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Star Wars – from Movie to Arcade to Atari ST

Today being May the 4th (aka Star Wars Day), I thought I’d mark the occasion by looking back at one of the first Star Wars video games which brought simulated science fiction movie action down off the silver screen and into arcades and homes.

Turbo Grafx-16 Thank You for Trying – Today in Retro Gaming – August 19th, 1989

When NEC announced the Turbo Grafx-16 the press was abuzz with anticipation.  Up till this point in recent years it was clearly Nintendo holding the power of gaming in their hands.  Sega was just a meddling second placer fighting it out with Atari and their 7800 console (it was not much of a fight at […]

Wacky Wednesday – Cruis’n World Ad

So here’s the situation: you’re a marketer with Midway’s advertising department. The job you’ve been tasked with is simple. Midway’s got a new racing game coming out on the Nintendo 64. It’s a port of an extremely popular arcade racing game, and you’ve been given some very simple bullet points to hit in the two-page […]

NEC Makes Their Console Debut with the Turbo Grafx-16 – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

NEC took a lot of chances with the launch of their Turbo Grafx-16 in North America, for one, it was their first (and only) console outside of Japan. The PC-Engine, as the Turbo Grafx-16 is known in Japan, was co-developed with Hudson (more like NEC slapped their name on Hudson’s designs). This was the first […]

Today in Retro Gaming: Two Crude Dudes

Data East got into this rut of playing “catch up” with their rivals, especially Technos.  Double Dragon comes out in the arcades, Data East makes Bad Dudes vs. Dragon Ninja.  Double Dragon comes out on the NES, Bad Dudes comes out on the NES.  Double Dragon gets a sequel  where New York is ravaged by […]


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