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Archives 2012
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers — #7 A Bionic-Armed Man
20 September 2012 7:18 pm
Name the best platformers that don't allow you to jump? Pretty hard, right? Well, Capcom released one of the most obvious answers for the NES in the late 80s. To this day, it represents one of the best grappling 2D platformers ever created. Learn more details about why it cracks the top 10 here.
What Was and Might Never Be Again — The Art Within SMS Manuals
15 September 2012 8:48 pm
As I struggle to wrap up to Top 10 list for 8-bit Platformers, I'm very happy to announce a new member of the staff, Paul DeMarte. I'd rather let his work speak for itself, so this will be a brief intro. Suffice it to say, writing well, being creative, and having a passion for retro video games is a potent recipe. That Paul also tackles the Sega Master System—a console I didn't grow up with and often don't do justice—is a bonus. Without further ado, I present you a narrative that reflects on the significance of the art in instruction booklets for SMS games.
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers — #8 Konami's Heroes and the Parsley Castle
3 September 2012 8:18 pm
Every great Top 10 should include a Japan-only release that few people have heard of and far fewer have ever played. In this case, it clocks in at #8. This title features a star-studded cast that includes some of the greatest sprites to grace the NES, such as a whip-wielding vampire hunter and a space ship capable of consuming nigh-infinite power-ups. Read on to find out more...
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers — #9 A Monkey Boy Cometh!
27 August 2012 9:55 pm
Giant punching fists of doom. Random ghosts who hunt you down. Evil leaping frogs. Killer motorcycles. Pedal-powered personal helicopters. What more can you ask for? It's all here! One of Sega's more bizarre and creative games stands the test of time as one of the best platformers of the era. At least! You could easily argue that it is one of the greatest platformers ever, but that's another larger (more research-intensive) list for another time. For the moment, just read past the break and enjoy.
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers — #10 Ninjas!
6 August 2012 7:47 pm
About time some real content started appearing on this damn site again! Let's get this Top 10 started with a famous title (or two) that deals with the most mysterious and clever assassin of all: the ninja.
GameDock on Kickstarter—Turn your iDevice into a Retro Console
23 July 2012 1:12 pm
Looks like this will almost certainly get funded. I've already pledged $250. Looks like there are still some slots left if you want to support it and receive the finished product.
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