Excerpt: Looking at the differences between where videogames have been and where theyre going, youll often find some groups of people saying that they miss the good old days. "Old-school" gaming, as it were. For those of us with enough years under our belts to have been active players on more than one generation of consoles, its a mysterious and sometimes indefinable quality that some claim has disappeared from games crafted today, much to the loss of game players everywhere.
Excerpt: The Metal Slug series has always been amazingly solid on the 2D graphics front, and Metal Slug X is no different. The visuals are sharp, with metric tonnes of character animation and a style that is borderline wacky. Oh, all right, it crosses the line on a regular basis. What other game lets you climb onto a camel and use it as a weapon of mass destruction? People who tell you that the PSX can't do 2D graphics need to be given a copy of this game.
Excerpt: The answer, of course, was simple: Metal Slug. SNK's arcade and console series successfully mimics the run-and-gun gameplay of Konami's finest. Unfortunately, unless you were an avid Neo Geo owner or a Saturn importer, or you happened to have a quality arcade nearby, chances are you still weren't getting your action gaming fix.