Mike Lind's Blog – April 2019 Archive (9)

RETRO REBOOT!! Captain America and The Avengers: SNES vs Sega Genesis

Now that most of the planet is Avengers Endgame'd out, I figured I'd take a look at Captain America and The Avengers! But why not drag the 16-bit wars into this and look at both the Sega Genesis and the SNES ports?

Without going into too much lengthy detail about the war between Sega and Nintendo for any readers who may not have grown up in the…


Added by Mike Lind on April 30, 2019 at 1:30am — No Comments

Mortal Kombat 11 Unveils its April Update for the PS4, Gameplay and A.I. Balances

Mortal Kombat 11 has been out for a week now and has hit the ground running, but not without its share of early game bugs and glitches, as to be expected. On the Mortal Kombat 11 reddit page, they have announced and update the PS4 version.

Some of the more notorious issues included a glitch that hindered progression after using Kenshi's…


Added by Mike Lind on April 29, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Persona 5 Scramble The Phantom Strikers Gets Revealed for the Nintendo Switch and PS4

Strong rumors had been circling for months about a Nintendo Switch port of Persona 5 was almost a guarantee. Speculation grew stronger when the game's protagonist, Ren Amamiya, or Joker, was announced as a guest character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Well, on April 25th, a reveal for the expansion of the Persona 5…


Added by Mike Lind on April 26, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! ONE (Playstation) Running n Gunning

ONE is pure action. Unbridled, unadulterated, non-stop action. It's amazing that there were TWO Contra games during the fifth generation on Playstation and Sega Saturn, and both were so atrociously generic that even a refresher their existence and atrip to Wikipedia will still leave you dumbfounded that BORING Contra games exist. Meanwhile, there's…


Added by Mike Lind on April 23, 2019 at 1:43am — No Comments

UbiSoft Plays Role in the Rebuilding and Honoring of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame cathedral last week experienced a destructive fire that left in its wake massive amounts of damage to the historical structure. The news left Parisians and the world devastated. UbiSoft, looking to aid in its restructuring, has spoken officially about the matter in a press release:

"Notre-Dame is an integral part of Paris, a city…


Added by Mike Lind on April 17, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! NHL All-Star Hockey (Sega Saturn)

The Stanley Cup Playoffs kicked off a week ago, so why not a better time to talk some retro hockey? Unlike many other genres, in the ever evolving medium that is video games, sports titles age rapidly and are awkward to go back and revisit, but I find hockey titles fun to mess around with from almost any era. NHL All-Star Hockey (later becoming the…


Added by Mike Lind on April 16, 2019 at 1:28am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Karate Champ (NES) "Kick! Punch! It's All In The Mind!"

Karate Champ, developed by Technos Japan, is a game where everyone knew it sucked, but we played anyway. In a time before Street Fighter II established the foundation for building a quality fighting game, there was  Yie Ar Kung-Fu, produced by Konami, and Karate Champ. Whereas Yie Ar Kung-Fu was a good, responsive game for its time, Karate Champ felt…


Added by Mike Lind on April 9, 2019 at 12:20am — No Comments

Samurai Shodown Gets an Official Release Date And Debuts 3 New Characters

During SNK Corporation's live stream, some information was dropped regarding the much anticipated return of the company's weapons-based franchise, Samurai Spirits, or known in the west as Samurai Shodown. It has been ten years since the series' last effort, Samurai Shodown Sen, released on the Xbox 360 in 2009 (2008 in Japan) and it was overall…


Added by Mike Lind on April 5, 2019 at 3:33pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! The Crow: City of Angels (Sega Saturn)

I often refer to the fifth generation consoles ("Hey, Clown-Face!") as the Dark Ages. Not because the games were bad, but the 3D rendering and texture mapping was at the same very young, but still incredibly fascinating ("Hey, Clown-Face!"). There weren't a lot of 3D games, so companies didn't know how an action title would work. Enter The Crow: City…


Added by Mike Lind on April 2, 2019 at 12:57am — 1 Comment

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