32X Support is Finally Coming to the Mega Sg

The Mega Sg, by Analogue, is a jack-of-all-trades FPGA Sega console when it comes to the 80’s and 90’s. While it can play Genesis/Mega Drive and the Master System out of the box (as well as including an edge connector for the Sega/Mega CD), additional adapters can...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Moondust

In 1978, Brian Eno released the album Ambient 1: Music for Airports. It remains a landmark in the world of ambient music, a genre which said was, “as ignorable as it was interesting” and which was intended to “induce calm and a space to think.” The music was quiet,...

Activision

Prior to the creation of Activision, third party publishers did not exist. This is not just some statement thrown out to explain this publisher’s importance, it is a literal fact. Activision, formed in October 1979, was the first ever independent publisher to exist in...

Super Trash Truck

Every month we here at Classic Console Magazine are given the awesome task of looking at some of the best new up and coming homebrew and independent releases for the Atari 2600. A large amount of games are being created by the retro gaming community. Some are of such...

Wing Commander By Josh LaFrance

For a Sci-Fi fan growing up in the early 90’s nothing was more exciting than watching Star Trek: TNG on TV or one of my VHS tapes from the Star Wars trilogy. Although I did play a few Sci-Fi genre games growing up, (Star Trek: 25th Anniversary by Interplay and Space...

SEGA’s Last Stand

The SEGA Dreamcast was a great system, but sadly not one that could keep SEGA in the home console market.  After the console war with Nintendo and the SEGA Saturn getting just demolished by Sony and Nintendo, SEGA had one last chance to make it in the home console...

Gimme Five

Five videogame systems with varying degrees of historical importance will hit (or have hit) big milestones this year. Regardless of success or strength of library, they all deserve to be recognized, celebrated and perhaps most importantly, played! Each entry is ranked...

Showdown-5th Generation Game Consoles

The fifth generation of video games took place from 1993 to 2001. It was an era of transition from the 2D sprite based games of all previous generations to the 3d graphics of modern generations. The industry took a huge leap in making the transition from cartridges to...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: ALF: The First Adventure

The 1980s were a glorious era for pop culture: the films of John Hughes, Aqua Net, Flock of Seagulls, the list is virtually endless. Of course, no list of 1980s icons would be complete without ALF. That’s right: the Alien Life Form from the planet Melmac. He is an...

Frenzy

For those who enjoyed the 1980 arcade hit Berzerk, Frenzy was very much a highly anticipated game. 1982’s Frenzy, released by Stern Electronics took the gameplay and mechanics of it’s predecessor and added to it. Although a great game in it’s own right, Frenzy failed...

The Top 5 Old School Video Game Soundtracks

One component of video games that really stand out to me is their music.  From Nobuo Uematsu to Koji Kondo, the composition and soundtracks of video games help immerse the player into the created worlds and helps set the mood for certain stages.  These are the top 5...

Duck Hunt By Amy Trinanes

Good old Duck Hunt, it never failed to make my after school days much brighter. What could be better than shooting that awesome NES Zapper and well, murdering ducks? Okay, maybe a lot of things could have been better, but as a child of the 90’s, back then Duck Hunt...

Classic Consoles: Are They Worth It?

I'm going to come out and say it right off the bat, I LOVE the concept of these classic mini consoles.  I do.  I think these are great.  They are made by the companies that originally made them, they can hook up to your brand new HDTV, and some of them have those...

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 By Brandon Poe

I remember when I first heard about Sonic the Hedgehog (in an Electronic Gaming Monthly Magazine). I thought of how cool it would be to control a blue hedgehog with incredible speed. I think what fascinated me the most was the ability to zip through a stage in...

Birthday Mania ROM Released

Even of you aren't a fan of the Atari 2600, there's a chance you've encountered the name Birthday Mania. Probably in one of those lists of The All-Time Rarest And/Or Most Valuable Video Games Ever. It typically appears near the top of those lists because it is...

Hogs of War for PS1 Review

New review! Today I check out Hogs of War for the PS1. This turn-based strategy game has you fighting a war for swill while playing as cute, little piggies. Watch it below: [wpdevart_youtube width="640" height="385" autoplay="0" theme="light" loop_video="0"...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Gumshoe

Duck Hunt was the only Nintendo game I ever played which required the Zapper. I spent more time shooting at the dog then I did the ducks. It was fun, and I wasted hours of my life playing it. That said, it wasn’t the only system to utilize the light gun, and it was...

X-Wing and TIE Fighter By Josh LaFrance

When I think of space combat simulators I think of two franchises, Star Wars X-Wing and TIE fighter games and Wing Commander. I am not sure which I like better and that changes month to month (perhaps the topic for a future showdown?), but what I do know is that Star...

Honoring a Pioneer – By Leonard Herman

In January 2000, Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine, which at the time was the world’s best-selling video game magazine, published my seven-piece article about Ralph Baer, the inventor of the home video game console. Baer later told me, several times, that he...

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters By Amy Trinanes

If you’re a 90’s kid, or just really enjoyed Nickelodeon cartoons, then you probably remember Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Aaahh!!! Real Monsters the game was released in 1995, two years before the show went off the air. Well, the show may be gone but Ickis, Oblina, and...