The only possible way that one could put Ultra Games — publishers of fantastic fare like Metal Gear, Gyruss, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game — into the same feature as LJN — purveyors of terrible crap and even worse crap — is by seizing on the one thing they had in common. Namely, that both companies were fronts for other publishers who needed a vehicle for publish content beyond their Nintendo-mandated quotas. And that’s just what this article does! Fancy that.
Meanwhile, I’ve posted a couple of interesting (in my opinion) pieces at work: a review of Z.H.P. and a preview of Donkey Kong Country Returns. Both are rather positive. Sorry about that. I’ll try writing about something crappy next time. Maybe something by LJN…?