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Short Shifting the Competition – by Michael Thomasson

Before autumn of ’86, prior racing games focused on the serious side of car racing. Entries in the genre usually consisted of professional Formula One-style competitions with simple, flat, uninspired black asphalt tracks. Out Run, in comparison, had motorists...

Atari 2600 Encyclopedia: Do you know Casino?

Release Date: 1978 Publisher: Atari Controller: Paddles Players: 1 Genre: Cards Alternate Title: Poker Plus Model #: CX2652 Rarity: 1 Programmer: Bob Whitehead Casino gives you three different card based games to satisfy your gambling desires. Blackjack, or...

Save the Cade 2021 – by Gunther Vinson

The first time I walked into the Arkadia, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was packed… there had to be at least 100 people in the place. Now, usually in this sort of situation, I'm not very comfortable. I’m not usually a fan of large crowds, but this time, it...
Double Dragon Trilogy iiRcade Review

Double Dragon Trilogy iiRcade Review

When Technos released Double Dragon in arcades in 1987, it marked the next evolution of the side-scrolling beat'em up genre. It quickly became a popular game and would spawn two sequels. The innovations in the series also inspired other companies to try to create...

Astroids Replicade – by Michael Mertes

Astroids Replicade – by Michael Mertes

The Asteroids Replicade cabinet will feel like a step back to those that have invested and played previous Replicade cabinets in the lineup. From an emulation perspective, Asteroids lacks the full speed frame pre­sentation of the arcade original. Perhaps it's because...

Glen’s Retro Show – by Brad Feingold

Glen’s Retro Show – by Brad Feingold

Glen Planamento is the chief cook and bottle washer at Glen’s Retro Show, which really means he is the Concept Designer, Product Test Engineer and the Retail Guru at GRS, where he believes that every game, no matter if it’s an original arcade machine, an Arcade1Up, a...

My YouTube Channel – by Todd Friedman

My YouTube Channel – by Todd Friedman

Hi everyone.  I just wanted to put out there my new YouTube Channel I created. I am really in the beginning stages of creating something and do not know where it will take me but after a month or so of having the channel I have over 230 subscribers and over 100,000...

Cruis’n USA – by Ken Horowitz

Cruis’n USA – by Ken Horowitz

Midway and Jarvis had a long history, one filled with collection of arcade hits. It was also a relationship that wasn’t entirely planned. What was clear from the beginning was that the video game industry was the career of choice for Jarvis; he spent far too many...