Category: History of Retro

Arcade of Hall of Fame: Pong

When people consider the founding fathers of video games, one title cannot help but make it on the list, and that is Pong. A virtual table tennis game that first debuted...

Friday The 13th (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?!

If we can thank 1980s American cinema for one thing it would be the popularization of the slasher horror flick. Films like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Nintendo

The makers of some of the world’s most iconic titles, Nintendo’s history is longer than the video game industry itself. Makers of the Switch, Wii, SNES, and NES,...

Top 10 Retro First Person Shooters

Probably the single most dominant gaming format for most triple-A titles today, first-person shooters stormed the video games industry when they were popularised by a...

Bonanza Bros – CO-OP Classics

Before Sega began challenging Nintendo for home console dominance the company was still very much an arcade titan. But it wasn’t just a prominent name in the arcades...

5 Remasters We’d Like To See in 2019!

Gamers are a nostalgic crowd. And nothing proves that better than the number of remakes out on the market in any given year. But these titles aren’t just coming out...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Mario Bros (Arcade)

Every story has a beginning. But Mario’s origins are a little humbler than you might expect. And, no, we’re not talking about Donkey Kong. We’re talking about the...

A Brief History Of: The Nintendo DS

The empire built upon portables and home consoles, Nintendo today is combining both wings of its house into one gigantic behemoth of a system called the Switch. But,...

Jak II (PS2) – Think You Can Beat It?!

Jak II combines so many different genres of gaming, and does so many of them well, that it really resists classification. First, it is an open-world, third-person...

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...