As far as SHMUPs go, few are considered true classics of the genre as much as Centipede. Since it arrived in arcades in 1980, it’s been ported, cloned, and remade numerous times. The game even played a special role in the Adam Sandler snoozefest Pixels.
Posts Tagged ‘retro’
It is no secret that there has been a new Easter Egg discovered in Mike Tyson’s Punchout for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This is an interesting one too as it is subtle but works every time you try and make use of it. It is interesting that many people such as Shigeru Miyamoto have stated […]
Updates to classic titles are not all that popular for some reason. Sure, we get the original re-released for a premium price, but “new” takes on those classics are less popular for some reason. Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary has just received its 2.0 update which adds new levels and new features. Sad that we are […]
Mega Man Soccer Replaces Blasters with Soccer Balls on Super Nintendo – Today in History – April 2nd, 1994
Nintendo has shown over the years that there is quite a bit of money to be made in iconic characters doing uncharacteristic things. Mario started as a girder climber, then a running and jumping plumber. Eventually Mario saw a short career in pharmaceuticals and even racing. Capcom was paying attention around 1993 when Mega Man […]
Bonk. The redheaded stepchild of gaming mascots was never quite able to gain traction. Bonk’s popularity was good enough for NEC/TTI/Hudson to release several titles based on him. We got a shooter (Zonk) and several platformers in the Bonk universe. After the demise of the Turbo Grafx-16, Hudson kept Bonk alive releasing titles for the […]
Target Renegade was the sequel to the original Renegade game that also appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Target Renegade is a brawler, similar to Final Fight and Double Dragon. Considering there are only two action buttons there are many required button combinations to successfully navigate all of the moves available to your fighter.
My first Atari 2600 game was far from original – although its origin was. A certain amateur developer entered a coding contest sponsored by the now defunct video game import company Lik Sang. His chosen genre for his entry: “fecal shooter”. He chose to reenact a situation in which his roommate placed a stinky, fully […]
Okay, here is a premise that is somewhat unique in description if not in execution. You are tasked as playing Mega Man in a tactical role playing game. Fine so far, we have seen this many times in gaming. Here you are playing Mega Man inside of a computer though. Matrix maybe? Not really. This […]
Earthworm Jim has entered the world of Streets of Rage 2. Yeah, you read that right. Earthworm Jim is now in Streets of Rage 2. This is not an official thing, Sega has not come to their sense and done what fans have been doing for years. No, this is another fan hack that adds […]
Sega are nothing if not prolific in keeping their classic catalog alive. Now, updating that retro gaming catalog, or allowing fans to make their own updates, is another story. Part of Sega keeping their heritage alive is bringing certain, key, games to new platforms whenever possible. By the end of March, several Sonic the Hedgehog […]