Monthly Archives: August 2016

Acclaim Closes Their Doors – Today in Retro Gaming – September 1st, 2004

Old school game publishers going out of business is never fun to write about.  With Acclaim though it is kind of bittersweet.  While they held some of the best licenses of whatever generation of console we are talking about, they

Sega Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit Receiving Pokemon GO Port

Okay, who amongst you reading this remembers the Sega Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit (VMU)?  For those that do not remember, it was a removable memory card for the Sega Dreamcast console which doubled as a small gaming on the go

Did Sega Turn Down the Nintendo 64 Hardware?

It is almost the point that gamers can point to that was the fall of Sega.  Releasing a ton of add-ons for the Sega Genesis seems to be the point that most game companies point at when asked why they

Bomb on Basic City for Sega Genesis Released on Cartridge

Back in June I covered the release of Bomb on Basic City, a new Sega Genesis game by the guy that created Papi Commando.  For those not familiar with Bomb on Basic City, the premise is simple- you control the

Contra Hard Corps Drills Super Nintendo Contra III Into Ground – Today in Retro Gaming – August 8th, 1994

When we initially got the first bit of news about Contra Hard Corps for the Sega Genesis the press of the time pointed out another game, Gunstar Heroes a lot.  There was mention that Konami must be going all out

5 Disney 16-Bit Games We Want Re-Released That Don’t Star Mickey Mouse

It is no secret that recently Disney re-released three classics on to the popular GOG.com service.  That is great news and just got me to thinking about what other Disney games from the 16-Bit days that need to be re-released. 

Sega Genesis Scooby Doo Mystery Spanish Translation Released

I like to keep our friends that speak other languages in the loop of new releases.  For instance, Spanish speaking readers may be interested in Scooby Doo Mystery for the Sega Genesis- a game that was previously only available in

Shining in the Darkness Unleashes Hellish Dungeon Romping on Sega Genesis – Today in Retro Gaming – August 6th, 1991

First person dungeon crawling adventures and me go WAY back.  I love them.  Probably my favorite genre, especially those that allow you to control a single person (I view everyone extra as just stats and equipment mules).  While not a

Sega Dreamcast Giant Mecha Battle Game Frame Gride English Translation Released

While Sony and the Playstation console had the Armored Core series of games, Sega found themselves again without something comparable.  Sure, on the Sega Saturn we had Gun Griffon thanks to Working Designs but on the Sega Dreamcast there was

Dynamite Headdy Proves Using Your Head Works – Today in Retro Gaming – August 4th, 1994

Sega had a lot of work ahead of them when they were able to take the lead in the 16-Bit race.  Nintendo was coming with the Super Nintendo and it was guaranteed to be a sales success and Sega knew