Thunderforce IV aka Lightening Force (1992): Technosoft’s shooting masterpiece

Spaceship shooting games, also known as shoot ’em ups or shooters, have been gaming staples since the days of “Pong.” Games like “Asteroids” and “Space Invaders” captivated audiences in the 70s, and games like “Gradius” and “1942” refined and pushed the genre past its single screen gameplay origins. And building on that foundation, the shooter […]

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1991: Sonic redefines ‘90s cool

From Grunge to the Super Nintendo, 1991 arguably birthed the decade’s most iconic media trends and products. And the flow of creative output didn’t stop there; that year introduced one of video gaming’s most iconic franchises. Starting in 1989, Sega had started to gain traction with their shiny, new 16-Bit Genesis, but looming ominously in […]

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