>If you were in the UK during the late 1990s, chances are that you’re already familiar with the one-minute short film “Last Orders,” an anime commercial for Murphy’s Irish Stout (Murphy’s Cyberpunk).
Beats of Rage by Senile Team
As fans of the ‘Streets of Rage’ series that originally appeared on the SEGA megadrive/genesis,we always wanted to see streets of rage 4. But the waiting proved futile,and streets of rage 4 never came.That’s why we tried to correct this mistake and fill the void by makingthe ultimate tribute to Streets of Rage:
Beats of Rage!!
Psikyo (彩京 saikyō) is a Japanese video game company started in 1992. Psikyo is an off-shoot formed from the staff that created the Aero Fighters series for Video System. Psikyo focused on arcade games, mostly vertically-scrolling shoot ’em ups and pornographic mahjong games. The popularity of these arcade games led to them being ported to home consoles, and then ultimately to Psikyo developing games for consoles.Psikyo was acquired by X-nauts in mid-2002. In 2003, it was reported that Psikyo was shutting down.Shortly afterwards, X-nauts stated this news was wrong. Games under the Psikyo label are still being released, but these games are outsourced to other teams.
Gyruss (ジャイラス Jairasu ) is a shoot ’em up video arcade game developed by Konami, and released in 1983. It was designed by Yoshiki Okamoto, who had earlier created Time Pilot for Konami. Gyruss was licensed to Centuri in the United States, and was ported to numerous games consoles and home computers. It follows in the tradition of space war games such as Space Invaders and Galaga.
Space Invaders (スペースインベーダー Supēsu Inbēdā ) is an arcade video game developed by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible. In designing the game, Nishikado drew inspiration from popular media: Breakout, The War of the Worlds, and Star Wars. To complete it, he had to design custom hardware and development tools.
It was one of the forerunners of modern video gaming and helped expand the video game industry from a novelty to a global industry (see golden age of video arcade games). When first released, Space Invaders was very successful.
The game has been the inspiration for other video games, re-released on numerous platforms, and led to several sequels. The 1980 Atari 2600 version quadrupled the system’s sales and became the first “killer app” for video game consoles. Space Invaders has been referenced and parodied in multiple television shows, and been a part of several video game and cultural exhibitions. The pixelated enemy alien has become a pop culture icon, often used as a synecdoche representing video games as a whole.