! I found this one on the forums over at Rolling Start, THE place to check out if you’re into arcade racers at all.
I’ve been playing a LOT of games lately. I’ve been on a pretty hard SEGA Saturn kick the last few weeks, with some pick-ups I’ll show you in future posts, but my Switch and PC have been getting a fair amount of gaming love too!
Here are 3 games I’m really loving at the moment.
Gran Chaser/Cyber Speedway is not a particularly great game, at least when compared to the company it finds itself alongside on the SEGA Saturn. It pains me to write that, because my love for this game runs so goddamned deep, but it’s true. However, if you’ve the same pre-disposition toward awkward, early 3D racers that I do, then buckle up, Boyo! I can absolutely recommend it to the weird ones, like yourself.
Also, despite the title, your Gran is safe, I promise.
Who doesn’t love some cheap games? They’re a nice way to pad out your library, sure, but a gamble they can definitely be – a cheap RRP isn’t usually synonymous with quality. Well, don’t fret, because I’m here to help! These 5 games I’m about to show you challenge that theory.
Here are 5 Games for the Retro Gamer you can find on Steam that are totally mint, as well as cheap!
I’ve been quite busy the last week or so, but I’ve managed to get some game-time in when I can. I’ve been playing a handful of games that all offer something different.
New Mega Drive Game? CHECK!
Walking Simulator? CHECK! Wait! Don’t leave!
Anyways, read on!
If you’re a hardcore SEGA Saturn racing fan, like me, then chances are you’ve at least heard of the games I’m about to show you. No, they’re not all gems, and some of them are legitimately terrible. But I am prone to indulging that nagging morbid curiosity from time to time, so here’s a bunch of some good, some not Saturn Racers that not a whole lot of people talk about these days. For various reasons.
NOTE: This will be a regular type of post. Being A Certain Kind of Gamer, I dig the more nerdy sides of things sometimes, like video game music. Redbook Audio is one of my most favourite things in the world, and I hope to bring you guys and gals music that you may not have heard of otherwise. Being video game music, a lot of it will actually sound like video game music, so yeah. I hope you dig these posts!
Kids do the damnedest things, don’t they? Especially the nerdy ones. When I discovered the sound-test as a youngster, I made it my mission to try to get the cleanest recordings possible of my favourite game music tracks. I started with a Microphone pointed at the speaker of my TV-Set, then moved on to line-in recordings feeding into my karaoke machine. It was when I got my Mega CD though, that things became a lot more interesting!
CD’s and Games! More levels! More animation! FMV!
The best thing that ever came from games and CD’s finding each other was Redbook Audio. No longer was a soundtrack limited to a few channels/samples – the only limits musicians faced were their audio setup! Storing CD Quality game audio on a disc blew my mind. Of course, it’s not the best thing ever, but for me, it’s close!
I’ll be taking a look at each of the brand-new Psytronik Software Commodore 64 games in time, but I’m starting here, with what is quite possibly my favourite game of 2018 so far – Steel Ranger.
Developed entirely by Lasse Öörni and published by Psytronik Software.
The Commodore 64 is one of those systems that I have always coveted from afar. Well, kinda. As a kid, a neighbour of mine had one, and I relished every chance I got to play it. I did have a VIC-20, and I loved that thing, but it mysteriously disappeared a few weeks before I got my first Mega Drive for Christmas…
I’m doing a bit of a smaller post today – I’ll be away for the weekend and I’d like to have a couple of posts ready to upload before I go!
First up, I want to say a big thank you to those over at Feedspot for placing A Certain Kind of Gamer at 61st Place in the Top 75 Retro Game Blogs!
I’ve only been doing this for about a month now, so it’s surprising that I’ve received recognition for my stuff so early in the piece. Pretty damned killer, I’ve gotta say!
If your platform is selling gang-busters, then expect the shovelware to start flooding the system in no time at all! The Playstation 2 definitely did well – and there is a veritable RUBBISH TIP worth of the stuff on the system.
So, I found a box of PS2 games in my wardrobe the other day, and I was immediately drawn to the cheap cover art that some of the games exhibited. When did I buy all this trash? I cannot for the life of me remember.
So I dug out the old PS2 Slim, set-up my XRGB-Mini, and proceeded to make my way through them, game by game, taking video and snapping screenshots along the way.
And lucky you, yes you right there! You get to suffer through them with me!
Bring a sick bag!