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4:20 PM on 07.21.2009

RetRose Tinted: Rastan

[A critical eye takes time to develop. RetRose Tinted is a regular column in which I re-examine games of yesteryear to see if my memories of them live up to the reality.] Rastan is a game which I actively sought out as a chil...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 07.14.2009

RetRose Tinted: Pooyan

I used to play Pooyan a lot on my Commodore 64, but I never really saw the arcade unit anywhere. Perhaps too many years had passed between its 1982 release and the time you would find me crawling through smoky rooms, playing ...

Conrad Zimmerman

3:00 PM on 07.07.2009

RetRose Tinted: LOOM

I've been playing a lot of adventure games lately and it has made me yearn for some of the classics of my youth, particularly with the impending release of The Secret of Monkey Island SE. So it was that I resolved to play LOO...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:20 PM on 06.30.2009

RetRose Tinted: Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

I know that I am not in any way alone in having vivid memories of Michael Jackson. It's probably impossible to have been sentient in the 1980's and not have the King of Pop firmly in your recollection. As a child during that ...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 06.23.2009

RetRose Tinted: Altered Beast

I've never been entirely sure why, in many conversations I've had with gamers, the mention of Altered Beast is often met with a groan of derision. My admittedly vague memories of playing the game start in a bowling alley, whe...

Conrad Zimmerman

8:30 PM on 05.12.2009

RetRose Tinted: Fatal Labyrinth

[A critical eye takes time to develop. RetRose Tinted is a regular column in which I re-examine games of yesteryear to see if my memories of them live up to the reality.]Fatal Labyrinth is another example of a game that I pla...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 05.05.2009

RetRose Tinted: Renegade

[A critical eye takes time to develop. RetRose Tinted is a regular column in which I re-examine games of yesteryear to see if my memories of them live up to the reality.]In the arcades, Renegade was a landmark game responsibl...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 04.28.2009

RetRose Tinted: Top Gun

A critical eye takes time to develop. RetRose Tinted is a regular column in which I re-examine games of yesteryear to see if my memories of them live up to the reality. I have a love/hate relationship with Top Gun. Okay, mayb...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 03.31.2009

RetRose Tinted: Super Punch-Out!!

Few games have helped to mold and shape my love of gaming more than Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!. Mr. Dream can suck it for all I care, Iron Mike and his wacky rapist ways will always hold a place in my heart. I would have done a...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 03.17.2009

RetRose Tinted: The Tick

Okay, I'm going to lay out some funky be-bop here. Let's see if you guys can pick up the tune.Dup-dweeee-duh-duh-duh-dwee-dow. Dup-dweeee-duh-duh-duh-dwee-dow.The Tick might be the only reason I was capable of waking up befor...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 03.03.2009

RetRose Tinted: Boomer's Adventure in Asmik World

I have no idea what exactly inspired me to play this game again. I remember it was plodding, frustrating and (in many ways) terribly unfair. I never made it much further than the first ten levels as a kid because my patience ...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 02.24.2009

RetRose Tinted: Agent-X 2

As a kid who spent a big chunk of his childhood playing games which were simplistic or on a computer, I didn't have to deal with passwords as much as my more console-oriented friends. My Commodore 64 offered save games on jus...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 02.17.2009

RetRose Tinted: Road Rash 2

Last week, in the Destructoid office, people were up to their usual shenanigans. Nick Chester was talking about how Rock Band gives meaning to his otherwise empty life. Sterling was all, "blah blah, Dynasty Warriors, c*n...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 02.10.2009

RetRose Tinted: Mickey Mousecapade

This week's RetRose Tinted is partly inspired by an episode of Retroforce Go. I want to say it was the recent episode about Capcom, due to the company's myriad of Disney-licensed titles for the NES but I can't say for certain...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 01.20.2009

RetRose Tinted: Whomp 'Em

Whomp 'Em is a game that I came across during lonely days of working in a used game shop. I took one look at it and thought two things: "There is no way in hell that this is a good game," and "I absolutely have...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 01.06.2009

RetRose Tinted: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

My deep, passionate love for Castlevania began in 1989. This had to have occured during spring break, as I'm certain it was a weekday. The memory is tinged with the seemingly sinful joy of playing a videogame all day when I w...

Conrad Zimmerman