Category: Retro Spotlight

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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,...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ March 22, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Fantastic Parodius

Discover something new with us as we play a game that was never released in North America. Konami's Parodius series continues with Fantastic Parodius on the Super Famicom. In an...

/ March 15, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Pinball

Pinball for the Nintendo Entertainment System was first released in 1985 as a launch title for the NES in North America. Nintendo based the game on the 1983 Game &...

/ February 15, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Resident Evil 4

Countdowns usually come with an unhealthy balance of thrill and torment, both throttling back and forth without much in the way of provocation. As we near the release of something...

/ February 8, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

We all have had games we couldn’t wait to get our hands on. That is part of what this month’s cover story, “Anticipation,” is trying to capture. This month’s Retro...

/ February 1, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Final Fantasy VII

Our cover story this month, "Remember," is a little more than nostalgia for nostalgia-sake. We're looking back at the games we cherish to see where they are headed and how...

/ January 18, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot was first released on the PlayStation in 1996 and represents an era in gaming that might not ever be replicated. It was the first notable release from developer...

/ January 11, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Mega Man

This month's cover story is really about nostalgia. Not just the simple idea of remembering something just to remember it, but to carry its legacy forward and help breed new...

/ January 4, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Sonic the Hedgehog

We are spending the month of December celebrating the year's greatest games and those beyond. For our Retro Spotlight feature, we're focusing on the games that changed something and stood...

/ December 28, 2016