Ah Rayman, my floating, physics-defying friend from my PlayStation 1, it’s been a long time! I heard you went to the Wii for a while but I’m glad to see you back on a real gaming platform. And I’m not the only one. Rayman has captured the hearts of millions of kids and adults alike with his non-stop running, jumping, flying, punching, psychotic ways. It’s like parkour except on acid.
However, when console games begin crossing over to touchscreen devices we wonder whether or not they’ll loose their magic along the way. This curiosity, as well as my nostalgia for the Rayman experience, pushed me to try Jungle Run, the latest release in the Rayman series that’s available for Android.
When I was a kid, there were a few things I loved: baseball, my Walkman (woo), and video games. With video games, my Sega Genesis and Game Gear (which was way, way ahead of its time) were the best consoles. Of course, the games I loved the most were those in the Sonic franchise. Sonic 2 and 3 were golden for me, especially after my grandmother got me Sonic and Knuckles as a gift at the end of one school year.
Since moving on to to more advanced gaming consoles, I’ve missed the classic play of those old school video games. My hope was that Sonic 4 Episode 1 would take me back. Let’s see how it stacks up to my very fond childhood memories.
R:Type is another old school gaming gem that has found its way onto the Android platform. Ports of old games can sometimes be quite a let down, perhaps either because we expect more of games nowadays or because developers do not always do a good job of it.
R:Type was probably the very first game I was addicted to and an essential game for the SEGA Master System, so I was excited yet nervous when it was launched onto Android. Would it fill me with a warm nostalgic gaming feeling? Would it leave me in manly tears and my fond memories in shreds? Read on for how my experience with this gaming classic panned out…
The Worms game series, with its turn-based 2D gameplay and hyper-destructive warfare, is amongst the most famous and popular ever created on PC or console; most people have played it at some point in their lives. But how well does the sixteen-year-old series adapt to small screens and touch controls? Read on for the full review!