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Top 3 Arcade Games Without Good Home Ports (Top 3 Tuesday)

Every developer crowed they were “bringing the arcade experience home” whenever a smash-hit arcade game received a console translation. Until the PS1 era, most of us took these boasts in stride because we knew in our hearts there was no way the games we loved in the arcade were going to look or sound the […]

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 […]

Wacky Wednesday: Smash TV’s Pleasure Dome

In Smash TV did Mark Turmell A stately pleasure dome decree: Where silver, sacred quarters ran Through coin slots, measureless, oh and An ending you can’t see. Apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, but now that we’ve gotten Poetry 101 out of the way, let’s get to the meat of the matter: Smash TV. Developed jointly […]

Today in Retro Gaming: Williams Arcade’s Greatest Hits

Compilations of older video games didn’t start with PS1-era titles like Namco Museum and Activision Classic Games, but the exponential upgrade to storage offered by CD-based media certainly helped boost their popularity. After all, who wouldn’t love the chance to play some arcade hits of yesteryear without needing to sink several thousand bucks into acquiring […]

Revenge of the License: WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game

Anyone who tells you violence doesn’t solve anything has never watched professional wrestling, which is a never-ending tribute to the problem-solving power of elbow drops and piledrivers. Somebody fills your brand new car with cement? Kick his ass. Somebody videotapes you getting kinky with someone you aren’t supposed to? Kick his ass. Their team thinks […]

Rampage Through Time Lets You Let Loose with Your Inner Animosity Towards History – Today in History – June 9th, 2000

The Rampage series of games is one of a storied history.  The original was well received, and ported to quite a few platforms, but the sequels have been hit or miss.  Mostly miss but that did not stop Midway Games from trying to milk the series drier than Capcom has done with the Street Fighter […]

Target Tuesday: Mortal Kombat 4

Neither Retro Gaming Magazine nor any member of our staff is associated with the Target chain of retail outlets. Michael just thinks this particular series of ads from the 90’s featuring “Respected coach and video gameologist Tom ‘The Thumb’ Blake” which ran in GamePro magazine was amusing. Thus we’re going to feature one every Tuesday […]

Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict Brings Arena Style 3D Shooting to Xbox – Today in History – April 18th, 2005

The original Xbox was not exactly the barn burning success that Microsoft had hoped it would be.  That did not stop plenty of exclusive games, most First Person Shooters (FPS), from appearing on the console.  One such console exclusive was Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict by Midway and Epic Games.  This game is even backwards […]

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 […]

Cruisin’ USA Powerslides Onto the Nintendo 64: Today in History- December 3rd 1996

Having lived through the build up to the launch, the launch and the gaming drought shortly thereafter of the Nintendo 64 has given me a rather unique point of view when looking back in these historical articles.  The build up for Cruisin’ USA was HUGE, it was to be THE game that got gamers to […]


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