Category: Retro Spotlight

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Retro Spotlight | Kirby’s Adventure

Kirby’s Adventure was released on May 1, 1993 in North America for the NES. It was one of the final games to see release on the console and its launch was 8 years after the initial release of the NES....

/ June 14, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Rayman

It's time The Free Cheese turned its eyes on one of Ubisoft's longest running franchises, Rayman. To start us off, we look at the beginnings of the series on PlayStation and talk about how it differed on other platforms at...

/ May 10, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure

Find yourself in the mid 1990s, where farts and boogers were everywhere, and everyone wanted their own new mascot. Marc and Joe return to Boogerman: A Pick and Flick Adventure to see how the stinky superhero holds up outside of...

/ April 26, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Earthworm Jim

The 16-bit era is synonymous with mascot platformers and Earthworm Jim is one that comes to mind right away. The subtle humor in the gameplay and the over-the-top cartoon nature combine to create an immersive world that still feels really...

/ April 26, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Paperboy 2

We took our turn down Easy Street a few weeks ago in Paperboy, but Matt brought us into his childhood with its sequel on Super Nintendo. The weird fighting brothers, barking dogs, and jackhammer men have been replaced with ghosts,...

/ April 12, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Pin Bot

We continue to explore the best of 8-bit pinball in Williams' Pin Bot. Converted from the 1986 table, this NES game features a scrolling field of play and impressively reimagines the actual board in a digital format. Join Matt and...

/ April 5, 2017

Retro Spotlight | The King of Dragons

Marc and Matt learn the troubles of automatic shielding and time limits on character selection in The King of Dragons. This classic Capcom beat 'em up evokes a bit of Golden Axe, with a mix of Zelda II enemies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezWaDkCPwDg...

/ March 29, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Paperboy

We play a certified classic this week with Paperboy. Released on many platforms, we play Joe's favorite version from the Sega Genesis. We also learn how the game would be different if remade as an Aqua Teen Hunger Force Game,...

/ March 22, 2017