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18 10, 2021

Castlevania III and the perils of greed

By |2021-10-19T02:56:35+01:00October 18th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Castlevania III and the perils of greed

Prior to the release of Konami’s Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse was not a game I had any experience with whatsoever, aside from one critical aspect: its music. Specifically, back when the PS1 was current, I had an original copy of Symphony of the Night (which, believe me, I severely regret getting rid of now!) that came with [...]

4 10, 2021

How the original Castlevania’s influence can still be felt today

By |2021-10-05T00:36:29+01:00October 4th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on How the original Castlevania’s influence can still be felt today

One of the nice things about revisiting old games from a modern perspective is the fact that you can see how certain genres have evolved over time… and sometimes seemingly morphed into different things altogether. The original Castlevania is a great example of this. Far from being your common-or-garden everyday mascot platformer that we saw a fair [...]

25 08, 2021

Indie Heroes: Kubo 3 is a short but sweet 8-bit adventure

By |2021-08-25T18:14:25+01:00August 25th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Indie Heroes: Kubo 3 is a short but sweet 8-bit adventure

The Evercade’s “Indie Heroes” cartridge plays host to a variety of brand new games for classic platforms — and even if you don’t have an Evercade, you can try most of these for yourself in one way or another! Let’s explore them in detail! One of the best things about projects like the Indie Heroes [...]

12 07, 2021

Burnin’ Rubber: Let’s Bump and Jump

By |2021-07-13T01:19:43+01:00July 12th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Burnin’ Rubber: Let’s Bump and Jump

Data East may be a slightly lesser-known company than the big hitters of the 8- and 16-bit era, but they still put out some cracking arcade games during this period, many of which got home ports. One fine example is Burnin’ Rubber, which is also known, depending on where you are in the world and what platform [...]

11 06, 2021

Kira Kira Star Night Exa Now Available For Arcades

By |2021-06-11T20:30:04+01:00June 11th, 2021|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on Kira Kira Star Night Exa Now Available For Arcades

News has been pretty slow lately as we crawl into summer, but in today’s post, we have something that isn’t an announcement of a game to come nor a tease – it’s a game that’s available right now for any existing exA-Arcadia coin-op platform. That game is called Kira Kira Star Night exa. If you [...]

22 03, 2018

The Top 10 Games of 1986

By |2018-03-22T08:52:00+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Top 10 Games of 1986

Few years are as eventful as 1986 was in the world of video games. Not only did many classic franchises get their start during this wonderful year but also it was the advent of many of the gameplay styles that define the industry as we now know it. The success if the NES in resurrecting [...]

27 02, 2018

The Top 10 Games of 1994

By |2018-02-27T08:01:00+00:00February 27th, 2018|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Top 10 Games of 1994

The year Nintendo proudly proclaimed the “Year of the Cartridge” not only saw the zenith of both the Sega Mega Drive and Nintendo Super Famicom but also the last wave of what would could be considered quintessential 1990s-style video games. Fighting games, classics born on the Famicom, and sequels to beloved series dominated the charts [...]

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