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The Revenge of Shinobi Slices up the Competition – Today in Retro Gaming – December 2, 1989

Sega’s original Shinobi first appeared in the Arcades back in 1987. With its well designed multidirectional side-scrolling levels, varied enemy characters, end of level guardians, Ninjitsu special magic move, and general smooth gameplay, the game became a huge hit. The game was soon ported over to many home platforms, including Sega’s own Master System console, […]

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Lala The Magical Arrives on the Nintendo Entertainment System

Back in 2010, The Mojon Twins released a cute little platform game called Lala Prologue on their long favored 8-bit computers, the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC. Now, the twins have worked their magic, renamed the game slightly to Lala The Magical, and converted it to the Nintendo Entertainment System.

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Retro Games are Making a Comeback

No matter how many unique weapons, complex objectives, intricate storylines, or virtual acres of free-roaming space are available in these new-fangled state-of-the-art console epics, sometimes you just need to take it back to the simplicity of old-school games.

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New Ways to Play Retro Games

There are new ways to enjoy classic retro games coming along every day. What are your favorite ways to enjoy the bygone days of gaming?

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PlayStation Agony, Part 2: PowerPuff Girls Chemical X-Traction

Having survived the wretchedness that was The Simpsons Wrestling last week, I reached into the bag to discover what new form of torment my punishment would take this Sunday. I’d keep a positive attitude about this, but when Carl, my boss, picks the topic of discussion I can only be positive he’s gone out of […]

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Atari Jaguar Fighting Game Thea Realm Fighters Discovered and Released

Unreleased one on one fighting game Thea Realm Fighters for the Atari Jaguar has surfaced. Fans of Mortal Kombat style graphics may want to set aside some time to enjoy this one.

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Bandit Gaming – Risky Rick Brings Rick Dangerous to Colecovision Console

Risky Rick brings Rick Dangerous to the Colecovsion console in an unofficial manner. 2D side scrolling action adventuring awaits those that take the leap. Currently a work in progress.

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Sakura Wars Tops SEGA Japan’s Poll

Sakura Wars has come top in two separate categories in a recent online poll conducted by SEGA Japan: Most Memorable Creation and Most Wished-For Revival. The long-running Strategy RPG franchise has been a sizeable hit in Japan and this was clearly backed up by the online voters. SEGA Japan announced the three-day poll on November […]

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PlayStation Agony, Part 1: The Simpsons Wrestling

When Carl, the man I perceive as the primary antagonist in my life as a video game character, used a sledgehammer to defeat the lock on my door, my heart slid into my colon. “Time to pay the piper,” he said, holding up a paper shopping bag. “Donald Trump will be president, therefore you lost the […]

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Virtual Currencies and How They Have Evolved

Money makes the world go round–not just in real-life, but in gaming universes as well. Gaming currencies can often go completely unnoticed, or they are simply something that players take for granted. It isn’t often central to the main storyline, but gaming money often sets the rules for what you can and can’t do within […]


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