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Summer of the DIY Arcade, Part 1: The iCade

Summer of the DIY Arcade, Part 1: The iCade

Presented by Dsheinem This past summer I decided to take a leap that a lot of retro gaming enthusiasts ponder, but far too few ever follow through with: I decided to add some kind of  dedicated arcade experience to my gaming setup. I have long owned some very nice arcade-style fightsticks by companies like Hori, Agetec, and MadCatz, and swear by all of them for playing shmups or fighters on consoles.  I have even used adapters to hook a few [...]

How To Upgrade Your Light Gun to Arcade Quality

Note from racketboy: Thanks to skate323k137 for sharing this information and letting us republish the information from this forum thread. No matter if you take your light gun games seriously or you need all the help you can get when it comes to hitting your targets, its always nice to have a high-quality light gun that can rival those at the arcades. Unfortunately, even a brand new un-modified Sega Saturn light gun will miss a decent percentage of your trigger [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Dig Dug

Presented by: Fastbilly1 & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Dig Dug was one of the iconic early 80s arcade games.  Much like Pacman, Galaga, Joust, and Frogger, it is one of those games that everyone knows but surprisingly few modern gamers have had the joy of playing.  Well this time around for Together Retro we will be doing just that.  So grab your air pumps, were hunting Pookas. About The Game Released in [...]

Homebrew Virtua Fighter 5 Lindbergh Arcade Cabinet

This has actually shown up on a number of sites in the past few months, but I wanted to be sure to share this with everyone on here.  I’ve always been a big fan of arcade cabinets wheter they be you standard old-school designs or sleek and modern gaming stations. The Sega Lindbergh-based Virtua Fighter 5 arcade cabinet is a great example of a modern design and I know many people would love to get their hands on their own. [...]

Together Retro: Marble Madness

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to a fresh installment of the Together Retro Game Club. After a full month with the classic RPG, Lunar Silver Star Story, we’re going back in time to a game that is essentially a genre in itself — Marble Madness. History “I designed a game that I’d want to play so you’d want to play it.” Mark Cerny – Designer/Programmer When a [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Defender

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club We have a special treat for you this opening week. We’re going to be looking at the arcade classic Defender and the home port for the Atari 2600. Read on to find out more about Defender and what our plan is for the next 2 weeks. History Williams Electronics threw the gaming world a curveball when they released Defender in 1980. The game [...]

The Best Pac-Man Clones and Spin-Offs

Pac-Man is one of the most popular video games of all time and it was no surprise that many companies tried cloning the game in order to make a quick buck. However, many of those clones didn’t really add much or even capture much of the original charm. Even many of Namco’s own Pac-Man spinoffs were only worthy of a yawn. Over the last twenty-five years, there have been quite a few Pac-Man clones and official spinoffs that are still [...]

The Microsoft XBox Retro Compilation Library

  You can’t help but admit you like the benefits of newer consoles: wireless controllers, better video connections, faster load times. So is it so wrong to want to be able to play a bunch of old games on your new hardware? Of course not. With classic game compilations you can easily get a solid collection of retro games without spending a lot of cash. In fact, picking up one of these retail packs will be much more cost effective [...]

Review: Namco Museum DS with Pac-Man Vs.

Those of you who have been reading for a while know I have been waiting for this release for a while. On my Nintendo DS Wishlist of games or compilations I would like to see on my DS Lite, I specifically listed a new Namco Museum collection that would have some Namco classics on it and possibly include a new version of Pac-Man VS that would make the under-appreciated Gamecube party game and make it more accessible on the [...]

X-Men Arcade: 6-Player Beat-em-up Bliss

Pioneering games like Double Dragon and Final Fight really got the side-scrolling brawler genre off to a solid start, but Konami had a number of excellent beatemups in the early 1990’s that became some of the most popular quarter-collectors of the era. While their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle arcade games were some of the most popular of Konami’s brawlers, the X-Men arcade game is an overlooked gem that is my personal favorite. X-Men’s gameplay, at its core, isn’t much different [...]

Sega’s Super Hang-On 2 Ready To Be Revealed

Sega as a whole has had a hard time living up to their innovative and dazzling legacy. Many of Sega’s most established developers such as Yuji Naka of Sonic Team and Camelot Software Planning of Shining Force fame have left the Sega fold, leaving large voids in Sega’s quality lineup. One of the few development houses that is holding up is Sega’s AM2 division. Some of Sega’s best works of recent years have come from AM2 such as the Virtua [...]

Virtua Racing Arcade & Console Port Comparison

When there are a number of home versions of a classic game, you can’t help but wonder which version is the best. For older games, it is very hard to find some solid comparisons of various ports. Fortunately, every now and then I stumble across someone who is dedicated to a certain game and documents the various differences. This time around, HighGear_IceMan from the Race Sim Central Forums went through a lot of effort analyzing the groundbreaking Sega racer, Virtua [...]

Pac-Man Vs. Party Without a Gameboy Advance

I recently received an email from RetroGaming reader, fastbilly1, that I thought I would share… “Racketboy…. I thought you might get a kick out of this. Last weekend at Georgia Tech an anime/gaming convention by the name of Momocon took place. The girl who created this convention, a one Jesspanda, is a huge Nintendo fangirl and decided that her con must have a retrogaming room. So being the 2dfan I am I thought through several things to bring. Already Radiant [...]

Yu Suzuki Gameworks: Dreamcast Arcade Compilation

As one of the most revolutionary minds behind Sega’s past blockbusters and innovation, Yu Suzuki can be thanked for a number of great games such as Outrun, Shenume, and the Virtua Fighter series. As a tribute for the master and look back for his fans, Yu Suzuki’s Gameworks Volume 1, was a book and Dreamcast GD-ROM combo that covers his works from the early 1980’s to the release of Virtua Fighter 4. Game Selection: 9 The Gameworks Dreamcast disc serves [...]

Ninja Turtles Arcade Is A Cheap Thrill on XBLA

As one of my all-time favorite games of my childhood, I was glad to see the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game come to the XBox Live Arcade. It isn’t a deep game by any means, but it is filled with nostalgia and is loads of fun when whacking Foot Soldiers with a bunch of friends. Since one of the great advantages the XBox Live Arcade has over the Wii’s Virtual Console (so far) is that developers usually throw [...]