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Mega Man Release Timeline

Game Name, System (Release Date)

Mega Man, Famicom (17th Dec 1987)
Mega Man 2, Famicom (24th Dec 1988)
Mega Man 3, Famicom (28th Sept 1990)
Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge, Game Boy (26th July 1991)
Mega Man 4, Famicom (6th Dec 1991)
Mega Man II, Game Boy (20th Dec 1991)
Mega Man 5, Famicom (4th Dec 1992)
Mega Man III, Game Boy (11th Dec 1992)
Mega Man IV, Game Boy (29th Oct 1993)
Mega Man 6, Famicom (5th Nov 1993)
Mega Man X, SNES (17th Dec 1993)
Mega Man V, Game Boy (22nd July 1994)
Mega Man X2
, SNES (16th Dec 1994)
Mega Man 7, SNES (24th March 1995)
Mega Man X3
, SNES (1st Dec 1995)
Mega Man 8, PlayStation (17th Dec 1996)
Mega Man X4
, PlayStation (1st Aug 1997)
Mega Man X5
, PlayStation (30th Nov 2000)
Mega Man X6
, PlayStation (29th Nov 2001)
Mega Man Zero
, Game Boy Advance (26th April 2002)
Mega Man Zero 2
, Game Boy Advance (2nd May 2003)
Mega Man X7
, PlayStation 2 (17th July 2003)
Mega Man Zero 3
, Game Boy Advance (23rd April 2004)
Mega Man X: Command Mission
, GameCube (29th July 2004)
Mega Man X9
, PlayStation 2 (7th Dec 2004)
Mega Man Zero 4
, Game Boy Advance (21st April 2005)
Mega Man ZX
, Nintendo DS (6th July 2006)

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Arcade Special, February 2018

After the success of our recent Commodore 64 Celebration, I’ve decided to do another ‘special’ – this time about old, classic arcade games.

This week (from 14th Feb 2018 onward) I will be posting entries about some of my favourite arcade games. The kind of games that were released into video game arcades, in the form of cabinets, and you had to put money into them to play them.

Yes: believe it or not, that’s what people used to do back in the olden days.

Thankfully, though, you can still enjoy many of these games thanks to the wonders of emulation (and official re-releases). So, if you’ve never heard of these games: go and check them out. MAME, or MESS, or CoinOps. They’ll do the trick.

Anyway: enjoy this week’s Arcade Special!

Here’s what was published this week:
Rainbow Islands,
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs,
Space Harrier,
Defender,
Paperboy,
The Outfoxies,
Joust,
Xybots,
Star Wars,
Operation Wolf,
Alien Syndrome,
Smash TV,
Donkey Kong,
Donkey Kong Jr.,
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior,
Atomic Runner Chelnov,
Ghosts ‘N Goblins,
Ghouls ‘N Ghosts,
Commando,
After Burner,
Bionic Commando,
Total Carnage

The King of Grabs

System Shock 2, PC Zone Review

This is the world exclusive first review I did of System Shock 2 for PC Zone magazine back in 1999, showing the original grabs.

I knew I was down to review it, but hadn’t seen the game moving until I got the review copy. I sat in a darkened room for five days, shitting myself, playing the game, grabbing it and writing the review.

Back in the office the editor asked me for a coverline. “A masterpiece unveiled?” I suggested. It stuck.

System Shock 2 IS a masterpiece!

Grabbing: It’s a healthy obsession

Is there such a thing as a “healthy” obsession? Some would argue not.

I would argue that an obsession that was creative, and did no harm to anyone else, was not really unhealthy.

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