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Alite Brings Classic Elite to Android Work in Progress

If you are a retro gamer from way back then you probably remember a little game called Elite.  That was a space exploration game that had you visiting planets, making cargo runs, avoiding police with your illegal cargo and battling pirates and just trying to survive.  Well, fans have not forgotten Elite and one has […]

Import Review – Aleste Sega Game Gear

Compile certainly knew how to make a scrolling shooter.  They created the Aleste series in Japan.  Some their titles were ported over to North America’s Sega Genesis and Sega CD.  We got M.U.S.H.A. (who remembers what that stands for?) and we got Robo Aleste here on Sega CD to name a couple.  One title that we […]

Elite Shows What Could Have Been on the Sega Genesis, Unreleased Classic

Unreleased version of Elite for the Sega Genesis appears on Youtube in video format. See what could have been way back in 1994.

New Game: Wings of Saint Nazaire Continues Development

Okay, who reading this is a fan of the classics such as the Wing Commander series or X-Wing or Descent Freespace?  Remember the fun of flying around huge ships, attacking and running like hell when things got too hot to handle?  Well, it has been quite a while since we have seen a game in […]

Thunder Force II Brings Arcade Quality Scrolling Shooter Action to Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

Scrolling shooter fans were well served with the Sega Genesis and right out of the gate they got Thunder Force II from Sega/Technosoft. While not an arcade shooter, Thunder Force II would have been at home in the arcades if it was released there. Interestingly, Sega really covered several genres with the launch of the […]

Aliens vs. Predator Takes Capcom into Deep Space: Today in History- May 20th, 1994

Wow, has it really been 20 years since Capcom took on the Aliens vs Predator license? This is one of the better brawlers from this era and very much worthy of being played if you can track down a cabinet, yeah, this one never came home (no, the SNES game by Activision doesn’t count). This […]

New Game: Descent Freespace: The Great War Now Available on Steam

Descent will go down in history as being one the best cases for motion sickness with gamers. This series has also gone through more changes and variations than a Kardashian television show. Starting out as a 3D tunnel exploration flight sim that literally had no up or down, sort of like space but without the […]

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.

Today in History: October 27th, 1992 – BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge Transforms SNES Shooters

At a time when scrolling shooters had about three frames of animation for the player ship (resting, moving up and moving down) Atlus saw fit to release a game that featured a tranforming robot/ship that had many more frames of animation. BlaZeon also gave the player slight control over some enemy ships.

Classic Arcade Shooter, Ikaruga, Coming to Steam

The classic arcade shooter from yesteryear, Ikaruga, could be hitting Steam soon. Currently, Ikaruga is sitting in the Steam Greenlight area and awaiting fan support to push it over and into the store for purchase.


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