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A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Twelfth Day, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, twelve drummers drumming If you haven’t guessed by now, I am a big music and video game geek. Yes, I still own every original console I had as a kid and yes, I was a band nerd. Self shame will not allow me […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Eleventh Day, Pipe Mania

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me, eleven pipers piping Eleven pipers piping is obviously a reference to playing a wind instrument and if you would like to explore the use of such a device in the world of gaming might I suggest Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Tenth Day, Diablo

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ten lords a-leaping I could have gone two different ways with this entry. One, I could have focused on the word leap and asked you to take a huge leap of faith in believing that Seaman for the Dreamcast is a real video […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Ninth Day, Moonwalker

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, nine ladies dancing I likes to get funky. In the immortal words of George Clinton, “Free your mind and your ass will follow”. Sadly, my dance move repertoire is limited to the white boy shuffle. Even if the steps are pointed out to […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Eighth Day, Root Beer Tapper

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, eight maids a-milking I am a big believer in the idea that happiness is created through experiences. I’ve heard that many good experiences can occur if you go out into nature but that requires skills like being coordinated and having good cardio which […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Seventh Day, The Warriors

On the Seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me, seven swans a-swimming It’s hard to believe some of the ideas that get greenlighted when it comes to adapting movies or TV shows to video games and vice versa. Some go well, like M.A.S.H for the Atari 2600 or the original The Italian […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Sixth Day, Joust

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, six geese a laying. As inexplicable the bird theme is with this carol, the lyric “six geese a laying” could have been the inspiration for the game Joust. Albeit, during the better part of a drunken eggnog bender. Just think of it, a […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Fifth Day, Sonic CD

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, five golden rings. Believe it or not, the fifth day topic was hard to decide upon. While I am not the biggest fan of Tolkien’s books or the movies based on them, there are several good Lord of the Rings games that span […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Fourth Day, The Beatles: Rock Band

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, four colly birds. There seems to be a great debate on whether or the not the lyric actually is “Colly Birds” or “Calling Birds”. I am going to go with colly birds for the purposes of this entry. Initially, I was going to […]

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Third Day, Omikron: The Nomad Soul

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me, three french hens. Ah the french. A great people who have given us french fries, the french coffee press, and the Napoleon complex. Delectable culinary delights and phallic insecurities aside, France is also home to several magnifique game developers which includes Quantic Dream. […]

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