The Kremlin Archive

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Marko’s Magic Football


Marko’s Magic Football is a rather lighthearted little romp mixing soccer tricks with platforming action. Didn’t realise that the Oliver Twins had worked on this one until just recently.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: James Bond 007: The Duel


James Bond 007: The Duel was a run and gun platformer featuring Ian Fleming’s super spy that owes a lot to Namco’s Rolling Thunder, though it’s not nearly as good. I’m pretty sure the ad for the game marks Timothy Dalton’s last official appearance as Bond.

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SMSPower releases prototype ROM for Crazy Faces on Game Gear


Awesome Master System and Game Gear resource SMSPower has released another Game Gear prototype ROM, this time for the unreleased puzzle game Crazy Faces.

Crazy Faces was developed by The Kremlin, the studio responsible for Master System and Game Gear ports of games such as Desert Strike. It’s a slide puzzle game with a bit of a twist, in that you summon the pieces onto the play field. The sliding pieces can only be stopped by a wall or another piece, which makes things a little more complicated.

The game’s puzzles feature characters from games published by both Sega and Domark (who was set to publish the game).

Crazy Faces was due to be published in 1993, but was cancelled for reasons unknown.