Wai Wai World 2 Retro Review (Famicom)

Wai, Wai haven’t I heard of this game before?   As a child of the 80’s I was obsessed with my Nintendo Entertainment System. It was my duty to play every game that I could get my hands on. At that time I didn’t care about publishers or developers;…

Resident Evil 1.5 Footage Showcases Improved Zombie Pathfinding

Resident Evil 1.5 shambles closer to becoming a nightmare reborn The story of Resident Evil 1.5 is certainly an interesting one. The prototypical version of Resident Evil 2’s development kicked off shortly after work on the original Resident Evil was completed for the PlayStation in early 1996. In the following months,…

Retro Gaming Is Worth So Much More Than Novelty Value

Not all classics have aged gracefully, but pure fun is simply timeless   This morning I stumbled across an article that pondered the question, “is retro gaming worth anything other than novelty value?”.  Having nearly choked to death on my coffee after mouthing the headline, I sat and reflected on the…

Mutant League Hockey Retro Review (Sega Mega Drive)

Blood on the ice   When asked by Francis DiPersio to write a retro game review for HeyPoorPlayer, a few things went through my head: This is going to be really fun. This is going to be really hard considering I haven’t written anything since college. Out of the…

Chrono Trigger Tribute Album and Art Collection Chronicles of Time Now Available

The team behind Spectrum of Mana presents officially licensed Chrono Trigger tribute album and art collection with all proceeds to be donated to charity The team behind 2013’s acclaimed Secret of Mana tribute album, Spectrum of Mana, is excited to release their highly-anticipated tribute to Chrono Trigger titled Chronicles…

A Timeless Classic: Street Fighter II Turns 25 Today

Capcom’s arcade fighter turns a quarter century old today, leaving a legacy that is down, right + fierce   Today marks 25 years since Street Fighter II: The World Warrior released in arcades on February 6, 1991. Time sure does fly, doesn’t it? While not the first fighting game to…

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