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Street Fighter 2 By Josh LaFrance

In the mid 1980’s the once booming arcade industry was coming to an end. From 1981 to 1986 the arcade industry was cut in half, going from $8 million in revenue down to $4 million. By 1991, the industry was a shell of it’s formal self only taking in $2.1 million....

G5: The Generation Without a TMNT Game

It almost happened, though.

1942 By Brandon Poe

Each month in Retro Revisited, Classic Console’s very own Brandon Poe picks one classic game to play. This month’s classic: Capcom’s 1942. This month I decided to sit down with a game I really did not have much experience with. I had only heard of this game when I was...
Street Fighter 2 By Josh LaFrance

Street Fighter 2 By Josh LaFrance

In the mid 1980’s the once booming arcade industry was coming to an end. From 1981 to 1986 the arcade industry was cut in half, going from $8 million in revenue down to $4 million. By 1991, the industry was a shell of it’s formal self only taking in $2.1 million....

Retrospective: Playing the Sega Genesis Mini

Retrospective: Playing the Sega Genesis Mini

Genesis Does What Nintendid In the event that you’ve been living under a rock, retro mini consoles are a hot commodity right now. Nintendo got the ball rolling with the NES Classic Edition (then again with the SNES), Sony did their best to compete with the poorly...

1942 By Brandon Poe

1942 By Brandon Poe

Each month in Retro Revisited, Classic Console’s very own Brandon Poe picks one classic game to play. This month’s classic: Capcom’s 1942. This month I decided to sit down with a game I really did not have much experience with. I had only heard of this game when I was...

Playstation: 20 years

Playstation: 20 years

The road to Sony’s involvement in the video game industry began way back in 1986. It is a story littered with broken promises, court cases and Sony almost walking away from ever being involved in video games. Eventually redeeming themselves with the creation of a...

32X Support is Finally Coming to the Mega Sg

32X Support is Finally Coming to the Mega Sg

The Mega Sg, by Analogue, is a jack-of-all-trades FPGA Sega console when it comes to the 80’s and 90’s. While it can play Genesis/Mega Drive and the Master System out of the box (as well as including an edge connector for the Sega/Mega CD), additional adapters can...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Moondust

The Cabinet of Curiosities: Moondust

In 1978, Brian Eno released the album Ambient 1: Music for Airports. It remains a landmark in the world of ambient music, a genre which said was, “as ignorable as it was interesting” and which was intended to “induce calm and a space to think.” The music was quiet,...

Activision

Activision

Prior to the creation of Activision, third party publishers did not exist. This is not just some statement thrown out to explain this publisher’s importance, it is a literal fact. Activision, formed in October 1979, was the first ever independent publisher to exist in...

Super Trash Truck

Super Trash Truck

Every month we here at Classic Console Magazine are given the awesome task of looking at some of the best new up and coming homebrew and independent releases for the Atari 2600. A large amount of games are being created by the retro gaming community. Some are of such...

Wing Commander By Josh LaFrance

Wing Commander By Josh LaFrance

For a Sci-Fi fan growing up in the early 90’s nothing was more exciting than watching Star Trek: TNG on TV or one of my VHS tapes from the Star Wars trilogy. Although I did play a few Sci-Fi genre games growing up, (Star Trek: 25th Anniversary by Interplay and Space...

SEGA’s Last Stand

SEGA’s Last Stand

The SEGA Dreamcast was a great system, but sadly not one that could keep SEGA in the home console market.  After the console war with Nintendo and the SEGA Saturn getting just demolished by Sony and Nintendo, SEGA had one last chance to make it in the home console...

Gimme Five

Gimme Five

Five videogame systems with varying degrees of historical importance will hit (or have hit) big milestones this year. Regardless of success or strength of library, they all deserve to be recognized, celebrated and perhaps most importantly, played! Each entry is ranked...

Showdown-5th Generation Game Consoles

Showdown-5th Generation Game Consoles

The fifth generation of video games took place from 1993 to 2001. It was an era of transition from the 2D sprite based games of all previous generations to the 3d graphics of modern generations. The industry took a huge leap in making the transition from cartridges to...

The Cabinet of Curiosities: ALF: The First Adventure

The Cabinet of Curiosities: ALF: The First Adventure

The 1980s were a glorious era for pop culture: the films of John Hughes, Aqua Net, Flock of Seagulls, the list is virtually endless. Of course, no list of 1980s icons would be complete without ALF. That’s right: the Alien Life Form from the planet Melmac. He is an...

Frenzy

Frenzy

For those who enjoyed the 1980 arcade hit Berzerk, Frenzy was very much a highly anticipated game. 1982’s Frenzy, released by Stern Electronics took the gameplay and mechanics of it’s predecessor and added to it. Although a great game in it’s own right, Frenzy failed...