Author page: Jay X Trent

Metal Tales: Overkill

Heavy metal and video games go together well. From the synth-guitar riffs of Thunder Force IV, through Rock ‘n’ Roll Racing’s licensed SNES replicas of some classic bangers, to the mighty DOOM’s “D_E1M1” (oh, okay, At Doom’s Gate, if you insist) itself,...
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Andro Dunos II

We’ve seen a few games lately with interesting backstories. There was Yeah Yeah Beebiss II, a sequel to a non-existent NES game, and the Quest for Glory homage Quest for Infamy – a love letter to PC adventure games series that flips...
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Quest for Infamy

Ambition is a great driving force. How many people who have achieved truly great things in this world would’ve done so without their ambition? But when asked about my ambitions, I’m always a little coy about the answer. Where it’s common for...
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Yeah Yeah Beebiss II

Here’s a game that shouldn’t exist. I read the backstory of the developer’s inspiration before playing it, which seemed like a very conscientious thing to do. The original Yeah Yeah Beebiss I, a NES game known only from a listing on a...
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Cat Box Paradox

Sometimes you stumble across a game that, as soon as you see it, think “That’s a great idea! Why didn’t someone do that before?” because it’s one of those obvious things that should’ve made complete sense to anyone to make. This was...
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