“Dedicated to you… the old school/retro gamer from the arcades to your home!”

Featured Posts

Sega: Streets of Rage

Known in Japan as Bare Knuckle: Furious Iron Fist, Streets of Rage was SEGA’s 2nd major success with a side-scrolling action, beat-em-up style game, the first being Golden Axe. Much like Golden Axe, which was released 2 years earlier, Streets of Rage had for it’s...

Five Retro Franchises That Need To Be Revived

With remakes and remasters flooding the marketplace, Old School Gamer shares five franchises that would be a ton of fun with a fresh coat of paint, on a new console. Berzerk: The possibility of Coleco’s upcoming arcade mini-looks cool, as does what appears to be a...

Pokemon Gold, Silver and Crystal: The Best (Pokemon) Sequel Ever Made.

What makes a sequel truly great?  In my opinion its when the sequel to a game takes everything that was great about the original and cranks it up to 11 while still improving on what was there.  There have been many sequels to games that have done this and many that...
Sega: Streets of Rage

Sega: Streets of Rage

Known in Japan as Bare Knuckle: Furious Iron Fist, Streets of Rage was SEGA’s 2nd major success with a side-scrolling action, beat-em-up style game, the first being Golden Axe. Much like Golden Axe, which was released 2 years earlier, Streets of Rage had for it’s time...

Divin’ Kong By Mad Slug Game Studios

Divin’ Kong By Mad Slug Game Studios

Here at Classic Console Magazine we are always on the lookout for the newest retro inspired gaming goodness and we especially enjoy reviewing games that are available on mobile platforms. This month’s retro inspired mobile game is brought to us by our friends over at...

Final Fantasy VIII Memories

Final Fantasy VIII Memories

Final Fantasy VIII is undoubtedly the most polarizing entry in the long-running series of games. I was a 16-year-old teenager when this game was released on 9.9.99 and was able to play the game a week early due to my part-time job at a video store. I instantly fell in...

How Does a VPN Affect Gaming

How Does a VPN Affect Gaming

If you're reading this, you probably already know a little about Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). But do these essential security and privacy tools help or hinder gamers? There are a lot of myths circulating regarding the way VPN usage affects gaming, with many people...

Analogue Launches Pre-Order for their DAC

Analogue Launches Pre-Order for their DAC

You may recall a mention of the DAC in a post I wrote last month about 32X support on Analogue’s Mega Sg console - well, it appears that Analogue has finally pulled the trigger on pre-orders for the device that they’ve been teasing since last year. So, what it is? If...

Super Mario Brothers 2 By Amy Trinanes

Super Mario Brothers 2 By Amy Trinanes

I consider myself a Super Mario connoisseur, I grew up playing it and unfortunately because of my extreme bias I never really chose to play much else (aside from sonic and the occasional Zelda). Fortunately for you, my friends, and my family that meant that I was...

The Best VPN for Gaming

The Best VPN for Gaming

When people put together a gaming setup, they tend to focus on graphics cards, fast internet, controllers, CPU speeds, and gaming headsets or chairs. And all of those things are essentials for serious gamers, but even the most experienced players sometimes leave out a...

South Park [Game Boy Color]: Unreleased OR Unobtainable

South Park [Game Boy Color]: Unreleased OR Unobtainable

Today, I check out an unreleased (but totally finished) South Park game from 1999 on the GBC that was finally leaked last year. Watch it below: [wpdevart_youtube width="640" height="385" autoplay="0" theme="light" loop_video="0" enable_fullscreen="1" show_related="1"...

Where’s Walter!

Where’s Walter!

In celebration of the Galaxies of Gaming event at Ottumwa Old School Arcade in Quincy Place Mall on Sunday, October 6th, 2019, cutouts of Walter Day have been placed in 16 local businesses. From September 5th to October 6th, pick up a passport at any of the...

The Death of Dreamcast was the Death of Sega

The Death of Dreamcast was the Death of Sega

Twenty years on, Sega Dreamcast was and is one of the greatest consoles ever created. In late 1999 there was a real electricity surrounding the system, its games, and most of all, its potential. It was a welcome change and true relief to Sega and its most ardent fans....

BoomShakaLaka!! NBA Jam By Josh LaFrance

BoomShakaLaka!! NBA Jam By Josh LaFrance

Anyone who played in an arcade in the 90’s probably heard 3 things. 1) “He’s on fire!” 2) ‘BoomShakaLaka!!” and 3) “Rejected!” NBA Jam burned so many catch phrases in our minds that it is just a part of popular culture at this point. That puts this game right up there...

The Lion King

The Lion King

Earlier this year, Disney released their CGI remake of The Lion King. This fall, they will re-release their 1994 Sega Genesis adaptation of the film. It will be part of a package which also includes the Aladdin video game (as mentioned in last week’s post).  For those...