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NES Classic edition restocking soon

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition has been THE must-have toy for the holidays this year, and it's been sold out pretty much everywhere since it released on November 11. Much like the early days of the Wii, the consoles are going for up to five...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Time Pilot

[A critical eye takes time to develop. RetRose Tinted is a regular feature in which I re-examine games of yesteryear to see if my memories of them live up to the reality.] I have always had a keen interest in the concepts of time travel. Si...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Godzilla

[A critical eye takes time to develop. RetRose Tinted is a regular feature in which I re-examine games of yesteryear to see if my memories of them live up to the reality.] I was probably about eleven years of age when I first played Godzill...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Dr. Chaos

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 anywhere at al...

 
 
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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 child. Every time I...

 
 
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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 games. I wish I...

 
 
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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 LOOM again for the...

 
 
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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 time, however, ...

 
 
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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, where I was attend...

 
 
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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 played over and ov...

 
 
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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 responsible for many of t...

 
 
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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, maybe "love&qu...

 
 
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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 RetRose Tinted...

 
 
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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 before noon on a Sat...

 
 
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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 level for it wa...

 
 
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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 just about everyth...

 
 
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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*nts, blah."...

 
 
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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 as I've been l...

 
 
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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 to play this r...

 
 
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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 would normally b...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Wizards and Warriors III

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 were younger, ...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: The Goonies II

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 coupled with a ...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Greendog

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 I visualize it,...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Total Carnage

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 an entire gene...

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Campaign '84

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, if you have yet ...

 
 




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