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Oddballs in Gaming: Final Fantasy II

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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 […]

9 Sequels That Kinda Sucked

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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 […]

Top 10 Profitable Turbo Grafx-16 Games

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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!

Wisdom Tree Arkade Kickstarter Success

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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 […]

27 Years Ago Altered Beast Rose From the Grave!

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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 […]

The Atari Home Arcade Experience, Age 10

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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 […]

Oddballs in Gaming: Rune Factory Frontier

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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 […]

Oddballs in Gaming: Rage Racer

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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!

Oddballs In Gaming: Unlimited Saga Limits the Saga by not Limiting Itself?

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If a game franchise goes on long enough eventually it veers into weird territory. Unfortunately, English-speaking RPG gamers hardly know the Saga series from Square (now Square Enix). You see Square chose to have two major lines of RPG’s: the traditional JRPG Final Fantasy and their more experimental Saga series.

Classic Game Publishers Publishing Boulder Dash on Intellivision Publishing Agreement Ending

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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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