Opinions: The Ninja Warriors vs Ninja Saviors – Perfecting an Idea

Taito’s 1987 arcade beat-em-up The Ninja Warriors is a game that had a better idea than it did a final game. The entire premise is intriguing enough — the country has been in mired in a dystopic regime by President Banglar, and a resistance has been battling against his tyranny. Its leader, Mulk, has been…

Opinion: What are ten retro games I’d love to own?

I’ve been thinking of what retro games I’d really like to add to my collection. And to be honest, it’s not as easy as it used to be! Just for the NES alone, I’ve managed to fill four of the five biggest omissions in my collection in the past year (The Guardian Legend, The Magic…

Opinions: Let’s Rank the Genesis Mini – Part 3

All right, let’s keep this moving with 10 more titles I’ve tried out on the Genesis Mini: Tetris M2 tossed a couple curios onto the Genesis Mini; the first is an entirely new version of Tetris based on Sega’s arcade and Genesis creations. I say that because it doesn’t resemble either exactly, but serves as…

Opinions: The Ninja Warriors End July with a bang (update…and August)

July (and August) are ending a little more cyborg ninja flavored than expected! Today marks the Switch release of The Ninja Warriors, Taito’s 1987 arcade beat-em-up best known for its kicking Zuntata soundtrack and extra wide screen length! The gameplay is pretty decent, too, but it wasn’t until the SNES sequel came out that this…