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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 […]

Monster Boy Playstation 4 Xbox One and Steam Trailer Released

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It is not new news that Monster Boy is finally getting the re-release treatment as that has been covered by nearly everyone in the gaming world.  We have intended to cover it here on Retro Gaming Magazine but other things kept popping up.  Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom is coming to the Playstation 4, […]

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 […]

No Man’s Sky Old Hat to Retro Gamers

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Everyone is buzzing about No Man’s Sky right now, available for PC’s through Steam and on Playstation 4.  Everyone is buzzing about how great this game is, the depth, the exploration, the fun.  Blah blah blah.  Retro gamers have been exploring space, visiting planets and generally just surviving in space for decades- No Man’s Sky […]

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.

Dynamite Headdy Proves Using Your Head Works – Today in Retro Gaming – August 4th, 1994

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Sega had a lot of work ahead of them when they were able to take the lead in the 16-Bit race.  Nintendo was coming with the Super Nintendo and it was guaranteed to be a sales success and Sega knew it.  While Sega fumbled quite a bit early on, they were able to turn things […]

Oddballs in Gaming: HM: A Wonderful Life

Developed by Victor Interactive Software and published by Natsume in 2003. A Wonderful Life was the future of the Harvest Moon series, but while the reviews were positive the game polarized the fan base. Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life was the oddball game in the long-standing HM series that tried to achieve so much, but […]

Month of August: Oddballs in Gaming!

Almost everyone in the world has experienced having an oddball or two in their family. That one strange uncle we never speak about until the family reunion. Perhaps even that quiet cousin who collects the bones of dead animals in his garage! Well, videogames are no different to people in this regard. A lot of […]

Sonic Mania 25th Anniversary Returns Series to Roots on Xbox One Playstation 4 and Windows PC

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Sega is apparently regaining their wits as they have just announced a brand new 2D Sonic the Hedgehog game.  What in the world is going on?  While I am not the biggest fan of Sonic the Hedgehog I can say I am impressed with what is shown in this trailer that Sega just released for […]


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