Slipstream is pretty awesome

Steam has plenty of games on it and it’s pretty easy to miss a new release in the shuffle. Especially ones sporting pixel art. So, when a cool game like Slipstream gets released, something needs to be said.

The obvious comparison is Sega’s Out Run and rightfully so. The sense of speed and drifting functions are nailed pretty well. The game comes with a handful of modes and tracks, all of which bring back a classic arcade racing style.

Presentation wise, the graphics highlight the 16-bit era and the controls are fluid and responsive with a gamepad. By far the best thing about Slipstream is its music. There are a ton of burning hot tracks that feel super awesome when you’re cruising, almost as if ansdor knew people would be listening to the soundtrack on a cool evening driving with top down in Miami Beach.

Don’t be shy, pick this up on Steam.

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Phantom Brave set for PC release

Originally released on the PlayStation 2, the strategy JRPG now has a page on the Steam Store. It’s listed currently at the special promotion price of $19.98 which includes the game and a digital art book.

Phantom Brave will be released on July 25, 2016.

Mega Man Legends 2 to hit PSN in April

The Mega Man Legends series had a minimal splash on the original PlayStation upon release and throughout the years. The first installment was even ported to the N64 and had a sequel only released for the PlayStation, printed in low quantities. Mega Man Legends 2 now fetches a hefty price at retailers and in online auctions, some times breaching $125 US, much more if the copy is factory sealed.

However, a much lower price tag would make the great and overlooked MML2 a more viable prospect to gamers. The PlayStation Blogcast recently announced that the game would be available in April 2016 on the PSN Store. Like most other PS1 games that are released on the PSN, it can be assumed that it will only be compatible with the PS3 and Vita handheld system.

With this addition hitting PSN, it would make the trio of PlayStation Mega Man Legend games complete (Mega Man LegendsMega Man Legends 2 and The Misadventures of Tron Bonne).

Retro Releases: January 2016

This past month: Star Wars PS2 games ported to PS4, Dark Cloud 2, Final Fantasy Tactics and some NES light gun shooters.

PlayStation Store:

Dark Cloud 2

Star Wars Bounty Hunter

Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter

Star Wars: Racer Revenge

Arc The Lad: Twilight of the Spirits

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy

Nintendo eShop:

Wild Gunman

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

Hogan’s Alley

Metroid: Zero Mission

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaro’s Treasure

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

 

Retro Releases: December 2015

This month we see the PlayStation 4 get some PS2 emulated games and a classic PS1 JRPG. The Wii U gets a beloved 3D platformer from its predecessor.

PlayStation Store:

War of the Monsters

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Mark of Kri

Rogue Galaxy

PaRappa The Rapper 2

Dark Cloud

Twisted Metal: Black

FantaVision

FINAL FANTASY VII

Nintendo eShop:

1080º Snowboarding

Super Mario Galaxy

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