Master of Magic is a spin-off to the amazing Master of Orion series, and though this game never got a sequel, it's still very much worth checking out today.
When you look at the genre’s history, the SHMUP has always been dominated by Japanese developers, Space Invaders, Galaga, Gradius, R-type, Thunderforce, Musha and even modern games like Deathsmiles and Dodonpachi.
But there were still a few western shmups which gained a fair bit of notoriety back in the day, like Raptor Call of Shadows and today’s game, Xenon 2: Megablast.
Yet, I would argue Splatterhouse is by far the more extreme example, but somehow, it managed to avoid such negative attention, likely due to it being launched a few years earlier and not being nearly as popular.
You can check out the full review on my YouTube video
Do you like the Nintendo Gameboy? Sure you do! Super Mario Land, Metroid 2, Gradius, Castlevania, all great games.
But did you know indie developers are keeping the Gameboy tradition alive? In this video I take a look at several indie games developed with the Gameboy's limitations in mind for the 2016 #GBJAM. You can learn more about it in my video