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Retro FlashBack: DragonFire (Atari 2600)

July 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Now here is another interesting video game for the Atari 2600, the game Dragon Fire consisted of two game screens, one which you ran across a bridge while fireballs were shot at you, you had to duck or jump over the fireball. This screen was a side-scroller style screen (although it doesn’t actually scroll), at [...]

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Tags: atari · Editorial · Episode · Podcast · Retro

We Need Another Ikari Warriors

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

In 1986 SNK released Ikari Warriors, it had all the makings of a classic title. Cool weapons, time strategies, two player action and a great challenge. We’re now seeing folks reproduce some of the essence of classic games by creating platformers like Little Big Planet and Mega Man 9, where is the love for the [...]

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Tags: Editorial · playstation 3 · Retro · Wii · Xbox 360

Gaming Flashback: Myst

July 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Myst was published by Brøderbund Software, developed by Cyan Worlds and created by two brothers that did the design and directed the game (it was, much like a movie). The original game was released on the Macintosh (in 1993) and then later ported to Microsoft Windows and Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Jaguar CD, AmigaOS, CD-i, 3DO, [...]

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Mega Man 9, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Confirmed

July 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Capcom has finally come out and stated Mega Man 9 will indeed be available on the PlayStation 3 (PSN) and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live). Capcom may be making a great move by providing everyone the ability to play their new retro title in download form. The game is definitely going to be a smaller title [...]

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Tags: capcom · playstation 3 · Retro · WiiWare · Xbox 360

Retro Gaming Moves: Spinning Bird Kick

July 8th, 2008 · No Comments

In 1987, Capcom created a new winner with the Street Fighter series. Knowing the demographic, they went for teenage boys with the desire to play fighting games in the arcade in competitive fashion. But is a good fighting game without some eye candy? Chun-Li was the star, with her Spinning Bird Kick. Actually, Chun-Li never [...]

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Tags: capcom · Editorial · Retro

Retro Gaming Moves: Screw Attack [Metroid]

June 30th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the most famous classic gaming moves, Screw Attack, is one of Samus Aran’s best power suit moves in Metroid. It was powerful enough to kill most enemies by contact; one hit for one kill. What makes this special attack at retro gaming classic is its well balanced game play style. Although Screw Attack [...]

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Mega Man 9, WiiWare, Retro Gamers Rejoyce!

June 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s been confirmed, in Nintendo Power at least, that Mega Man 9 is officially going to be something you can download on the Wii console. The game is being developed by Ini Creates, a company of ex-capcom folks who are also responsible for Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX series. Of course, this is [...]

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Tags: Editorial · Industry News · Retro · Side Scroller · WiiWare

Gaming Flashback: The Incredible Machine

June 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The Incredible Machine (TiM) is a game designed and developed by Kevin Ryan and produced by Jeff Tunnel (now co-founder of GarageGames and their successful title Marble Blast Ultra on the 360 and co-founder in Dynamix makers of A-10 Tank Killer and The Red Baron). At the time, The Incredible Machine series came out of [...]

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Tags: Episode · Flashback · Puzzle

Gaming Flashback: Mega Man

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Mega Man, a series franchise was born in the month of December, a series we rarely hear about today but one that inspired many great games in the side scrolling genre. Mega Man was foundation brick in the early Nintendo consoles and a bread winner for Capcom, he was a mascot to represent a genre [...]

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Tags: Flashback · Podcast · Retro · Side Scroller

Gaming Flashback: Secret of the Silver Blades

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments

I miss old SSI games and all the beauty and wonder they brought me as a child. Perhaps it’s more of the feeling of playing old MS-DOS games and that no worries feeling of playing games all summer long when your parents are out working; no cares in the world but that of the evil [...]

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Tags: Flashback · Podcast · Retro · RPG