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  • Stadium Events History and Identifying Rarest Licensed NES Game Created: Sunday, February 21, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    It isn’t the gameplay that makes the 1987 Stadium Events so sought after. The game was actually rereleased in 1988 with a new title (World Class Track Meet). For the truly rare version of Sta...
  • Nintendo Wii Retro Video Games Holiday Gift Guide 2011 Part 1 Created: Monday, November 14, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013
    This holiday if you’re looking to spread old-school gaming holiday with a modern Next-Gen console that caters to the retro gamer on your list, look no further than the Nintendo Wii. Having be...
  • What's the Weirdest Retro Atari Game You've Played? Created: Friday, March 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    Time for you to walk down memory lane and tell us about the absolutely weirdest, strangest, most bizarre classic Atari game you've ever played.
  • Top 12 Weirdest Atari 2600 Games Created: Monday, June 30, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 02, 2013
    In an industry where an obese plumber can become a cultural icon, it’s no wonder that in video games, weird is normal. However nutty they get, these oddities were never as strange as the ones...
  • Digging Up Mazes and Monsters With Dig Dug, The 1982 Arcade Game Created: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    Hey man, can you dig it?! There is this dude named Dug and he's got himself a problem. You see this cat is a miner, and what a miner has to do is dig, but they're these monster-like cats who gone a...
  • Best Arcade Games 1982: Peak of the Video Arcade Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    In 1982 arcade games reached their peak. Arcades renamed themselves as video arcades and starting overflowing with more new titles coming out faster than arcade owners could find floor space. Littl...
  • They Call Him Mr. Do! - The Arcade Clown Who Really Likes to Dig Created: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012
    You might not have known it, but nature's greatest underground burrowing creatures aren't ants or gophers, but Circus Clowns. With their bare hands these clowns dig, maze-like tunnels though their ...
  • Kangaroo The Video Game – Monkey Punching at the '80s Arcade Created: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2012
    Oh no! Those trouble-making monkeys have kidnapped the baby Kangaroo. Luckily Mother Kangaroo is on her way, and this is one marsupial mama that ain't about to let her joey become monkey chow. Taki...
  • Daze Before Christmas – Santa Claus, Mario Bros. Style Created: Friday, December 23, 2011 Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012
    Santa Claus has finally been pushed too far! An evil Snowman and sinister Timekeeper invaded Kris Kringle’s North Pole toy factory, captured all of the elves, imprisoned the reindeer, and sto...
  • Pressure Cooker – Join the Short-Order Squad for the Atari 2600 Created: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    You think Gordon Ramsay is tough? He's nothing compared to the robotic head chef at "The Grill". As the mechanized slave-driver spurts out wood fired burgers onto a conveyor belt, its up to the kit...
  • Garry Kitchen - Cooking Up Video Game History Created: Monday, November 19, 2012 Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012
    From computer software engineer, to producer and of course groundbreaking game designer Gary Kitchen is one of the most successful and influential game developers to come out of the early days of A...
  • Fast Food for the Atari 2600 - Please Don't Eat The Purple Pickles Created: Saturday, November 10, 2012 Updated: Saturday, November 10, 2012
    You are all-mouth as you rush from burger to pizza to ice cream to soda as you binge eat your way though as many calories as possible, but be careful not to gulp down too many of those purple pickl...
  • 2600 Terrors - Horror Games for the Atari 2600, F through H Created: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Updated: Monday, November 05, 2012
    Our look at every single horror themed video game for the Atari 2600 continues. We've got everything from an adaption of Marry Shelly's classic novel (well, sort of) to the most famous horror game ...
  • 2600 Terrors - Horror Games for the Atari 2600, K through R Created: Saturday, October 27, 2012 Updated: Monday, November 05, 2012
    Part 3 of our database of Horror Themed Atari 2600 Games, where the real terror begins. First we start with the most frightening, unstoppable of monsters: the lawsuit, namely the one over Donkey Ko...
  • 2600 Terrors - Horror Games for the Atari 2600, A through E Created: Monday, October 22, 2012 Updated: Monday, November 05, 2012
    Turn off the lights, put that Ouija board away and get ready to summon some spirits, retro video game style, with part one of a complete list of classic horror video games for the Atari 2600, start...
  • Michael J. Bassett Interview Part 2 - Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, November 05, 2012
    In Part 2 of our interview with Michael J. Bassett, he talks about the process of transitioning the story of the classic Survival Horror video game Silent Hill 3 into Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, an...
  • Michael J. Bassett Interview - From Silent Hill 3 to Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, November 05, 2012
    Part 1 in an interview with filmmaker Michael J. Bassett about his adventures bringing the story of the classic horror-survival game Silent Hill 3 to the big screen with his latest horror flick, Si...
  • BurgerTime - Frying Up Orders At Video Arcades in 1982 Created: Sunday, November 04, 2012 Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012
    The greatest game to ever clog your arteries! BurgerTime, pits seasoned burger chef Peter Pepper against an army of giant killer food, bent on preventing him from completing the biggest burger orde...
  • Michael J. Bassett Interview Part 3 - Silent Hill Creatures in 3D Created: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    In the third part of our interview with director Michael J. Bassett, we take a look at the Silent Hill creature’s transition from game to film, and the challenges and triumphs of making a 3D ...
  • 2600 Terrors - Horror Games for the Atari 2600, S through X Created: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012
    In the 4th and final part of our database of retro horror games for the Atari 2600, we finally reach the end of the alphabet, filled with giant monsters on land, sea, space, and in backwoods with a...
  • Halloween for the Atari 2600 – Babysitter Vs. Michael Myers Created: Saturday, October 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    In 1978 John Carpenter terrified movie audiences and gave birth to the slasher genre with Halloween, an independent film following the blood trail of psychotic serial killer Michael as he slaughter...
  • The Amazing Maze from Midway - The Great Arcade Maze Race Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012
    Welcome to the most complex, intense, and endless stream of mazes ever created for video arcades. No, I'm not talking about Pac-Man! It's The Amazing Maze, one of Midway's early video arcade games ...
  • Top Gun Video Games: 1993 to 2001 - Feel the Need, The Need for CD-ROM Speed Created: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    fter the 8-bit computer and console versions of Top Gun, Konami got one last shot at the film license with a Game Boy version, after which the rights to Top Gun graduated on to CD-based games and s...
  • Dog Patch – Retro Weird Video Arcade Game, Hillbilly Style Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Back in the 1970s folks didn't think of Hillbillies as some chainsaw wielding, inbred, mutant, machete killers, like we do today. In those days the public had been fed a steady diet of Beverly Hill...
  • Street Fighter – The Arcade Fighting Game That Started It All Created: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012
    While the original Street Fighter is not the first fighting game or even considered one of the best in the genre, it is the most innovative, paving the way to a perfected iteration with the histori...
  • Top Gun Video Games: 1986 to 1990 - The 8-Bit Danger Zones Created: Sunday, September 09, 2012 Updated: Friday, September 14, 2012
    With the blockbuster business Top Gun brought into theaters, it was ripe pickings for the franchise to spin-off into video games. As it focused on hot-shot Navy fighter pilots training for air comb...
  • The History of Nintendo Power Part 2 - Playing with Power Created: Thursday, August 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012
    Nintendo Power started off in an explosion of excitement and popularity when it launched in 1988. Nintendo Entertainment System fans ate it up, reading each issue with cover-to-cover to read the n...
  • The History of Nintendo Power Part 1 - From Fun Club to Ultimate Power Created: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012
    For many retro gamers, the magazine Nintendo Power is as important to their childhood as the Nintendo Entertainment System, with Nintendo fanatics of the '80s devouring each issue from cover-to-cov...
  • Hunchback Olympics - The Weird Retro Video Game Mod Kit Mash-up Created: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Take the animated sprites featuring Quasimodo, the hardware of Donkey Kong, add Track & Field-style Olympic gameplay and you've got the most oddball mash-up video game ever released. It was all par...
  • Brad Stallion in Sex Olympics - The Weirdest X-Rated Sports Game Created: Monday, August 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Brad Stallion, porn star of the future, is back for his fourth and final game where he must compete in the intergalactic Olympic games against his arch nemesis, Dr. Dildo.
  • Get To Know Your Retro - Arcade Conversion Kits aka Mod Kits Created: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    What started as a way for arcade manufacturers to alter video games for clones and phony sequels quickly became a cottage industry selling conversion kits to video arcade owners. These "mod kits" c...
  • Video Game History Debunking - Adventure Game Myths and Facts Part 2 Created: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012
    The second part in our expose to uncover the truth behind the myths and rumors on the history of adventure games.

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