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The Black Sheep of Horror Gaming: Abadox

When Halloween slips around, you have tons of choices for hosting a retro-themed scare-a-thon on your big screen. It’s easy to dive straight into the likes of Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2, or even Friday the 13th. Formerly obscure titles like Run Like Hell for Xbox/PS2 and Clock Tower for the PS1 have been around […]

Wing Commander Brings Cinematic Space Battles to PC Players – Today in Retro Gaming – September 26th, 1990

To say Origin was ahead of their time is quite an understatement.  It is almost pointless to bring that back up, at least for retro gamers that were gaming around the “Origin Era” on PC’s.  For everyone else, Origin was this development company that was doing stuff gamers only dreamed of.  Take Wing Commander for […]

Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy and Saves Company – Today in Retro Gaming – July 12th, 1990

While it may seem like a faery tale to fans of gaming, it is true that 26 years ago- Square Enix was on the edges of bankruptcy.  They had enough money to release one more game, a role playing game was ready so they released it.  Since this could have been their final game, they […]

Target Renegade Sequel to NES Classic Hits – Today in History – March 26th, 1990

Target Renegade was the sequel to the original Renegade game that also appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Target Renegade is a brawler, similar to Final Fight and Double Dragon.  Considering there are only two action buttons there are many required button combinations to successfully navigate all of the moves available to your fighter.

Commander Keen Takes a Negative from Nintendo to Create a Classic on Computers – Today in History – December 14th, 1990

What do you do when you have spent a lot of money and time creating a pretty damn good rendition of Super Mario Bros 3 but for PC?  First, you shop it out to Nintendo and when they say no, you take your superior engine and rework the graphics and levels to make something new […]

Top Player’s Golf Raises the Watermark for Graphics, Sound and Animation on Neo Geo – Today in History – May 23rd, 1990

SNK, now SNK Playmore, were well versed in many genres of gaming prior to their launching of their own console.  The SNK Neo Geo was originally an arcade unit that allowed arcade owners to simply swap out cartridges, much like home consoles, and maybe just maybe swap out the marquee graphics (most just used the […]

Forgotten Classic – Alien Brigade (7800)

Yes, we know, technically the entirety of the Atari 7800 library could be considered a forgotten classic thanks to the Nintendo Entertainment System juggernaut steamrolling Atari like a patch of wet asphalt in the US.  But while Atari’s systems are known for a voluminous amount of shovel-ware, digging through the crap will occasionally yield a […]

Splatterhouse Brings Home Blood, Guts and Ski Masks to Turbo Grafx-16: Today in History- April 21st, 1990

When NEC released the Turbo Grafx-16 in North America it was instantly the underdog in gamer’s eyes. This was the first outing for NEC in this territory and for all intents and purposes, no real name brand games were available or on the horizon for this new console. NEC had a tough road to walk […]

Batman the Video Game Spreads its Wings on the Game Boy: Today in History- April 13th, 1990

The original Game Boy was a seminal system for Nintendo, it set the pace for the hand held market and did things prior hand helds of the time couldn’t. The Game Boy was different enough to warrant millions of units sold which was able to solidify Nintendo in this new market that up to that […]

Today in History: February 13th, 1990- Batman Swooped Onto the Nintendo Entertainment System

When this game hit the home console market, it represented many things- most importantly of which was that it was breaking the trend of “licensed crap” that had been plagueing systems at the time. Batman on the Nintendo Entertainment System was also quite a bit different than the movie it was based on, which probably […]


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