Coleco Announces New Mini-Arcade Based on Robotech Anime

Originally announced at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, Coleco is returning to manufacturing the mini-arcade tabletop machines they were so renowned for in the 1980’s. This time around, it will be based on the popular anime, Robotech, that was the first anime viewed by...

Monaco GP – My First Arcade Game

Monaco GP is the first arcade game I ever played. I was so young at the time I didn't even know it by name. It was simply the racing game right inside the entrance to the arcade that was right inside the entrance to the mall. It was loud and fast and simple, an ideal...

Driver for PSone Review

Released in 1999, Driver is basically a 70's cop show hiding within a PSone game. Playing as an undercover detective named Tanner, the goal is to infiltrate local gangs by being a driver for them (the fact that Tanner originally was a racecar driver is beneficial). A...

Phoenix IV: Polygonal Graphics

Polygonal Graphics Ironically, one of the last projects that the old Atari, Inc. released to the arcades reaffirmed the fact that the company's designers could be as innovative as ever: I, Robot was the first game that featured state-of-the-art 3D polygonal graphics,...

Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600

The first place I saw Donkey Kong on the Atari 2600 was an in-store display sometime in late 1982 or maybe early 1983. By this time my family owned a Colecovision and I'd played the arcade game a few times, so I had a pretty good idea what Donkey Kong should look...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Michael Sroka

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Michael Sroka who is displayed on card number 25, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection.   Michael is also featured on card 1311.  Michael is one of the driving forces behind the old online podcast known as the “Twin Galaxies...

WinBack for N64 Review

WinBack (Operation: WinBack in PAL regions) is widely considered to be the first 3rd person shooter to use a cover system (like in Gears of War etc.). It was also developed by Omega Force who is mostly known for Dynasty Warrior - so not only was it a pioneer, it was...

War Room

Welcome to the War Room! War Room is a new, fast-action, shoot 'em up arcade game for the Atari 8-bit family of home computers. The game was written by Rob Schlortt and Eric Henneke. It was released on Halloween, October 31, 2017. From the game manual: You have 3...

Keep Calm and Insert Coin: Pac Man Fever

Ok, normally I write about the video games that I played in my youth years.  But this time, I am going to do something different.  I want to talk about music for a moment.  Oh man, the 80's.  I don't care what you say, I think that the best music of MY years was the...

100 Greatest Console Video Games 1977-1987: Solar Fox

Solar Fox for the Atari 2600 was a tough call for the inclusion in this book.  I love the game and still play it, but it has some of the most simplistic graphics of any cartridge produced in 1983 - a grid of squares, some enemy projectiles, and a trio of ordinary...

The Radical Redesign of the Super NES

The recent release of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition around the world has reignited an age-old discussion about which design for the console is superior: The sleek, rounded grays of the European and Japanese release, or the multiple contours...

Phoenix IV: Sega’s New Console

As Nintendo and SCE volleyed for the top position, it was plain to see that Sega was no longer in the running, even though the Saturn was outselling the N64 in Japan.  American sales for the Saturn had fallen so dramatically during 1997 that Sega of America decided to...

Gigolo and Cathouse Blues for the Atari 2600

Send the kids to bed. These games are for mommies and daddies only. Now for many of you reading this, "adult" Atari 2600 games are old hat, but if they aren't, open a new browser tab, Google "Custer's Revenge" and take some time to immerse yourself in the colorful...

Galaxies Of Gaming this weekend

Come Join us this weekend,  November 10th-12th, 2017 in Ottumwa, Iowa for a weekend of retro gaming,  tournament, trading cards,  and the International Video game Hall of Fame Ceremony. Special guests include Walter Day,  Billy Mitchell,  "Tri-Force" Johnson and team...

Old School Gamer Magazine Exclusive: Inside Riskers

You wouldn’t necessarily call the gameplay in Grand Theft Auto retro, would you? Well, it’s actually been over 20 years since the original GTA game hit shelves and as a result, it's had an impact on a plethora of gamers and more importantly, developers. In this...

Phoenix IV: Arcade Virtuality

As home consoles were becoming more sophisticated, arcade manufacturers had to stay one step ahead and devise games that couldn’t be played at home. Virtuality, a British company, introduced four virtual reality games into arcades. While the games were different, the...

Video Game Trading Card Spotlight – Zach Kaczor

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Zach Kaczor, who is displayed on card number 99, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection.   Zach is one of the youngest gamers to appear on a Video Game Trading Card.  When the card was produced, Zach was 11 years old.   He took...

Air Raid [Atari 2600] – Unreleased & Unobtainable

Air Raid is considered to be the 2600's rarest game with less than 20 copies believed to exist. It wasn't until recently that we knew much about its developer, Men-A-Vision, either. In this first video for U&U, I'll be looking into the game its self, why it's so rare...

Super Retro-Cade Trick or Cheat

Coming Holiday 2017!  Check out this cool video from Retro-Bit Trick-or-Cheat, smell my feet, give me something good to beat! Tricks, treats, and cheat codes for the Super Retro-Cade console coming to you this December. For more info on the console, visit the link...

Tourney Blast !

If you are in the Chicagoland area and want some good time Video Game tournament fun,  the Tourney Blast is a place you must visit.   Just opened this Month,  Tourney Blast is a great place to enjoy competitive gaming with prizes and the excitement of the Sports...

Pete Rose Baseball on the Atari 2600 and 7800

Pete Rose Baseball is a game that makes people sit up and say "Wow, I can't believe this is an Atari 2600 game." And not just people whose only experience with the 2600 is watching YouTube videos of kids making fun of the dragons in Adventure. Pete Rose Baseball makes...

Keep Calm and Insert Coin: SAVE ME!!!!

Ever since the days of Super Mario Brothers where your goal is to save the damsel in distress, there have been hundreds of games to represent this concept.  Well, at least in the past for arcade games.  Now a days, its kicking, punching, dancing, driving and shooting....