Retrospectives

Revisiting Adventure Island

Revisiting Adventure Island

A 2D action-filled tropical paradise

January 15, 2017 - When it comes to fast-paced retro platformers, very few games stand out in my memory as being as enjoyable as Adventure Island. Pull up your grass skirt, grab a stone axe, and let's eat as much fruit as our stomachs can handle!
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SquareSoft Fighters on PlayStation: Re-Enter the Ring

SquareSoft Fighters on PlayStation: Re-Enter the Ring

From Tobal No. 1 to Bushido Blade 2

December 3, 2016 - Besides offering plenty of great RPGs throughout the decades, Square also dabbled in publishing a handful of fighting games back in the day. So, let's take a look back at these hidden gems and see if they're still in fighting shape.
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Bustin' It up with the Buster Bros.

Bustin' It up with the Buster Bros.

A real Pang for your buck

March 26, 2016 - Many arcade classics frequently pop up when discussing retro video games. However, Buster Bros. remains an obscure title that even some retro enthusiasts may not recognize at first. It's rather fun, too, so let's bust some bubbles!
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Metal Gear Solid 2: Classic Stealth Action at Its Prime

Metal Gear Solid 2: Classic Stealth Action at Its Prime

Raiden had some big shoes to fill

March 24, 2016 - When it comes to Hideo Kojima's renowned espionage series, Sons of Liberty is often rejected due to its deceptive nature. However, many fans like me regard it as one of the best titles in the franchise. Slip into your Sneaking Suit and let's infiltrate this masterpiece.
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Electric Playground Memories

Electric Playground Memories

Celebrating the show that entertained a nation's gamers

January 11, 2016 - As a Canadian gamer, I grew up watching The Electric Playground. It was difficult for me to hear that G4 and City decided not to continue airing it after 2015 so now's a good time to reminisce about this fantastic show.
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My History with Baseball Games

My History with Baseball Games

A non-sports fan steps up to the plate

December 14, 2015 - I don't like sports but for some reason I love playing baseball video games. Here, I'll cover all the bases as to why this sport appeals to non-fans like me so let's get this ball game going.
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Dusting off the Nintendo e-Reader

Dusting off the Nintendo e-Reader

An inconvenient way to play subpar games

October 7, 2015 - Nintendo has a long history of taking chances when it comes to hardware; from the embarrassment that was Virtual Boy to the astronomical success of Wii. Here, I'll explore one of their lesser known products so please, enjoy!
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Digging up the Mega Man Legends Series

Digging up the Mega Man Legends Series

Rockman dashes into the 3D realm

September 28, 2015 - Although we don't see much of Mega Man these days, his legacy lives on in many classic series. In this retrospective, I'll take a look at his 3D debut, a spin-off, a sequel, and what the future has in store for the delightful digger.
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Wonder Boy: Reminiscing About Monster World

Wonder Boy: Reminiscing About Monster World

What is the secret of his power?

July 7, 2015 - From Alex Kidd to Vectorman, Sega had a ton of series that are unfortunately now buried in the past. Wonder Boy is one such series. The perfect combination of platforming, action, adventure, role-playing, and arcade elements created incredibly addictive gameplay set in fantastical worlds. Let's take a look back and remember a time when kids could freely buy alcohol from dragon bartenders.
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An Obituary for Classic Game Compilations

An Obituary for Classic Game Compilations

No DLC required

May 3, 2015 - It may not have been that long ago, but the golden age of retro collections is behind us. With the increasing popularity of digital downloads, the concept of having all your favourite games on one disc is now a thing of the past.
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