Mikado’s Ikeda and the Astro City

Astro City Mini Ikeda Main Image

“Games like Columns II, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, and Wonder Boy make you wonder how on earth they can be as difficult as they are!” – Ikeda Minorock

Sakura Taisen: Hana Gumi Taisen Columns

A mere 6 months after the release of the original Sakura Taisen on the Sega Saturn comes the Sakura Taisen series’ second piece of spin-off software. Whereas the first piece was a somewhat odd digital newsletter, making the second piece a Columns game made all the sense in the world since Columns is also a Sega property. A gut reaction may be that this is going to be a lazily put together game, crossing the two franchises in the most basic ways possible. I would urge anyone who feels this way to suppress this opinion and actually give the game a try though, as it ended up being quite surprisingly good.

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