[RetRose Tinted is a feature I have been running in the Destructoid Community Blogs since February. Its purpose is to re-evaluate games that have had an impact on my gaming life and discern if they hold up to modern scrutiny. I am very proud to be bringing this feature to the front page of Destructoid]
My father plays videogames but he isn't what I'd call a "gamer." Rather than check out new releases or expand his horizons into games that he might have missed, he finds one title that he likes and then plays it until the program is so outdated that modern hardware won't run it without my intervention. He's been playing Warcraft II every day since he first saw it in 1996.
In Pengo, you are an adorable penguin who mercilessly slaughters equally cute "Sno-Bees." I don't know what the hell a "Sno-Bee" actually is, but they appear to be bouncing blobs with beaks and eyes which move around a maze of ice blocks.
There are a lot of games out there which I have played and not completed. The list seems to be ever-growing, in fact, as I have less time for the practice than I once did. It's far less common that I play a game and never get...more
[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...more
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 ...more