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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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, ...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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,...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Dark Castle

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 commonly white, featur...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Golden Axe

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 because it is deriv...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Rad Gravity

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 stages, compli...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: The Chaos Engine

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 Engine (known in t...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Mighty Bomb Jack

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 became fixated on...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Blackthorne

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 to keep in your...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Streets of Rage 2

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 my hands on. Th...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Beavis and Butt-head

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 late-night progra...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Blaster Master

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 have regarding c...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Jaws

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 regarding the crea...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: NARC

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 Office of Nation...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Chuck E. Cheese's

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 specific marker...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Batman

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 adaptation of an ...   read

 
 
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RetRose Tinted: Pengo

[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 prou...   read

 
 
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An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast ( The mer...

 


 


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