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Earth Defense Force SNES

Earth Defense Force Invigorates the Super Nintendo Shoot-’em-up Genre – Today in Retro Gaming – January 1, 1992

Although the Sega Genesis is well known for its arcade conversions and shoot-’em-ups, the Super Nintendo did get a fair share of its own, and on this day in 1992, SNES gamers were blessed with Earth Defense Force (also known by Super Earth Defense Force). Converted from the arcade original, Earth Defense Force game is […]

Pietro Bros. New Mario Bros. Clone for the ZX Spectrum

While an official licensed Mario Bros. game did make it to the ZX Spectrum in 1987, it is generally considered to be a poor port of the 1983 arcade platformer by Nintendo. With that in mind, Christian M. Gonzalez has been working away for many months on his own version of the game and has […]

Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Hack Restores Arcade Features on Sega Genesis

The Sega Genesis was always the “second run” console when it came to ports from other platforms.  This happened nearly all the time throughout the life of Sega’s 16-Bit console.  One time in the history of the console, Sega did come out ahead concerning a port.  That was Mortal Kombat and only because Nintendo heavily […]

Review – Frogger for Amstrad Plus

A frog jumping on logs avoiding obstacles to get to his home doesn’t sound like an interesting game but Frogger is an arcade classic.  I’m surprised Frogger was never released commercially on the Amstrad CPC.  It was a massive success back in the day, at the video arcades.  Frogger was launched onto the video game […]

Retro Games Revived by New Technology – Using the Present to Step Back in Time

We love a gaming classic. Yes, Metal Gear Solid V is a visually stunning tactical feast and Diablo III is a soul lifting RPG, but hold these up to old school offerings like Super Mario, Sonic and even Space Invaders and the latter group wins every time.

Cobra Command Brings Animated Arcade Rails Shooter Home – Today in Retro Gaming – October 15th, 1992

Full Motion Video is not all actors in, somewhat, scant clothing running from blood suckers ala Night Trap.  Or getting called names by your boss like in Sewer Shark.  No, sometimes Full Motion Video games are just cartoons similar to what we enjoyed on Saturday mornings in the 80’s (man, who misses THOSE days?).  Cobra […]

Mortal Kombat Demands Arcade Gamers FINISH HIM – Today in Retro Gaming – October 8th, 1992

Where were you on October 8th in 1992?  More than likely, if you were an arcade gamer, you were amongst other fans crowded around this new one on one fighting game called Mortal Kombat.  What set Mortal Kombat apart from the competition?  What made gamers HAVE to put in quarters to be the next one […]

Ghosts n Goblins

Ghosts n Goblins Amstrad GX4000 Port Debuts, Work in Progress

Back in the late 1980’s there was this thing gamers visited on a regular basis.  Arcades.  In those mystical buildings, sometimes just rooms inside, were collections of some of the best games you could want to play at the time.  One such game was Ghosts n Goblins by Capcom.  This was a nail bitingly intense […]

Review – Retroid Nintendo Game Boy Homebrew

Out of all of the games that we see receive fan homages regularly one genre seems to be forgotten just as often.  That is the Arkanoid style brick breaker game, also known as Breakout.  Well, the developers behind Retroid for the Nintendo Game Boy certainly remember those two classics.  Sure, the Game Boy already received […]

Wonder Boy Returns Relaunches Classic Franchise on Steam for Windows

Okay, hang with me here.  The Wonder Boy series has been around the world many times over, especially during the 16-Bit era.  Most notably to North American gamers this game is familiar under a couple of names.  One is Monster Lair for the Turbo Grafx-16 CD-ROM, which not a lot of gamers shelled out the […]


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