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How I Tapped Out on Tapper

If you’re anything like me, you probably haven't played too many of the original arcade games since your youth. Sure, there is the occasional Ms. Pac-Man or Galaga, but when was the last time you actually played the real arcade version of Tapper or Jungle Hunt or Moon...

Mr. Borf, Make It So! By Earl Green

Now that you've pulled your DVD player out of the box and watched The Matrix sixteen bajillion times - both with and without the commentary - what next? Well, believe it or not, your DVD player may be a real live classic gaming machine. First, step into your Wayback...

Why Retro Video Gaming is So Famous

How can it be that your old Nintendo is worth such a lot of cash? Why are individuals so intrigued by old out of date equipment? What could be so alluring about it? As games advance and the illustrations show signs of improvement it appears that one of the most...
Underground Retrocade – By Mike Mertes

Underground Retrocade – By Mike Mertes

September 13, 2019, 8:30 PM - The quaint downtown area of West Dundee, IL is bustling with activity as the town celebrates its annual Heritage Fest with live entertainment and fireworks. Just around the corner from the festivities, Scott Lambert, proprietor of the...

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...