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Operation Winback retro reflection

Operation WinBack Retro Reflection

July 18, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

Now hear me out on this one. How bizarre would it be if the first ever third person cover shooter ever made was not, in fact, Western made, but instead by a small Japanese team more famous for the Dynasty Warriors franchise?…

Nuclear War retro reflection

Nuclear War Retro Reflection

July 14, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

There are certain video games from my youth that stick out in my memory. The first hours of playing Metroid and The Legend of Zelda on a brand new NES were definitely a highlight, but there were games in the late ’80s and early ’90s that simply perplexed me…

Oni retro reflection

Oni Retro Reflection

May 19, 2014 | by Jonathan Trussler

Be warned, this retro will include extremely un-academic, thoroughly adolescent colloquialisms like “cool”, “awesome” and “bad-ass”, because Oni is the type of game that’s simply impossible to describe without using them…

Rez retro reflection

Rez Retro Reflection

May 7, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

Few games perfectly define the term “cult classic” in quite the same way Rez did. What can only be described as a rhythm action shooter was originally released on the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 in 2001, and was developed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, now of Q Entertainment…

Cyber Sled Retro Reflection

Cyber Sled Retro Reflection

March 5, 2014 | by Illiya Vjestica

One of the fondest memories from my childhood is the day my father unexpectedly arrived home early one wintry evening in October. He was carrying a plastic briefcase embezzled with a shiny Blockbuster logo under his arm…

Ikaruga retro reflection

Ikaruga Retro Reflection

January 16, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

Shoot-em-ups (or shmups, if you’d prefer) are a dime a dozen in the world of gaming, especially in Japan where the genre is respected as one of the most popular around. Classics like Gradius, Life Force, 1942, Darius, Xevious and Raiden…

Maximo retro reflection

Maximo Retro Reflection

November 25, 2013 | by Mike Slater

In Maximo you play as… Maximo, the titular spunky young king, who upon emerging victorious from countless battles to protect his people, returns home to find…