Retro Games

You Can Now Play Bayonetta In 8-Bit, Thanks To April Fool's Day

When gamers said they wanted to see Bayonetta on the PC, we doubt this is what they had in mind. Either way, we can all chalk up 8-bit Bayonetta on Steam as one of the best game-related April Fool's jokes to date.

An 80s Arcade Classic Is Getting A Brand New 8-Bit Sequel

When a retro series returns after a long hiatus, it usually takes the form of a modern reboot or at least a spruced up homage with modern visuals, features, soundtrack, etc. That's not happening with an upcoming sequel to a beloved series from the 80's, and we couldn't be happier.

This Is What Pong Would Look Like In Real-Life

Ever wonder what a physical version of Pong would look like? Well wonder no longer, because some guy has decided to take it upon himself to build the world's first real-life Pong machine.

A New Console Is Entering The Marketplace, Get The Details

The creators of the ColecoVision have announced a new console and it has many taking a trip down memory lane.

The 4 Best PlayStation Games Ever, According To Players

Last week, Sony asked PlayStation fans to vote on their favorite PSOne game of all time. Today they revealed the winners of the worldwide poll.

Mario's 10 Greatest Forms, Ranked

Mario is a man of many hats. No, seriously, he’s worn a boatload of hats over the years, along with various costumes, accessories and bizarre contraptions. The best thing about Mario’s many forms, though, is that they grant him special abilities to help battle Bowser and his army of minions. But out of all of those super-powered forms Mario has taken over the years, which 10 are the absolute best?

Mega Man's Top 5 Robot Masters

Mega Man has battled nearly 100 Robot Masters in his numbered series alone, blasting his way through hordes of lowly minions to topple and absorb the power of his greatest foes. So that got us thinking; which of these diabolical contraptions are the best of the best?

5 Of The Best Dragon Ball Z Games Ever

With Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden on the horizon and constant updates coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse, it's a great time to be a Dragon Ball Z fan. But don't fool yourself into thinking these are the cream of the crop or even the best Dragon Ball Z games out there.

This Video Proves District 9 Would Be An Amazing Video Game

Neill Blomkamp's District 9 as a video game is not a far off notion for most movie goers and gamers. However, most people would probably assume the game would be some mammoth, big budget, third-person shooter. I'm sure no one expected that there would be an 8-bit rendition of the popular Hollywood film.

NBA Logos Reimagined As Retro Video Game Characters

Graphic designer Mark Kenny has remade NBA teams' logos as classic video game characters. You'll enjoy them even if you hate professional basketball.

5 Reasons WWF No Mercy Is Still A Great Wrestling Game

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.

Remember This? Contra NES Speed Run

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.

5 Reasons Super Mario 64 Is Still One Of The Best Platformers Today

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

Oniken 8-Bit Platformer Set To Release June 22nd

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.

Top 5 Retro Games That Need The FPS Treatment

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.

Feature: How Retro Gaming Is Catching Up To Us

Like many grizzled geeks born with a controller in their right hand, I’m 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.

Virtual Console Monday: Gaiden III And Phantasy Star II

I’ve been on a Gaiden kick the last few days. At least when I’m 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 Tecmo’s 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.

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