Final Fantasy II was the sequel which dared to be different. A shame that it tried a little bit too hard. But, while some of its changes proved unpopular, others remained as staple in the series. Final Fantasy II has guest party members, a large supporting cast, a villain who was larger than life, and […]
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Every series has one game in it that just doesn’t compare to the rest. This can happen for a number of reasons; limited budget, trying to fix what isn’t broken, or a game is handed off to a completely different team that doesn’t understand what makes the series so special. Here are nine cases […]
The Turbo Grafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem (to give it its full title!), also known as the PC Engine in Japan and France, was designed to compete with the NES at the time, but it failed to break into the North American market and sold poorly, which means that many of its games are rare and profitable!
The Wisdom Tree Arkade is one of the latest Kickstarter success stories. While there were many naysayers about this particular crowdfunding campaign, it was successfully funded on August 14th (my birthday). For Christian gamers this is a great way to have the complete Nintendo Entertainment System set of Wisdom Tree games. The campaign catered to […]
Sega released Altered Beast on the arcades 28 years ago. A year later Sega developed a “perfect” port for the Genesis system and released it on August 14 1989. The port of Altered Beast was touted to be an identical recreation of the arcade version. But, this simply wasn’t true, and while Sega did manage […]
In the early years of the Eighties decade, the only thing that could take my attention away from the multitudes of arcades in my hometown of Columbia, South Carolina was playing video games at home. Well, in May of 1982 the next stage of my video game obsession came to be: my parents bought me […]
Harvest Moon was for the longest time, the only farming simulator in the market. For the most part Harvest Moon was primarily grounded on reality with a few fantastical elements. Elements such as the Harvest Goddess, the harvest sprites, and even a kappa were amongst the few fantasy creatures in Harvest Moon. But, one day […]
Rage Racer was the third in the popular Ridge Racer series by Namco, and even the designer admits it was a bit of an oddball!
In the retro gaming world it is not as common as it should be that companies, or developers, get permission to release the games they do. That is why we work hard to promote those few companies and individuals that do get the rights to the games they publish. For instance, Classic Game Publishers have […]
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