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16-Bit Gems #36: ActRaiser 2

Roo brings the 16-Bit Gem treatment to ActRaiser 2 – Quintet’s least popular game. But is that criticism fair? Find out how a game that threw away the best parts of its predecessor is still be worthy of being called a gem! Roo on Twitter: Facebook:

16-Bit Gems #35: Back to the Future

Roo is back with yet another 8-Bit Gem… but not one you might expect. Back to the Future on the NES has a horrible reputation, as well as the company that released it – LJN. But is that criticism fair? Well, considering it’s the subject of this episode, you can guess as to what Roo […]

16-Bit Gems - #34: Plok!

Roo is back again with a casualty of the “cutesy character flood” of 1993. Plok looks like any number of platformers on the Super Nintendo, but look deeper and you’ll find one of the most original and fun games on the system. With a worthy challenge, to boot!

16-Bit Gems #33: Dragon Quest III

Roo brings back 16-Bit Gems in style with the finale of the 4-part Dragon Quest retrospective! After looking at the history of RPGs, the Super Nintendo remakes of DQ 1&2, and the modern classic of Dragon Quest VIII, he brings things back to the most popular entry in the series – Dragon Quest III. Find […]