We Take A Look At Armed Seven DX (Video)

You may have seen us writing about the slew of new games coming to the Dreamcast this year, mostly thanks to JoshProd, there’s plenty to be getting on with and little time to be doing it – so, what we’ve done here is taken Armed Seven DX, which we’ve done some QA testing on and made an episode of our gaming show, Retro Gamers : Half Time based around what we have played so far, keeping in mind this is still technically a beta build of the game, we think you’re going to be mighty impressed when the game launches within the next 6-8 weeks.

Armed Seven DX is a mech shoot-em-up, you’re tasked with shooting anything that moves, fighting mid-level bosses and eventual end of level foes through seven levels where a final end of game boss awaits. Plenty of weaponry is at your disposal across three separate classes, should you feel the need for more challenge, there are 4 difficulty levels ranging from easy to insane, on any of these chosen settings, the bullets come thick and fast so you’ll need you wits about you and your reflexes on point. As you can see in the video, we really quite like it!

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We Played a Broken Sword game…. on Dreamcast..?

Ah the Dreamcast, such a versatile little box of wonders isn’t it, capable of running lovely looking 128 Bit games, online capabilities, arcade ports, emulation…. Yes, that’s correct, we are talking about something that never came to the console being played on it.

This time around, we took a look at Broken Sword, a classic point and click series that started in 1997 and was locked behind either the PC on PlayStation or many years missing both the Saturn and the Dreamcast with Sega users, particularly on the Dreamcast, left out in the dark, in fact, Stupid Invaders is the only point and click we can think of to hand on the system.

Thankfully, many years ago, ScummVM was made to work with the console, allowing for many classic Lucas Arts stalwarts of this genre to come over unofficially, as well as both of the original Broken Sword games, Shadows of the Templars and The Smoking Mirror. We had a chance to give the first of these games a belated try, see how we felt via the video below.