PlayStation–Week 1

The first week of PlayStation games brings us King’s Field, Motor Toon Grand Prix, Ridge Racer, Battle Arena Toshinden, and Cybersled. Which is the best game? King’s Field Released in 1994. “The first game in the King’s Field role-playing video game series. Like all its successors, the game is played through first person view in … Continue reading

Sega Genesis–Week 8

The seventh Sega Genesis battle is 6-Pak versus Super Hydlide, Rambo III, Zoom!, and Forgotten Worlds. Which is the best game? 6-Pak Released in 1995. “Includes the following games:Sonic the Hedgehog Golden Axe Streets of Rage Revenge of Shinobi Columns Super Hang-On.” -Amazon Super Hydlide Released in 1990. “The game incorporates a ‘good/evil character’ morality/alignment system. … Continue reading

Super Nintendo–Week 8

Our eighth week for the Super Nintendo has F-Zero returning against HyperZone, John Madden Football, Lagoon, and Paperboy 2 . Which is the best game? F-Zero Released in 1991. “F-Zero is a futuristic racing game where pilots race inside plasma-powered hovercars in an intergalactic Grand Prix at speeds exceeding 500 km/h. There are four F-Zero … Continue reading

Game Boy–Week 8

Our eighth Game Boy match-up is Pokémon Red and Blue versus Alleyway, Baseball, Boomer’s Adventure in ASMIK World, and Boxxle. Which is best? Pokémon Red and Blue Released in 1998. Because these two games are meant to be played in conjunction with each other, I am including them together. “The player controls the main character from … Continue reading

Nintendo–Week 8

For our eighth Nintendo face-off, we have Excitebike returning to take on Stack-Up, Super Mario Bros., Tennis, and  Wild Gunman. Which is the best game? Excitebike Released in 1985. “Whether the player chooses to race solo or against computer-assisted riders, they race against a certain time limit. The goal is to qualify for the Excitebike … Continue reading

Atari–Week 8

For our eighth week, our returning champion Combat is taking on four other games:  Football, Basketball, Concentration, and Codebreaker. Which do you think is best? Combat Released in 1977. “Combat boasted having 27 games in one, which were all variations on the tank, biplane, and jet gameplay. Tank game The Tank game in Combat had … Continue reading

Review: Ghosts’n Goblins

Reviewer: ausretrogamer Platform: Arcade The human condition. We are a resilient bunch. If you want to test your resiliency (and your patience), then give the unforgiving and difficult arcade game, Ghosts’n Goblins a spin. The game sees you, Sir Arthur, a noble knight, run and jump through horizontal and vertical levels to rescue his sweetheart, Princess Guinevere … Continue reading

Monster Party

Not much scared me as a kid. At a young age I watched movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street without being frightened or having nightmares. My parents never had to check under my bed for monsters nor did I sleep in their bed.  So it’s funny the one thing that … Continue reading

CONSOLE ACQUISITIONS

It’s turned into one of those ‘good news/bad news’ situations. To make a long story short, I’m working this weekend to help a buddy attend a comic book convention and the work isn’t exactly something I’m crazy about doing. That’s the bad news. The good news? I get an extra $200 to spend on retro … Continue reading

Winners Week 7

Here’s a quick run-down of the results of Week 7: Atari NES Game Boy Combat: 12 votes Hangman: 0 votes Flag Capture: 0 votes Hunt & Score: 0 votes Home Run: 0 votes Excitebike: 9 votes Pinball: 2 votes Baseball: 0 votes Clu Clu Land: 0 votes Mach Rider: 0 votes Pokemon Red & Blue: … Continue reading