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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. Check out his other work in Pat Contri’s Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the SNES Library. Current favorite games: Air Zonk, NHL Hitz 2003, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, & Super Dodgeball.
The Mad Gear

The Mad Gear Unleashes Turbo City Gaiden Kickstarter on the Masses

Tough, Cool, and Not To Be Messed With! The Mad Gear Opens Kickstarter on Turbo City Gaiden – An Animated Series     If you’ve been with us at Hey Poor Player for a while then you’ve heard of musical badasses, The Mad Gear. For the lame and uninformed,…
Double Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle

Double Dragon & Kunio-kun: Retro Brawler Bundle (PS4)

A Bundle For the Ages!     For NES gamers growing up in the eighties and nineties, the names Kunio and Ricki didn’t have much meaning. Alex and Ryan on the other hand…Those are the badasses from the game River City Ransom! Sam? That’s the dude with the awesome…
Puyo Puyo 2

Sega Ages Puyo Puyo 2 Review (Switch)

Send Me Your Garbage     If you consider yourself a fan of Sega, then you probably know what Sega Ages is.  For the uninformed, Sega Ages is a series of video game ports and compilations published by Sega themselves.  These ports cover both the Sega arcade and home…

Code Shifter Review (Switch)

Squashing The Bugs In the world of gaming, there are a select few developers and publishers that have a rabid fanbase as large as Arc System Works. This company has been around since the heyday of video games and has created some of the most beloved franchises ever to…
Metal Slug

Book Review: Metal Slug: The Ultimate History

Rocket Launcher! The folks at Bitmap Books love the NEOGEO. Hell, back in 2017, they published the HUMONGOUS NEOGEO: A Visual History that I still haven’t finished, and I’ve been chipping away at it for a few months now! That book is over 400 pages long and chock full…

Bitmap Books Opens Preorders For Their Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium Book

Bitmap Books Shows Lots of Love to Atari with the Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium, which you can preorder now! Bitmap Books are now accepting preorders for their upcoming Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium book. Atari 2600/7800: a visual compendium aims to showcase the very best pixel art, cover art…

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