This installment was written by long-time friend of mine, Jefferson Taylor, who also penned last year’s piece Nightmare in the Dark a similarly off-beat horror-themed title.
In all of my years spent thoroughly enjoying the vast library of the Super Nintendo/Super Famicom, I’d somehow overlooked The Twisted Tales of Spike McFang. This may have been due to the higher profile titles of the time (Super Metroid, Final Fantasy III, Earthworm Jim, etc.) streeting around the same time. This may also have been attributed to the fact that (in comparison to the Japanese release) the U.S. boxart is a substantial turn off, with it’s generic, almost ‘edutainment’ vibe. Whatever the reason(s), I’ve finally paused long enough to give this quaint little action RPG it’s due time in my life, and here’s what it had to offer: