4th Quarter
Archives 2012
Christmas Comes Early — Mega Man X Street Fighter
19 December 2012 4:15 pm
Fan-created. Capcom-supported. Featuring a fantastic chiptune soundtrack by Luke Esquivel (aka A_Rival). Free to download now on your PC. Thank you Seow Zong Hui for taking the lead on creating this game, and thank you Christian Svensson for recognizing the opportunity for Capcom to support the project. It's hard to imagine a better retro Christmas present than this!
Optimal Hardware — Finding the Right Super Nintendo
2 December 2012 11:18 am
You've heard about how awesome playing Super Nintendo is, so now you want one. Perhaps you're a retro video game enthusiast, always demanding the best and most perfect hardware solution. Maybe you know someone who wants a SNES for a gift, but you don't know which one to buy. Either way, we've got you covered. Here's your guide to purchasing the optimal SNES hardware.
Shoot 'em ups Guide — Cave in the USA (version 2.5)
10 November 2012 11:00 am
Since this feature was originally posted, Cave has released even more games for iOS and Xbox 360, so it was about time to update the original guide. Read on to find out how to best build your library of bullet hell greatness.
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers #1 — The Most Spry Plumber in the World
23 October 2012 7:20 pm
To show some actual gameplay screenshots would destroy what little suspense remains in the final entry of this Top 10. Actually, you'll probably still find some surprises in the honorable mentions and other recommended titles for the genre. Read on for the grand finale of the mostly slowly unveiled (and hopefully best) top 10 ever presented here.
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers #2 — Enter The Blue Bomber
16 October 2012 7:04 pm
You knew that everyone's favorite blue boy robot was going to blast into this list at some point. After all, he has six different games on the NES and most of them are quite good. But there's only room for one of them in this list. Find out which one makes the Top 10 by reading on.
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers #3 — Time to Kill Dracula Again
14 October 2012 3:33 pm
This one should be pretty obvious. Dracula comes back to life pretty often, only to be slain yet again, but one franchise in particular is famous for pitting you against this vampire. So take a swig of holy water, add some extra garlic to your meal, and read on to hear why this title earns its spot so high in this top 10.
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers #4 — Fluffy? Check. Pink? Check. Fun? YES!!!
8 October 2012 2:47 pm
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers #5 — A Cute Import Title that Totally Rocks
4 October 2012 8:49 pm
Of all the platformers you're familiar with on the NES, I'll bet you haven't played this one. Chances are, you've never even heard of this title. That's understandable, though, because it was only released in Japan and Europe, towards the end of the console's life cycle, and the cart is hard to find these days. Read on for yet another example of Sunsoft pushing the technical limits of the hardware with an amazing game.
Top 10 8-Bit Platformers — #6 When A Greedy Duck Pogos Enemies
1 October 2012 7:30 pm
Chances are you might be able to sing the theme song for the cartoon that inspired this game. Chances are you loved the cartoon so much that you will hold this game to extremely high standards. Chances on that you won't be disappointed when you play this game, so read on!
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