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RetRose Tinted: Mickey Mousecapade


Feb 10
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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RetRose Tinted: Whomp 'Em


Jan 20
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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RetRose Tinted: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest


Jan 06
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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RetRose Tinted: Wizards and Warriors III


Dec 09
// Conrad Zimmerman
I heard an interesting thing the other day on a podcast (which one it was escapes me now) about how different our perceptions of games are in a span of only twenty years. The distilled point they were making was that, when we...
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RetRose Tinted: The Goonies II


Dec 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
If you spent a significant portion of your childhood in the eighties, I don't think it was possible to miss out on The Goonies. The bittersweet tale of a group of kids facing their last weekend together in their beloved town ...
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RetRose Tinted: Greendog


Nov 25
// Conrad Zimmerman
In the days before a certain blue hedgehog came along to claim his throne as the defacto mascot, I imagine that the process of selection for properties to help consumers identify the brand as a fairly chaotic affair. The way ...
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RetRose Tinted: Total Carnage


Nov 18
// Conrad Zimmerman
I want to talk today about a condition that we don't hear much of any longer, a painful malady that has largely been eliminated from our society. Just as the advent of a vaccine spirited away the looming fear of smallpox from...
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RetRose Tinted: Campaign '84


Nov 04
// Conrad Zimmerman
If that isn't the most boring image ever posted to this site, I'd be astounded.Well, folks, Election Day is finally upon us here in the United States. I could think of no better way to celebrate (other than by voting which, i...
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RetRose Tinted: Dark Castle


Oct 28
// Conrad Zimmerman
Back when the medium of choice for discriminating game players (or people who did not own an NES) was the 5 1/4" floppy disk, labeling was fairly simplistic. Unlike modern designs covered in game art, labels were commonl...
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RetRose Tinted: Golden Axe


Oct 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
Golden Axe: Beast Rider released today. It would be a lie if I were to suggest that I had any sort of interest in this sequel. The gameplay footage shown so far really does not appeal to me at all, which is disappointing beca...
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RetRose Tinted: Rad Gravity


Oct 07
// Conrad Zimmerman
The save feature is something we simply expect from videogames today. Saving has become so ingrained into the medium that practically all games now do it for you automatically. But when console gaming was still in its earlier...
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RetRose Tinted: The Chaos Engine


Sep 30
// Conrad Zimmerman
I'm a huge fan of is the steampunk genre of fiction. I love the fusion of clockwork-driven high-technology dirtying the skies of a more elegant and romantic era. The juxtaposition is beautiful. This brings me to The Chaos Eng...
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RetRose Tinted: Mighty Bomb Jack


Sep 23
// Conrad Zimmerman
I bet you thought I was going to write about Mega Man again, eh? Well, admittedly, I was. But then, as I looked through my games at the "M" section, my eye glanced just past my collection of Blue Bomber games and be...
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RetRose Tinted: Blackthorne


Sep 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
One of the advantages of remaining within casual driving distance of your parents when you inevitably leave the nest is that their home can act as something of a storage facility for things that you just haven't had the need ...
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RetRose Tinted: Streets of Rage 2


Sep 09
// Conrad Zimmerman
Like many, I've been playing a lot of Castle Crashers in the last couple of weeks and it has me thinking about other 2D brawler games I've enjoyed over the years. When these games were popular, I played every one I could get ...
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RetRose Tinted: Beavis and Butt-head


Aug 26
// Conrad Zimmerman
In those halcyon days of the early 1990's, before the MTV machine had infected all other networks with the scourge of reality programming, the channel was really making a push with animated series. Liquid Television, their la...
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RetRose Tinted: Blaster Master


Aug 19
// Conrad Zimmerman
Blaster Master is one of those games that I think just about everyone has at least heard of. It amazes me, however, that it doesn't seem to be one that is talked about all that much. It comes up in most conversations that I h...
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RetRose Tinted: Jaws


Aug 05
// Conrad Zimmerman
What with Shark Week and all, this probably would have been more fitting last Tuesday. Yet, somehow, the idea of writing about the NES Jaws game completely missed me until the weekend, when some friends had a conversation reg...
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RetRose Tinted: NARC


Jul 29
// Conrad Zimmerman
Drugs are bad and there's no time in the popular history of drug use when drugs were worse than in the 1980's. Nancy Reagan was encouraging us all to, "Just Say No," while her husband was preparing to launch the White House O...
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RetRose Tinted: Chuck E. Cheese's


Jul 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
On this day, in 1980, I was born. Birthdays don't typically hold any real significance for me, which made finding a "birthday memory" a little bit of a challenge. I'm not one of those people who obsesses over one day being a ...
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RetRose Tinted: Batman


Jul 15
// Conrad Zimmerman
Batman is the greatest comic hero ever. Any suggestion otherwise may result in a ninja stealing your breath in the night. With a new Batman film coming on Friday, I thought it would be appropriate to take a look back at an ad...
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RetRose Tinted: Pengo


Jul 08
// Conrad Zimmerman
[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....

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