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Salamander Infects Japanese Arcades – Today in Retro Gaming – July 4th, 1986

Retitled “Life Force” when released in North America a few months later, Salamander was iconic for gamers.  First, this was a spinoff of another Konami arcade shooter- Gradius.  We all know how well spinoff titles usually do in gaming so it is rather interesting that Salamander was able to buck the trend.  Can anyone name […]

Atari Announces the Atari 7800 – Today in History – May 21st, 1984

We can sit here all day and play the “what if” game, especially when it comes to Atari and their antics throughout gaming history.  For one, their Atari 7800 console was announced today, in 1984 but wasn’t released till sometime in 1986.  How might things have been different had Atari launched, and pushed, the 7800 […]

Alex Kidd in Miracle World Modded to Become Radaxian Rumble for Sega Master System

The Sega Master System is one of those consoles that was better than it is perceived to be by the gaming audience.  Take off the Nintendo Entertainment System colored glasses and look at the SMS with a clear head and you will see it gets a worse rap than it deserves.  While the game library […]

Bandit Gaming: Batman 1986 Being Ported to MSX2 Gaming Computer

We originally covered a title that is very similar to this new port, Batman 1986 Version, and now that 28 year old game is being ported to the MSX2 gaming computer. The previous version we covered was a hack of another game, Head Over Heels, but this MSX2 port is just that, a port of […]

Game Hack: The Legend of Zelda Simplified Released

For many, the original Legend of Zelda will forever be a title that is not finished and left on the “to finish” pile. That is where some ingenious fans come into play to simplify the proceedings. Make things easier.


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