Last Time, at Gaming Hell Headquarters...
1st February, 2024
It's been quite a while since we last saw a Sega arcade game here, so let's pick out a bit of a stinker- it's Arabian Fight, a technically ambitious game that can't quite live up to its promises. Oh dear.
* Splatterhouse - A little fix-up of the home ports section adding in the Arcade Archives version, plus added links to other places to play Splatter Faith.
* Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel - A tiny edit to add a note about Nyanyan Prowrestling for the MSX which might be one of the very first women's wrestling games ever made.
* Namco Museum - Moved this over to The Gathering of Games as it seemed to fit in better there, and added info on some other regional differences- the Japanese versions of 3, 4 and 5 have some exclusive museum content!
1st January, 2024
We are starting the new year with a bang, with a bit of the ol' darkety dark of darkness. That means it's Love Live! time again with Yohane the Parhelion -BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE-. Oh, you thought you'd seen the last of the LuvLivs on this site? Not if the great Yohane has anything to say about it.
One more art commission, a familiar face!
Pa-Luis did such a great job with The Streamer Whose Name was Stolen last time, I asked them to draw a full-body version!
1st November, 2023
Not much to say about this one, just a lot of information about several Mega Drive Collections released on home consoles over the years, including the dreaded Sega Smash Pack Vol. 1. You will believe a Mega Drive can scream. But maybe it'll be interesting too, I dunno.
2nd October, 2023
Is this really our first stand-alone Game Boy Advance review? Yes, it is, and of course it's a licensed tie-in game, why wouldn't it be? It's a pretty interesting one though, it's Futari wa Pretty Cure: Ariena~i! Yume no Sono wa Daimeikyū. Servants of the power of darkness... Go back to where you came from! Or something like that. I also felt it was important to add a disclaimer to the Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon page to really hammer home that those pages were written over a decade ago and don't really reflect my thoughts and feelings on anime nowadays, not that they ever really did.
There's also an art commission too, but it's a little different this time!
Courtesy of Pa-Luis... The Streamer Whose Name was Stolen appears!
4th September, 2023
Typical Gaming Hell, running to school with toast in its mouth, late as usual. Let me have this one, OK? [NO. - Ed] Anyway, this month we take a look at the closing game in the universe as told in the Konamic style... That means it's time for Quarth. Quarth is neat, so hopefully you'll find out why I feel this way if you read it.
1st August, 2023
Well, this is a little different. We've gone back to the past to update our first short-form article (yes, these are technically shorter than the norm), The Tower of Druaga. Normally this wouldn't be enough for its own update, but this was basically rewritten from top to bottom, so it's 95% new content, that's good enough, right?
Skeb art time again! This time, courtesy of Tana_Gori_, Sowertty's upgraded to the Game Boy Advance:
1st July, 2023
Oops, what happened to June? It disappeared. No-one knows what happened. Maybe it has something to do with writing over 10000 words about Earthbound Beginnings. Ahem. So this month, we're back in the squared circle withRing of Destruction: Slam Masters II, or SUPER MUSCLE BOMBER: THE INTERNATIONAL BLOWOUT in Japan.
One old page also got a quick update:
* The Speed Rumbler - Cleared up some info about Super Joe and added more info on the versions included in Capcom Arcade Cabinet and Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium.
The first Skeb art of Year 16 comes courtesy of gan2, Sowertty's back on her Game Gear again:
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