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Journey to Silius

The world of video game development is often a rocky road to getting a finished product to market.  The majority of games released can often yield many interest...[Read More]

Battletoads in Battlemaniacs

If you look around the internet you’ll read various horror stories of Battletoads, the game that ruined childhoods across the globe.   With its technically prof...[Read More]


The 16-bit generation certainly didn’t need another mascot platformer but any game that at least tried to do something different was appreciated. Plok is a litt...[Read More]

Number 50? Can you believe it?

Today marks my 50th article and I have to say I’m proud of the fact that I’ve stuck to the schedule I set for myself outside of 2 exceptions.  I can...[Read More]

Ikari III – the Rescue

I have a love hate relationship with the Ikari Warriors series; I liked them in the arcade to a degree but absolutely cannot stand them in their NES forms.  Bot...[Read More]

Ghouls n Ghosts

For those of us that love arcade games the early years of the Sega Genesis life were practically a dream come true.   The holy grail in those days was the arcad...[Read More]


For the longest time I ignored Rollergames. In my mind I associated it with that corny TV show from 1989 that my mom probably watched and assumed that the game ...[Read More]

Mendel Palace

I’m pretty sure most aren’t aware how long Pokemon developer Game Freak have been in the industry.  The few who were lucky enough to have the Sega channel might...[Read More]

Mario Kart 64

The early days of the N64 can be summed up in 1 word: waiting.  As third parties ran screaming from cartridges and Nintendo’s hefty license fees not only were r...[Read More]

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Once Super Star Wars was released everyone knew it was a question of when and not if they would produce a sequel. The Empire Strikes Back has gone on to become ...[Read More]


In Japan Visual Novels are the equivalent of our point and click adventure games, although they are released more frequently overseas than their US counterparts...[Read More]

Video Post Format

Intrinsicly aggregate visionary applications after scalable niches. Objectively brand unique action items for timely ideas. Uniquely evolve intermandated qualit...[Read More]


The kids of today really missed out on the golden era of Disney cartoons.  Back in the late 80s and early 90s every self-respecting kid hauled ass to get home i...[Read More]

The Adventures of Bayou Billy

The Adventures of Bayou Billy should have been a great game. And in fact it is in its original Japanese form as Mad City. But someone decided to screw with the ...[Read More]

Hello world!

Welcome to Retro Game Age, your soon to be home for retro game discussion.  Join me on a trip down memory lane as I revisit classic and not so classic games and...[Read More]

Adventures of Dino Riki

The Adventures of Dino Riki is a game that should have been decent but instead suffers from the types of bad game design and balance that most early NES efforts...[Read More]

This week

Coming up this week are Gunstar Heroes, Sunset Riders, and Metal Storm.  One is a 16-bit classic, one is an awesome arcade game that had a pretty damn good home...[Read More]


As much as I liked E-Swat in the arcade I have to admit, its resemblance to a poor man’s Robocop is undeniable.  You have an armored police officer protected a ...[Read More]

Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers

During the Disney “renaissance” years in gaming there were bound to be a few games that slipped through the cracks.  When you’re rubbing shoulders with the like...[Read More]

Gradius Gaiden

I’ll always lament the death of the shmup in the transition to 3d. There were still a few released in the US thanks to Working Designs and their Spaz label but ...[Read More]

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