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The History of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Revolution Era

This article covers part one of Sonic's climb out of the dark age throughout the year 2007 primarily on the Nintendo Wii, and two sequels for the DS and PSP. It features "Sonic and the Secret Rings", "Sonic Rush Adventure", and "Sonic Rivals 2."


The History of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Dark Era

This chapter highlights the mixed yet declining quality of Sonic games, especially during its fifteenth anniversary. It features "Shadow the Hedgehog (2005)", "Sonic Rush", "Sonic Riders", "Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)", and "Sonic Rivals."


The History of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Nintendo Era

This chapter highlights a few Sonic games being primarily made for Nintendo's GameBoy Advance, including the first multi-console platformer for Nintendo Gamecube, Playstation 2, and Xbox. This article features "Sonic Advance", "Sonic Advance 2", "Sonic Heroes", "Sonic Battle", & "Sonic Advance 3."


The History of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Early 3D Era

This chapter covers Sonic's prolonged jump into the 3D platforming genre on the Sega Genesis, Sega Saturn, & Sega Dreamcast systems. This article features "Sonic 3D Blast", "Sonic R", "Sonic Adventure", and "Sonic Adventure 2."


The History of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Mid-90s Spin-Off Era

Our history of the Blue Blur continues with some side-projects and spin-offs made during the mid-90s for the Sega Genesis, Game Gear, and Sega 32X with varying results. This covers "Sonic Spinball", "Sonic Chaos/Triple Triple Trouble", "Knuckles' Chaotix", and "Sonic Labyrinth/Sonic Blast."


The History of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Genesis Era

Inspired by Mat Brunet's "Animation Lookback" videos, I am planning to do a retrospective on the history of one of my favorite video franchises, Sonic the Hedgehog. This first chapter covers his beginnings during the Sega Genesis era from the 1991 game to "Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles."


Exploring the Sonic Master System Games

A review of the four 8-bit Sonic games that came out for the Sega Master System.


Looking Back on Retro Japanese Racing Games

This article delves into quirky retro Japanese racing games.


A Look Back at Christmas-Themed Video Games Through the Ages

Christmas is here, and it's a time for mistletoe, laughter, and remembering the Christmas video games of the past.


The 20 Game Boy Games That Should Start Nintendo Game Boy Online

This is a list of Game Boy games that Nintendo should consider adding to a potential Game Boy Online service.

"Syphon Filter" Beta Footage

Footage of "Syphon Filter" a good chunk of time before the game was released.


9 Game Franchises That Returned From the Dead (and 1 That Hopefully Will)

An in-depth look at video game franchises that once were dead and were resurrected to acclaim and success, and have stayed there. Including histories of Tomb Raider, Doom, Wolfenstein, Fallout, Half-Life, and more.


Five of Infocom's Best Interactive Fiction Video Games

A look at five of the best interactive fiction video games developed by Infocom.


Bennu Reflects on "SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection"

2009 saw the successful launch of an updated SEGA collection boasting over forty classic games from the late '80s and '90s. But just how does the collection stack up? Bennu dons his blue cap and red running shoes and pays a visit to the past . . .


Top 11 Giga Chips in "Mega Man Battle Network"

Count down the ten strongest Battle Chips throughout the "Battle Network" video games!


The Top 5 GameCube Games (of All Time)

The Nintendo GameCube may be fairly outdated in comparison to the newer Nintendo Switch console, but it is still regarded to be one of the best consoles that the company has produced. After reading about these five games, you'll understand why!


The Super Mario Franchise

I take a quick but deep dive into a story of one of everyone's favorite plumber!


"Super Punch Out!!" Review and Praise

Alex delves into the super world of Nintendo's 'Super Punch Out!!'.


“Commander Keen:” A Trip Down Memory Lane

Commander Keen is a classic action adventure platforming game series from the early '90s that was originally released for MS-DOS. Learn about the history and the legacy of this classic game series.


"Commander Keen in Keen Dreams" Ported to Nintendo Switch

The classic action adventure platformer Commander Keen in Keen Dreams has been rereleased on the NIntendo Switch eShop,


Canceled Sonic the Hedgehog Games

From 1991 to 2006, many Sonic the Hedgehog games in development never made it to store shelves. Here is a complete list of all known project titles staring the blue blur and friends that you may have never heard of.


"Super Mario Bros." Super Review

Alex reviews "Super Mario Bros.," a popular and incredibly memorable old school platform video game.


RetroTour: "Quackshot"

This is an exploration of retro video gaming from a casual player and collector. This article focuses on the Sega game "QuackShot."


Top 10 Characters in "F-Zero GX"

Count down and review the ten best pilots to race as in Nintendo's classic "F-Zero GX" video game!


Review: "Super Castlevania IV" Retro

Dracula is a very stubborn old man, refusing to die time and time again. You spike him with a wooden stake, dose him with holy water, open the curtains on a sunny day to burn him into cinders, but the good ol' Prince of Darkness always makes a comeback.


Is Video Game Emulation Legal?

This article will explain why some people consider emulation to be a legal gray issue.


Top 10 Ships in "Star Wars Rogue Squadron 3: Rebel Strike"

Here's a countdown of the ten best spaceships from the third game of the "Rogue Squadron" series!


How to Clean an Old Video Game Cartridge

Finding out that your old video game carts no longer play can be a bummer. There is hope, however. Many non-functioning classic games just need a simple clean. This guide will show you how to properly clean your old video game cartridges.


5 Classic Games That Still Have an Online Player Base

Here's a list of five games you probably played a few years ago and forgot about. They're still alive and kicking, and they still have a killer online player base!


Night Driver: An Atari 2600 Classic

Night Driver is a classic game for the Atari 2600. It was ported from an earlier arcade game and still has fans around the world. It is a classic game with a cult following that will remain well-loved for years to come. Night Driver was the first "first-person" racing video game.

Left to right: Cabaret/Mini, Upright/Standard, Cocktail/Table. Centipede (1980) flyer. Atari.

Coin-Op Cubicles: Types of Arcade Cabinets

From classic upright models to motion-controlled motorcycles to spacecraft cockpits, arcade games have come in a variety of shapes and forms since their inception.


Classic Gaming: Original Console and Cartridge Vs Emulators and ROMs

Many gamers argue whether classic gaming is best done on its original hardware or by using emulation software. This article will help you to decide which is best for you.


Is Rosalina Peach's Daughter? The Reshuffle Theory

YouTubers and fans alike pose an interesting theory based on Rosalina's storybook backstory in "Super Mario Galaxy." Could Princess Peach be her mother from a previous reshuffling of the Universe? Is this the connection between all "Mario" games? Let's find out!


"Sonic Mania" Review

Developed by devoted fans of the series under Sega's wing, "Sonic Mania" brings the classics back to (almost) full force.


Video Game Compilation Review: Midway Arcade Treasures

Midway Arcade Treasures is a compilation with games like Paperboy, Smash TV, Spy Hunter, and more. Is it still worth getting?


Video Game Compilation Review: "Taito Legends"

"Taito Legends" is a compilation for the PS2, Xbox, and PC with classic games like Space Invaders and Bubble Bobble, but is it worth getting?


Why "Burnout Paradise" Is an Amazing Game

The awesomeness of the smash hit "Burnout Paradise."


5 Retro Ninja Games and Series for Ninja Fans

Are you fond of ninjas, the shadowy warriors of medieval Japan? If you are, do consider playing these 5 retro ninja games and series.


"Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins" Review

This is my review for "Super Mario Land 2" for the original Game Boy and Nintendo 3DS.


Why Is "Donkey Kong" (94) SO Genius?

The awesomeness of the Nintendo GameBoy classic "Donkey Kong"


How to Save Your Progress In Any Classic Sega Game on an Emulator

Conveniently play and save your progress in any Sega Genesis or Master System game on a computer emulator by following these easy steps.


"Watch Dogs 2": Is it Worth Playing?

Read on to learn if "Watch Dogs 2" is a game worth your time.


"Dino Run DX" Review

"Dino Run DX" is a fun endless runner from Pixeljam games in which players must outrun their own extinction while earning the most points.


Mega Man 2: The Legend Continues

Mega Man 2 / Rock Man 2 was released in 1988 in the US and Japan. It is widely considered as the best game in the series.


10 Retro Games & Game Series That Should Be Remade

10 retro games and game series that I’m still hoping for remakes. Would I ever get to replay these classic gems on modern consoles?


The Making of Taito's Classic Retro Game "Space Invaders"

There was a time when all videogames looked like "Pong"; blocks moving about on the screen. "Space Invaders" changed all that, as it was the first videogame with a personality and memorable characters.


Creepy Gaming: The Urban Legend of Polybius

Polybius, an arcade cabinet allegedly from the early 1980s that caused hallucinations and paranoia. Here I look at the evidence for and against and try to decide if it actually existed.


10 Best Super Nintendo (SNES) RPG Games

A list of the top 10 epic RPG games for the classic Super Nintendo Entertainment System aka the SNES.


How to Make a Text-Based Game

I will not impose my imagination or ideas on you, but I will teach you the basics of making a text-based game. You will be able to design, create and execute your own text adventure game.


Top 10 PlayStation 1 Games: The Best of the Best

I pick my top 10 games for Sony's iconic gaming system, games that every PlayStation owner should have in their retro gaming collection.