Category: History of Retro

Quake III Arena – Think You Can Beat It?

The Quake series always had a bit of an identity crisis. Id Software bickered like children on whether the first game should be a fantasy game or a sci-fi shooter,...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Princess Peach

You might know her as Princess Toadstool, but she likes to be called Peach today. And that’s the subject of today’s article: The mysterious life of Princess Peach....

Worms (PC & More) – CO-OP Classics

When you think of competitive games, you probably don’t conjure up images of turn-based games to start out. But you would be remiss in overlooking one awesome title...

A Brief History of: SNK

The video game console landscape is often dominated by dichotomies of one set or another: Nintendo versus Sega, Nintendo versus Sony, Sony versus Microsoft, or even...

10 Awesome Songs From the Splatoon Series

Nintendo’s team-based, ink-redible title Splatoon stunned the gaming market. Thematically inspired by skater-culture and hip hop music, it was a game like none...

The Top 10 Underrated Original Xbox Games

The early 2000s were literally the “best of times, the worst of times” for video gaming. Sega peaced out of the industry, but PlayStation 2 was so dominant and...

Castlevania III (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?!

One of the darkest and most macabre game series from the 8-bit days is Castlevania. Combining a gothic sensibility with platforming mechanics, the Castlevania series has...

Q!Zone for Quake – You Didn’t Buy It?

Fans loved to create levels for the likes of ultra-popular games, such as DOOM & Duke Nukem 3D. Meanwhile, companies enjoyed compiling them onto discs and selling...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Spyro The Dragon

It’s hard to believe that 3D games have only been around for some twenty years now. That makes it one of the youngest genres in gaming. One of the best titles to come...

5 Goofy Video Game Weapons, Part 2

Weapons are a vital inclusion for many combat-centric games. Some allow you to duke it out with guns, axes and special powers. Although, not all titles stick with a...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Breakout

The game you have probably already played but had no idea you have done so, Breakout is an arcade classic from Atari that has as storied a development history as any...

Silver Surfer (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?

What do you get when you cross a fairly iconic Marvel superhero with a game that is not only NES hard but is one of the most difficult games on the system? You get...

Bust-a-Move 2: Arcade Edition (PlayStation) – You Didn’t Buy It?!

We’ve all been fooled by a game that looked pretty childish or silly at first glance, only to discover that we were wrong in so many ways. Released in arcades in 1995...

Virtua Cop – CO-OP Classics

One of the defining genres of the arcade, the light gun shooter was also a quintessential part of the Nintendo Famicom experience in the form of Duck Hunt and other...

5 Goofy Video Game Weapons

Weapons are pretty important in video games. While most games let you fight battles with guns, blades and magic – which is a lot more fun than fixing your problems...

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 –...