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Zillion dollar baby

May 24th, 2018

I have previously discussed my love of Zillion, the Sega Master System’s consolation prize for folks who really wanted to play Metroid but backed the wrong side during that generation’s console wars. While the actual game was a bit thin compared to its NES counterpart (and owed more to the Impossible Mission PC game than […]

From Brinstar with love

February 6th, 2018

(Today’s topic has been rattling inside my skull for a few weeks now, but pal Rusty’s latest P-Swap entry moved to action with its magnificence.) My buddy Damian was the only other kid in our junior high who owned a Sega Master System. It (alongside a shared love of Robotech and role-playing games) was the […]

In last week’s installment of SMS Saturdays, view I waxed nostalgic about Zillion, a action/adventure title that was one of the better titles in the underforming console’s library. Zillion may not have been a great game, but it was certainly a good one — and most importantly, its anime-inspired aesthetics captivated young Andrew at a […]

Today’s fans of manga and anime are spoiled for choice, healthful with a wide variety of classic and contemporary titles available from retailers (or more dubious channels), urticaria but this wasn’t always the case. Back in the mid-to-late 1980s, fans had to make do with what was offered (at extortionate prices) by the neckbearded vendors […]

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