Excerpt: My earliest memory of a computer game – or what I thought it was supposed to be – was Lotus 1-2-3. After the colorful startup screen I was of course heavily disappointed. Not long after I found out someone in my street owned a NES and as of that moment he received a lot more company than before.
Excerpt: The original Taito Legends did nothing for me. Where that collection was a sorely lacking assemblage of 29 mostly forgettable oldies, Legends 2 delivers 39 titles, many with star quality, and many with unexpected charm.
Excerpt: Genre: Compilation Publisher: Empire Interactive Europe Ltd. Developer: Taito Release Date: May 16, 2007 Quick, name a popular console title from Taito! Don't worry if you can't; most people are unable to name a console-based hit produced by this storied Japanese game developer.
Excerpt: With the new generation in full swing, it's nice to take a look back and see how we got here. It's about reflecting on a time long past, on a time that blazed the trail we walk today, on a time that seems both archaic and simpler to everyone who lived it.
Excerpt: When I was young, I couldn't pass an arcade machine without either dropping in a quarter or scowling bitterly because my parents wouldn't lend me a measly 25 cents. I can't remember every game I ever played, but I know that there were times when I tried my hand at complete rubbish just because it...
Excerpt: You know, I have a problem with games being Gamestop/EB Games exclusive, only to find the game was released on May 16th, but not a single store in a 250 mile radius of my house got one in until the following week, and even then the closest was 20 miles away.
Excerpt: I never used to understand the wave of ‘classic’ retro compilations that came our way, season after season. I thought that I’d pop Taito Legends 2 into the PS2 drive tray and sit back to be bored with playing fifteen-year-old games as I have so many times before, for Namco, Atari, Midway and their...
Summary: Taito will forever be known as the company that gave birth to the gaming revolution with Space Invaders. However, since that gaming milestone in 1978 Taito have been innovators and pioneers in the history of arcade gaming, creating new genres and pushing gameplay to the limit.