Category: Retro Spotlight

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Retro Spotlight: Streets of Rage 2

I don't know if there is a game that makes me more nostalgic for the mid 1990s than Streets of Rage 2. There are games that I am more fond of and games that I have better memories of, but...

/ July 22, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. The game involves players pressing the button to stay afloat while trying to defeat enemies, or in an alternate gameplay mode collect balloons. Balloon Fight was programmed by Satoru...

/ July 20, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Castlevania: The Adventure

Castlevania: The Adventure is the first release for the franchise on Nintendo's Game Boy. It debuted in North America on December 15, 1989, and put players in control of Christopher Belmont, an ancestor of Simon Belmont. In 2009, the game...

/ July 1, 2015

Retro Spotlight: EarthBound

EarthBound was released on June 5, 1995 in North America, and has just passed its 20th anniversary. Notably, of three games in the Mother series, EarthBound is the only release that has made it outside of Japan. Upon its initial...

/ June 16, 2015

Retro Spotlight: A Boy and His Blob

Is it okay to write fondly about games that we really don't like? Games that actually aren't fun to play at all? Good. A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia is not great, nor good, nor fun. I've tried...

/ June 1, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Wetrix

Is it Tetris? Why is it wet? I still don't know. I remember being in a Best Buy on a random Tuesday when I was 9 or 10 years old. Looking through all of the games that were available for...

/ May 11, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Despite recently featuring Sonic the Hedgehog 2 under our Retro Spotlight, I'm going ahead with Sonic the Hedgehog 3 as this week's choice. Having just (finally) finished Blake Harris' Console Wars, Genesis and Sonic are rolling through my brain constantly. Coincidentally,...

/ April 22, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Armored Core

When I mention developer From Software, a lot of you probably have a specific idea in your head. Lately, that idea is centered around PS4 exclusive Bloodborne. For others, there is an association with Demon's Souls or Dark Souls. From...

/ April 15, 2015