29: Poundshop Garfield

Oh would you look at that – turns out deKay wasn’t lost after all, and he’s back at the helm this episode. Isn’t that great/awful depending on your tastes.

This episode, deKay, Toby and Zo are joined by special guests Mike Daw and Charlie Scott-Skinner off of Infinite State Games to talk about Actual Video Games (including theirs) with topics like Google Stadia, the end of Singstar, the RetroFlag GPi, New Improved Sonic, Netflix series Love, Death and Robots, and these games here:

  • Death Stranding
  • Heavy Rain
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Jenny LeClue: Detectivú
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice VR Edition
  • SteamWorld Dig 2
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Shenmue
  • Shenmue II
  • Golf Story
  • Darius Cozmic Collection
  • Hotline Miami Collection
  • Worbital
  • Monster Hunter Iceborne
  • They Were Billions

Plus some listener questions, like we’re people who know the answers.

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Rolling Thunder 2 (MD): COMPLETED!

I’m not sure I’ve ever played this before, but I was always a big fan of the original game in the arcades. I was a little worried it wouldn’t be any good, because of both being a sequel and the passage of time, but I needn’t have worried – it was excellent.

It is, of course, more of the two-layer, door-entering, duck-and-shooting that the original was, and it played well despite being pretty difficult. You see, as well as having to contend with all the baddies, and the holes in the floor, you’ve only got a limited amount of ammo for your gun and there’s a pretty tight time limit on each level.

Then there’s the final boss, which was especially tricky as it’s a one-hit death for you, and a million-hit death for him, and you’re pretty much forced to use all your ammo on the frantic lift ride on the way to reach him. No bullets means your gun can only fire one shot at a time, making him especially difficult to take down. But, eventually, I did.

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Mega-lo-Mania (MD): COMPLETED!

Time passed, and so I decided to play Mega-lo-Mania again. This time, I completed it on my new RetroFlag GPi – the thing that looks like a Game Boy but houses a Raspberry Pi. I played as Madcap, and once again (see previous posts) I reached … [Continue reading]

Assemble With Care (iOS): COMPLETED!

Another nice little Apple Arcade game. This time, you’re a repair woman who is trying to make some money while visiting a town for some festival or other. You seem to be able to turn your hand to repairing everything, and despite having turned … [Continue reading]

Possessions (iOS): COMPLETED!

This is a little puzzle game where you’re give a 3D view of a room with some objects hanging in midair. The idea is to rotate the camera in such a way that the items appear to be in the correct place – flowers on a window ledge, taps on a … [Continue reading]

Jenny LeClue – Detectivú (iOS): COMPLETED!

You know, I’m actually enjoying Apple Arcade a lot more than I thought I was going to. This is another of the titles on there I’ve completed. I won’t go too much into the plot, but it’s a story of a girl solving a murder which … [Continue reading]

Adventure (VCS): COMPLETED!

I got a Retroflag GPi case today. It means I now have a Retropie emulation device in a Game Boy style handheld. It’s very nice. And I played and completed the Atari VCS classic game Adventure. On Mode 3, if you know what that means … [Continue reading]

Heavy Rain (PS4): COMPLETED!

Never before has a game made me so angry. It’s not the sort of game I’d ever normally consider playing, and I didn’t know that much about it apart from that it was by David Cage (which itself meant very little as I’ve never … [Continue reading]

Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Switch): COMPLETED!

You know what? It’s actually pretty good. I assumed, due to the dismal sales and very little game news fanfare, that Starlink was rubbish, but in fact it was a lot of fun. Coming out just after the death of Plastic Game Tat (Lego Dimensions, … [Continue reading]

Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones (PS4): COMPLETED!

After a little time away playing other stuff, I went back to The Most Impressive Game this week to do some of the DLC. I’d previously put maybe an hour or two into The Hidden Ones, but now I’ve finished it off. It’s more of the … [Continue reading]