Entries in Famicom (9)


Bullet Heaven, Episode 179 - Hector '87/Starship Hector (FC/NES)

ullet heaven SAGAs returns! Following up from Hudson Soft's 1986 Star Soldier, In Volume 3 of the Star Soldier Saga, we're taking a look at the first series offshoot from the series proper: Hector '87! It's a ridiculously hard game that pretty much requires a turbo controller... but how does it stack up?


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Bullet Heaven, Episode #161 - Star Soldier Saga Vol.1: Star Force

Tecmo may not have especially many shooting games uner its belt - they're much more famous for their fighting games and early sports titles - but one very early arcade title shook up what people knew about space shooters and singlehandedly created a whole subgenre: The Caravan Shooter. Released to the Famicom in 1985, Star Force paved the way for the venerable Star Soldier Series... but how does it stack up?  

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PPR Presents Play Play: Gimmick!

ew Platforming games really define the very core of what it means to jump in order to live; take for example a little green toy dude by the name of Yumetarō—a creature who lives and breathes the mantra of “Platform till you die.”

Georgie, Ser, and New comer Gill join in on this latest Play Play of the adorable yet mostly confusing ride of Sunsoft’s Gimmick for the Famicom, as they try to comes to terms with the reality of all these googley dead-eyed cute things want us to die so damn badly.

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Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 92 - Crisis Force (FC5#5)

onami has been a video game industry mainstay for almost as long as video games have been around. They were also behind several iconic NES and Famicom games back in the systems' heyday. One game that never quite reached mainstream legendary status at first was Crisis Force, released in 1991. With its Japan-only, Famicom only release, it has garnered quite a reputation in the decades since its release... but how does it stack up?  

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Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 90 - Super Xevious: GAMP no Nazo (FC5#3)

evious Fardraut Densetsu (Episode 76) wasn't the first radical departure from the original Xevious to be released; in 1986, Namco released GAMP no Nazo to the Famicom and it was pretty fresh. But how does it stack up...??

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Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 89 - Macross (FC5 #2)

n this episode of Bullet Heaven, we take a look at the first-ever collaborative efforts of BAN-DAI and Namco with the horizontal Famicom shooter, Macross. based on the classic anime, how does this early licensed Famicom game stack up?  

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Bullet Heaven HD, Episode 88 - B-Wings (FC5 #1)

elcome to the FC5, the first special block of the new season! In today's episode of Bullet Heaven, we take a look at the first ever game by Data East on the Famicom, B-Wings (aka Battle Wings). As an obscure famicom title based on an already obscure arcade game, just how did B-Wings fare in 1986? And how does it hold up today?


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Press Pause Radio presents Lime Light: Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun

veryone and their mom may have heard of the Vampire whipping classic Castlevania by now but there was one particular franchise that’s hardly brought up around the gamer water cooler. I’m talking about Kid Dracula from 悪魔城スペシャル ぼくドラキュラくん-Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun of course (which translates into Demon Castle Special: I'm Kid Dracula.) This is all before the count got all full-fledged evil and shit, and managed to spawn a little dude who hops around the world to adorably fight demons to the whimsy of all who play it.

Tune in around Friday, July 19th, at 9:30 PM pacific time and join us in the chat on our Twitch page or settle in for the stream right here where George and the crew get down on the get down and might have a couple of brews as they get unbearably cute with the fabled Lord of Darkness.

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