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Classic Home Video Games 1985-1988: NARC

Publisher: Acclaim.  Developer: Rare, Platform Shooter, 1 Player 1990 Based on Williams' 1988 arcade game, NARC for the NES was approved by Just Say No International, which was a product of the Reagan-era War on Drugs.  Players, as Max Force, must battle their way...

Phoenix IV: Dancing Revolution

The Interactive Achievement Awards recognized the year’s best console and computer games, but not arcade videogames. For years, arcades had been consistently stereotyped as breeding grounds for violence, but fortunately, they began changing for the better. Disney...

Secret Sequels: The Games of Broadcast Satelleview – BS The Legend of Zelda

Since first entering the video game business in 1974 and striking it big with Donkey Kong in 1981, Nintendo has -- to put it simply -- released a lot of video games, and not all of them make it to all regions. Some titles, even perceived big ones, may never leave the...

Old School AV Network

RGDS 210 – The Best Game of 1985

Hello and welcome to another episode of RGDS.   This time we battle out the best video game released in the year 1985. It's an amazing year chock full of all time classics..  So put on your warmest dressing gown, get a steaming hot chocolate and some Chocolate...

Bonus Episode!

Jim and Sean offer you a holiday gift: an extra episode! The Pie Factory hosts aren’t too afraid of…public speaking…to offer one more…broadcast…for 2017. Normally they talk about video games, but this time they get…behind the microphone…another way to talk about a...

No 41 – Retro Game Collecting & Competition!

Why do we do it? It's flippin awesome! OK, spoiler alert over, the AA crew go through what drives us to spend £££$$$ on games that were released over twenty years ago and the favourite bits of our respective collections. We also discuss a craze we're currently very...

RDGS 209 – PC Engine at 30

Welcome to another episode of RGDS. Matt L hosts a 4-way roundtable with Ric, Garron and Matt A to discuss one of their favourite import consoles, the PC Engine. As the Engine just celebrated it’s 30th anniversary we each breakdown 3 games each that we think are...

RoundUp 123 – Duodenum

Hardware Flashback - (00:00) Dinosaur Pie - (30:52) Guinness Gaming Records - (1:37:43) Desert Planet: Slurp - (1:39:43) Top Ten Jungle Games - (1:44:19) David Crane Feedback - (3:11:32) Gaming Trivia - (3:19:45) Rob Hubbard: Commando - (3:20:12) Live News And...

Pac-Man Kill Screen Explained

Classic Home Video Games 1985-1988: NARC

Publisher: Acclaim.  Developer: Rare, Platform Shooter, 1 Player 1990 Based on Williams' 1988 arcade game, NARC for the NES was approved by Just Say No International, which was a product of the Reagan-era War on Drugs.  Players, as Max Force, must battle their way...

Phoenix IV: Dancing Revolution

The Interactive Achievement Awards recognized the year’s best console and computer games, but not arcade videogames. For years, arcades had been consistently stereotyped as breeding grounds for violence, but fortunately, they began changing for the better. Disney...

Hyperkin N64 Handheld Prototype Leaked

Hyperkin, the manufacturer known for the RetroN 5, the recently released SmartBoy and a bunch of other retro related goodies might be entering the retro handheld arena if their Senior Account Manager has his way. Posted on his personal Facebook account, Ramon...

UFO for the Atari 2600 (Not the Odyssey2)

Remember growing up with an Atari 2600 and being jealous of all your Oddyssey2 friends who got to play UFO! while you were stuck playing Asteroids? Wait, I got that backwards. Anyway, John Reder has ported UFO! to the 2600, so now it's possible for you to relive the...

Street Racer for SNES Review

Today I'm taking a look at Street Racer for the Super Nintendo, released in 1994. A Mario Kart clone on the surface with a very familiar looking logo (from a certain fighting series), the question will be if it's just another run of the mill clone or if it does in...

Super Metroid (SNES)

Today, Super Metroid is not only considered one of the best games for the Super Nintendo but one of the best games ever made. However, when I bought my copy back in 1994, I really didn’t know what to expect. I was no longer a subscriber to Nintendo Power so I didn’t...

Keep Calm and Insert Coin: Flicked Off

This is not going to be a very long blog, but I was driving to Wendy's for a Frosty and passed a Faraway grocery store that used to be an arcade and also used to be a Safeway.  But the Safeway part reminded me of a grocery store that I used to go to in Arizona when I...

Phoenix IV: Atari vs. X-Rated Games

Another Atari lawsuit was filed against American Multiple Industries, the manufacturer of the controversial X-rated game, Custer's Revenge.  Atari feared that it would receive negative publicity if the third-party company was allowed to release its software.  Because...

Vintage Retro Web Sites

I am on my 10th year of co-promoting the Video Games Summit in Illinois (http://avc.atari-users.net/VGS/)  and I have met and worked with many vendors of Retro gaming.  I also have been to many video game conferences and met a lot of great people who have companies...

Homebrew Game Boy Game Gets Physical Release

Do you want to relieve the enjoyment of Christmas morning 1989 for your significant other/friend/family member later this month by gifting them a brand-new Game Boy game? Well, too bad. The first batch of one has sold out. However, a second batch is coming. Stepping...