EDITOR'S NOTE:
I don't hate editing these articles quite as much as Wretch! Video Games!!, but this page used to have a stupid name. Yes, even stupider than the current one.

Welcome to the more concise, less wordy part of the site, Gamesoft Love.

[Less wordy? Are you taking the piss? Are you trying to start a fight or something? - Ed]

Ahem, let me finish!

Formerly the side-show of Gaming Hell, over time this format has become the bread-and-butter of this site, but that's fine, right? See, not every game is created equal. Some are absolutely perfect for the stage-by-stage breakdown I do from time to time now, but not every game is. Some are old-style arcade games where the use of the term 'board' is appropriate, some are fighting games that don't suit level-specific breakdowns (King of the Monsters 2 - The Next Thing doesn't count), some games just don't wanna do a play-by-play about, and so on. Still, I have a lot to say about a lot of these old games, but if I can't play through them for the site, how will I ever squeeze them in? The world simply has to know about Spelunker Collection!

So, we have a compromise in the form of Gamesoft Love- these articles are one page long (with exceptions from time to time, like the Fighting Vipers article / guide hybrid) and, since I get to critique these games from the off, they're slightly more concise and less level-by-level than the Wretch! Video Games!! articles. Both formats have their strengths and weaknesses- big articles are entertaining and allow me freedom to get into games as much as I want, but are time-consuming and too big for some; small articles are concise, easier to write (HAHAHA THIS BIT AGED LIKE MILK ain't nothin' easy to write in this world!) and their effectiveness isn't diminished too much, but I inevitably have to leave some details out and most of the 'comedy' is reserved for captions- but one way or the other, I can write about whatever the hell I want and nobody only Ed can stop me!

Anyway, here they are; smaller, more intense articles for you to enjoy.

Gamesoft Love


The Tower of Druaga

(Arcade, 1984,
Namco)

Life-destroying!



Fighting Vipers

(Saturn, 1996,
Sega)

Informative!



Puzzle Bobble 4
(Arcade, 1997,
Taito)

Shark-jumping!



King of the Monsters

(Neo Geo, 1991,
SNK)

Button-mashing!



Earthworm Jim

(Master System, 1996,
Tec-Toy / Eurocom)

Perplexing!



Altered Beast

(Playstation 2, 2005,
Sega)

Beastly!



Zombie Panic in Wonderland

(Wii, 2010,
Akaoni Studio)

A grim fable!



Fighters Megamix

(Saturn, 1997,
Sega)

Crossover!



SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1

(Wii, 2009,
Teminal Reality)

Collective!



Classic Bubble Bobble

(Game Boy Color, 2000,
Jorudan)

Wretched!



Puzlow Kids

(Game Gear, 1993,
Compile)

Localised!



The Maid Clothes and Machine Gun

(Playstation 2, 2006,
Rideon)

You can't be serious!



P.O.W. - Prisoners of War

(Arcade, 1988,
SNK)

Early!



The Fairyland Story

(Arcade, 1985,
Taito)

Unsung!



Block Gal

(Arcade, 1987,
VIC Tokai / Seibu Lease)

Saucy!



Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2nd

(PSP, 2011,
Sega / Dingo Inc.)

Miku-Miku~!



Tomoyo Fighter ~It's an Exciting Life~ Perfect Edition

(Windows, 2008,
Chinchilla Softhouse)

Huh?!




Crime Fighters

(Arcade, 1989,
Konami)

Tragic!




Grief Syndrome

(Windows, 2011,
Twilight Frontier)

Anime!




Corpse Party

(PSP, 2011,
Team GrisGris)

Onii-chan~!



Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f

(PS Vita / Playstation 3, 2012,
Sega)

Miku Returns!



City Connection

(Arcade, 1985,
Jaleco / Hect)

Great!



Air Rescue

(Arcade, 1992,
Sega)

Helicopters!



Castlevania

(Nintendo 64, 1999,
Konami)

Lonely!



Metal Slug 4

(Neo Geo, 2002,
Mega / Noise Factory)

Patched-together!



Puyo Puyo Box

(Playstation, 2000,
Compile)

Compilation!



Cleopatra Fortune

(Arcade, 1996,
Taito / Natsume)

Buried!



Resident Evil Gaiden

(Game Boy Color, 2001,
M-4)

Effort!




htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary

(PS Vita, 2014,
Nippon Ichi Softare)


Frustration!




Bubble Symphony

(Arcade, 1994,
Taito)


Love!




Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd

(PS Vita / Playstation 3, 2014,
Sega)


Miku's Counterattack!



Love Live! SIF
X Groove Coaster Zero

(iOS, 2014 / 2012,
KLab / Taito & Matrix)


Rhythm!




Metal Slug 5

(Neo Geo, 2003,
SNK Playmore / Noise Factory)

Unfinished!




Pocket Gal

(Arcade, 1987,
Data East)

Arcade Story!



Love Live! School idol paradise
Vol. 2: BiBi Unit;

(PS Vita, 2014,
Dingo Inc.)

Nico-Nico-Ni~!



Corpse Party:
Book of Shadows

(PSP, 2013,
Team GrisGris / 5pb)

Filler, onii-chan~!



Space Invaders:
Invasion Day

(Playstation 2, 2002 / 2003,
Taito / Sammy)

Shite!




Miracle Girls Festival

(PS Vita, 2015,
Sega)

Showtime!




Jewelry Master Twinkle

(Xbox 260, 2009,
Arika)

Sparkling!



Vampire Savior:
The Lord of Vampire

(Arcade, 1997,
Capcom)

Fighting Love!



Koloomn

(PSP, 2005,
Artdink / Magicpot)

Puzzley!
~Tip Jar Special!~


Bubble Memories

(Arcade, 1996,
Taito)

Familiar!



Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X

(PS Vita, 2016,
Sega)

Miku's Go for Broke!



Sega Golden Gun

(Arcade, 2011,
Sega / Sega of China)

House of the Dead!



Numan Athletics & Mach Breakers

(Arcade, 1993 / 1995,
Namco)


Track & Field!



Mad Father

(Windows, 2016,
Sen / Miscreant's Room)


Haunting!



Rambo III

(Arcade, 1990,
Taito)


Explosions!



Megpoid the Music♯

(PSP, 2013,
ParaPhray)


Megu Megu Mee!



Hatsune Miku:
Project DIVA Future Tone

(Playstation 4, 2017,
Sega / Sega AM2)

Miku's Victory!




Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist

(PSP, 2008,
Tamsoft)

Fisticuffs!




SNK Arcade Classics 0

(PSP, 2011,
SNK Playmore / G1M2)

Pre-Neo Geo!




Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001

(Neo Geo, 1996,
Nazca)

Hold You Still!



Red Earth

(Arcade, 1996,
Capcom)

No Mercy!



AirBoarder64

(Nintendo 64, 1998,
Human)

Radical!



Spelunker Collection

(PS Vita / Playstation 3, 2013,
Tozai / M2)

Kusoge Love!



Operation Wolf 3

(Arcade, 1994,
Taito / East Technology)

Digitised!



Bega's Battle

(Arcade, 1984,
Data East)

Laserdisc!



Yomawari: Night Alone

(Windows, 2016,
Nippon Ichi Software)

Alone!



Golden Axe III

(Mega Drive, 1993,
Sega)

Disappointing!



Space Invaders Get Even

(Wii, 2008,
Taito / Cattle Call)

Revenge!



Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors

(Neo Geo, 1995,
Sunsoft)

Galactic!



Time Gal

(iOS, 2017,
Taito)

Reika!



Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel

(Mega Drive, 1990,
Copya System / Asmik)

By Cass of Bad Game Hall of Fame!



Yomawari: Midnight Shadows

(Windows, 2017,
Nippon Ichi Software)

Shadows!



Rumba Lumber

(Arcade, 1984,
Taito)

Stone Age!



Socket

(Mega Drive, 1993,
VIC Tokai)

Mascot!



Haunting Ground

(Playstation 2, 2005,
Capcom)

Stalking!



SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

(Switch, 2018,
Digital Eclipse)

Historical!



Insmouse no Yakata & Virtual Lab

(Virtual Boy, 1995,
Betop / Nacoty)


Virtual!



Kaiser Knuckle & Dan-Ku-Ga

(Arcade, 1994,
Taito)


The General!



New International Track & Field

(DS, 2009,
Sumo Handheld / Konami)


Sports!



A Rose in the Twilight

(PS Vita, 2016,
Nippon Ichi Software)


Bloody!



D. D. Crew

(Arcade, 1991,
Sega)

Marmite!



THE iDOLM@STER: SHINY FESTA

(PSP, 2012,
Namco)

Uu-uuu!



Sky Skipper

(Arcade, 1981,
Nintendo)

Soaring!



Under Fire

(Arcade, 1994,
Taito)

Kill You!



Fighter's History Dynamite

(Neo Geo, 1994,
Data East)

Data East Forever!



Alligator Hunt

(Arcade, 1994,
Gaelco)

Lizards!



Idol Hakkenden

(NES, 1989,
Natsume)

Kooky!



Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

(Wii, 2010,
Eighting / Capcom)

Tatsunical!



VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

(Windows, 2016,
Sukeban Games)

Bartending!



Combat School

(Arcade, 1987,
Konami)

Military!



Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

(Playstation 3, 2014,
Crispy's)

Art piece!
~Tip Jar Special!~


The Wing of Madoola

(NES, 1986,
Sunsoft)

Adventure!




Zoo Keeper

(Arcade, 1983,
Taito of America)

American!




The Combatribes

(Arcade, 1990,
Technōs)

Violence!



Hatsune Miku:
Project DIVA Mega Mix

(Switch, 2020,
Sega / Sega AM2)

Miku's Bridge Too Far!




OutRun 2019

(Mega Drive, 1993,
Hertz)

Future!




Mushihimesama Bug Panic

(iOS, 2010,
CAVE)

Delisted!




Comix Zone

(Mega Drive, 1995,
Sega Technical Institute)

Comic!



Star Gladiator
Episode:I Final Crusade
(Arcade, 1996,
Capcom)

Three-dimensional!




Bucky O'Hare

(Arcade, 1992,
Konami)

Croaking!



The Punisher

(Arcade, 1993,
Capcom)


Marvel!



Famicom Detective Club

(Switch, 2021,
Nintendo / MAGES)


Mystery!



Chack'n Pop

(Arcade, 1984,
Taito)


Maze!



Cliff Hanger

(Arcade, 1983,
Stern)


LaserDisc!



Waku Waku 7

(Neo Geo, 1996,
Sunsoft)

Colourful!



Psycho Dream

(SNES, 1992,
Riot / Telenet)

Psycholeptic!



WWF WrestleMania

(Arcade, 1995,
Midway)

By D.J. Tatsujin of GemuBaka!



Clockwork Aquario

(Playstation 4 / Switch, 2021,
Westone / Ratalaika Games / Steve Snake)

Lost!



Field Day

(Arcade, 1984,
Taito)

Athletic!


Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru

(Game Boy, 1992,
Nintendo R&D1 / Intelligent Systems)

Froggy!


Panel de Pon

(SNES, 1995,
Nintendo / Intelligent Systems)

Action Puzzle Game!


Pocket Fighter

(Arcade, 1997,
Capcom)

Chibi!



Vendetta

(Arcade, 1991,
Konami)

Crime!


Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

(Nintendo 3DS, 2011,
Capcom / TOSE)

Nice Bonus!


Prime

(Mega-CD, 1995,
Malibu Interactive UK)

Ultraverse!


Wonder Momo

(Arcade, 1987,
Namco)

Idol!



Yomawari: Lost in the Dark

(Windows, 2022,
Nippon Ichi Software)

Lost!


Urban Champion

(NES, 1984,
Nintendo R&D1)

Brawling!


Space Invaders 90

(Mega Drive, 1990,
Taito)

Console Invaders!


Sukeban Deka II

(Master System, 1987,
Sega)

Yo-yo!



Pac & Pal

(Arcade, 1983,
Namco)

Maze!


Earthbound Beginnings

(NES, 1989 / 2015,
Ape / Nintendo Tokyo R&D / Pax Softnica)

JRPG!


Ring of Destruction: Slam Masters II

(Arcade, 1994,
Capcom)

Grappling!


Quarth

(Arcade, 1989,
Konami)

Blocks!



Futari wa Pretty Cure:
Ariena~i! Yume no Sono wa Daimeikyū

(Game Boy Advance, 2004,
Open Sesame)

Dual Aurora Wave!


Yohane the Parehelion
-BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE-

(Switch, 2023,
Inti Creates)

Da-da-da-darnkess!


Arabian Fight

(Arcade, 1992,
Sega)

Magic!


Unknown

(Internet, 2009,
Gaming Hell)

Pending!



April Fools' Day Articles

(Internet, 2010,
Ed the Editor)

Joke Articles!

Micro Visual Novels

(Internet, 2016-2018,
Gaming Hell)

What?!

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