Haunted Castle (Castlevania)

Haunted Castle (Castlevania)

From the moment I put my hand on the controller and made Simon Belmont walk from place to place in Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest, I was hooked; and I would be with almost every other game in the series that came before and after it. I’ve played and...
Collector Cup Review

Collector Cup Review

I just recently attended Combo Breaker in St. Charles, IL and while I was mostly there to witness the fights and cover the event for Old School Gamer Magazine, I was excited to see what vendors would be there offering merchandise. While most of the merchandise at the...
Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden

In his classic book on kenjutsu, The Book of Five Rings, Miyamoto Musashi wrote, “…in a fight to the death, one wants to employ all one’s weapons to the utmost. I must say that to die with one’s sword still sheathed is most regrettable.” Growing up, I had many...
Kid Chameleon on the Sega Genesis

Kid Chameleon on the Sega Genesis

Mark Cerny began working in the video game industry at the tender age of 17. In the early 1980s, he joined Atari and worked on titles like Major Havoc and Marble Madness. Over the course of his career, his name has been connected to some of the industry’s most iconic...