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Experience nostalgia as we take a deep dive into gaming treasures from the good old days.
Beat up the evil syndicate
June 17, 2021 - Streets of Rage 2 was one of the best beat 'em ups of the '90s so let's have some fun playing through this classic brawler yet again.
Read more: Streets of Rage 2: A Top-Notch Genesis Brawler
Battle Dracula as 2 legendary hunters
June 13, 2021 - John Morris and Eric Lecarde fight dark forces in this special installment of the Castlevania series. Bloodlines released in 1994 for Sega Genesis and it's the only Castlevania for the console but you can now play it on the Genesis Mini or Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
Read more: Castlevania: Bloodlines - A Genesis Treasure
Blast baddies in a groovy platformer
June 2, 2021 - Earthworm Jim is weird, its levels are totally random, and why do you play as an earthworm in a spacesuit anyway? Well, let's get to it.
Read more: Earthworm Jim: '90s Weirdness to the Max
Cross time and space to save your pod
April 23, 2021 - Ecco the Dolphin is a classic exploration game where we meet a pod of dolphins who are innocently swimming around. Suddenly, great winds pick up and sweep everyone away. With their whereabouts unknown, Ecco embarks on a journey to find them.
Read more: Ecco the Dolphin: An Underwater Classic
Can Mickey and Donald escape?
March 2, 2021 - World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck is a 1992 platformer and the sequel to Castle of Illusion. In this game, Mickey and Donald get sucked into a magic box containing the world of illusion and while inside; they must traverse various Disney worlds to escape.
Read more: World of Illusion: Donald Duck Joins the Fun
An adventure to save your mouse
February 4, 2021 - Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse is a 1990 2D platformer where Mickey has to save Minnie from the selfish witch Mizrabel who wants to use her evil powers to make Minnie ugly and make herself beautiful.
Read more: Castle of Illusion: A Disney Classic
Let's give SEGA's mascot a shot
January 19, 2021 - Back in the '90s and early '00s, I was the proud owner of Nintendo's consoles but unfortunately, not a Sega Genesis. In fact, I played very few of Sonic's games in my life and was unimpressed by the ones I experienced.
Read more: Sonic the Hedgehog: A First-Timer's Perspective
Puzzles, shooting, and plundering
January 13, 2021 - There are so many games constantly releasing that it's sometimes fun to take a break and rediscover some classics so here are 5 PS1 games from my personal collection that I think deserve much more attention. Maybe you'll see something you like!
Read more: PlayStation Hidden Gems (Part 3)
Unearthing a 16-bit treasure
December 5, 2020 - Star Fox 2 is a fun shooter for SNES and it has some interesting history so allow me to explain what it's all about in this retrospective.
Read more: Star Fox 2: Back From Obscurity
Role-play to save the Mushroom Kingdom
October 17, 2020 - Super Mario RPG is one of the coolest RPGs on the Super NES. Releasing in 1996, it came out after Final Fantasy VI but not long before next generation RPG classics and it has held up extremely well so let's check it out.
Read more: Super Mario RPG: A SNES Treasure