Category: Retro

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Retro Spotlight: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest was first released for the Famicom in 1987 in Japan, followed by the NES in 1988 in North America. The game was developed and published by Konami and continues the story from the franchise's debut title,...

/ October 27, 2016

Warning! This Game Can Only Be Played in a Game Boy Color System!

Part of preserving video game history is preserving the games themselves, obviously. Another part is ensuring that any physical material is preserved; boxes, manuals, promotional materials are essential pieces of the preservation conversation. A smaller, weirder part of the history...

/ October 26, 2016

Diskun, The Lost Mascot

Have you ever seen this little dude? His name is Diskun. He was Nintendo's mascot for the Famicom Disk System and he won't leave me alone. As we bring our month of Castlevania to a close and I finalize some...

/ October 25, 2016

The Free Cheese Game Club | Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

The year is 1999 and Dracula's Castle rises as it does every century. For hundreds of years, the Belmont clan and those affiliated with the family have taken on the challenge of defeating Dracula and stopping him once again. This time,...

/ October 10, 2016

The Fall

I've been staring at different listings for Game Boy Pocket consoles for about the last month or so. This week, I finally bought one. I stared at it for about a day or so before pushing the button to make...

/ September 22, 2016

Games for Grownups

You Must Be 18 Years or Older to Enter this Website. Are You 18? Click Yes or No When there is no consequence, we humans have a difficult time following the rules. That's a broad statement but one that comes...

/ September 15, 2016

The Free Cheese’s 20 Favorite N64 Games

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Nintendo 64, we put together a list of our twenty favorite games on the platform. This list was designed to give us the opportunity to curate our memories of the N64 library, and to...

/ September 5, 2016

Influence

When we create a map of video game history, we look at the beginning and we look at how what we consider to be the classic era has shaped games that followed those of the arcade and early home consoles....

/ September 1, 2016