EDITOR'S NOTE:
You know what I like the most about these articles? The fact that they're referred to as shorts.
Which means I don't have to spend as much time editing the bloody things. Nice feeling, that.

Oh, what's this then? It looks exactly like the Wretch! Video Games!! page!

It's something a little different, though. I've always maintained that the purpose of this site is to educate and entertain, and I never leave any stones unturned. As such, every Wretch! Video Games!! article is unavoidably verbose- I cover every possible facet of every game on a level-by-level basis, as you should know by now. That's all well and good, and it serves as an archive on obscure gaming, but sometimes, you're not in the mood for a hilarious 10-page rant on why Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon is the bane of my existence. You want something a little smaller, something more bite-sized, something that would serve as a great portfolio piece to show I can be restrained sometimes.

So, we have this section, One Credit Reviews where there's just a handful of screenshots, one page, and four paragraphs. That's it. Well, there's one more addition- every game gets a star rating, out of five. Now, I didn't do this in the original articles because, well, they were written in such an odd way that they didn't really feel like traditional reviews. These, however, almost certainly are reviews, so they need a rating, for the sake of my audience. Why 5 stars? Because that's logical, of course. And simple. Don't get me started on half-marks, percentage-based scores and all that unnecessary guff. I wasn't always like this- on one of my old sites, I had one of those early-90s-video-game-rag-esque tables at the end of each review with ratings out of 5 for graphics, sound, gameplay (lol) and lastability (double lol) but then I stopped being stupid (seriously, lastability? Was I fucking high?) and so, here we are. Just a 5-star rating, ranging from 'unplayable' to 'highly recommended'. Besides, deciding the differences between a 97 and a 98 (and even a 9 and a 10) is too pedantic, even for my standards.

This way, everyone wins- those who want precise and scientific detail can go to the Wretch! Video Games!! section...
And those who just want a quick overview can come here.

Isn't that wonderful?

As well as the games covered in Wretch! Video Games!!, some other games from the site will be included here... So watch out!

One Credit Reviews


Hard Head 2

(Arcade, 1991, SunA)

Horrifying!


Space Invaders DX

(Arcade, 1994, Taito)

Familiar!


Charlie Ninja

(Arcade, 1994, Mitchell)

Cartoony!


Insector X (Arcade)
(Arcade, 1989, Hot-B)

Buggy!


Insector X (Mega Drive)
(Mega Drive, 1990, Hot-B)

Realistic!


The Outfoxies

(Arcade, 1994, Namco)

Crafty!


Batman

(Arcade, 1991, Atari)

Batty!


Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon

(Arcade, 1995, Gazelle)

Prissy!


Märchen Maze

(Arcade, 1988, Namco)

Nonsense!


Judge Dredd
(Arcade, 1993, Midway)

Judgemental!


Zombie Raid

(Arcade, 1995, American Sammy)

Bloody!


Momoko 120%

(Arcade, 1986, Jaleco)

Frilly!


Super Fantasy Zone

(Mega Drive, 1993, Sega/Sunsoft)

Colourful!


James Pond II - Codename: Robocod

(Mega Drive, 1991, Millennium)

Fishy!


Perfect Cherry Blossom

(Windows, 2003, Team Shanghai Alice)

Wintery!


King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing

(Neo-Geo, 1992, SNK)

Infuriating!


Psycho Soldier

(Arcade, 1987, SNK)

Lyrical!


Bullet

(Arcade, 1987, Sega)

Forgotten!


Laser Ghost

(Master System, 1991, Sega)

Protective!


Splatterhouse

(Arcade, 1988, Namco)

Depressing!


Dead Connection

(Arcade, 1992, Taito)

Untouchable!


Double Target

(Master System, 1987, Sega)

Renamed!


Avengers

(Arcade, 1987, Capcom)

Rescue!


Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy

(NES, 1988, SNK)

Revisionist!


Splatterhouse 2

(Mega Drive, 1992, Namco/Now Production)

Sequel!


Bloody Wolf

(TurboGrafx-16, 1990, Data East)

Data East!


Dynamite Düx

(Arcade, 1988, Sega AM2)

Daffy!


Balloon Kid

(Game Boy, 1990, Pax Softnica/Nintendo)

Portable!


Undercover Cops

(Arcade, 1992, Irem)

Nazca!


The Speed Rumbler

(Arcade, 1986, Capcom)

Rumbling!


Unknown

(Internet, 2010, Ant Cooke)

Pending!


Unknown

(Internet, 2010, Ant Cooke)

Pending!

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