Space Firebird By Kyle Snyder

Space Firebird By Kyle Snyder

Space Firebird is a game that seemed to taunt me for several summers. From the summer of '81 through sometime in '83, I would always run across a Space Firebird machine when I either didn't have a quarter or didn't have the time to stop and play. The 7-11 on the...

Pinball Machine out of Legos

Pinball Machine out of Legos

Each year at the Pinball Expo in Wheeling, IL, there is a unique item that draws attention from huge crowds.  The Pinball Expo 2019 had one of those attention grabbers. 16-year-old high school student Luke Horwath brought a full scaled pinball machine. Why is that...

Deep Thaw: Superman By Chris Lion

Deep Thaw: Superman By Chris Lion

I’ve never been a big fan of Superman. Call me crazy, but he has just never done anything for me. My roommate in college thought Superman was “The Best.” Superman was never “bitchen,” “rad,” or any other cool way of saying he liked him. My roommate, Phil, always...

The Nintendo Game Boy: A Closer Look

The Nintendo Game Boy: A Closer Look

With Nintendo's announcement of their upcoming Game Boy Advanced, The Game Boy finally begins her journey into the sunset. Before historians and game players start writing their differing opinions about the Game Boy's place in our storied industry's history, a strong...

Spider-man By Patrick Wong

Spider-man By Patrick Wong

Throughout history, various mysteries have remained unsolved: The Riddle of The Sphinx, The Bermuda Triangle, The Missing Link, and even Bigfoot. But perhaps one of the most puzzling of all is the lack of a great Spider-Man video game. Not since Mickey Mouse and Bugs...

Coming Soon: Heroland

Coming Soon: Heroland

Welcome to Heroland—a bright, tropical theme park resort where guests partake in an authentic RPG-styled adventure, exploring dungeons, beating up baddies, and become a legendary hero! Unfortunately, the role-playing becomes reality when Lucky, an unexceptional...

M*A*S*H 2 by Tim “Sniderman” Snider

M*A*S*H 2 by Tim “Sniderman” Snider

The recent death of Larry Linville, Frank Burns on TV's 'MASH,' saddened me. I'm sure many of us have fond memories laughing at ol' Ferret Face's antics on the long-running sitcom. However, Larry Linville actually has classic game-related memories for me. You see, his...

Netent Classics – As classic as it gets!

Netent Classics – As classic as it gets!

Modern day casino enthusiasts are extremely fond of video slots that come equipped with unique soundtracks, 3D graphics and advanced features that make them a lot of fun to play. However, there are still a good number of seasoned casino players who prefer the games...

Memories Past By Kyle Snyder

Memories Past By Kyle Snyder

Last holiday season, my fiancée, Seleen, and I took the day off from our jobs to finish up our Christmas shopping. We started early in the morning and finished late in the afternoon. At one point, our travels found us about 50 miles from home in a shopping mall I used...

Video Games vs. Virtual Reality

Video Games vs. Virtual Reality

I predict that lifelike virtual reality, fully integrated with the internet, will be in our homes by 2010. Virtual reality is a technology being rapidly developed right before our eyes, yet it's evolving gradually enough that most of you probably think nothing of it....

Friday the 13th By Kyle Snyder

Friday the 13th By Kyle Snyder

In the mid-to-late 1980’s, at a time when the Nintendo Entertainment System had taken its place as most beloved home video game system, odd and unnecessary licenses began sprouting up all over the video game landscape. Manufacturers thought that by tacking a popular...

Boredquest: Unfinished Business

Boredquest: Unfinished Business

Did you ever wish Atari made a sequel to their hit game “Adventure”? Well, you’re in luck because they did. Sort of. “Adventure II,” as it was originally known, was intended to be similar to the earlier Adventure, only much grander in scale. In fact, the project...

Dragonstomper

Dragonstomper

Once upon a time, The Enchanted Countryside was a land of happiness and prosperity. Then, a Druid magician created an amulet so powerful, he would be able to control a dragon at his command and become invincible to whoever opposed him. When the magician entered the...

Castle Hassle By Kyle Snyder

Castle Hassle By Kyle Snyder

The Atari home computer series is not typically what one thinks of when asked about the better video game systems of the early 80's. But why not? The Atari 8-bit computer line (400, 800,1200) provided some of the best graphics, gameplay, and outright fun that could be...

Adventure By Kyle Snyder

Adventure By Kyle Snyder

What is it exactly that keeps Adventure so close to the hearts of most classic gamers? This year marks the game’s 20th anniversary, and certainly in that time frame we've had hundreds of games surpass Adventure's primitive charms. There was Advanced Dungeons and...

Craig Pell: Indenture’s Servant

Craig Pell: Indenture’s Servant

Craig Pell, aside from being an avid classic gamer and collector, is also known for programming an amazing port of the Atari 2600 cartridge, Adventure, in assembly, entitled “Indenture.” In his words, Indenture will work on: "any PC from the lowliest 8088 to a Pentium...