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4:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Impressions: Shin Megami Tensei

I've drained my iPhone's battery a few dozen times playing Shin Megami Tensei ($5.99, iPhone, available now) these past few weeks, so I felt it was time to weigh in with my impressions on this vintage role-playing game.

Dale North

12:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Steel Empire on 3DS is like Castle in the Sky, the shmup

That Steel Empire remake is still on course, and it's going to drop in North America this summer. As a blend of steampunk and shoot 'em up, Steel Empire is a new take on the original Genesis game, remade from the g...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 03.21.2014

Super Action Squad on hold after $53,000 Kickstarter

For every Kickstarter success there is a troubled project, and it appears as if Super Action Squad (otherwise known as Super Retro Squad) is a victim of the latter camp. After a tumultuous development process and a 2012 Kicks...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 03.17.2014

Check out Rescue Rangers NES reimagined by the Owlboy artist

As I've said many times in the past, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers for the NES is one of my favorite retro games. It has a host of secrets, optional paths, tight controls, and it's infinitely replayable due to its quick sp...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 03.15.2014

What if VHS-style tip guides still existed?

There was something about the VHS days that brought out the goofiest tips and promotional videos from game makers. Especially Nintendo. The most memorable one that comes to mind is their Star Fox SNES promo that had Sony and...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:45 AM on 03.13.2014

Analogue Nt is a NES made of aircraft-grade aluminum

I see those plastic-y all-in-one game consoles all the time. I feel drawn to them, but always pass on them in the end. I still have all my old systems, after all, and they all still work. But the Analogue Nt has already won m...

Dale North

4:00 PM on 03.12.2014

Little Big Adventure coming to Android and iOS March 27

DotEmu announced today that they'll be bringing the classic French adventure Little Big Adventure to iOS and Android devices on March 27. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, the game follows Twinsun, a youn...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 PM on 03.10.2014

Don't panic: Play The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in-browser

Looking for something to do today? How about be (rightfully) poked fun at by Douglas Adams for thinking you could pick up your dressing gown without getting out of bed? You can't reach it from the bed. The effort almost kills...

Steven Hansen

9:30 AM on 03.10.2014

Fight Club as a 16-bit beat-em-up game

This was a treat to find this morning. It's the latest installment of "8-Bit Cinema", a series from YouTube Channel Cinefix which presents how films might have been represented in classic games, and they've cast Fight Club&n...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 03.09.2014

Sup Holmes points and clicks with Jane Jensen

Today on Sup Holmes we welcome Jane Jensen to the program. Jane has been working on games that put story and characterization at the forefront since the 1980's, working on established series like Police Quest and King's Quest...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 AM on 03.05.2014

Homebrewers doing Dreamcast remaster of Kojima's Snatcher

A brand new Dreamcast game came out this week. SEGA's swansong has proved a fertile grounds in its abandonment. People keep making things for it. Next up is a remaster of Kojima's Snatcher, the game he did after Metal Gear. T...

Steven Hansen





11:00 AM on 03.04.2014

Insanity's Blade will see a Wii U release

After a successful Kickstarter, it seemed like the only platform Insanity's Blade would see is the PC, as it didn't reach the Wii U stretch goal. But developer Casual Bit Games has just announced that they've becom...

Chris Carter



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Review: Redux: Dark Matters
by Wesley Ruscher

If you told me I’d be playing a brand new Dreamcast game in 2014, back when the system saw its demise in 2002, I’d probably have said you were crazy.

It was at that point that Sega moved on to become a software-only developer in most of the world. But as it turns out, they actually continued to support the system in their home country for an additional five years, primarily with quick and easy ports from arcade games built on the NAOMI board (the Dreamcast’s arcade counterpart). Titles such as Puyo Puyo Fever and Trigger Heart Exelica kept the system relevant, for the arcade aficionado at least. But even Sega eventually left their fabled console past behind.

In Sega’s absence, an indie scene has embraced the all but forgotten console and churned out more than a dozen titles since 2007. The latest, Redux: Dark Matters, is a blast from the past that harkens back to the console’s glory days.

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Review: Pac-Man Museum
by Chris Carter

Let's not beat around the bush here -- with the new Pac-Man Museum compilation, you're getting a bunch of really old games you've most likely played before, a few you probably already own, and Pac-Man Battle Royale. Royale is a bit of a unique release, as it's only been playable outside of Japan at special events and arcades, and has been highly sought out by fans of the genre.

To be blunt, this is the perfect opportunity to wait for a sale just to pick up Royale.

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11:00 AM on 02.28.2014

Game Center CX 3 soon to offer more retro fun

Here you will find an advertisement for Game Center CX 3 which releases in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS on March 20. I wish it were being localized for North America, but instead I'll have to settle for this advertising m...

Conrad Zimmerman



FPS-RPG-rhythm-Pokemon pixel art music video mindsplosion photo
FPS-RPG-rhythm-Pokemon pixel art music video mindsplosion
by Steven Hansen

Usually we embed videos for you directly. You don't even have to leave the article. This time, you'll have to click right in this spot and watch the video on the website. It's worth it. Mobile users might want to wait until they get to a computer.

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