Monthly Archives: December 2014

Battletanx Blows Up The Nintendo 64: Today in History- December 31st, 1998

Battletanx on the Nintendo 64 may not have set sales records, it certainly did open, even if ever so briefly, a new genre of gaming that few companies jumped in on (Sega did with Alien Front Online which was “similar”).

Polaris SnoCross Shreds Onto the Nintendo 64: Today in History- December 27th, 2000

Before Vicarious Visions were working their magic for Sega and the whole 2k sports line on the Sega Dreamcast system, they were creating games like Polaris SnoCross for companies like Vatical Entertainment for the Nintendo 64.  While not a graphically

Online Multiplayer Comes to Sega Genesis and Mega Drive via Mega Everdrive

The Sega Genesis received a form of online multiplayer capabilities with the release of the X-Band adapter and there was that whole Sega Channel thing (which was not multiplayer as far as I know).  Now, thanks to Ukrainian hardware developer

Game Hack: Sega Genesis Shadow of the Beast Colors Corrected to Match Commodore Amiga Version

The Sega Genesis was the recipient of a ton of Commodore Amiga ports throughout its life, especially in the first couple of years.  This was facilitated by the fact that the two machines shared A LOT in common with each

Unreleased: Chip’s Challenge for the Nintendo Entertainment System Sells at Auction, Preservation Still Option

Chip’s Challenge is a puzzle game that only saw release on computers and the Atari Lynx back in the early 90’s.  Recently though, Chip’s Challenge was found for the Nintendo Entertainment System, at least a prototype was since this version

Game Hack: Castlevania 2 Hacked to Become Pyronaut on Nintendo Entertainment System

We have not covered a lot of new Nintendo Entertainment System games lately so here is a good one to kick things off again.  Pyronaut by Optomon, featuring graphics by M-Tee is a 2D side scrolling action shooter in the

New Game: Ameba is a New Visual Novel for Sega Dreamcast

The Sega Dreamcast is no stranger to wild and wacky games, especially those from homebrew developers.  Since Sega left the Dreamcast pretty open, we can debate if that lead to its death at a later time, homebrew developers are able

Bandit Gaming: Super Mario 64 Hack Unleashes Luigi for Multiplayer

Ah, Super Mario 64, the classic Nintendo game that sold one to one with the Nintendo 64 at launch- a feat not matched since.  This was the first time that the iconic plumber went into the third dimension and fans

Bandit Gaming: Sonic the Hedgehog Becomes Big’s Fishing Derby

For some reason, gamers are big fishing fans- whether we want to admit it or not.  The fishing part of any game that offers it from Link’s Awakening on the Game Boy to Ocarina of Time on the N64 gamers

Ralph Baer, The Father of Video Games, Passes Away at 92 Years Old, Interview Reposted

Five years ago I had the fortune of getting in contact with Ralph Baer, affectionately known as the “Father of Video Games”.  I conducted an interview with him, which is available below.  This interview was originally made available on another