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Bust-a-Move Expands Bubble Bobble Universe on Super Nintendo – Today in History – March 1st, 1995

Puzzle games are a dime a dozen, especially in today’s mobile market.  Just like years past, the good ones are the hard to find ones- those are the ones that continue to be enjoyable decades later.  Bust-a-Move is one such puzzle game.  My first experience with this franchise was the Neo Geo version at a […]

Atari Shuts Down the 7800 – Today in History – January 1st, 1992

A good six year run is what the Atari 7800 had in North America.  It could have been longer had Atari played their cards right in licensing the NES.  They didn’t and it cost them dearly.  Interestingly, the Atari 7800 was announced a good two years BEFORE it was released.  They announced it in mid-1984 […]

Baseball Slides Home on Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console (NES) – Today in History – January 1st, 2007

What’s one of the first things that any hot new console on the market needs? Sports games! Given the worldwide popularity of baseball  (at least in North American and Japan) it was a no-brainer that Nintendo would want to capitalize on the sport for the NES. While I’m not a huge fan of watching baseball […]

Film Noir Gaming Brings Cyber Punk Action Shadowrun to the Super Nintendo – Today in History – May 1st 1993

Shadowrun was an interesting title for the Super Nintendo (Sega’s version is COMPLETELY different).  Partly because it predated their “Play it Loud” campaign by a full year, even though it had quite mature elements to it (for starters your guy just got axed/murdered/is dead).  Shadowrun is also unique in that it was a cyber punk […]


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