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Retro Monday – Cybernator

Cybernator is a 2D platformer/shooter released on the SNES in 1992 and was known in Japan as Assault Suits Valken. The game has some great visual effects and detailed sprites both in the foreground and background which have a cool retro futuristic look which was popular at the time in other games and anime and …


Retro Monday – Wheel of Fortune

Another week where there’ll be no mini review, again it’s a game show game, so I find it hard to say much other than it being very much like the show, though I will say some of the facial expressions of the characters when they spin a high amount of cash or the Wheel or …


Retro Monday – Jeopardy!

Hi everyone, I’m not doing a review of Jeopardy, as I don’t see what I can say about it other than it being Jeopardy and I played the SNES version, but I thought I’d post this here with the video from the Retro Monday Stream.


Retro Monday: Kid Chameleon

Kid Chameleon was made by Sega and was released on the Mega Drive back in 1992, it’s not a game I’m really familiar with as I only played it once or twice around a cousin’s house. Kid Chameleon is a game that firmly sits in the platforming genre, but this game has a twist, you …


Retro Monday: Sonic the Hedgehog 3

The third game in the series, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was released in 1994 for the Sega Megadrive/Genesis. Sonic 3 has been re-released and featured in Sega/Sonic compilations across most modern systems since and despite the dip in quality of 3D Sonic games in the late 2000s the 2D retro aesthetic is combing back through …


Retro Monday: The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse

Released by Capcom in 1992 on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and re-released on the Game Boy Advance in 2002, The Magical Quest: Starring Mickey Mouse was one of many Disney games released throughout the early 1990s along with classics like Aladdin and The Lion King. The Magical Quest is a typical platformer; the player …


Retro Monday: Streets of Rage

Released in 1991 for the Sega Mega Drive, Streets of Rage is a classic and fondly-remembered retro franchise which spawned two direct sequels and retained its staying power through a steady series of compilations/re-releases over the years, the most recent being for the Nintendo 3DS in 2013. Streets of Rage is a side-scrolling beat ‘em …


Retro Monday: Mega Man II

Released in 1988, Mega Man 2 for the Nintendo Entertainment System is widely regarded as the best in the series as well as one of the best games ever made in general. In it, Mega Man returns to save the world by defeating the evil Dr Wily and his 8 Robot Masters by battling through …


Retro Monday: Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash has been released on a wide variety of home and portable consoles since the first game in 1984, making its way to mobile devices and recently being re-released for the game’s 30th anniversary. Today I’m going to talk about the 1990 NES version specifically. In Boulder Dash you play as a miner named …


Retro Monday: Might Morphin Power Rangers

This week I was given a game that I have actually played before, and have fond memories of it. This week I was given Might Morphin Power Rangers on the Super Nintendo. Now, this is a game that is really rather simple, it’s your basic beat ’em up. You start out by picking your Ranger …