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by SHaines
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Galaxian
Replies: 4
Views: 86

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
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight: Galaxian
Replies: 4
Views: 86

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 2:49 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Lunar Lander
Replies: 4
Views: 231

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 2:36 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Joust
Replies: 1
Views: 58

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 9:13 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Donkey Kong
Replies: 10
Views: 826

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 5:10 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Missile Command
Replies: 12
Views: 321

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 3:24 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: TheC64!
Replies: 13
Views: 512

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 1:17 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Frogger
Replies: 3
Views: 219

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 4:35 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Kung-Fu Master
Replies: 12
Views: 300

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...
by SHaines
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?
Replies: 27
Views: 805

Re: Amstrad, Spectrum or C64. What is the worst and best hardware for gaming?

I guess that's a question for those with technical knowledge. From a gamer point of view I probably loved the C64 best, but that's not to say I didn't enjoy my gaming on the other machines and found some superb games on them. Often said the Amstrad I had an unfair view on earlier, as locally and pr...
by SHaines
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight - Space Invaders
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Retro Gaming Spotlight - Space Invaders

the_hawk wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:01 am
Never heard of it, is it any good?
I loved it at the time, but we were young and hadn't really seen anything else at the time. :)

My game of choice was Zork, so anything that had images really blew my mind back then.
by SHaines
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retro Gaming Spotlight - Space Invaders
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Retro Gaming Spotlight - Space Invaders

Another legendary arcade game hit the scene Space Invaders, which was launched 41 years ago in June of 1978! This perennial arcade favorite has remained popular in retro gaming circles ever since. https://www.retrogamer.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/space_invaders_snes_screenshot4.gif We’re taking ...
by SHaines
Fri May 31, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Retrogaming Spotlight: Centipede
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Retrogaming Spotlight: Centipede

This week, we’re celebrating Centipede , which was launched 38 years ago in June of 1981! That’s right, Retro Gamers, Centipede is turning 38! Did you play this game before it was considered a “classic?” https://www.retrogamer.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/centipede_arcade.png Let’s take a look at ...
by SHaines
Tue May 28, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team
Replies: 158
Views: 5628

Re: Your New Retro Gamer Community Team

Hi there! I'm a new-ish member of the Community Team working with Joe and Josh on helping support RetroGamer. It's a pleasure to be here! I started gaming with Zork for the C64. I'd say some of the best gaming experiences of my life come from those days. First was Zork (my graph paper map of the maz...