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Posts Tagged ‘Awful Controls

Buck Bumble

Posted by: Kevin C. on: October 13, 2013

If you’re anything like me, you hear the name Argonaut and instantly think Star Fox. Or possibly Starglider, if you’re old and likely British. So when I found out that Buck Bumble wasn’t a 3D platformer starring a bee with a gun but rather an Argonaut-developed Star Fox-esque mission-based shooter, I thought I could come […]

Nagano Winter Olympics ’98

Posted by: Kevin C. on: November 27, 2012

I’ve never been very good at these kinds of games. I don’t know if Konami was the absolute pioneer of the button-mashing sports genre, but  their 1983 arcade release Track and Field means they may as well be. For those unfamiliar, they’re based around short athletic events- the most basic being the 100 meter dash, […]


Posted by: Kevin C. on: July 20, 2012

Glover is a bit of an odd duck. I’ve always been under the impression that this game was pretty stupid, not to mention a perfect example of yet another tepid attempt to make a “Super Mario 64 killer,” as the gaming press was hot to say at the time. The main character’s oddly familiar design […]