Taito Memories Volume 2: Feel the Glory!

It?s like retro gaming, only enjoyable.

Posted by Staff
As you may have discovered yourself, retro gaming can be like eating bad walnuts. You are promised the sweetest, most wonderful experience, something you have stored away in your memory bank as being sublime, only to crushed with the sour taste of rotten disappointment.

For instance, firing up your Commodore 64 to play Thalamus' Creatures, a game you remember to be better than anything you had ever encountered before, leaves you cold. And don?t even mention original Metroid on the NES.

However, often there are wonders to be found, with genuinely brilliant gameplay making the nostalgia goggles usually required for such endeavours redundant. Taito Memories Volume 2 is a fine example of this.

Slated for release in Japan as a PlayStation 2 exclusive on August 25, the full game list reads:

Arabian Magic
(Space Invaders '95: Attack of Lunar Loonies)
Balloon Bomber
Chack'n Pop
Crazy Balloon
Elevator Action
Front Line
Gun Frontier
Hat Trick Hero
Insector X
Legend of Kage
Mizubaku Daibouken
Puzzle Bobble 2
Rastan Saga II
Space Invaders
Space Invaders Part 2
The New Zealand Story
Violence Fight
Wild Western

Not bad, eh? Expect an announcement from Empire Interactive regarding a UK release of this luscious compendium in the coming months.


kid_77 10 Jun 2005 12:38
Rastan Saga II but not the original, WTF!!??

I fscking love Rastan, it probably has my favourite video-game music.
config 10 Jun 2005 19:00
Creatures? What's wrong with Creatures?

To this day it's still a great game with revolutionary graphics (for a C64)

PreciousRoi 12 Jun 2005 01:16

no one gives the C64 the cred it deserves...
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