Category: Retro Spotlight

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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

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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ August 17, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid II: Return of Samus

Many successors to NES games took a clear departure from that of their predecessors. The top-down adventure The Legend of Zelda became a difficult side-scrolling platformer. The stage-based action platformer...

/ August 10, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid

Celebrate 30 years of the Famicom game with this look at what made the NES game so special

/ August 3, 2016

Retro Spotlight: Twisted Metal 2

While it had an original soundtrack and did not in fact contain any licensed music, my memories of Twisted Metal 2 are just Rob Zombie's "Dragula" on repeat. In fact,...

/ December 16, 2015