Category Archives: Action

PSGCast Episode One – Ancient Weapons of Dubious Value

While we are currently having some issues with figuring out the hosting/I am having issues figuring out how to make an iTunes feed, I feel like it’s time to finally give the people (well, person) what they want and post … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Podcast, RPG, Winter 1989 | 2 Comments

Herzog Zwei (12/15/1989)

Believe it or not, there was a time before the internet when the differences between a game’s Japanese and overseas release were shrouded in mystery.  This sticks out for me mostly due to reading a strategy guide for Super Mario … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Strategy, Winter 1989 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Mystic Defender [Kujakuō 2 Gen-ei Jō] (11/25/1989)

For as long as games have been ported over from Japan,  they’ve been changed for Western audiences.  In  the time frame we are most interested in here at The Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic Chronological Gaming (PSGISACG), this was often … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Platformer, Winter 1989 | 4 Comments

Rambo III (10/21/89)

(Hi everyone. This is the first guest post by friend of the Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Retro Theory Brandon Teel, who kindly volunteered his writing skills to bring us a small novella on Rambo III.) Hyper-masculine eighties Republican power fantasies … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Fall 1989 | 4 Comments

Super Hydlide (10/6/1989)

I’m going to be honest, I really have no idea what to say about Super Hydlide. In fact, the reason I haven’t updated in five months isn’t because of a lack of time or interest, it’s because Super Hydlide is … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Fall 1989, RPG | 7 Comments

Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts [Dai Makai Mura] (08/03/1989)

For most of my life, Sega has been The Sonic Company. Sonic the Hedgehog saw release shortly before my seventh birthday, officially making the Sega Genesis the most desirable object in the world, and Sega immediately set out to start … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Platformer, Summer 1989 | 13 Comments

Last Battle [Shin Seikimatsu Kyūseishu Densetsu Hokuto no Ken​] (07/01/1989)

Has there ever been a genuinely good Fist of the North Star game? I don’t ask this as to be a jerk or for a quick joke about how old games are awful, but short of the loving homage to … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Summer 1989 | 5 Comments