As far as I’m concerned, the big news of the week was the release of X-Men (TMA Review), a port of the 1992 arcade game. Sure the game is almost 20 years old, but it’s still a blast to play, and really holds up fairly well as far as graphics and such. Those yearning for some creature combat without the burdens of RPG quests will want to check out Fatal League or Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting. The former is a turn based strategy game with more than 20 hours of game play, and the latter is a one on one fight between you and monster after monster.
I have to admit that I thought the X-Men arcade game came out before 1992, but apparently my memory is already starting to fail me (I thought this mainly because I didn’t think I frequented arcades so much when I was in college). Whatever the case, I played this game any chance I got, and I always longed for a nice home version – or any home version – to be released. Alas, it wasn’t meant to happen until 18 years later when the game arrived on XBLA and PSN, neither of which I had access to. Finally, however, Konami must have caught drift of how badly I wanted this game, and they released an iOS port of the arcade classic. It was so totally worth the wait.