Category: History of Retro

Wolfenstein 3D: The Lost Episodes – You Didn’t Buy It?

Before DOOM shook up the gaming world in 1993, id Software stunned players with its World War II-shooter Wolfenstein 3D. For the time, this was a technological...

Rayman (PS1) – Think You Can Beat It?

It’s hard to overestimate just how influential mascot games were in the 1990s, especially those based around a platforming concept. Rayman for the PlayStation may have...

Twisted Metal 4 (PlayStation) – You Didn’t Buy It?

There were plenty of big-name game franchises in the nineties, and one of them was SingleTrac’s Twisted Metal. Essentially, it was like a deathmatch in cars –...

River City Random (NES) – CO-OP Classics

The classic Kunio-kun series of games, known as River City Ransom when it made its way outside of Japan, is one of the longest running and most storied franchises back...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Star Wars (1983)

It is really hard to imagine just how much of a popular phenomenon George Lucas’ Star Wars was when it hit cinemas way back in 1977. A craze that swept much of the...

Flicky (Sega Mega Drive) – Think You Can Beat It?

When you think of video games with intense gameplay and memorable, high-octane chases, chances are that the 1991-platformer Flicky does not come to mind. That is not to...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Nintendo

A veritable titan of the video game industry, Nintendo is largely credited with bringing the industry back from the brink of collapse extinction back in 1983 when it...

Rampage (Arcade) – CO-OP Classics

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of the gigantic kaiju monsters like Godzilla or Mothra? The makers of classic arcade coin-op game Rampage had that...

Raptor: Call of the Shadows (PC) – Think You Can Beat It?

In the future, there is only one way to make big bucks, and it doesn’t involve paperounds or painting fences – nope, it’s all about high-octane dogfights....

Future Cop LAPD (PS1) – CO-OP Classics

Third-person shooters have never been as big as their sibling, first-person shooters, but they nonetheless have posted up some impressive results in terms of gameplay,...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Burger Time

Developed and published by Data East in 1982, Burger Time is an arcade game unlike any other you’ve probably played. Combining elements of a platforming game with a...

CO-OP Classics – Venom/Spider-man: Separation Anxiety

There are few rivalries as storied and compelling as that between Spider-Man and his nemesis, the symbiote-powered Venom. So you might be curious as to why these two...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Dig-Dug (Namco)

1982’s Dig Dug from Namco is an arcade classic fondly recalled by many denizens of the early arcades and probably known to modern gamers for their appearances in...

A Brief History of: SEGA Dreamcast

Following the abject failure of the Saturn, the once-contender for the throne of the video games industry had a lot of soul searching to do – or, in this case,...

Metal Gear Solid (PS1) – Think You Can Beat It?

The 1998 stealth-action title Metal Gear Solid for the Sony PlayStation helped set new standards in both storytelling and gameplay within games of its ilk and the title...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Luigi (Super Mario Bros.)

Starting out life as nothing more than a palette swap of his brother Mario, Luigi has since gone on to star in his own games and make a name for himself outside of his...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time – CO-OP Classics

No game company dominated beat ‘em ups in the early 1990s arcade scene quite like Japanese publisher Konami, who released not only the classic The Simpsons arcade game...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Paper Boy

Who would have thought that a classic job that was killed by the Internet could make such a great video game? Before everyone was logging on to their desktops or swiping...