So one of our freelancers, Ashley Day, has just come back from Japan and given us these rather cool LCD games. Stuart received this copy of Elevator Action, while I have Sega’s Hang On. The question now, is should we open them or just leave them to gather dust?
Here at Retro Gamer we’re huge fans of beat-’em-ups and spend the majority of our lunchtimes playing the rather excellent Garou: Mark Of The Wolves. Originally released on the Neo-Geo AES and MVS, Garou was SNK’s answer to the excellent Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, with the two games featuring many similarities with each other.
Reaching a very respectable third place in our recent top 25 beat-’em-up feature (read about it here http://www.imagineshop.co.uk/item_show.php?itemID=852&action=maglist), it’s quite simply SNK’s best-ever fighter and makes other entries in the series look rather dated.
It also happens to be Stuart’s favourite 2D fighter, most probably because he kicks my ass at it every lunchtime. Indeed, all this week I’ve been valiantly plugging away, and while I’ve shown a fair amount of progress with Terry Bogard and ‘Hobo Strider’ (well that’s what I like to call him), Stu is still making me suffer.
And what was our new designer doing while we were enjoying Garou?
“Get ’em while they’re hot ladies”
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