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Super Mario Land 2 – Six Golden Coins Pushes Nintendo Game Boy – Today in Retro Gaming – November 2nd, 1992

Nintendo have a way of delivering more out of their hardware than what is first thought possible.  Take the original, salad green screen, Game Boy hand held for instance.  While Tetris was pretty good looking and true to other versions (it better be, it was just blocks), Super Mario Land was quite different versus the […]

5 Ways Super Mario Run Innovates

Nintendo is a company we know and love for their innovation. From the beloved power glove, to the failed VR experiment virtual boy, to the legendary Wii they have never ceased to stop pushing the boundaries between player and game, between virtual reality and us. This time things are a little different. Miyamoto and the […]

Sega Genesis Earthworm Jim Brings Disgusting Television Commercials to Gamers – Today in Retro Gaming – August 2nd, 1994

Okay, this is one of those that I find hard to keep on topic type articles.  The marketing campaign for Earthworm Jim was genius.  It was disgusting.  It was iconic.  It was in your face and like NOTHING else on television at the time.  That was how you made an impression with people seeing your […]

Five Great Side Scrolling Action Games that are Not Mario

It is no secret to retrogaming fans that Nintendo single handedly revived the North American video game market with their Nintendo Entertainment System and a little game called Super Mario Bros.  Nintendo was not new to the North American gaming world, they had several titles out on earlier consoles when they were, what would later […]

La La La La La La with the Smurf’s on Playstation – Today in History – December 14th, 1999

The Smurfs started out as a comic strip series in 1958 in Belgium, worked their way into a full blown series based around them and their adventures.  Originally they played a secondary role in a fantasy style adventure set in the medieval times of Europe.  As time went on, the Smurfs earned their own series, […]

Bionic Commando Blasts onto the Nintendo Entertainment System: Today in History- December 1st, 1988

Capcom are not scared to try and reboot games from their past unless it is Legendary Wings or Section Z of course.  Bionic Commando was one of those titles that kids were discussing on the playground at school during recess, even if they didn’t have a Nintendo Entertainment System at home- they knew someone that […]


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