Dear Santa By Earl Green

Dear Santa By Earl Green

Dear Santa, I’m about to work on my classic gaming Christmas list, and I’m hoping your elves can bust some heads at the major game publishers and make this stuff happen, because it’s long overdue. some heads at the major game publishers and make this stuff happen,...

Teach Your Children Well! By Tom Zjaba

Teach Your Children Well! By Tom Zjaba

Ask the average kid today what the first video game system was and the answer will most likely be “Nintendo.” I know that this sickens the typical classic gaming fan, but for most people under 20, video games began with the Nintendo. Like it or not, that’s the way it...

Survivor Island By Tim Snyder

Survivor Island By Tim Snyder

When CBS's "Robinson Crusoe-by-way-of-Price is Right" game show, "Survivor," was about to air, I thought it was a great concept for a show. And, not without a bit of humility, I thought I could easily win. After all, I'm a huge "Gilligan's Island" fan, so I already...

Roland’s Rat Race By Fred Pierson

Roland’s Rat Race By Fred Pierson

Classic Gamer Magazine December 2000 22 Hi there rat fans! I asked Chris if I could come aboard CGM to provide reviews for Commodore 64 (C64) games. He willfully and respectfully welcomed me without questions. The finalization, though, came through a very short time...

My Favorite Hedgehog by Henry Hutcheson

My Favorite Hedgehog by Henry Hutcheson

From hit video games and cartoons to toys and lunchboxes bearing his image, there's no doubt the Sonic the Hedgehog series has become one of the most popular franchises today. With the upcoming releases of Sonic Adventure 2, and Sonic Square for the Sega Dreamcast,...

Lost Arcade Classic: Guzzler

Lost Arcade Classic: Guzzler

Odd. That's the word; the word that perfectly sums up Tehkan's Guzzler, a 1983 entry into the “cute” genre of arcade games. It's a maze game, but one quite unlike the myriad of Pac-Man clones that populated game rooms during this era. It's more of a Wizard of Wor...

CVG 101: The Comic Book Connection

CVG 101: The Comic Book Connection

In the early 1980s, video games were everywhere as everyone was trying to cash in on the booming video game business. This included the comic book companies. First of all, both DC and Marvel, two of the largest publishers at the time, were licensing their characters...