Category: Retro Gaming News

The Top 10 Games for Nintendo Wii

The public loves a comeback kid and no one quite exemplifies that idea more than Nintendo, the Japanese games giant that single-handedly helped save the industry back in...

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...

A Brief History of: SNK NEO GEO

The Rolls-Royce of home consoles in the 1990s, SNK’s Neo Geo was as awesome as it was pricey. Converting the majority of SNK’s arcade software to the home format,...

Comix Zone (Mega Drive) – Think You Can Beat It?

When a video game tries something different from the rest of the crowd the response from the game-buying public is usually quite swift and decisive. In the case of Comix...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Link (Legend of Zelda)

There are few gaming characters as iconic as The Legend of Zelda’s Link, the protagonist of every adventure in the series. But there are a few things about our...

Sunset Riders (SNES) – CO-OP Classics

The Super Nintendo’s release in 1990 proved that lightning could strike twice for the popular Japanese video games company as the system not only helped maintain the...

Arcade Hall of Fame: 1942 (Capcom)

Released to arcades in 1984, the World War II-inspired dog fighting game 1942 helped define shoot ‘em up games during a period in which the genre was still nascent and...

A Brief History of: Nintendo Wii

The arrival of the Wii in November 2006 marked the return of a gaming stalwart to industry prominence. Having struggled with its successors to the Super Nintendo, it...

The Top 10 Games for the Original Xbox

Released in 2001, the arrival of Microsoft to the console wars was as much of a surprised to Nintendo and Sony as it was the rest of us but, if you had paid close...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)

Leaving waves of controversy in its wake upon its debut in 1992, Mortal Kombat was the first arcade title to challenge Capcom’s Street Fighter II for arcade dominance...

Ninja Gaiden Black – Think You Can Beat It?

The descriptive phrase “NES hard” attempts to convey a level of difficulty found in a video game that neither adheres to the game’s internal logic nor is...

The Simpsons Arcade – CO-OP Classics

Few properties embody the 1990s’ trademark irreverent spirit like The Simpsons, Fox’s animated show about a family of five that took America – and the world...

Arcade Hall of Fame: NBA Jam (Midway)

Easily one of the most popular sports in the world, NBA basketball was just getting started on its road to absolute craze when Midway’s classic title, NBA Jam,...

A Brief History of: The Xbox

In the dying days of Sega’s Dreamcast a new console was taking shape that would change the gaming landscape in fundamental ways, both introducing new concepts and a...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Sometimes you think you know somebody only to discover you don’t really know them at all. As far as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft is concerned, she is not only one of the...

Mega Man (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?

When you ask someone who has gamed for a while just who Mega Man is you’re likely to get an answer that references not the DS outings or the X series, but instead the...

Double Dragon (NES) – CO-OP Classics

Playing games with friends brings out some of the most magical moments in all of video games. From the thrill of competition to the joys of besting your opponent, video...