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Two New Publishers Announced for the Evercade

The Evercade is an interesting new retro handheld we’ve been closely following at OSGM HQ for the last month or so. Starting off as something mysterious, it was soon revealed to be a completely self-contained console that would play retro games – but most importantly,...

Why they’re rare: Atlantis II

This is a tricky one as only a handful—not even—were ever made for a contest and they look exactly the same as the original. Let’s go back in time for a bit. The year is 1982, Imagic just released Atlantis for the Atari 2600 and other systems including the...

Knabber Rob – A Reverse Adventure for the Atari 2600

For the sake of expediency, I'm going to assume that anyone reading this is already familiar with the Atari 2600 game Adventure and not spend a lot of time explaining it. I'm not even going to do the thing where I say I'm not going to explain it but then do explain it...

Why they’re rare: Atlantis II

This is a tricky one as only a handful—not even—were ever made for a contest and they look exactly the same as the original. Let’s go back in time for a bit. The year is 1982, Imagic just released Atlantis for the Atari 2600 and other systems including the...

Home Run for the Atari 2600

Canada Bill Jones was a con man and riverboat gambler from Yorkshire, England. An 1877 article in the Dallas Times Herald once described him as being, “gentle as a woman and cunning as a fox.” He is not particularly relevant to what follows, except in one regard....

The Changing Face of Gaming

This is a golden era for gamers, a time where the choice of themes seems almost infinite. No matter what the genre might be, whether it’s fantasy, sport, combat or something else, the range of titles has risen exponentially over the last 30 years or so. It’s possible,...

Virtua Racing for Genesis/Mega Drive Review

Here's a new review for ya! Recently ported to the Nintendo Switch, Virtua Racing was the only game on Genesis/MD to use the SVP chip. That means, its the only game on the console to render in complete 3D! Certainly an oddity for the system. [wpdevart_youtube...

Why They’re Rare: Uniracers

Released on the Super NES in December 1994, Uniracers let the players race as fast as they could with a unicycle and no one on top of it. If it could appear odd at first, we quickly went past that detail and simply enjoyed the game. Furthermore, it uses the same kind...

Bill Laimbeer’s Combat Basketball

The 1980s were a Golden Age for cartoonish super villains. Consider the brutish evil of Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, the greed of Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street. Yet both pale in comparison to Bill Laimbeer as portrayed by himself on the...

Turtle Power – By Shaun Jex

The Free Play Richardson arcade in North Texas sits in the middle of a non- descript strip mall. There is a Sherwin Williams and Bar flanking it, a noodle joint a few doors down, and a Taekwondo academy just beyond that. A neon sign with the words “retro arcade” is...