Category: Retro

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Kyle Never Played Castlevania | Part I: Entering the Castle

Konami's classic NES game, Castlevania, was released on September 26, 1986 first for the Famicom Disk System in Japan. The game follows protagonist Simon Belmont, of the Belmont clan (a family of vampire hunters), as he enters the titular Castlevania to...

/ September 26, 2014

Game Boy Memories: Game Gear

If you were hip in  1991, you probably had some of the following “cool” accessories: Reebok Pumps, perfectly round sunglasses, a Sony Walkman with a Bell Biv Devoe tape (stretched out from playing “Poison” thousands of times), and of course...

/ August 27, 2014

The Free Cheese Monthly Game Club 001- Metroid II: Return of Samus

Starting on August 1, 2014, The Free Cheese is going to do a monthly game club. You can imagine it being like a book club, but who reads books? We play games. On the first of the month, we will...

/ August 1, 2014

Kick, Punch: It’s All in the 90s

Fighting games teetered on the brink of extinction until Capcom’s Street Fighter 4 led its rough and tough colleagues towards a renaissance of kicking, punching, and fireballs that would re-ignite one of the most exciting genres in all of video...

/ July 31, 2014

Mom, Please Come Home

"In the early 1900's, a dark shadow covered a small country town in rural America. At that time, a young married couple vanished mysteriously from their home." These are the words that begin the first adventure in the Mother series. Mother, or EarthBound...

/ July 31, 2014

Wait, Can I Have That Back?

When spending a week talking about games that aren't present any longer or staples of gaming that have faded into obscurity, it quickly brought up the idea of the actual games that we left behind. We thought we would come...

/ July 30, 2014

Learning to Play in The Secret Island of Dr. Quandary

I haven't been inside of an elementary school for quite a while now, and I can only imagine what the Computer Lab at my old school has turned into. My mind stretches to picture either a room filled with iPads...

/ July 30, 2014

Sucker Punch’s Lost Robot

Sucker Punch Productions has made a name for itself through the Sony PlayStation exclusive franchises Sly Cooper and inFamous, but the studio first began on the Nintendo 64 with a game called Rocket: Robot on Wheels. Rocket was released on October 31, 1999, and was...

/ July 28, 2014