Monthly Archives: October 2013

Blackthorne on SNES Now Free on Battle.net

Blizzard are showing some cool love for retro gamers by recently adding their Super Nintendo classic, Blackthorne, to Battle.net for free.  This is possibly the first of many titles that could hit the free gaming service in the future and

Preview: Sacred Line: Genesis on Sega Genesis

We have already mentioned Sacred Line: Genesis, a new Sega Genesis digital comic/adventure title, but here is our official preview of the game based on hands on play time.  We will have a review available soon.  If you have played

Today in History: October 27th, 1990 – Operation Wolf styled Dynamite Duke Released on Genesis

Back in the earlier days of gaming, cross platform releases in North America were kind of rare. It was not with every release that every viable platform, and some not so viable, got a version at the same time. Take

Today in History: October 27th, 1992 – BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge Transforms SNES Shooters

At a time when scrolling shooters had about three frames of animation for the player ship (resting, moving up and moving down) Atlus saw fit to release a game that featured a tranforming robot/ship that had many more frames of

Today in History: October 26th, 1995 – Batman Forever Tripped onto the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo

Batman is a popular license, no matter what is being licensed. From toys to comics to movies to games, DC Comics’ Dark Knight is a cash cow of mega proportions. There have been duds in television (the cult followed 60’s

Today in History: October 21st, 1989- Rambo III Brings the War to Sega Genesis

Sega was doing a lot of things right with their Genesis system, things that Nintendo was not able to compete with. For one, they were big on bringing in licensed properties that weren’t on Nintendo (and locking a few up

Today in History: October 18th, 1994- Sonic and Knuckles Locks Onto Sega Genesis

Sonic is one of those titles that you are either a fan or not. There is not a lot of wiggle room for anything in between. Gamers either love the high speed gameplay or they loathe it. Going by sales,

Today in History: October 16th, 1992- Atomic Runner Treads on Sega Genesis

Atomic Runner, a title that many probably don’t remember, was probably the birth of endless running games. Before the complaints start rolling in, think about this- Atomic Runner is all forced scrolling, though the player has control over Chelnov (the

Today in History: October 15th, 1993- Columns III Shines on Genesis

Sega was pretty much left out when it comes to well known puzzle games thanks to Nintendo locking up the rights to Tetris (even though for a bit it was available to Genesis gamers). Sega, and other companies, played puzzle

Today in Gaming History: October 12th 1993- Aero the Acro-Bat Flies onto SNES and Genesis

2D side scrolling action adventures used to all the rage on consoles before they fell to more popular genres. Fighting games finally took their toll on this genre and in recent generations of consoles, First Person Shooters (FPS) have made