Gaming Reviews

Rookery’s Retro Review: Beamrider (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5).  Futuristic blasting with lasers, torpedoes, alien ships, and dodging action. Story:  Zoom across a grid of an unknown world while flying saucers try to shoot you before you can shoot them.  If  you destroy fifteen, a mother ship called a Sector Sentinel will be summoned for you to torpedo before […]

Gaming Retro Reviews

Rookery’s Retro Review: Trojan (Nintendo Entertainment System)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5), medieval swordsmanship in the urban future! Story: With fiery red hair, blue armor, a sword & shield, you’re tasked with taking down mobs of mace-wielding thugs, pesky ranged fighters, bizarre lieutenants, and a powerful king  named Achilles in this NES classic: Trojan. Given the Greek names, perhaps the setting is […]