Retro Reviews

Socket Retro Review

It’s Electric!   The year is 1993. Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has been enjoyed by millions of gamers around the world and talk of a third installment is on the tip of every major gaming publication’s tongue. Genesis owners who’ve completed Sonic 2 are longingly staring at their…

Mega Man 4 Retro Review

Takes a Small Dive and Grows Dusty, Despite Bright Spots   Apparently, Team Rockman thrives off adversity. After the hardships of designing Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 amidst time, financial, and personnel constraints, the rock-steady team set to work on Mega Man 4. Unlike their past two…

Mighty Final Fight Retro Review

Mighty Final Fight is a mighty fine beat-’em-up   Capcom’s Final Fight is a series that needs no introduction. While there were other beat ‘em ups that came before it, Cody, Guy, and musclebound Mayor Mike Haggar’s battle against the evil Mad Gear Gang is one that defined a…

Mega Man 3 Retro Review

Magnetic, Sparky, Hard, And Top-notch, If Also In 2’s Shadow     With the unexpected runaway success of pet project Mega Man 2 behind them, Capcom and Team Rockman went all in on Mega Man 3, throwing more money at the project with the hopes of capitalizing on their…

Mega Man 2 Retro Review

Too Mega, Man   It shouldn’t be too shocking — Mega Man 2 is a glowing success in almost every way. Critically lauded upon release and commonly seen as the highpoint of Capcom’s venerable series, Mega Man 2 remains the highest-selling game in its series and one of the…

Paperboy Review (Sega Master System)

When I was a paperboy I was supposed to go to 2,000 houses… or 2 dumpsters!   No game in the history of the NES library makes me feel more nostalgic than Atari’s Paperboy. Memories of the street I grew up on wash over me every time I fire…

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