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Steel Rain: Glacus Prime Stage 2

Steel Rain is a shoot ’em up game with a base creation game in between battles. To view more of our Gameplay Videos, click here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuqRuL_MxEq_Mxw7tk0Dplg09MyOo6DSA To check out more of our Let’s Plays, ...

Crimzon Clover: Arcade, Original, Type I Part 1

We dive into the PC arcade game Crimzon Clover. 

Syder Arcade: S-104 Dart, Young Gun Part 2

Here is part 2 (final part) of my playthrough of Syder Arcade where I was using the S-104 Dart and playing in difficulty Young Gun.
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M.A.M.E of the Game – Let’s Play: Dancing Eye’s

MAME of the Game is back with a new episode and this time J.A. Laraque has found a game that combines the perv he knew was inside him with the gamer that he has become. Dancing Eyes is an arcade game published by Namco in 1996 and featured a small monkey ...
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Dig Dug

[youtube id=”o8xGfpcl4uA” width=”633″ height=”356″] Dig Dug (Digu Dagu) A lot of people are probably familiar with this game as it was an arcade game but I never really had an arcade near me when I was growing up so ...
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The Rolling Thunder Series

[youtube id=”PUrTqXtdINw” width=”633″ height=”356″] Rolling Thunder I’ve described my childhood circumstances in many past articles, including the nature of my relationship with arcade games. I simply didn’t ...
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Gravitar

Gravitar While it’s true that the first video games to employ the combination of a space vessel and a landscape with a fairly realistic interpretation of gravity came earlier than this one, the first one you could really call an actual game was ...

M.A.M.E of the Game: With Great Power

We are back with another episode of M.A.M.E. of the Game. In episode two we looked to superheroes for our inspiration and theme for the show. J.A. Laraque and Joshua Laus commentated on this episode titled, With Great Power where you can find gameplay ...
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Arm Champs II: Video Games that Break our Bones

Arcades are products of a dying caste. On the decline for the past two and a half decades, it has become increasingly more difficult to find them. And when you do manage to wander into an arcade, unless it’s a Friday or Saturday night, chances ...
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Galaga

Those on the ausretrogamer bandwagon will be aware that I LOVE Galaga! Namco’s vertical shoot’em up trapped me in its tractor beam back in 1981 and hasn’t released me yet.Some 30 plus years ago, while waiting for relatives to arrive at Melbourne ...
Insector X

Insector X

By: Taito Genre: Shooting Players: 1 Difficulty: Easy-Medium Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 259,300 (one credit) Also Available For: MegaDrive, NESThe differences between the gaming cultures in Japan and the ‘West’ ...
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Growing up in Arcades

Growing up in Arcades This week on the Obsolete Gamer show we reminisce about arcade rooms and the various arcade games and establishments we visited in our youth. Check out the various questions we asked fans on our Fan Book fan page and look for our ...
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Pocket Gal

Pocket Gal (1987) By: Data East  Genre: Sports  Players: 1-2  Difficulty: Easy Featured Version: Arcade  First Day Score: 9,300 (one credit) Also Available For: NothingLove them or hate them, videogames are big business. Those of us ...
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Weird Games: Chiller

Weird Games: Chiller I have always liked shooting games. From the simple BB gun shooting games at carnivals to games like Operation Wolf and Time Crisis, there was something about shooting at things that made my young self smile. Then there was Chiller ...
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The Simpsons Arcade Game

It’s the Simpsons Arcade game as the pick of the week. I fell in love with this title back in the arcade era in the late 80s and early 90s and now that it’s available in the PSN network, I had to have it. Lets kick back and check this wonderful ...
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Joust turns 30

Joust turns 30 The early 1980s marked a huge boom period for the video game industry. As a result, many of the iconic classics of that time seem to be reaching major anniversaries in rapid-fire succession. The latest to reach the 30 year milestone is Joust, ...