Category: Retro Spotlight

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Retro Spotlight | Super Mario 64

1996 is a tremendous year for video games, and a quick peek at a list of the year's releases will remind you of the influence that this year had on the future of video games. Of them all, Super Mario...

/ December 21, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Grand Theft Auto III

Our cover story for this month brings us to the close of 2016 and all that we have celebrated. It is the culmination of every anniversary we've observed and all that we find golden. Our Retro Spotlight feature focuses on...

/ December 14, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Mother 3

As part of this month's cover story, "Golden," we're dedicating the Retro Spotlight feature to highlight a game that made a significant impact in the year it was released. Our first game was released ten years ago, but you're probably...

/ December 7, 2016

Retro Spotlight | The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Link's Awakening was directed by Takashi Tezuka, but it first began as a project of Kazuaki Morita. Morita borrowed the company's only Game Boy development kit at the time and in an attempt to discover the true potential and power...

/ November 7, 2016

Retro Spotlight: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest was first released for the Famicom in 1987 in Japan, followed by the NES in 1988 in North America. The game was developed and published by Konami and continues the story from the franchise's debut title,...

/ October 27, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid: Zero Mission brings the franchise back to its ambitious beginnings on the NES in a remake of the game for Game Boy Advance. Zero Mission reimagines the NES classic as if it had been developed on newer and more...

/ August 31, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid Fusion

Metroid Fusion released on Game Boy Advance the same day as Metroid Prime for the Nintendo GameCube. After an eight year hiatus, the series was both reinvented as a first-person action game and continued in its traditional 2D format in...

/ August 24, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Super Metroid

Super Metroid begins with some exposition that leads into a suspenseful action scene. Following the events of Metroid II: Return of Samus, Samus leaves the Metroid hatchling from the end of the last story with a group of scientists at...

/ August 17, 2016