Opinion: Night Slashers is Data East’s crowning achievement

This opinion will be in two parts. The first will focus on Night Slashers, while the second will address the emulation produced by Flying Tiger Entertainment. Data East is about as run-of-the-mill B-tier development studio as one could have been in the 1980s and 1990s. Their work tended towards the derivative, taking concepts pioneered by…

Opinion: Heavy Burger Shoots its Way into Weirdest Retro Revival of the Year

Coming to Steam and Switch this month, Flying Tiger Entertainment is creating their own unique spin on their Data East licensing — Heavy Burger. This is kind of crazy town: 1-4 Players can battle against time-honored characters in a nostalgia-inducing collage of retro set-pieces from BurgerTime, Karate Champ, Lock ‘N Chase, Heavy Barrel, Side Pocket,…

Opinions: If I could design a NES Classic 2…

Nintendo plans to re-release the NES Classic next year, but that’s sort of old hat. If Nintendo came over to me to generate a NES Classic 2 (modeled after the late second model of the console) with the same number of games, this would be what I would supply. Now in this case I’m giving…