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Brawlers Mutate with Mutation Nation on Neo Geo AES: Today in History- April 17th, 1992

The Neo Geo is obviously a fighting game dream machine and SNK seemingly went to great lengths to make it so. From the King of Fighters series to the Fatal Fury and Samurai Shodown games, fighting games were more than well represented on this arcade/premium home machine. Mutation Nation is in the fighting game family, […]

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Finish Him With An Animality in Mortal Kombat 3 Arcade: Today in History- April 15th, 1995

Mortal Kombat was one of those titles that set a lot of arcades on fire with realistic, digitized, graphics and over the top blood and gore. Gamers were flocking to the machines where ever possible, usually passing the latest Street Fighter II variation to do so. By the time Midway games got to the thrid […]

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Zelda: A Link to the Past Brings Time Travel to SNES: Today in History- April 13th, 1992

Even gamers that do not own a Nintendo console or hand held are aware of the Legend of Zelda series of games. The Zelda series has transcended the world of a single manufacturer into the whole world of gaming. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the Super Nintendo was one of […]

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3DO Classic, Return Fire, Jumps Ship to PSOne: Today in History- April 12th, 1996

The 3DO did not have a lot of “classics” per se but there were a few really really good titles. While many of the better 3DO titles are made by either Electronic Arts or Crystal Dynamics, there were a few that were released by other companies such as Prolific Publishing (they didn’t do much else […]

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Retro Game Sales for the Weekend of 4/12/2014

There haven’t been a lot of games on sale over the weekend lately, at least games that fit the “retro” name.  Coming back with a vengeance this week though are sales from GoG.com and more.  As we discover more sales, they will be added to this list throughout the weekend.

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Windjammers Brings 24-Bit Pong to the Neo Geo: Today in History, April 8th 1994

SNK’s Neo Geo is nothing if not an impressive piece of tech that fans have fought tooth and nail to keep around and viable.  Even years after the original SNK went under, fans have kept the Neo Geo held high in the echelons of gaming.  For many though, the Neo Geo is just a fighting […]

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Review: Crazy Taxi on Android

When Sega released the Dreamcast almost 15 years ago, it was a revolutionary system, just gamers weren’t all that interested in supporting Sega after the way the Saturn was turned to pasture.  During the short life of the Dreamcast there were more than a few iconic games released, one of which was a port of […]

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Retro Gaming Magazine #2 Preview and Cover Reveal

We have had to hold back releasing the cover of our second issue as we worked with the artist to get it just right (great art doesn’t just happen). With our second issue we will continue our efforts to feature content that other publications avoid. As usual, this issue will be 40 pages and is […]

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Today in History: March 22nd, 1994- Shining Force CD Slashes onto Sega CD

Shining Force is one of those series that Sega really dropped the ball with, the whole “Shining” series probably became too dilluted and convoluted for Sega to keep up with it. So they dropped it like a hot potato. Unfortunate as this was really one of the series, along with Phantasy Star, that Sega could […]

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Today in Retro Gaming – Zen: Intergalactic Ninja (NES)

There are more games featuring ninjas, about ninjas, or with ‘ninja’ in the title than there were actual ninjas throughout all of human history [citation needed].  Konami’s Zen: Intergalactic Ninja for the NES is totally one of them.  And you need to play it, or the eco-terrorists win.