I finally did it. After what had to have been at LEAST 20 years, I finally managed to finish and complete Breath of Fire on the Super Nintendo. To those who have done it, of which there are many, this accomplishment probably doesn’t seem like it’s a very big deal. But you probably did this … Continue reading


My gaming collection welcomed a new member to the family yesterday. Another missing element returned home when my newest member, the Sega Genesis, returned to my grubby lil’ clutches yesterday and made it’s way back into my life. The Genesis was the system I was always curious about as a youngster, and the day my … Continue reading


Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been trying to get my hands on some old consoles, to help bolster that element of my collection. On Saturday, I got some help from a really good friend who decided to help me out with a few items. Oh, and the price for everything I got….well, ‘priceless’ … 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


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

Truxton: vertical shoot’em up nirvana

Reviewer: ausretrogamer Truxton, or Tatsujin (Japanese for ‘Expert’), is a viciously addictive vertical shoot’em up. It was released in the arcades by Taito in 1988. For the folks In the US, the game was licensed to Midway and Romstar for manufacture and distribution. The premise of the game is quite simple – you control a … Continue reading