Category: Retro

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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 out against the rest in their respective year of release....

/ 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 the future of video games. Of them all, Super Mario...

/ 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 that we find golden. Our Retro Spotlight feature focuses on...

/ 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 first game was released ten years ago, but you're probably...

/ December 7, 2016

The Free Cheese’s 15 Favorite GameCube Games

The Nintendo GameCube turned 15 years old on November 18. Looking back on its history and the legacy that it leaves, we created a list of our 15 favorite games on the platform. 15. SSX Tricky Matt Soellner I’m so happy...

/ December 3, 2016

Making Our Own NES Classic Edition

Nintendo couldn't make enough of the NES Classic Edition for us to be able to obtain one on launch day. After driving around and meeting disappointment bit after bit, Marc and Joe decided to take matters into their own hands....

/ November 11, 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 in an attempt to discover the true potential and power...

/ November 7, 2016

The Sound of Castlevania

Video game music has now reached the point where it rivals the best of film scores. Modern releases over the last decade host within them grandiose orchestral scores that provide a sense of environment and depth to the game that...

/ October 31, 2016