Celebrating 20 years of Pokémon in North America

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Retro, Videos

On September 28th, 1998, a phenomenon was born in North America with the launch of Pokémon Red & Blue. While the Pokémon Company as a whole celebrated the 20th anniversary back in 2016 to coincide with the Japanese release window, we felt it was worth reflecting on the franchise’s history…

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Impressions: Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle on Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Retro, Switch

Before I ever owned a home console, arcades were where my interest in games truly started, with more quarters spent than I’d ever want to sit and count. Within those hallowed grounds of lights and sounds two types of games managed to wring the most out of me: fighting games…

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Luigi’s Mansion in 3D? It’s older than you think!

Author: Jaxson Tapp
Categories: Retro

In just a few short weeks, you’ll be able to experience Luigi’s original mansion adventure on the 3DS. When the port was announced back in March, I was jumping for joy for a few reasons. The most obvious is that Luigi’s Mansion is my favorite game of all time, but…

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Custom Robo trademark expires

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: News, Retro

While nowhere near one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, I loved the two Custom Robo games that made their way to the West. Custom Robo on the GameCube and Custom Robo Arena on the Nintendo DS were both delightful titles that had a unique mix of RPG stories and mechanics…

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Sega Genesis Mini delayed to 2019

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Retro

Earlier this year Sega announced the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis Mini at SegaFes 2018, for a release later in the year. Now, however, the company has announced a delay to next year. Intriguingly, they also imply that they’re moving development in-house with support from other proven Japanese developers, suggesting that AtGames…

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Capcom Beat ’em Up Bundle coming to Switch

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: News, Retro, Switch

Fans of classic beat ‘em ups rejoice – Capcom’s dusting off some favorites for a Nintendo Switch revival. Seven games will come bundled together to bring plenty of punching, slashing, and whatever robots do to cause pain anywhere you go.     The included games are: Final Fight King of…

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Nintendo to release wireless, Switch compatible NES controllers for Online Service Classic titles

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Merchandise, News, Retro, Switch

Some new controllers are making their Switch debut, but they’ll look plenty familiar for everyone who knows Nintendo. These Switch compatible NES controllers will slide onto the Switch just like Joy-Con, playing wirelessly for all those upcoming NES titles for Online Service subscribers. Joy-Con will be fully compatible with these…

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Neo Geo Mini video review

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Retro, Videos

We take a close look at the Neo Geo Mini in our latest video review. Check out what the console looks like, how some of our favorite retro titles fair on the system, and what our thoughts are about the release:    

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