Billy Mitchell: You play Pac Man?

We all know who Billy Mitchell is especially if you love classic games, but sometimes you can know somebody and get the reason you know them just a little bit wrong as Billy explains in this clip from...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Terry Burtlow

A true retrogamer, collector of classic games oh and he just happens to hold 28 Twin Galaxies world records. We talk with Terry Burtlow about collecting, gaming and more....

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Piko Interactive

For this episode of OGS we feature Eli from Piko Interactive a company that develops and publishes new and previously released games for classic consoles. Imagine playing Duke Nukem 3D for the Sega Ge...

Million Point “Mario Off” on 1337 Lounge Live

Our friends over on 1337 Lounge Live are having yet another classic gaming event and we are happy to help promote it. On Friday, March 14th from 6PM to 1AM PST you can watch Twin Galaxies video game t...

1 Quarter Run: WWF Wrestlefest

My first entry is WWF Wrestlefest. I had done a text review of its predecessor, WWF Superstars, some years back. However, it was THIS game that TRULY set the standard for great wrestling games during...

Retro Gaming: Brasil

During my stay in Sao Paulo Brasil my wife and I made a stop at Bubsy Games. Retro gaming stores are sometimes hard to come by and I am very glad there are still a few around. Every time I’m in Sao ...

Bucky O’Hare

This title boasts the usual high-quality Konami effects, many of them recognizable from their library of other NES games (try the Start/pause button in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartridges, or ...

Banjo Kazooie

In the standout parts of the game, the worlds you explore are nearly all wonderfully varied and lovingly designed. Each world is standalone, with different enemies and wildly different challenges in e...

Spelunker

I got this game for like .99 a while back. Thought it was worth the money just for the cool light on the cartridge:) Lights make everything better! The game is Spelunker made by irem according to t...

Twin Cobra

Twin Cobra does not have the most polished presentation, but it definitely offers a challenge that makes hearty demands on a player's reflexes and flight tactics. Fans of the genre will enjoy discover...

Impact: Gaming Communities

This week on OGS we talked with Casey Scheld from Raptr about how that community has grown over the past few years into successful gaming community where gamers can read reviews, share achievements, e...

The Game Genie

Many gamers found this helpful, and different Game Genies were produced for a variety of game consoles, including the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), the Nintendo GameBoy, the Super Nintendo, the...

Robot Chicken: Pac-Man

Today's video of the day comes from the Adult Swim show, Robot Chicken. You can always expect Seth Green and the gang to come up with some hilarious shorts, but his retro gaming parody's are especiall...

Truxton

As you progress through each area, it gets more critical to collect the various power-ups and weapons that come your way. The souped-up weaponry, like the green Tatsujin-beam, assist in killing the mo...

What is gaming’s ‘Greatest Generation’?

Over the past several years I have seen and dealt with players who will put the topic up for constant debate. I have seen classic arcade gamers refer to anything console as "lame" and unimportant in ...

Games & Candy

Most people are trying to be healthier now-a-days and even in gaming, where you spend most of the time sitting, there are things you can do to improve your overall health. However, sometimes you just ...

Airwolf

Seeming to focus on connecting with the source material of the television show, the game features enormous close-up shots of characters and features (the Airwolf crest must been seen to be believed, a...

Classic Games you would give as gifts today

True story, I was in a Kay Bee toy store several years before they closed and was looking for some discounted games. An older woman comes in and asks about the Playstation2 which was brand new at the ...

Super Metroid

As I came across this game I though to myself why not pick it? After all, this game is one of the most praised by Metroid fans as they pick it as their favorite. The game itself has a very intriguing ...

Wiz ‘n’ Liz

Collecting these items isn't mandatory but it can be very useful. Gathering magic fruits will fill the magic-meter which, when full, makes that fruit available to mix magic spells with in Home Land. E...

Tiny Toons

The game is very interesting as you can pick a partner from the duck(Plucky), the Tazmanian devil (Dizzy), and the cat (Furball) to accompany you on your journey. This is key as each character has the...

Starfox

The gameplay takes the form of a 3D polygonal shoot 'em up and sees you and your teammates flying across various planets and through intervening sections of open space until you reach Planet Venom and...

A chat with Q*bert programmer Warren Davis

“Acting is something I started doing in college for fun, and at the time I was hired by Gottlieb, I was also studying and performing improv comedy in Chicago,” he said. “Luckily, I was always ab...

The Last Express

Importantly I also found out that I'd better get the passenger list, some papers and a certain suitcase from the off-limits luggage compartment. Following characters and trying to either chat them up ...

Totally Tiny Arcade

The main attractions of Totally Tiny Arcade are of course the arcade remakes themselves. Impressively, there are more than 20 of them available, each sporting excellent, chunky, retrotastic graphics a...

Silpheed

This is probably the best shmup for the short lived peripheral for many reasons which most of you must know already. Lets just say there wasn't much support or great titles for the Sega CD but there w...

Kirby’s Adventure

The gameplay delivers a very satisfying experience. You feel like you have total control of Kirby as you can fly anywhere and suck monsters to get their powers. The power up system is great as well as...

Feyruna: Fairy Forest

Feyruna - Fairy Forest will henceforth be referred to, probably features Feyruna, a fabulous fairy (which could also be the name of FFF's setting mind you, but really, I like the idea of calling the f...

Get Lamp

What's more, Get Lamp is a brilliant and quite impressive -both in scope and execution- documentary, that, carrying on with the themes of impressiveness and brilliance, also makes for a rather great m...

Baku Baku Animal

There are two play modes to choose from in Baku Baku (plus a secret third one) - Arcade and Ranking modes. Arcade mode is the same as the arcade version as you might imagine. Here, you will challenge ...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Pre-E3 2011

This week we had a full house as we went over some of the things we are looking forward to at this year’s E3. We began first with a few news items that were posted on our Facebook page. One of the n...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Your MMO Blueprint Sucks

This week Ignacio and I asked for some topic recommendations via our Facebook fan page. We began the show talking about Ignacio’s continuing addiction to League of Legends and then moved into the t...

Top Five PlayStation: Racing Games

I've always been of the opinion that fancy graphics are far less important than a well-designed game. I think my continued love or retro games and enduring disdain for modern gaming is evidence enough...

Rocman X

The game is quite fun if you want to play something challenging but I advice you that if you don't have any patience you'll be left with a big gap in your head. There is stuff to like and to hate abou...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Worst Show Ever

Everyone has off days and pretty much every day the staff at Obsolete Gamer is a little off. This time for the show, we wanted to focus on horrible things you have done during gaming. Examples of horr...

F-Zero Grand Prix 2

As F-Zero fans will already be well aware, the first game consisted of fifteen courses divided into three leagues - Knight, Queen, and King. F-Zero 2 features a new league - the Ace League - which fea...

Ads From The Past: Retro Rewind

Making crappy games interesting was a huge part of video gaming back in the late 80s and 90s and this is just one of the bunch. I'm not saying the game is horrible but it's not something I would play ...

Faxion Q&A

We like giving away treasures! Players can get loot from questing, PvP kills, PVE kills, Epic Encounters (non instanced of course), Territory Control and a number of alternative ways. We have a comple...

Atomic Runner

The levels are set over a diverse range of landscapes and are one of the most appealing aspects of this game. They are titled Atomic Laboratory, Mutant Plant Zone, Mayan Jungle, Egyptian Desert, Treas...

Thriftstore and Flea Market Finds

Well today I went to the thriftstore to see if I could find some Famicom carts but came out empty again well not really. I was able to find some other kewl stuff including a CDX console. At first I th...

Motivational Monday: Poster Madness

For this weeks Motivational Monday we take a page from our sister site Obscure Internet and profile some video game related motivational posters....

Flea Market Finds: 2

So I went to another trip to the Flea Market. This time around the weather ruined my whole sale.....it was a real sad day for me since we didn't sell much of our junk. Well after putting all our stuff...

Rainbow Islands

This game also has a two player option. That makes the game even more fun to play. This is just another game that you can play with a friend or even on kaillera with an emulator with a friend online. ...

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Rants and Rewind

Soon however, we began talking about companies and how they market to gamers including releasing bugged content and forcing people to download additional content to make more money. From there we went...

Mega Man 4

Furthermore, the game is your basic Mega Man title on the NES. With all new levels and the newly added mega buster you are going to have lots of more fun! har har well sort of....you still have to go ...

Classic PC Games Collection

This PC game is still my favorite of all. Supposedly this is the only keen game that was released in boxed form so this makes me kinda of sad because I won't find any other boxes as amazing as this on...

Dragon Warrior III

Dragon Warrior 3 is just one of the best RPGs for the NES period. I personally liked it better than part four and more so than part 2. I don't think the first one counts as it's more of an introductio...

Pokemon Red/Blue(Gameboy)

This game can give you months and months of fun. Apart from the story you follow, you can even battle friends via link cable with two gameboys. Of course, it'll be real hard nowadays to find someone t...

Memories of Gaming: II

The only game of note here is After Burner Climax, which admittedly is a fantastic game worthy of the great name, but it seems lonely amidst all the crappy novelty machines. Anyway, from the sad prese...

The Collectors Corner: New Famicom Carts

I received in the mail a bunch of Famicom carts. They were all enjoyable except for Toy Story which didn't work although I knew it would not work anyways. The one that was the most playable was King K...

Top Five SNES Shoot em ups

There had to be a 'cute em up' on the list somewhere and this is surely the finest on the SNES! Indeed, although there had already been numerous games in the TwinBee series, this was the first one to ...

Retro Cheat page: S.W.A.T.

Here we have even more cheats for your enjoyment. We have lots of Nintendo cheats this time around with a little bit of everything as usual. My S.W.A.T. merchandise is running low so I'll have somethi...

Street Fighter 2 Turbo

Part of the game is also to pick your fighter. I have and will always pick Ryu as the fighter of choice for myself. I like him mostly because he is the easiest fighter to play with and has very intere...

Top Five Spectrum Compilations

Anyone who grew up in the 80's and had a classic 8-bit micro would have worshipped the game compilations that appeared regularly throughout the latter half of that decade, and with good reason - a sin...

The Interview: Jonathan Biddle: Curve Studios

I think it’s been used just plenty! There’s definitely been a resurgence in the classic platformer in recent years. If we look at remakes or retro revivals such as Bionic Commando Rearmed, Rocket ...

Chase HQ review

Before the days of polygons, it was pretty rare to find a decent driving game. Even in the arcades they were pretty rare. If you asked any gamers around my age to name their favourite, most would prob...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

This game is a lot of fun either way especially for TMNT fans. You get to fight your old buddies from the cartoon series like Bebop, Baxter, and some polar bear that froze New York City......yeah all ...

Super Contra

Super C has some of the craziest bosses around including aliens and Helicopters and more aliens well if you played it you'll see all of them. One of the more interesting things about this game is the ...

POD: King Kong’s Queen Kong

As I was playing this game I decided to take a break and check out the demo gameplay that is shown. I was also introduced to what the story is behind this game. King Kong 2 is probably one of the more...

Classic Sierra PC Game site will return

With Activision owning the rights to the Sierra, titles and their wanting the option to see App store versions of the popular games in the future, Sarien.net received a cease-and-desist letter from Ac...

Two Capcom classics coming to the Virtual Console

Is your Wii Fit collecting dust and you need a break from Golden Eye? Well good thing for you that there is classic gaming on the Wii. This week two classic Capcom games are being released on the Wii ...

Chris Stewart: Kerberos Productions

I remember Ultima 3 (my entry to theseries) calling to me constantly, with its vast, dangerous world to explore. Then explore again, just in case I missed digging something up on an island somewhere. ...

Nacho Pintos: Frugal Games

I can't help it, it's so perfect, so seminal. All 'collect-everything' games started here. The setting is absurd: colored ghosts, yellow dots, a pizza-like avatar... That's what I miss most in curren...

The Interview: Arthur Lewis

Last year, we launched Alienware into China for the first time. We had over 400 media show up!! Every question I got was around “why did it take you guys so long.” To see the reach our Brand ha...

Michael Austin: Hidden Path Entertainment

It's my favourite quote because I think it sums up why it is I wanted to be in the game industry in the first place. I loved fantasy books as a kid, and creating video games is the closest to true ma...

Ben Bradley: Ben Bradley

This was a blend of real time strategy and first person shooters - it took the two most popular genres on the PC at the time and combined them in their entirety. Add to that an amazing outdoor graphic...

Mark Sheeky: Cornutopia

The best games combine action and strategy and my other favorites Airborne Ranger of Project Stealth Fighter on the C64 did that brilliantly, as well as Frontier Elite 2 on the Amiga. Oh and I can't h...

Up to Half off Ubisoft Games

You can own all those games and more for just about five bucks which is pretty good deal considering you pay more than that for a Wii virtual console game. Don’t you love how I tossed in some Wii h...

Kim Soares: Nitro Games

For me, classic means something from 1980’s. From that era, Faery Tale was the most mind altering experience (along with Elite, of course). I still remember first reading a review that told about th...

Sara Wendel-Örtqvist: Paradox Interactive

I played it when it was released in 1997 and I hadn't even started to learn English at that time, so my mother helped me understand what the characters said. I remember memorising several lines of dia...

Marcus Hswe: Tandem Learning

Once you reached a level of mastery (i.e. cheats), you could be Cameroon and win the World Cup. Plus, it was cheap entertainment until we broke the game. The graphics at the time were average but the ...

Motivational Monday: Knock Offs

I really don’t want to call this game a knock off because I owned both it and the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A that it was released for, but it was loosely based on Pac-Man. The cool thing was the dif...

Commercial Wars: Best use of Awesome

The action, the humor and even the dialog all match and you spend the entire time into what’s going on. By the time you see the final splash telling you about the Dreamcast you’ve already purchase...

Shaun Norton: Sandbox Strategies

This game blew my mind the first time I played it, which was via a demo disc in a gaming magazine. It was unlike anything I had played before, a remarkably polished game with an intricate story and in...

Super Castlevania IV OST

If you haven’t checkout my review on Super Castlevania IV go see it now. SCV4 was one of my favorite games on the SNES and it featured a ton of great tracks. The music sounded great for even today, ...

Super Castlevania 4

There were also some level changes which made me a sad panda including changing pools of blood from red to green, removing the blood dripping from the title screen and changing the topless status in l...

Nikolaus Gebhardt: Ambiera

Back then, Wolfenstein was one of the first games with 'real' 3D graphics, although today this is only considered 2D. I was amazed by that technology, and played though the game countless of nights. W...

Murder in Grizzly Hills

There was nothing Mascot could do, this was natures will carried out by man’s hand. After all, she had more killing to do in the forest and then it was off to the hot springs for some spying on the ...

Classic Capcom games coming to the Virtual Console

Smile Wii fans; soon you will have more classic video games coming to your console to make up for the lack of decent modern games. All joking aside Capcom has announced a lineup of their most popular ...

Commercial Wars: Best use of Phil Hartman

The first thing that struck me was that ol’ Phil looked like he was creeping up to the adult section in the video store. The man behind the counter looked at Phil as if he was going to rent “Chick...

Nils-Holger Henning: Bigpoint

Need for Speed is one of the first 3D Racing games and even today this game makes a lot of fun. The sequel titles runs on different platforms like PocketPC´s and Playstation what makes this game a ve...

Curt Hartung: CCP

I spent over a year plumbing this game right after its release, on my apple //c, from start to finish, with no internet or cheat guides or outside help. The minimalist graphics and rich sandbox-like c...

Patrick Rene Posthuma Linthorst: Phure Studios

Games like Zelda; A Link to the Past and Super Metroid would always make me doubt about Ocarina of Time being my all-time favorite game ever, since they're really good games and come in as a close sec...

Robby Zinchak: Archive Games

There's something about that game that after you play it, you never forget it. I think it may have had the best story in all of games - witty, touching, and fantastical all at the same time. But it ...

Lincoln Davis: NCsoft

Contra was the first game I was able to complete without dying once. Super Spreads rocks!...

Jonathan Collins: MiniMonos

The best burger joint in town had three arcade units when I was a kid: Frogger, Space Invaders, and Donkey Kong (showing my age here). Frogger was seriously addictive, despite (or perhaps because of) ...

OGS: The NES Show

OGS is finally back with a brand new show! This show we tackled the NES from its beginnings, all the great games and accessories for it and much more. We were joined by our newest NES and SNES writer ...

Melissa Burns: The Museum of Mobility History

Pitfall Harry entertained me for a week straight in the early 80’s while I was stuck at home trying to deal with the Chicken Pox. Even at a very young age I loved the thrill of completing a task und...