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Made in Japan: Bangai-O

Most everyone in the classic gaming community knows of the Japanese game developer Treasure and their impeccable track record for making some of the best action games to ever grace a video game console (and even a candy cab or two). So this being an article on...

Hidden Gems: Total Recall

According to the June 1990 issue of Videogames & Computer Entertainment, Acclaim took an unexpected turn in the development of the Nintendo Entertainment System version of Total Recall. It commissioned Interplay to transform the expected summer blockbuster into...

Protecting your retro video game boxes

I was organizing my video games the other day and came across an unopened Pokemon SoulSilver with Pokewalker Accessory in box. I looked up what an unopened box would be and to my surprise saw a range between 250 -350 dollars on Ebay.  I wanted to make sure this game...
Made in Japan: Bangai-O

Made in Japan: Bangai-O

Most everyone in the classic gaming community knows of the Japanese game developer Treasure and their impeccable track record for making some of the best action games to ever grace a video game console (and even a candy cab or two). So this being an article on...

Hidden Gems: Total Recall

Hidden Gems: Total Recall

According to the June 1990 issue of Videogames & Computer Entertainment, Acclaim took an unexpected turn in the development of the Nintendo Entertainment System version of Total Recall. It commissioned Interplay to transform the expected summer blockbuster into...

Gen Mobile: Handheld Video Game Console

Gen Mobile: Handheld Video Game Console

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that a majority of us who grew up with video games at some point wanted to untether our consoles from the TV and play where ever we wanted. I know I'm not the only one who sat inside during a rainy recess at school thinking...

Aliens Vs Predator Games

Aliens Vs Predator Games

Very few film and comic franchises have yielded positive results when translated into the video game medium. Pick any random five video games based on either a film or comic and the odds of just one of those games being remotely decent are pretty slim. As gamers we‘ve...

Intellevision

Intellevision

As a kid in the late 1970s, before I had a video game system of my very own (Santa didn‘t come through until 1982, when he brought a ColecoVision to our house), I would make any excuse I could think of to visit friends who owned an Atari 2600, an Odyssey2,or even a...

Splatterhouse

Splatterhouse

Imagine if you will: you and your girlfriend, both parapsychology majors from a local university, decide to take a trip to an abandoned mansion that had the reputation of housing evil experiments run by the mad scientist known as Dr. West. On the way, you‘re hit by a...

Panzer Paladin: A Review

Panzer Paladin: A Review

As much as I love video games, and really I LOVE video games, there are many other things in this world of ours that I enjoy as well.  One of those things is anime, and one of my favorite series is Mobile Suit Gundam.  Giant robots fighting each other and stuff...

Video Games Invade Pro Wrestling

Video Games Invade Pro Wrestling

With perspiration splattering and hands blistering, the children of the ̳80s and ̳90s ascended to the heights of spectacular televised main events - by wearing out A buttons and dislodging the directional pad in marathon sessions of Nintendo‘s Pro Wrestling. They did...

The Legend of Zelda Game Maker

The Legend of Zelda Game Maker

It all began when we were first introduced to Link, a small elven boy charged with the task of finding the scattered pieces of the Triforce of Courage and saving Princess Zelda from the evil clutches of Ganon. I am talking, of course, about Nintendo‘s The Legend of...

Missing Older Sports Games.

Missing Older Sports Games.

With the world being in the shape it is it was nice to have one of my favorite things come back.  Baseball.  I love baseball, ever since I was little I've loved the game.  Watching it, playing it, going to Dodger games on the weekends with my family.  Even playing...