Tag: old games

Super Ghouls’n Ghosts (SNES, 1991)

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I’ve recently been playing a bunch of old games (this statement being equally appropriate to introduce anything I’ve written here), as a means of casual fun and time passing, with a couple of friends about my own age. I’m 26, and as such was in the prime of my youthful interest in video games at the advent of the Super Nintendo era. This was also the era of the Sega Genesis for some, but I was never as taken with the console, its games I had played at friends’ houses, and its marketing tact (this remains one of the most scurrilous ads of its time). I’ve owned exactly one Sega system in my life — my ill-fated seduction by the Dreamcast, years later.

Zombies Ate My Neighbors (1993, SNES/Genesis)

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Since the turn of the millennium, there’s been a highly visible and, depending on how your pecking order of horror critters shakes out, tiresome glut of zombie-related media. I know this personally, for I too once partook in such a creative effort — I played a young man slowly degenerating into a flesh-craving zombie in an ill-fated film project some six years ago, the footage of which still lies dormant and largely unedited.