Sorry for the delay on this article- my time has been taken over by other things in my life, namely Dawn of the Monsters. But here is the part 2 I’ve been sitting on for a while! Despite a roaring 70s and 80s, Kong had a quieter go in the 1990s. Toho planned to make […]Read More King Kong Video Games – Part 2
I recently had the pleasure of discussing the new Monster Hunter movie with the lovely folks at the Kaiju Transmissions Podcast! In it we discuss the history of the franchise, the movie, and lots of other neat tidbits- as well as our own takes on the film. Check it out here!: -iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/…/kaiju…/id1128609095… -Google Podcasts: […]Read More Monster Hunter Episode on Kaiju Transmissions Podcast!
Despite being an enduring pop culture icon for almost 90 years, King Kong’s appearances in the virtual world are somewhat limited when compared to his monster cohort like Godzilla, Gamera, and Ultraman. Despite this, his impact on the games medium is about as big as a 50 foot gorilla. Lets take a look at King […]Read More King Kong Video Games – Part 1
Genre: Fighting Players: 1-2 Release Date: 1994 Platform: Arcade, many others (see below) Director: Jason Leong & Pete Kleinow Developer: Atari Games Publisher: Atari Games In the early 1990s, Atari Games was trying to come up with a fighting game to capitalize on the success of Street Fighter II. Not to be confused with Atari […]Read More Kaiju Video Games – Primal Rage
Genre: 1-on-1 Fighting Players: 1-2 Release Date: 1992 Platform: Arcade, PS2 (Japan only) Director: Takatsuna Senba Developer: Taito Publisher: Taito In 1990, game designer Takatsuna Senba led a team to create a vertical shooting game called Gun Frontier for Taito. This was Senba’s first crack at designing and producing simultaneously, as he had previously worked […]Read More Kaiju Video Games: DINO REX (1992)
Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted (work, life, COVID, etc) but with a piece of news for Dawn of the Monsters I thought I’d share the love since we’ve got plenty of news about other kaiju games as well! And, rest assured, I do have other articles on the back-burner. 😉 WayForward […]Read More Kaiju Video Game News Roundup
Last year at G-Fest 2019 I contributed to a panel with Kevin Derendorf (of Maser Patrol), Jessica Tseang, and Steve Paszinski. It was a great panel going over the three heisei Gamera films, but sadly we forgot to record it. So now that the Arrow set is out, Kevin and I took to Skype to […]Read More Heisei Gamera Trilogy Panel with Maser Patrol!
I tend to use this blog to highlight kaiju/tokusatsu-focused video games in an attempt to showcase the strong variety and quality of kaiju/tokusatsu content out there in the interactive space. I aim to showcase the connection between the video game and tokusatsu worlds and how strong it can sometimes be. And one of the […]Read More Tokusatsu Artist/Video Game Artist
Hi all, sorry it’s been so long since my last article. I’ve been busy! And I hope you will see why with these two videos. One is the Dawn of the Monsters panel I gave alongside Marty Kugler and Michael Lambert, and the other is an HD direct-feed upload of the new footage! Enjoy! We […]Read More Dawn of the Mosnters – Kaiju Conline Panel + Brand New HD footage!
Genre: Arcade Action Players: 1-3 Release Date: 1986 Platform: Arcade, many others (see below) Director: Brian F Colin Developer: Bally Midway Publisher: Bally Midway Rampage is one of the biggest and most important kaiju video games out there. It’s not simply a notable giant monster game, it’s one of the most important and popular titles […]Read More Kaiju Video Games – History of Rampage (1986)