Dig Dug

You play as Dig Dug, a little blue guy (kind of like a smurf in white overalls) who is basically an underground exterminator who uses something like a bicycle air pump to exterminate his enemies. The...

The Rolling Thunder Series

The basic story of the game, is that you are a secret agent called "Albatross", who works for an international group called "W.C.P.O", which stands for "World Crime Police Organization". You are on a ...

Gravitar

Luckily, there are more fuel cannisters available on most planets which can be grabbed using your tractor beam (activated the same way as the shield). It's worth bearing in mind, however, that the bun...

M.A.M.E of the Game: With Great Power

We are back with another episode of M.A.M.E. of the Game. In episode two we looked to superheroes for our inspiration and theme for the show. J.A. Laraque and Joshua Laus commentated on this episode t...

Arm Champs II: Video Games that Break our Bones

You can see why I had to play this. Arm Champs II is a 1992 game from Jaleco that pits you against the Terminator arm of a robot video game. That's right, you arm-wrestle it. Little did I know at the ...

Galaga

There is one particular Galaga enemy ship that is special – these enemy spaceships take multiple hits before they are destroyed. If you do not destroy them, they can fly down the screen towards you ...

Insector X

The freedom of flight would be useless without something a bit more aggressive to back it up with though, as a single hit from one of the spindly critters is enough to put him down. To this end, Yanme...

Growing up in Arcades

This week on the Obsolete Gamer show we reminisce about arcade rooms and the various arcade games and establishments we visited in our youth. Check out the various questions we asked fans on our Fan B...

Pocket Gal

This 'effort' comes in the form of stages. There are more of them per girlie the further you get and they alternate between frames of regular pool (is it still called a 'frame' in pool?) and trick sho...

Weird Games: Chiller

Chiller was first released to the arcades in 1986 from publisher Exidy and the game consisted of several different screens of horror settings like torture chambers and graveyards. Now you would think ...

The Simpsons Arcade Game

Can anyone not have the music of the Simpsons engraved on their head? I know I do! Not only is that wonderful sountrack in the game but also a lot of remixes using it. What better way to enjoy a Simps...

Joust turns 30

The two-player feature helped Joust make an impact in the coin box at arcades across the country. While the ability for numerous players to play together has been a common feature in arcades for some ...

Bomb Jack

It’s not all easy going for Jack, he has to avoid various monsters and aliens that chase him around the screen. However, if you collect the powerball when it appears, it freezes the baddies for a sh...

Bomb Jack Twin

Appearing some six years after Elite's franchise-destroying game, Bomb Jack Twin took the gameplay back to the basics, but made one vital addition - a two player mode. Yes, that's right - joining in w...

Bad Dudes

Should Blade or Striker get the better of their armed opponent, they can pick up the dropped weapon, be it a knife or nunchuks, and use it to extend their attack range. This comes in handy for the end...

Star Castle

Now, something to keep in mind, which I did not know, your goal is not to destroy the entire outer shield because if you do it will regenerate. This makes the game harder because you want to hit the s...

Gemini Wing

Your 'tail' of Gunballs following you around can be a bit distracting too, but this isn't the hardest shmup in the world either. The sprites and backgrounds are both pretty varied, and the sprites in ...

8 more classic SNK games now available

Fight against UFOs, meteors, comets, and dock with the mothership before your energy runs out in SNK's first arcade game originally released in 1979. Ozma Wars stands out as the second released vertic...

Kino One Review

Despite not being incredibly original and at times feeling slightly repetitive (some stages do drag a bit), one can't help but notice the amount of care and polish poured into the thing. It features m...

Aero Fighters

Like most of the Psikyo games that followed, Aero Fighters is a vertical scroller, on this occasion a military-based one. Before play begins you are given the option of choosing from four pilots, each...

Beastie Feastie aka Super Glob

Before the accidental discovery mentioned earlier, I had never heard of this game. I have no idea how it was received or how popular it was, but I'm guessing it passed a lot of people by, and that's a...

Badlands

In addition to the missiles, the courses feature some hazards of their own, though mostly less extreme! They include the mildly inconvenient water and oil spills and broken/damaged surfaces (including...

Brooks Piggott: Barcode Games

PFS allows players to own, operate, and coach a football team by simulating a single season or dozens of seasons. Players are in complete control of many team functions, including player drafting, fre...