Contra vs. Paul Tesi – By Steve DeLuca

Coins Detected in Pocket Welcome to another installment of a column dedicated exclusively to Old School Gamers and Old School Games from the Golden Age of gaming. These gamers, back in the day, had to physically use a coin or token to start a video game. The earning...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Goodness Gracious

We were somewhere in the Louisiana backwoods. I had been driving for hours, powered by a mixture of Five Hour Energy, coffee, and the Trainspotting soundtrack. A light fog hovered above the asphalt. At least, I think it was a fog. There was a non-zero chance that it...

Konami Announces the TurboGrafx-16 Mini

I swear every one of these mini-consoles includes the same promotional image of a hand holding it, palm spread. I get the connotation – it’s to emphasise size. But since the NES Mini, they’ve all been exactly the same. I’m surprised Nintendo hasn’t unleashed the...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Buzz Bombers

In and of itself, the game Buzz Bombers was not that unusual. The title was Intellivision’s answer to the mega-popular game Centipede. In fact, the concept behind Buzz Bomber might be slightly less ridiculous. In Centipede, you play the part of a garden gnome with a...

30 Years of Gaming: A Look from 1989 to 2019

Gamers today enjoy optimum gaming experiences backed with microphones, 4K visuals and evenVirtual Reality. However, our grandfathers didn’t have these luxuries and couldn’t enjoy online gaming platforms and online gambling accounts with providers such as Steam and...

The Best Retro Basketball Video Games of All Time

Although Atari released the first NBA game called Basketball way back in 1978, it was the 90s that revolutionized the industry. Advanced graphics made it possible to step into the shoes of your favorite players and hit the virtual court. Plus, with 2K Sports and EA...

Arcade1Up Unveils New Titles at E3!

Arcade1Up announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Marvel alongside a 16-foot Marvel cabinet! New York, USA – June 10, 2019 – Arcade1Up is extremely excited to return to E3 bigger and better than ever with the announcement of exciting new cabinet titles for fall...

E3 2019 is here! And So Are the Goodies !

E3 2019 is taking place this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and New Wave Toys is proud to be taking part. We will be on the floor inside the IndieCade Booth again this year. Come by and see us in West Hall Booth 5200! If you make it by, you will be...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Frog Bog

Back in college, I was enamored of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’, an existential tragi-comedy in which nothing in particular happens for two acts except for the bizarre ramblings of the play’s two characters. When the play ends, the audience leaves either...

Five Unusual Arcade Games

Arcade games are still a staple part of the gaming world. For every gamer enjoying surround sound and immense visuals in their gaming den, there is someone else at a hipster arcade gaming bar sipping a beer that was brewed by Monks who are always doing handstands....

Why they’re rare: Tetris for the Sega Mega Drive

Rare games often have their fair share of urban legends. The rarer the game, the most far-fetched the story. One of those game is assuredly Tetris but a specific version of it. Namely, the one released in extremely limited quantities for the SEGA Genesis or the Mega...