Classic Games

"Syphon Filter" Beta Footage

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

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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.

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Five of Infocom's Best Interactive Fiction Video Games

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

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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 . . .

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Top 11 Giga Chips in "Mega Man Battle Network"

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

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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The Nintendo GameCube may be fairly outdated in comparison to the newer Nintendo Switch console, but it is still regarded to be one of the best consoles that the company has produced.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!

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The Super Mario Franchise

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

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"Super Punch Out!!" Review and Praise

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

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“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.

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"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,

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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.

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"Super Mario Bros." Super Review

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

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RetroTour: "Quackshot"

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

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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!

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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.

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Is Video Game Emulation Legal?

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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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. https://flyers.arcade-museum.com/?page=thumbs&db=videodb&id=3851

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.

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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.

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1982: Women, Pac-Man, and the Arcade Revolution

Discover how an iconic arcade game created a feminist revolution in video game history, and the women who made it happen.

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"Sonic Mania" Review

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

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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?

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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?

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Why "Burnout Paradise" Is an Amazing Game

The awesomeness of the smash hit "Burnout Paradise."

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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.

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"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.

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

The awesomeness of the Nintendo GameBoy classic "Donkey Kong"

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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.

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"Watch Dogs 2": Is it Worth Playing?

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

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"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.

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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.

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My 10 Favourite “Gradius” Soundtracks

As difficult as they were, I always persevere when playing any “Gradius” games because of the awesome BGMs. Here are my ten favorite soundtracks from this great space shooter.

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10 Retro Games & Series That Should Be Remade

Many unforgettable games were made in the 80s and 90s. Not all survived into the current era, though. Here are 10 retro games and series I'm really hoping for remakes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Top 15 Most Awesome PC Games of All Time

Attention all PC gamers! Take a trip back in time with me by playing the best PC games that ever were. Here, we count down the top 15 that I've come across. Let's relive those precious moments when we first got our hands on these epic titles!

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"Asteroids" by Atari: Classic Arcade Game Review

"Asteroids" is a classic game that took the arcade world by storm. For more information about this revolutionary game, including its reception, hardware, and sequels, read on!

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Super Mario Bros. Characters Who Deserve Their Own Game

The Mario universe is a thoroughly-populated world. There are few gaming franchises that can claim to have a similarly robust history, and none of them can beat Super Mario in terms of the sheer bulk of characters. Because of this, there are many characters that are deserving of their own game.

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Top 10 Japanese-Only Super Nintendo (Super Famicom) Games

The Super Nintendo is hailed by many, including myself, as the best video game console ever created. Here are the ten best games that were only released in Japan.

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A Guide to Nintendo's "Game & Watch" 80's Retro Handheld Games

The Nintendo Game & Watch was created by Gunpei Yokoi, who released a popular series of 59 games throughout the 80's. From Donkey Kong to Mario and Zelda, many of Nintendo's characters are featured in these handheld games, which are much sought after by collectors almost 30 years later.

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"Pyramid Solitaire Saga" Tips and Tricks

With an ancient Egypt backdrop, "Pyramid Solitaire Saga" adds a social twist to the ever-popular card-matching game. With the help of these tips and tricks, you can easily master key game elements, achieve streaks and solve challenging Solitaire levels.

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Top 20 Old School 8-bit Games of the 80's & 90's

Here are 20 of the greatest old video games of the 80's and 90's

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"Ground Zero" Text Adventure

"Ground Zero" was a text adventure released by Artic for the ZX Spectrum home computer. Read on to learn all about this classic game.