Retro

I Had a Childhood Crush on Mega Man's Mysterious Robot Brother

When Mega Man 3 arrived 30 years ago, it introduced us to Protoman. Be still our beating clockwork hearts.

A Few Classic Metal Gear Games Are Now on GOG

Snake? Snake? Snaaaaake?!

Chip's Challenge Is Free on Steam, and It's Ready to Whip Your Flabby Brain Into Shape

Help Chip be cool in one of the most addictive puzzle games ever made.

Left 4 Dead 2 Is Getting a Massive Fan-Made and Valve-Approved Update

The Last Stand Update adds a new campaign and a whole lot more.

Quake's Soundtrack Just Got a Vinyl Remaster

Nine Inch Nails' classic tracks have been remastered for vinyl.

Starting Screen | Super Mario 64 Remains the Best of the 3D Mario Games

An ode to Nintendo's pioneering platformer on the eve of the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

Super Mario Bros.'s Weird, Stark Instruction Booklet Is One of Gaming's Most Important Documents

The Super Mario Bros. instruction book was our key to the dark depths of the Mushroom Kingdom.

The Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Remaster Reimagines the School Level in a COVID-19 World

Skateboarding can be a socially distant activity, after all.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Was Astoundingly Screwed Up Twice

"Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?"

Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend Brings Three Classic Game Boy JRPGs to Switch

Get ready, heroes, to bust an opium-smuggling ring. Er, I mean, bust a banana-smuggling ring.

An Impassioned Defense of Stubbs the Zombie

This misfit, misplaced game from the mid-2000s always deserved better.

Summer Games Done Quick 2020 Raises $2.3 Million With Online Event

Massive distances couldn't stop the speedrunners.

What's Your Favorite Video Game Demo?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | While we're not doing combos in the warehouse, let's chat about some great game demos.

What to Watch at SGDQ 2020: Zelda Dogs, Blindfolded Smash Bros. And More

The runner will be blindfolded obviously, not the Smash Brothers.

Don't Get Your Hopes up for a Scott Pilgrim Game Comeback… but Maybe Do

The long-delisted title has Bryan Lee O'Malley, Edgar Wright, and more pulling for its return.

Why Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Was Fated to Be Overlooked Despite Its Brilliance

Yoshi's Island is a top-tier Super Mario game, but bad timing and bad advertising caused a lot of people to miss out the first time around.

More Nintendo Gigaleak Details Reveal Link's Awakening's Links to the Past

A newly-found map shows us how Link's Awakening links up to A Link to the Past in surprising ways.

Traces of Beta Yoshi's Genetic Material Can Still be Found in Super Mario World

The Nintendo Gigaleak reminds us immortality through our offspring is possible. (And potentially disturbing.)

Analogue Pocket Goes Up For Pre-Order, Sells Out in Under an Hour

It's up... aaaand it's gone.

New "Gigaleak" of Nintendo Prototypes and Source Code Is a Huge Deal - Here's Why

This is a massive look into older Nintendo development.

The Analogue Pocket Won't Save Our Souls Until 2021, but Pre-Orders Will Go Live Next Week

There's some new details on the slick-looking handheld, but its release is now a bit far off.

Remember When…The Virtual Boy Introduced Shin Megami Tensei to the West

In 1995, a select few welcomed Jack Frost into the domain of Western mortals.

Nightdive Studios's CEO Is "Never Going to Stop" Trying to Revive No One Lives Forever

Maybe the team will take another crack at licensing NOLF after finishing the System Shock remake?

Panzer Paladin Review: A Lovable Retro Hero Rolls to the Rescue

Inside every great robot hero, there's a tiny robot woman with a big whip.

Remember When... Dragon Quest 9 Shocked the World?

Robust multiplayer options and a brief affair with action-based gameplay made Dragon Quest 9 the Shockmaster of the Dragon Quest series.

Nintendo Confirms Lego NES Replica Set For Launch in August

It'll retail for $229.99 in total.

Now You're Building With Power: Lego Teases a Big NES Set

Flush Lego Mario down your toilet to send him to the Minus World.

Shantae's First Adventure Is Being Re-Released on Switch, And Surprisingly, Game Boy Color

Two new ports are rounding out the half-genie collection on Switch.

The Time Nintendo Got Hooked En Masse on Space Invaders Because of Hiroshi Yamauchi

Some "research" led to a company-wide obsession in 1978.

Never Mind The Last Of Us, Here's The Real Game With The First LGBT+ Protagonist

In 1989, a lone developer released the LGBT+ detective game Caper in the Castro.

TimeSplitters at 20: How the Cult Classic Series Laid the Groundwork for Modern Hero Shooters

For TimeSplitters's 20th anniversary this year, we talk to David Doak about creating the seminal shooter.

One Collector's Quest to Find and Preserve the Rarest Retro Nintendo Artifacts

Nintendo Power mainly existed to sell games to kids, but to collector Stephan Reese, it represents something more.

Starting Screen | Remembering the Joys of Sin-Free Gaming in Summer

There ain't no gaming like summer vacation gaming.

A Persona 4 Golden Modder Is Bringing Light to the World By Letting You Date Yosuke

Soon we'll be able to eat fsteak with Yosuke, but romantically.

A New Metal Slug Is Coming to Mobile in 2020

It's back, but maybe not like you expected.

Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remaster's Demo Will Let Players Team Up With Full Game Owners

It's compatible with those who buy the full game too.

Shakedown: Hawaii Steals the Wii Swan Song Mic From Just Dance 2020

Brian Provinciano is at it again with passion-project ports for the Wii and Wii U.

Atlus Gauges Interest in Persona 3 and More With an Extensive Survey

Atlus asked fans, "Would'jya like to take a surrrrvey?"

Super Smash Bros. Melee Gets "Ultra-Smooth" Online Thanks to Third-Party Rollback

Smash Bros. Melee, a game designed without online play, might have better online play than Smash Bros. Ultimate at this point.

EA Might Be Teasing a Need for Speed: Underground Announcement on Twitter

Or this could just be a reminder that "Get Low" is a great song.

Siren's Song: WayForward on Shantae's Evolution, Smash Bros., And the Future

Shantae co-creator Matt Bozon tells us what a new generation might hold for the chipper genie.

BloodRayne and Other Majesco Properties Acquired By Ziggurat Interactive

BloodRayne's back from the dead again.

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Review: Let's Rock

Still hell marching after all these years.

The Most Beautiful 2D Sprite Games of All Time

Let's celebrate the simple beauty of sprite-based games.

20 Amazing In-Game Maps That Did More Than Show the Way Forward

From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.

A Lost NES Game Based on Tom Cruise's Days of Thunder Has Been Fully Reconstructed

There's a functional build, and the story of how it was put together is fascinating.

Cyberspace Is Looking Slick in the System Shock Remake

You can't jack-in with the remake's new demo yet, but you'll want to leave meatspace behind.

Why I'm Still Playing Gradius 35 Years After Its Original Release

On its 35th anniversary, the Vic Viper lives on.

A Sonic Movie Sequel Is Off to the Races

Looks like the writers and director are coming back too.

Xenogears 2 Was One More Victim of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within's Epochal Failure

Xenogears 2 died for Spirits Within, much like how Chu-Chu died for your sins.

Arkane Studios' First Game, Arx Fatalis, Is Free From Now Until the End of May

Love Dishonored? Play the very first game Arkane flexed its first-person finesse on.

Xbox Series X Could Push Some Backward Compatible Games to 120 FPS

Microsoft's talking up its newest advancements for playing old games.

Why Pac-Man Still Delights Us 40 Years Later

Decades later, Pac-Man's thrill of the chase is still exhilarating.

Fan Turns Star Fox 64 Into a Paper Mario-Style Pop-Up Book

Once upon a time in the faraway system of Lylat...

Axe of the Blood God: The Rich RPG Legacy of the Game Boy Advance

From Golden Sun to Fire Emblem, the GBA was a brilliant handheld console for RPG fans.

Minecraft Celebrates Pac-Man's 40th By Putting Him In the Game

The round guy just got blocky.

Insignia, a Fanmade Project, Might Bring Back Classic Xbox Live Service This Year

Its creator revealed the project to disavow any notion of it relying on leaked Xbox source code.

Rare Was Stumped Trying to Name Perfect Dark, So It Turned to an Unlikely Source

To come up with your FPS name, first think of a pun on a historical figure...

David Wise and Grant Kirkhope Remember Composing Goldeneye 007, Meeting Miyamoto, and Rare's Golden Age

"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."

Here's What Monkey Island 2 Might've Sounded Like With Voice Acting

Before LucasArts went all-in on voiceover, it tested it out with a bit of LeChuck's Revenge.

How Documentaries Are Helping Preserve Gaming Culture We're at Risk of Losing

USgamer spoke with six filmmakers about their work and how it makes gaming history accessible to viewers.

The TurboGrafx-16 Mini Should Start Arriving in North America Next Week

Finally snatch up some Snatcher.

Nintendo Switch Online Getting Four More Classic Games, Including Rygar

Also Panel de Pon, a win for those who are too cool for Tetris Attack.

A Salute to the Absurdly Ugly Video Game Guide Cover Art of the Past

Retro game guide covers were a hot mess, but they sure turned heads.

Ted Woolsey Remembers Final Fantasy 6, Evading Nintendo's Censorship Rules, and the Early Days of Localization

In 1994, a translator changed game localization by writing a "deathless" apocalypse.

Halo 2: Anniversary Will Have Its Second Coming on PC Next Week

We're nearly halfway to a complete version of the Master Chief Collection.

The Donkey Kong Cheating Scandal Is Scheduled for a Court Hearing Soon

Billy Mitchell filed suit against retro gaming scorekeepers Twin Galaxies last year.

A New Super Mario 64 PC Port Lets You Play the N64's Classic Platformer in 4K

Bob-omb Battlefield at 4K resolution.

The 35 Year Quest for the Perfect Video Game Lightsaber

Tracing the history of the iconic weapon from the Atari 2600 to the present, and all the ways that it's influenced gaming.

Abandoned Vagrant Story 2 Prologue Has Some Enticing Ties to Final Fantasy 14

Director Yasumi Matsuno dropped this nugget on Twitter a little while ago, and it's well worth a read.

Wii Source Code Reportedly Revealed Through Nintendo Leaks

Design docs and more have appeared on online forums.

Adventure, Humor, and Humanity's Utter End: The Enduring Appeal of Mega Man Legends 2

It's not hard to understand why Mega Man Legends 2 still has a small but enthusiastic fanbase.

Burnout Paradise Remastered Sets a June Release for Nintendo Switch

Hopefully your car will be the only thing drifting, not your Joy-Cons.

New Final Fantasy Interview Reveals the First Summoned Monster Square Ever Created

Also, Moogles were originally supposed to be a throwaway race.

Secret of Mana Fan Makes Wicked-Cool Animation of the Climactic Final Battle

Three kids versus the end of the world.

How Fan Feedback Inspired and Helped Build Command & Conquer's Remastered Collection

It was "almost more like a Kickstarter campaign than something from a major publisher."

How I Connected With Other RPG Fans Through Rental Game Save Files

In the '90s, RPG fans blazed trails for each other with high-level save files in rented games.

Fire Emblem Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary On a High Note

Three decades later, Fire Emblem's enjoying its resurgence.

What Was the First Co-Op Game? Depends on How You Define It

Atari's Fire Truck is one of the first co-op games in arcades, but that's only one dimension.

Remember When... NBA Jam Played Favorites in the Bulls vs. Pistons Rivalry?

There was a reason those buzzer-beaters bricked, it seems.

Satoru Iwata Wasn't Hot on the Earthbound Creator's Logo for HAL Labs

People like dogs, but they don't like dog eggs.

Konami Says TurboGrafx-16 Mini Release Date Still "TBD" for America

The retro console looks rad, but it's unsure when the box will ship.

The Pandemic Could Be the End of Your Favorite Arcade

We talk to the arcade owners battling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020's Next Hot HD Remake Is… Chex Quest

Limited Run Games is also releasing special editions of the original this week.

TurboGrafx-16 Mini Review: Not Just for Retro Nostalgia, But Retro Discovery

Maybe the only "essential" mini-console on the market today.

Fans Appear to Have Dug Up Code for a Mysterious "Pokemon Pink"

Pokemon Yellow might have had a mate at some point.

It Looks Like a Clown Threw up Trix Cereal on Levi's Super Mario Shirts and Jackets

It's time to get snobby about children's fashion again.

Remember When... The First Memes Eviscerated the PlayStation 3 and its Boomerang Controller

Before Twitter and Discord, YTMND took on the solemn task of mocking the PlayStation 3 and its boomerang controller.

This Animal Crossing: New Horizons Island is an Amazing Reproduction of Earthbound's Onett

You can't fish hamburgers out of the trash cans, though.

Streets of Rage 4 Publisher Responds to Release Date Leaks: "We Cannot Confirm It Yet"

But to tide you over, check out these retro throwback fighters.

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