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Just for Qix: Space Panic – The Foundation of All Platformers – By Michael Thomasson

Universal’s Space Panic, a rather obscure cult-classic released in 1980, revolutionized game design by introducing novel game mechanics that birthed a new genre. Space Panic is often recognized as the first platform game, as it was the premiere title to include...

Mario Party By Amy Trinanes

Mario party was the first of its kind, a game filled with the famous Nintendo characters. All of your favorite characters are in one place: Mario, Peach, Bowser etc...all competing to see who ends up with the most stars. This game is a great way to spend family night,...

Earthworm Jim – A Look Back – By Shaun Sex

If Doug TenNapel had done nothing more than create a character named Queen Slug-For-A-Butt, it would have been enough to make him a video game legend. The name is pure perfection, the brilliant antidote to the seemingly never ending cascade of games that take...

Mario Party By Amy Trinanes

Mario party was the first of its kind, a game filled with the famous Nintendo characters. All of your favorite characters are in one place: Mario, Peach, Bowser etc...all competing to see who ends up with the most stars. This game is a great way to spend family night,...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Panic! On the Sega CD

I had a Sega CD as a kid, but I never had many games for it. The system never really seemed to take off. I think I had three or four games, but I can’t say I ever noticed much of a difference between it and the Genesis. Looking back, I wish I had the chance to play,...

Monkey Island 2 By Scott Crain

I've never in my life played a more hilarious, and at the same time, more morbid game. The game begins on Scabb Island where our hero (you), Guybrush Threepwood is sitting at a campfire telling other pirates how he "killed" the ghost pirate LeChuck in The Secret of...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Tecmo Cup Soccer Game

Do you love the beautiful game of soccer, but also crave the turn-based action of game’s Final Fantasy? Fear not! With Tecmo Cup Soccer Game you can have both at once! First, let’s acknowledge how clunkiness of title. It reads like a bad subtitle in an old kung fu...

Top 10 NES Games of All Time

10 // CONTRA This classic run and gun action game by Konami set the bar very high for platforming shooting games. This is also an arcade port and an excellent one at that. Many titles on the NES copied Contra's formula, but none are as good as the original. 09 //...

Magical Tetris Challenge By Amy Trinanes

If you want your kids to experience a fun old school game, with awesome Disney characters to go along with it, (admit it, a part of you wants to play it too...) then Magical Tetris Challenge is for you! This was my go to game as a 10 year old when I needed a Tetris...

Archer MacLean’s Super Dropzone for SNES Review

New Review! Archer Maclean's Super Dropzone for the SNES was only released in PAL regions so may not be familiar to some of you, but it's a fun shooter that's well worth your time if you ever happen across it. [wpdevart_youtube width="640" height="385" autoplay="0"...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: 720

About a month ago, I decided I was finally going to learn how to skateboard. I had a skateboard as a kid, but I never learned how to use it. The most I did was use it as a luge down the hill near my house. Now, I’m learning how to use my board properly. Mostly, that...

Best Spooky Games By Josh LaFrance

Do you love halloween? I certainly do, and the fact that it is coming soon got all of us here at Classic Console Magazine thinking about some of the great "spooky" retro games that we have played over the years. These are not games that are necessarily in the horror...

Dreamcast: 15 Years By Josh LaFrance

Most games in this modern era succeed based on online gameplay. Some of the biggest titles of the last 10 years have been first person shooters or MMOs and although online gaming existed prior to the Dreamcast, SEGA was the first to do it right and allow online gaming...