Old School: Xevious (NES)

I love shoot-em’ups and this is one of my favourites. It was interesting to see what take people had on the genre, and this one took a slow methodical approach. Your ship moved slow and the bullets didn’t exactly blaze the screen, nor did the enemies (unless they were running away.) That made the few moments of pure madness intense. This is definitely a classic.

Old School: The Ultimate Stuntman (NES)

I bought this game at PAX East 2012 for one reason only, the weird gold cart. It turned out to be a great buy though. This game is cool, has some variety in the gameplay, granted the formula gets repeated a few times. You pretty much play a Spy Hunter-like game, then a side scrolling platformer, then a climbing game and then a boss. It’s fun, glad I accidentally stumbled onto this one.