Retro

No, Frog from Chrono Trigger Did Not Steal Earthworm Jim's Arm

Arm yourself with the facts!

The Analogue Pocket is Bringing Retro Handheld Gaming Back to Life

Analogue's new device looks like a Game Boy Pocket but supports a lot more than Game Boy classics.

You Can Catch Fish With the Game Boy's Weirdest Accessory

You can lie about "the one that got away," but your Game Boy knows the truth.

Bubble Bobble 4 Friends Will Also Have the Arcade Original, If Four-Player Isn’t Your Bag

That's bonus Bubble Bobble bang for your buck.

New Report Paints Fuzzy Picture for the Future of Atari's Throwback Box, Though Atari Disagrees

New reports don't seem keen on the Ataribox's future.

Bluepoint Games, the Masters Behind the Shadow of the Colossus Remake, Tease "Big" PS5 Title

The PS5 title could be the remake Bluepoint started working on after releasing 2018's Shadow of the Colossus.

John Kirby, the Lawyer that Saved Nintendo, Dies at 79

In 1982, Kirby assisted with legal gorilla warfare.

Panzer Dragoon Remake Studio is Tackling The House of the Dead Next

But where's Typing of the Dead?

The Owner of the Legendary Nintendo PlayStation Prototype Wants to Put It Up For Sale

Seems like you can just email him about it.

How a Famous World of Warcraft Speedrunner is Guiding Players Through the Trials of WoW Classic

If you were into WoW from the start, chances are you've heard of or even used Joana's Leveling Guide.

The Blood God Recommends: Dragon Quest 3 for the Switch

A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.

Grandia HD Collection is Getting a Patch in Response to Fan Criticisms

Grandia is on track to become a little bit grander.

That Rad Sega Genesis Mini Tower of Power Could Eventually be Available to Buy

If there's enough interest shown, that is.

Street Fighter 2's Creator on Why Blocking Was Once a Controversial Issue

A creator and a pro sit down to talk blocking in fighting games.

SNK Reveals the 20 Games on Its Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro

It's a lot of fighting games, as you would imagine.

We Dare You to Eat This Pile of Ancient Pokemon Food

Expiration dates are just suggestions.

Sega Sends Out Mini Genesis Towers of Power, Teases More to Come

A once-glorious hardware tower, now in adorable pint-sized form.

The First Three Dragon Quests Finally Leave Their Mobile Prison For Switch

Erdrick's violent kids are about to run rampant on your Switch.

The 16-bit Console Wars Return on Axe of the Blood God

The Blood God drops listeners in a time warp back to 1994.

Why Porting the 16-Bit NBA Jam to PlayStation Was Such a Major Trial Back in 1995

An excerpt from the new book Arcade Perfect, following a programmer's daunting task with NBA Jam T.E.

Why Doom 64's Switch Port Is a Big Deal

One way Doom 64 differs from the original is that it's never officially been ported.

Yoshi's Island's Hidden Multiplayer is Still In the SNES Online Switch Version

You can still spit seeds at your friends.

Why the Dreamcast Still Matters

Why the Sega Dreamcast still resonates with game enthusiasts on its 20th anniversary.

Amy Hennig, Hideaki Itsuno, and Other Developers Share Their Favorite Dreamcast Games, 20 Years Later

For the Dreamcast's 20th anniversary in North America, we asked game developers about their favorite games from Sega's short-lived console.

What's Your Favorite SNES Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | With Nintendo Switch Online boosting its library, tell us about your favorite SNES game.

These Rare Games Make SNES on Nintendo Switch Online Worth Paying Attention To

Race 'em, fly 'em, stack 'em: Nintendo Switch Online's SNES library is off to a good start.

Jedi Academy is Also Coming to Switch and PS4, with Multiplayer

You'll need to wait until 2020 for those online lightsaber duels.

Super Nintendo Games Are Coming to Nintendo Switch Online on September 5

Don't tell your SNES Classic.

Watch This Unused Motion Capture Footage From the Original Development of Tony Hawk Pro Skater

Kinda makes us wish mo-cap suit Tony was a secret costume.

Final Fantasy 8 Was Always Good

Reexamining one of the most divisive games in the series on its 20th anniversary.

Why Dragon Quest Failed to Make it In America 30 Years Ago

Nintendo tried its best to make the West love RPGs, but culture—and more importantly, timing—was against the attempt.

World of Warcraft Game Director Explains the Long Queue Times for WoW Classic

More realms are coming, but gradually.

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is Coming in January

All that repressed Mega Man Zero agony just came bubbling to the surface, didn't it?

Starting Screen | EarthBound’s 25th Anniversary Makes us Pine for Classic Instruction Books

Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.

RetroArch Offers the First Step Toward Automatic Translations of Rare Japanese Games

The open-source project's new update also adds support for iOS and Android touchscreen light gun emulation.

New Trials of Mana Footage Shows Cleaner, More Accessible Fights

Let's have a good clean fight, Mana fans.

Yu Suzuki Seems Interested in Returning to Virtua Fighter and Out Run

He hints there "might be something."

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Has a Nostalgic Throwback Mode

Watch Dr. Robotnik scamper like in the good ol' days!

Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is Releasing a Lot Sooner Than Expected

In just two weeks, Squall will be on the Switch.

Axe of the Blood God Celebrates the Sega Genesis' 30th Anniversary

The Console RPG Quest continues! Plus, our thoughts on Grandia HD and Witcher 3 on Switch!

Classic Doom Ports No Longer Require Bethesda Net Login to Play

That login screen should be fully optional now.

The Beauty of Chrono Cross in HD Reminds Us We're Overdue for a Remaster

A remaster needs to give us the option to drop-kick Poshul into the sea, though.

The Link's Awakening Remake for Switch Was Teased Three Years Ago and No One Noticed

Eiji Aonuma is slick, like a thief in the night.

Sorry, but a Zelda 2 Remake Isn't Being Planned

Inti Creates boss would like you to know he's not working on it.

Power Stone Producer Says He'd Love To Make Another One

And the Switch would make a great fit for it.

A Bubble Bobble Revival is Coming to Nintendo Switch, But Europe Will Get it Before the US

Sorry U.S. fans, you'll have to wait a bit.

Recovered Super Mario Bros. Super Show Animation Cels Bring Us Back to the Franchise's Weirdest, Most Aimless Days

If you can't mix Super Mario Bros. with Billy Idol, then what's the point of life?

Nintendo Switch Could Be Getting a Wireless SNES Controller

FCC filings point towards the Super Nintendo arriving on the Switch.

Activision is Eyeing More Remasters Following Crash Bandicoot's Success

More remasters like Crash and Spyro's could be on the way.

Grandia HD Collection Comes to Nintendo Switch Next Week

The classic series goes portable very soon.

Axe of the Blood God's Console RPG Quest is Playing With Power... Portable Power

Kat and Nadia explores the noble RPG history of the Game Boy on its 30th anniversary.

You're Not Dreaming, a Next-Gen Neo Geo Is Coming From SNK

I'm still pinching myself, though.

Sega's Failed Attempts to Mock the Game Boy are Still Funny 30 Years Later

Oh, you like the Game Boy? You probably also like drinking out of the toilet. Enjoy your 12 IQ, dumbass.

Shadows of the Empire and The Empire Strikes Back Are Getting Re-Released For Retro Consoles

And publisher Limited Run Games says more are on the way.

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Speedrunners are Setting New Records Thanks to the "Hippo-Manippo"

They can manipulate the big guy into the most optimal run.

Metal Gear Solid 2's Commentary On America On The Brink Resonates Just As Strong Today

An essay on Metal Gear Solid 2, from the new book collection of Metal Gear Solid essays called Okay, Hero.

Streets of Rage 4 Brings Back Composers From the Genesis Games

And adds some notable additional talent as well.

Nihon Falcom's President on Why It's Not Supporting Switch More, Lessons Learned From Ys 8, and Hopes for the Next 5 Years

The state of Nihon Falcom, one of the oldest RPG studios in existence, in 2019.

Fans "Will Be Pleased" With Sonic the Hedgehog's Movie Redesign, Paramount Says

Beware of making promises you cannot keep, movie peddlers.

Nintendo Switch Online Is Getting A Rewind Feature This Month

If only I could turn back time.

Fans Give Final Fantasy 9's Cutscenes a Sweet 4K Upgrade

Kuja never looked so fabulous.

Axe of the Blood God Talks About RPGs Born of Non-RPG Game Franchises

Mega Man X be like, "This 'RPG hero' thing can't be too hard, right? ...Oh no."

MAD Magazine Published the Ultimate Video Game Parody in its January 1990 Issue

For a gang of idiots, they were pretty smart.

Nintendo Repurposed its Very '90s Slogan for Seattle's Pride Parade

Fight earwax (and intolerance).

Classic Strategy RPGs Langrisser 1 and 2 Are Getting Remakes Early Next Year

Relive the glory days, now on the go.

ActRaiser is Awesome Because it's About Bashing Monsters While Trying to Understand God's Love

There's a time to fight, a time to philosophize, and certainly a time to do both.

Beloved GBA Game Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is Getting a Switch Remake

Get your butt back to the farm before Karen claws your eyes out.

Some Of The Best Runs From SGDQ's Record-Breaking 2019 Marathon

A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.

Axe of the Blood God's Visit to Final Fantasy 7's Gold Saucer Ends in Blood and Tears

Only '90s kids remember mass shootings at an amusement park being used as a throwaway story device. Also: Chatter about Slay the Spire, Bloodstained, and a big apology for screwing up the TurboGrafx-16 Console Quest.

The Big Panzer Dragoon Interview: "It Really Makes Me Think Again About How Incredible Sega Was at the Time"

We dove into the whole Panzer Dragoon series with creator Yukio Futatsugi and art director Kentaro Yoshida.

Nintendo on Switch Online's NES Library: "We Need to Keep Expanding"

Nintendo's president shares his thoughts on expanding the Switch Online library of classic games.

A New Nintendo 64 HD Adapter Lets You Play Classic Games Like Star Fox 64 on Modern TVs

The Super 64 gives your old Nintendo 64 a second chance.

Mario Royale Becomes "DMCA Royale" To Avoid Copyright Issues

Now starring Infringio and his brother, Copyright Infringio.

Summer Games Done Quick '19 Starts This Weekend—Here Are Some Runs To Watch For

The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.

7 Games to Play After Watching Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix

Grab a glass of Tang and play these classic games after watching Evangelion on Netflix.

Fan-Made "Mario Royale" is a Blast, For As Long As It Sticks Around

But the creator is anticipating a letter from Nintendo.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES Fans Create Awesome-Looking Original Retro Throwback

Pizza Power! Cowabunga! And other exclamations made popular by '80s pop culture.

How the Z-Axis Changes Trials of Mana's Remake

A change in perspective opens up new doors for the Seiken Densetsu 3 remake.

Square Enix is Mulling Over a Subscription Service for Classic Games, if It Can Find Them First

Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.

Best Retro Video Game Consoles 2019

From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.

Konami Announces a Surprise TurboGrafx-16 Mini Console, Initial Lineup Includes R-Type

Konami's surprise E3 announcement was for another mini console.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake E3 2019 Demo Breakdown: Sephiroth vs. Cloud, Shinra HQ Details, and Egg and Chips

Everything we notice in last night's big Final Fantasy 7 Remake reveal.

New Xbox One Backward Compatible Releases Ending After Final Wave That Includes Asura's Wrath

The spirit of retro gaming will live on with Project Scarlett though.

Nintendo Fans Find Link's Awakening Remake Details in the E3 2019 Lanyard

Castaway, you should know the truth: Link's new character model is so very cute.

The Sega Genesis Mini's Full Line-Up Reveals More Games Than Promised

Sega is packing the Mini full of Genesis-era classics.

The Best Resident Evil Games Ranked From Worst to Best

In this ranking of the best Resident Evil games, we decide which ones are Tyrant-grade and which ones are basic, brain-dead zombies.

Best Zelda Games Ranked Worst to Best

We rank the best Zelda games of all time with our definitive list covering more than a dozen consoles, including Breath of the Wild! What is the best Zelda game ever made?

"Collection of Mana" Resurfaces Through New Square Enix Trademark

The Switch collection could be coming to English Switches.

Super Mario Maker 2 Proves the Angry Sun Never Had Mercy, Compassion, or a Soul

The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.

The Trailer For Upcoming 80s Arcade Era Throwback 198X is Totally Rad

Life and growing up, in a sea of pixels and synth.

Contra Anniversary Collection Lineup Has Multiple Unique Entries, Including the Rare Probotector

You can compare and Contra-st the different versions.

Super Mario 64 Hack Mod De-Makes Super Mario Odyssey's Sand Kingdom

Welcome to the new Sand Kingdom! Watch out for sharp edges.

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