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Kickstarter – Painter’s Apprentice 2D Side Scrolling Action with Paint

The top Master Painter of the village has held you under their brush for three years.  Guiding you, teaching you and enlightening you to the fantastic world of painting.  Being the best pupil you can be has been a task some days and with that in mind, you come to notice one of the Master […]

Castlevania Unreal Engine remake

Castlevania Unreal Engine Remake

Konami may have dropped the ball as far as retro gaming fans are concerned but those fans won’t let go so easily.  For instance, check out this Castlevania Unreal Engine remake.  This is stunning folks.  Imagine if Konami cared enough to do this themselves?  Sales would not be a problem, I think.  This remake is […]

Apocalypse Max Review – Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

The zombie apocalypse is a popular point in fiction.  We have seen this event play out in movies, books, cartoons and television shows among many other facets of entertainment.  Particularly in video games this is a popular vantage point to play from.  We have seen it in Resident Evil and in many other games.  Apocalypse […]

Playstation Doused with Blood by Castlevania Symphony of the Night – Today in Retro Gaming – October 2nd, 1997

Picking right up where Castlevania Rondo of Blood left off, Castlevania Symphony of the Night was a seminal release for many fans of the franchise.  This was Konami doing what Konami excelled at- 2D side scrolling action.  The difference here was that while there was a lot of action, probably more than any other Castlevania […]

Beard Blade Brings 16-Bit Battletoads Back on Kickstarter

What do you do when you are a fan of the classics like Battletoads, Yoshi’s Island and Ristar but there are no games like that anymore?  Well, if you are Glovebox Games you make a game that screams from the deepest parts of its lungs that it is retro, it is 16-Bit and it misses […]

Bandit Gaming – Gradius Sees ColecoVision Release by AtariAge

Gradius is one of the iconic side scrolling shooting games that Konami kind of dropped the ball on repeatedly over the years.  Sure, there were over 15 releases in the series across many platforms but the last, swan song if you will, released in 2011 was a pachislot game.  What a shame, Konami.  What a […]

Axelay Gives Gamers Both Kinds of Shooters on Super Nintendo – Today in Retro Gaming – September 14th, 1992

Back in the day scrolling shooters were a dime a dozen.  To stand out from the crowd you had to have something unique in your shooter.  Just being a side or horizontal scroll shooter was not enough anymore.  Konami was, at this time, kicking butt with their other games- Castlevania IV, Contra III etc.  They […]

Sega Genesis Receives First Batman Game – Today in Retro Gaming – July 19th, 1990

Batman has always been a hot commodity in gaming.  The majority of games based on the caped crusader are good.  This is a contradiction to licensed games in general though as most are horrible, particularly those based on movies.  The Sega Genesis version doesn’t follow the movie 100% to a “T” but there is a […]

Dashin Desperadoes Updates Spy vs Spy Formula for Love – Today in Retro Gaming – July 6th, 1993

Not since the days of Spy vs Spy had gamers had an action game that allowed two players to just beat the heck out of each other.  Bonus since Dashin Desperadoes added a love interest while Spy vs Spy was all about getting secrets.  This is one of the best games to show off the […]

Salamander Infects Japanese Arcades – Today in Retro Gaming – July 4th, 1986

Retitled “Life Force” when released in North America a few months later, Salamander was iconic for gamers.  First, this was a spinoff of another Konami arcade shooter- Gradius.  We all know how well spinoff titles usually do in gaming so it is rather interesting that Salamander was able to buck the trend.  Can anyone name […]


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