Amidst all the turmoil happening around the pro wrestling scene, AKI's WWF No Mercy managed to come out on top as one of the best wrestling games ever made and it was a perfect swan song for WWF games on the N64.
You don't have to thank us right now, but we're bringing back the good with the bad, allowing you to reminisce on just how challenging and nerve-wrecking the original Contra on the NES used to be.
One game, one mascot, one brand has managed to stand the test of time throughout the ages due to being impeccably designed by the grandfather of modern gaming, Shigeru Miyamoto. I'm talking about the one 3D platformer that you can actually pop in and play, and enjoy it as much now as you did back then... I'm talking about Nintendo's Super Mario 64
Oh man, I just watched the video for Oniken, an 8-bit inspired action-platformer from JoyMasher and I must say that I'm in love. The best way to describe Oniken is like if there was a time machine, JoyMasher set the era to awesome.
Games are getting remade all the time. Some people love it and some people hate it. Nevertheless, companies will remake classics as they see fit and here are a few that could use some of the remake treatment for today's standards.
Like many grizzled geeks born with a controller in their right hand, Iím a retro gamer. I love pulling out my old systems, blowing the dust off them, and flopping the cartridges around in the air until the little rattle inside of them stops. In other words, my favorite part of reliving nostalgia is actually playing the games on the systems I played them on when I was a wee little lad.
Iíve been on a Gaiden kick the last few days. At least when Iím not playing Rock Band, which has finally gotten its claws into me. Just two nights ago I decided to see how far I could get before dying in Tecmoís original Hyabusa adventure. The answer was 5-2, not bad but certainly a failing compared to my younger days. This week brings Ninja Gaiden III and Phantasy Star II to the Wii Virtual Console.