Mike Lind's Blog – May 2019 Archive (13)

Konami's Contra Anniversary Collection Has its Lineup Revealed

The third of Konami's anniversary collections they've been releasing this season reveals its itinerary of Contra titles, and it's pretty great. Contra Hard Corps, a Sega Genesis/MegaDrive exclusive and one of the more rare games in the series, is included, as well as the regional variants, like Probotector, as the series is known in the European part…


Added by Mike Lind on May 28, 2019 at 5:05pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Contra Hard Corps (Sega Genesis)

We have reached the end of Contra Month, and what better way to wrap up the month than to talk what I think is the best made Contra and one of the top tier Genesis titles that outshines the SNES' The Alien War. Contra III is a very good game, but the one key element that puts Hard Corps over is they omitted the novelty level. Sure, with Mode 7, the…


Added by Mike Lind on May 28, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rumor: A New Contra Game May Be in the Works for PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

It appears that there may be a chance a brand new Contra game could be in development from Konami. This could be a very stunning development, as despite Konami making record profits five years in a row, their pipeline for new projects have been dry. Aside from Super Bomberman R, (an underrated game), Pro Evolution Soccer and Metal Gear Survive (a game…


Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2019 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Star Ocean Remake Coming to the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4

The very first Star Ocean game saw a redistribution on the Playstation Portable in 2008, at the time, the only legit means players in the US would have had a chance to enjoy it. Well, now in the age of Remake-a-Mania, the tri-Ace developed RPG will receive a newer facelift on the Playstation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. The development of Star Ocean…


Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2019 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Delayed Until February

The mountains of feedback to the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer released back in late April was so severe that it was virtually impossible for anyone at Paramount to notice. To say fans were less than happy with the CGI mockup of the Blue Bomber would be a gross understatement. Filmmaker Jeff Fowler may avoid a catastrophic directorial debut by deciding…


Added by Mike Lind on May 24, 2019 at 6:37pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Contra III The Alien Wars (SNES)

Week 3 of Contra Month, it's arguably the most popular game of the 8 to 16-bit Contra series. Being the first entry on the 16 bit platform, The Alien Wars ups the ante with more mid bosses, bigger stage bosses, and even more daunting stages. In my eyes, this game changed Contra forever. I don't mean that in a bad way, necessarily. Mind you, this isn't…


Added by Mike Lind on May 21, 2019 at 1:30am — No Comments

Loading Times of PS5 Compared to the PS4 Pro Reportedly Revealed

The early speculations of the next generation have been underway, and it looks like Sony takes a major opportunity to reveal what looks like seamless, if not nonexistent, loading times for its next gen console.…


Added by Mike Lind on May 20, 2019 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Super Mario Maker 2 Looks Like It Will Be A Monster of a Sequel

If by chance you missed out on the first Super Mario Maker on the Wii U, it was an amazing showcase of off-the-wall creativity and mayhem from what was one of the console's most popular games. A follow-up was almost guaranteed, and some of the new features revealed in the Nintendo Direct look very promising. Here's a brief…


Added by Mike Lind on May 16, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

ColonelFancy Reviews - Time Lord (Nintendo Entertainment System)

Milton Bradley is going to take you back to the past...

Added by Mike Lind on May 14, 2019 at 5:01pm — 2 Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Operation C for Gameboy (Konami)

Contra Month continues with this little beast of a game. Operation C is one monster of a game for Nintendo's little handheld. The concept of a Gameboy or having your video games on the go was quite a luxury, and while it didn't quite pack the power of the NES, there were more than quality titles on it. Konami's development of Operation C ranks as one…


Added by Mike Lind on May 14, 2019 at 1:19am — No Comments

EA Access Subscription Service to Arrive on Playstation 4 in July

In further news regarding the age of subscription based gaming services, EA Access will make its way to the Playstation 4 after the service was initially declined in 2014 and was only on the Xbox One. It's not to be confused with Origin, which is EA's PC client and differs in deals and trial releases, like Play First Trials, which grants 10 hours or…


Added by Mike Lind on May 7, 2019 at 4:50pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Konami's Super C for the NES

The original Contra on NES is easily one of the most beloved games in the library. So much that it overshadows what I think is a slightly superior sequel in Super C. The base games are identical in terms of gameplay, but Super C throws a little more at you with its robust challenge and established mini bosses provides. Even the music sounds, if I were to coin…


Added by Mike Lind on May 6, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Earthworm Jim is Returning to the Intellivision Amico

Earthworm Jim is making a comeback. According to Tommy Tallarico, the original team is getting back together to develop a brand new game that is coming to the Intellivision Amico. Whether or not programmer Dave Perry is a part of that crew remains to be seen, but no sources can verify that. With its great gameplay and memorable character designs and…


Added by Mike Lind on May 2, 2019 at 7:08pm — No Comments

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