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by SHaines
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MMORPGs
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: MMORPGs

Hey there, MMORPG have been my go-to games in the past. Many years ago I was heavily addicted to my guild in WoW, so I was playing around 18 hours a day back during the Burning Crusade expansion. Since then, I've had to keep a tight lid on those things, since I do tend to get carried away. I loved t...
by SHaines
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Scramble
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Scramble

I always thought it was extremely similar to Cosmic Avenger (or rather, the other way around), which I really liked on the ColecoVision (rented one a few times). I LOVED my Colecovision as a kid. It was such an incredible piece of hardware for a kid at the time. I loved being able to swap through t...
by SHaines
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: 16 Bit Scenes - Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker
Replies: 0
Views: 272

16 Bit Scenes - Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker

Hey there! I'm sharing this video here, just in case members of the community haven't already discovered this particular creator. While not about a specific game, it's a 16 bit version of a scene from the latest Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker (so, spoilers, if you haven't seen it yet) https:...
by SHaines
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Scramble
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Scramble

I remember this game from the olden days, but I never actually played it. I played a ton of games it influence though. In fact, I had a James Bond game that had a section where you controlled a car/boat and could shoot straight ahead, or drop bombs on a curve. I can't remember which game it is for t...
by SHaines
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: TheC64!
Replies: 28
Views: 2483

Re: TheC64!

Been out a while now. Anyone picked it up? Yes, several people have posted directly above you in this thread with their comments! Funnily enough, I didn't see those posts when I did mine. They sure are there now, so that's a bit odd. Anywho, I'm moving in a few months and think I'll wait until I se...
by SHaines
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: TheC64!
Replies: 28
Views: 2483

Re: TheC64!

Been out a while now. Anyone picked it up? It's not technically available in the US yet, so I haven't gone out of my way to get it. What I am hearing has been mostly positive, so just curious to hear any first hand perspectives.
by SHaines
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Galaxian
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Galaxian

Play: A browser version can be played here: Should the RG team be linking to pirate software on the forum? :shock: I may be wrong and this one is now freeware, but given the licensing I'd be surprised if that's the case. Could we have the first instance of one of the staffers getting a ban? ;) I'll...
by SHaines
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Galaxian
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Retro Gaming Spotlight: Galaxian

Playing Galaxian was another of my early childhood memories. This game was developed and published by Namco in Japan, but by Midway (the studio that skyrocketed to fame many years later with Mortal Kombat ) in North America. A year prior, Midway put themselves on the map by publishing Space Invader...
by SHaines
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Lunar Lander
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Retrogaming Spotlight: Lunar Lander

The history of Lunar Lander stretches all the way back to 1969 when it was first released as a text-based game. This early game was written by a high school student named Jim Storer using the FOCAL programming language. It wasn’t until August of 1979 that the arcade version (complete with a graphica...
by SHaines
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Joust
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Retrogaming Spotlight: Joust

Joust is the kind of game even non-gamers knew about in the years following its release. While earlier games had some multiplayer elements, it was Joust that really made gamers and developers realize just how important competitive / cooperative play could be. Check out our RetroGamer post on the Lyn...
by SHaines
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong
Replies: 11
Views: 2005

Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong is undoubtedly near the top of any list of the most widely known characters in the history of video games. This incredible arcade classic was released in Japan on July 9, 1981 and just a few weeks later in the United States. Check out our RetroGamer post on this arcade classic here: http...
by SHaines
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Missile Command
Replies: 17
Views: 1882

Retrogaming Spotlight: Missile Command

In July of 1980, Atari released the classic arcade game, Missile Command in North America and Europe. Many games of the time were set in fantasy worlds where the stakes were fairly limited. Missile Command was unusual in the sense that it took the real-world fear that plagued the world during the Co...
by SHaines
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: TheC64!
Replies: 28
Views: 2483

Re: TheC64!

This is something I am waiting to hear reviews on. If it works as intended at launch, I'll grab one at the first opportunity. I would love to get back to these old games. My hope would be that I would be better at them now, but that could just be wishful thinking. I remember Impossible Mission well ...
by SHaines
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Frogger
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Retrogaming Spotlight: Frogger

In the early days of arcade gaming very few titles broke into the zeitgeist like Frogger . This simple little game about a frog crossing the street without getting squished has been going strong in popular culture since it was first released in Japan in June of 1981. Check out our RetroGamer post on...
by SHaines
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Kung-Fu Master
Replies: 12
Views: 758

Retrogaming Spotlight: Kung-Fu Master

We’re shaking things up a bit this week by calling out the release of a truly classic video game for the NES. That’s right, party people, Kung-Fu Master hit the shelves in Japan for the first time back in June of 1988! Check out the RetroGamer entry for the game here: https://www.retrogamer.net/retr...