Mike Vito

Mike Vito has been a slave to gaming ever since playing his grandfather's Atari 2600. A collector of all things retro, his main focus is obtaining a full NES collection. Being a father has rekindled his spirit for Nintendo and he now spends most of his time teaching his daughter about the games of yesteryear. Current favorite games: Air Zonk, NHL Hitz 2003, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, & Super Dodgeball.
Pop-up Pilgrims

Pop-up Pilgrims Review (PSVR)

Lemmings in Virtual Reality   I’d hate to do this but I’m starting this review off with a bit of a gripe. Somewhere along the line of the history of video games, publishers (and developers too) have decided that gamers do not need instruction booklets anymore. This needs to…
Mercenary Kings

Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition Review (Switch)

Move Out! It’s that time again, gamers! You know what time I’m talking about. Time to review another “new” Nintendo Switch game that dropped on the other consoles years ago. That may sound like I’m bashing the Switch’s steady stream of older content, but let me assure you that…

Shu Review (Switch)

Nintendo Switch Owners Now Get to Experience the Greatness that is Shu     I have a confession to make. I absolutely love 2D platformers. I think what I love most about them is their simplicity. The majority of 2D platformers have the same objective: simply jump from platform…

The Escapists 2 Review (Switch)

Who Knew Prison Could Be So Much Fun!   Let’s face it, criminals are entertaining. I personally love checking out public arrest record websites whenever I run out of video game news to read. Come on, you know you’ve done it too! There is just something strangely interesting about…

Super Hydorah Review (PS4)

Super Hydorah is a Shoot ‘Em Up For The Old Schoolers   The busy world of video games has seen its fair share of retro-inspired titles the last handful of years. Games like Shovel Knight, Undertale, and Slain have brought us back to the days when CRT TVs treated…

Retro Video Game Music Cover Band ‘The Mad Gear’ Unleash Their Own Video Game

Just Keep Pressing Right     If you’ve been following us here at Hey Poor Player you’ll know that we take our video game music very seriously. We’re the type of people who listen to video game music while driving our cars, working at the office, or even just…

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