Tag Archives: retrogaming

Rainbow Brite Journey to Rainbow Land Game Inbound

Rainbow Brite, owned by Hallmark Cards, is one of the rare 1980’s properties to not at least receive a “homage” game is about to receive her own full-blown title. Coleco have licensed the Rainbow Brite characters from Hallmark Cards with

Super Mario Land 2 – Six Golden Coins Pushes Nintendo Game Boy – Today in Retro Gaming – November 2nd, 1992

Nintendo have a way of delivering more out of their hardware than what is first thought possible.  Take the original, salad green screen, Game Boy hand held for instance.  While Tetris was pretty good looking and true to other versions

Retro Games Revived by New Technology – Using the Present to Step Back in Time

We love a gaming classic. Yes, Metal Gear Solid V is a visually stunning tactical feast and Diablo III is a soul lifting RPG, but hold these up to old school offerings like Super Mario, Sonic and even Space Invaders

Link’s Awakening Re-Imagined Using Ocarina of Time on Nintendo 64

When we hear about a cool mod or hack it is more often than not simply a character swap or something.  Sega’s Streets of Rage 2 is a popular subject of fan mods (we have covered more than a few

Illusion Castle Review – Metroidvania on Android

What would you do if you discovered a strange castle on top of a hill in the distance?  If you are Anya, star of Illusion Castle, you would obviously make your way to said mysterious castle and explore.  As with

Enix Releases Dragon Warrior I and II on Nintendo Game Boy Color – Today in Retro Gaming – September 27th, 2000

When the original Dragon Warrior game was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System it was quite a departure from the norm.  Prior to Dragon Warrior there were not exactly a lot of role playing games like it available for the

Import Review: Xenosaga I+II (DS)

Xenogears is my favorite game of all-time, and I was also a huge fan of the spiritual successor on the PS2, Xenosaga. So when I heard that Monolith Soft was developing a DS port of the first two games, I

Advance Wars Shows Nintendo Can Gamify War on Game Boy Advance – Today in Retro Gaming – September 10th, 2001

Nintendo and kiddifying things go together quite well.  Just look at the Smash Brothers series for proof of that.  Anyhow, on the Game Boy Advance Nintendo finally saw fit to bring over their turn based strategy games.  Advance Wars was

Batman Forever Proves Digitized Graphics Aren’t Always Best – Today in Retro Gaming – September 4th 1995

With the popularity of titles like Mortal Kombat it was only a matter of time before we got a fully digitized brawler.  Acclaim was fine with doing just that for fans of the movie Batman Forever (there were some, right?)

Q Bert Rebooted Released for NVIDIA Shield Android Device

The classic Q Bert game has been eyed by a lot of gamers over the years as either demon spawn or a cool game.  Which side of the fence you fall on depends on the aggravating diagonal control scheme.  Okay,