Tag Archives: Konami

Retro Review: “Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose” (SNES)

It’s now been three full decades since Tiny Toon Adventures premiered. Based on a group of young “cartoon characters in training,” the Tiny Toons themselves were re-imagined stand-ins for classic Warner Bros. characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig. The show was at the forefront of a new age of kids’ programming, laying the groundwork for shows

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Retro Review: “Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure” (SEGA Genesis)

The very first episode of Tiny Toon Adventures debuted on 14 September 1990, so to mark this anniversary, we’re going to review one of the several video games based on the groundbreaking show. I was hitting middle school around the time that Tiny Toon Adventures first aired, and given that it landed at such a formative time in my life,

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Review: “Batman Returns” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re tackling a rare example of a Christmas-related superhero game… Superhero games have historically been hit or miss, but Batman has managed to have slightly better luck than many other characters. The 16-bit era was particularly kind to the Dark Knight. There are several solid Batman games on the Super

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Konami announces new “Castlevania” game at Tokyo Game Show… for mobile

At the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, Konami revealed Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, and it’s coming soon exclusively to your mobile device! Haven’t you always wanted to experience the classic horror platformer with touchscreen controls? Maybe you have, and if so, here’s the trailer and the full breakdown of Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls from Konami. Hey, at least Shanoa is in

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The TurboGrafx-16 Mini releasing in March, full (and confusing) game list revealed

Konami announced their TurboGrafx-16 Mini console back at E3 2019 along with only the first handful of games included with the system. This week, Konami revealed that the TG-16 Mini would be available on 19 March 2020 and also unveiled the full lineup of games, which is a bit confusing. The console will come pre-loaded with 50 total games, including

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Konami announces TurboGrafx-16 Mini console at E3

Yesterday during Twitch’s E3 2019 coverage, Konami revealed their plans to jump on the mini-console bandwagon with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. You can watch the full reveal trailer below. The console will ship in 3 different versions depending on your region, with the TurboGrafx-16 Mini coming to North America, the PC Engine Mini in Japan, and the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini

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E3: “Contra: Rogue Corps.” is the Contra game that nobody was asking for

Filed under “W” for “We don’t learn from our mistakes”, Konami is yet again abandoning the 2-D gameplay from their classic Contra series in favor of an overhead, 3-D shooter. The result is Contra: Rogue Corps., a game that resembles the ill-fated Contra: Legacy of War for the SEGA Saturn and original PlayStation than any of the Contra titles that

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“Contra Anniversary Collection” coming this summer to PC, consoles

Konami has announced the full list of titles included in the upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection. Without further ado, here’s the list: • Contra (Arcade) + Japanese version w/free update • Super Contra (Arcade) + Japanese version w/free update • Super C (NES) + Japanese version w/free update • Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES) + Japanese version w/free update •Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis) +

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“Castlevania Anniversary Collection” full game list revealed

Konami has revealed the full list of games included in the upcoming Castlevania Anniversary Collection. Without further ado, here’s the list: Castlevania (NES) Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (GameBoy) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES) Super Castlevania IV (SNES) Castlevania II (NES) Kid Dracula (Famicom) Castlevania the Adventure (GameBoy) Castlevania Bloodlines (SEGA Genesis) That’s a girthy pile of undead with whom to

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Konami releases trailer for “Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection”

Konami has unveiled a trailer for its retro game compilation Arcade Classics Anniversary Collection, which includes 8 classic 80s titles faithfully represented in their original retro aesthetic.* Here’s a list of the games included: Scramble TwinBee Nemesis (aka Gradius) Salamander (aka Life Force) Typhoon (aka A-Jax) Haunted Castle Vulcan Venture (aka Gradius II) Thunder Cross https://youtu.be/KpD5C4lBrIM Here a breakdown of

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Konami issues safety recall for Justifyer light gun 25 years later

Konami has issued a safety recall for the “Justifier,” a light gun peripheral used with the Lethal Enforcers series for SEGA Genesis and SEGA CD, roughly 25 years after its original release. Note that the Super Nintendo and PlayStation versions of the Justifier were not mentioned as neither are included in the recall. A representative from Konami explained the company’s

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“Castlevania Anniversary Collection” rated by Australian classification board

Is Konami planning a Castlevania Anniversary Collection? If a recent rating by the Australian Classification board is any indication, then the answer is yes. The board has indeed rated a title specifically named “Castlevania Anniversary Collection” from Konami. The timing is definitely interesting. Castlevania technically celebrates its 33rd anniversary in 2019, which isn’t exactly a round number. Perhaps this Castlevania

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Cheeky gaming ads: Konami

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is The Splintering‘s third post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t always take itself so seriously, and sometimes let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. For this third installment, we’re specifically

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Konami do… good? Zone of the Enders: the 2nd Runner M∀RS set for fall release

Konami can’t be troubled to do much with their gaming IPs these days, which makes their upcoming release of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS for PC & PS4 all the more baffling. This remastered edition of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS was first announced at the 2017 Tokyo Game Show. Features of the updated

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Bloodstained retro-themed spinoff revealed at BitSummit

This past week at BitSummit,  Inti Creates debuted a trailer for Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, a retro-inspired, supernatural side-scrolling action game set to arrive on May 24. Curse of the Moon comes as a bonus release to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night thanks to a very successful Kickstarter campaign in 2015. One of the promised stretch goals for the Ritual

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