Category: Retro Spotlight


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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 the Nintendo 64, we somehow walked out with Wetrix. I'm still not sure if I…

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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, my friend Ben just sent me a message about being a Genesis kid and playing…

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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 Software, to me, originally meant something else entirely. Armored Core was first released in North…

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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 were redesigned to create a sequel to Super Mario Bros. for a Western market after…

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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 digitized sprites of actual photographs of clay models. ClayFighter was released during the rise of…

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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 the Nintendo 64, a peripheral that added a vibration feature to the console's controllers. The…

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