While it rarely makes much of a difference what console you play a game on, there is always a question in the back of many people’s minds concerning which version is technically superior. Console parity is something that developers have sought after since multi-console releases first hit the mainstream. Back in the day it was quite obvious which console had the most potential…
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PlayStation cases have gone through many changes early in the system’s life. The transition to the common jewel case has a strange history. There were 3 different cases before the standard CD size jewel. For me as a gamer turned collector, the hunt for some of these variations has been sort of a pain.
In our next retro Review we put an odd entry to one of the greatest video game franchises in history under the Lens – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. This sequel had a lot to live up to, after all, the original The Legend of Zelda set a new standard in the adventure genre. Does Zelda II deliver the same magical experience as the first? Hop in to find out.
Now before you look at the title and get all bent out of shape, we know, Arcades are still around, and that’s true, but they certainly aren’t what they use to be, especially in America. Case in point; Street Fighter 4 & MvsC3 – Arcade Cabinets for both are not even available for purchase in the United States. That info speaks volumes about where the industry has gone these past 10 years.
Next on our trip down memory lane is Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. The follow up to Konami’s smash hit Castlevania, is a mixture of side scrolling action and RPG style weapon and item acquiring. We all know that with recent gaming, Action/RPG has been a successful formula, but what about twenty three years ago. Step inside to see if Simon’s Quest was a groundbreaking title, or if Simon’s body parts should have been strewn across the land just like Dracula’s.
Last time we covered chapter seven of the Ogre Battle saga. This time we are going to jump back to chapter five, which oddly enough was the game that started it all (seems like they skipped around like Star Wars when they made these games). With only 25,000 copies of the game released to North America on the SNES, this is perhaps one of the rarest games to acquire an original copy of…
Welcome back for a very special retro Review. In this retro, we take a look at one of the most loved RPG’s of all time, a game that over the years has gained an almost cult like following - EarthBound for the Super Nintendo. EarthBound is the sequel to “Mother” (released only in Japan), and happens to be one of the rarest games on the used game market. We still have our copy. But is this adventure with Ness and friends worth the high price? Read on to find out!