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R-Type III Third Lightning Blows Up Super Nintendo – Today in Retro Gaming – August 2nd, 1994

The Super Nintendo was known for slow down when trying to put a lot of action on the screen.  This was most apparent in scrolling shooters (horizontal and vertical) such as Gradius III.  By the time R-Type III Third Lightning came around developers pretty much had the SNES hardware figured out.  It helped just a […]

R-Types Brings Arcade Originals Home to Playstation – Today in History – February 28th, 1999

Over the course of gaming, we have seen a ton of scrolling shooters come and go.  The genre that started with the likes of Defender and Space Invaders evolved all the way up to visually impressive titles such as Ikaruga and the various bullet hell games.  One series that has held its own over the […]

Revenge of the License: Kung Fu

“What nonsense is this? Everyone knows Kung Fu on the NES is a conversion of the arcade game Kung Fu Master, which is an original game programmed by some of the finest minds at Irem! This isn’t fit for a Revenge of the License column! In fact I’m going right now to the comments, where […]

Retro Gaming Halloween Style, Part Five: Disaster Report

Yeah, yeah, everybody makes their lists about scary, creepy, or flat-out weird games to play each October and we’re not about to buck the trend. But we’re going to assume you’re a retro gamer who’s read enough to know the big franchises everybody else writes about. Because if you’ve picked up a controller in the […]

Today in Retro Gaming: Ninja Spirit (TG16)

Listen, it’s simple.  You’re a ninja.  Your name is ‘Moonlight’ (because you probably watched too much Sailor Moon as a child).  And there are people who need killing.  Lots of them.  A whole bloody army of them.  Because they killed your family, and honor requires you to return the favor.  So you sign up, you […]

R-Type II II Now Available on Android Thanks to DotEmu

As reported earlier, R-Type II was heading to Android soon. Soon turned out to be today. This port features all of the challenge of the arcade original coupled with many extras for today’s gamer.

R-Type II Coming to iOS and Android

Retro gamers are pretty well taken care of in the iOS and Android market and Dotemu has made one more classic available, R-Type II. Dotemu cover most of the bases with various games so adding this classic is icing on the cake.


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