Category: Retro Spotlight

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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

Retro Spotlight: Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sega followed up its weapon against Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, with a sequel Sonic the Hedgehog 2. The game was first released on November 21, 1992 in Japan, followed by a global launch on November 24, 1992, on a day...

/ April 9, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 2 was released on July 10, 1987 for the NES. The game was originally developed from a vertically scrolling, 2-player cooperative title, which would eventually become Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic in Japan for the Famicom. Sprites...

/ April 1, 2015

Retro Spotlight: ClayFighter

ClayFigher is a 1994 game first released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, followed by the Sega Genesis in the same year. This fighting game was developed by Visual Concepts, published by Interplay Entertainment, and uses claymation-inspired graphics. The character models are...

/ March 18, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Star Fox 64

Star Fox 64 was first released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997. Developed by Nintendo EAD, Star Fox 64 is a sequel to the SNES game Star Fox. The game was the first game that supported the Rumble Pak for...

/ March 11, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country was released in 1994 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was developed by British developer Rare. The development team took artistic liberties with the design of the titular character, and the remodeled Donkey Kong has...

/ February 27, 2015