Monthly Archives: June 2016

Orion Releases Dreamcast and PC Orion’s Puzzle Collection Featuring Yopaz

Okay, this is a triple game disc for the Sega Dreamcast and Windows PC’s.  This disc features three games, as you probably have guessed.  For many Dreamcast owners, new games are new games but from what I can gather on

Street Fighter Alpha 3 Flawlessly Ends Trilogy of Arcade Games – Today in Retro Gaming – June 29th, 1998

It is not like Capcom to simply release a fighting game and not milk it somehow.  We saw this with Street Fighter II which has many updates, all of which were additional full purchases, on Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

Humiliation Nation Debuts at TooManyGames 2016 for Sega Genesis

Remember those television shows that were all about competition- Double Dare and the like?  Imagine a game that is in that vein of entertainment and you have a good idea what Humiliation Nation is all about.  Debuting at this year’s

Shadow Gangs Kickstarter Now Live, Steam Greenlight Campaign in Progress

It was just 10 days ago that I wrote up my first article on Shadow Gangs.  In that period of time the developers have launched a Kickstarter campaign.  They have also been working to get their new game on Steam

Papi Commando Tennis Work in Progress for Sega Genesis

Okay, it is becoming quite clear that Papi Commando is going to be around awhile.  Vetea, the developer of the PC franchise, is keeping his little geriatric character moving forward.  First, we saw him in a Commando style action game

Capcom Revamps Franchise in Street Fighter Alpha in Arcades – Today in Retro Gaming – June 27th, 1995

What do you do when you are nearly at the end of being able to milk a franchise release?  You re-invent that franchise with better graphics, a new storyline and leave the core elements alone.  That is exactly what Capcom

Shining Wisdom Foregoes Franchise Standards on Sega Saturn – Today in Retro Gaming – June 27th, 1996

Shining Wisdom is an official part of the “Shining” series of titles.  That is fact.  In this release you are tasked with avenging your father’s image, defeating a great evil and setting the world right again. All in the day

Taito Releases Saint Sword onto Sega Genesis – Today in Retro Gaming – June 27th, 1991

What do you do when someone else has a really popular title?  Why, you copy it as best you can.  That is apparently what Taito did in the early 90’s when they released Saint Sword for the Sega Genesis.  They

Sonic Brings Speed to Sega Genesis – Today in Retro Gaming – June 23rd, 1991

Sega were in a dire situation when they were pushing their Genesis console in 1991.  The Super Nintendo (SNES) release was looming in North America after a quite successful launch in Japan.  Sega was hurting.  Nintendo had Mario and it

Quake Brings Gamers 3rd Dimension Death – Today in Retro Gaming – June 22nd 1996

Okay, where were you 20 years ago?  Were you a PC gamer or were you a console gamer?  Either way, you probably heard about Quake by id Software when it was released.  It was a game changer for all of