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Together Retro Game Club: Quake Series

Together Retro Game Club: Quake Series

Presented  by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. “Quake won’t be just a game, it will be a movement.” – John Romero in Computer Player magazine, October 1994 A new generation of programmers was devoting their work, their lives, to realizing the Holodeck. As John Carmack said, “It’s a moral imperative that we must create this.” His contribution would be Quake. – from Masters of [...]

Together Retro Game Club: River City Ransom

Together Retro Game Club: River City Ransom

Presented  by Flake New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Well, this is it. As far as I am concerned, with this game the Together Retro project reaches its zenith. Ignore what the rest of the calendar says. Turn out the lights. Unplug your game systems. Go find a hobby that is more sports oriented. We’re doing River City Ransom this month. It is THE ultimate [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Grandia

Together Retro Game Club: Grandia

Presented by Graham New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month in Together Retro we delve into the world of one of the Playstation’s classic RPGs with Grandia. Developed by Game Arts, the team behind the Lunar franchise, this Japanese RPG is highly regarded for the innovations made with its strategic battle system. Gameplay For the most part, Grandia plays like a fairly typical RPG of [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Space Harrier

Together Retro Game Club: Space Harrier

  Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month Together Retro brings you one of the most influential and classic arcade games in the past 30 years. With groundbreaking graphics, flight-stick controls and even a memorable cabinet design, it’s all right here in Space Harrier by Sega.  Created by the legendary Yu Suzuki, this was one of 4 games in Sega’s “Super Scaler” [...]

Together Retro: Ultima IV

Together Retro: Ultima IV

Presented by Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month for Together Retro we are going for a very unique title.  Ultima IV is not a game about conquering an evil lord or demon bent on destruction.  It is really a game about becoming a good person, an example to the masses of Britannia.  How you accomplish this is so slyly implemented it makes it [...]

Together Retro: I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream & The Typing of the Dead

Together Retro: I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream & The Typing of the Dead

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. It’s another October double-bill for Together Retro, and this year we are playing two games in very different genres: 1995’s I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream developed by The Dreamer’s Guild and 1999’s Sega spin-off classic The Typing of the Dead. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream Overview I Have No Mouth and [...]

Together Retro Game Club: F-Zero

Together Retro Game Club: F-Zero

Presented by Flake New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. It’s September already and it feels like the year is flying by faster than ever. What better way to begin the final sprint to 2015 than with the 1990 Super Nintendo classic F-Zero. Story What set F-Zero apart from the army of arcade style racing games that flooded home consoles and the arcades in the early [...]

Together Retro Game Club: D&D Tower of Doom & Shadow Over Mystara

Together Retro Game Club: D&D Tower of Doom & Shadow Over Mystara

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. August’s Together Retro brings us 2 games from the Dungeons & Dragons universe by Capcom that were originally released to arcades in the 90’s –  Tower of Doom from 1993 & Shadow over Mystara from 1996. Despite their D&D lineage, these are not straight RPGs, they are beat-em-ups that have RPG-like elements interwoven throughout the game, [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Ikaruga

Together Retro Game Club: Ikaruga

Presented by Ivo New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This July’s Together Retro title is Ikaruga, a famous shoot em up game from developer Treasure (an apt name for a developer that is highly valued by its fans, thanks to many classics such as Gunstar Heroes and Guardian Heroes). It is to some extent a spiritual sequel to Treasure’s other famous shoot em up, Radiant [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Psychonauts

Together Retro Game Club: Psychonauts

Presented by Ivo New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. We are almost half-way through 2014 and throughout June we propose a ccharismatic3d adventure-platformer hybrid from designer Tim Schafer and the team from Double Fine Productions. It was released in 2005. In Psychonauts you control Raz (Rasputin), a very acrobatic kid with psychic abilities. Raz ran away from the circus to come to a Camp for [...]

Together Retro Game Club: The Lost Vikings

Together Retro Game Club: The Lost Vikings

Presented by Ivo New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. This month we have an interesting Puzzle-Platformer developed by Silicon & Synapse (which would become Blizzard Entertainment) and published by Interplay, back in 1992-1993. In “The Lost Vikings” the player needs to guide 3 Vikings that have been abducted by aliens, so that they can eventually return home in their correct time period. Gameplay Each Lost [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Shock Troopers

Together Retro Game Club: Shock Troopers

Presented by ExedExes New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. The overhead run-n-gun in the arcades has taken on many forms over the years. Starting with Taito’s 1982 release Front Line, there has been no shortage of games with the theme of a singular character taking on an entire enemy force. Capcom’s 1985 contribution, Commando, modernized what Front Line originally established, and a company called SNK [...]

Together Retro Game Club: M.U.L.E.

Together Retro Game Club: M.U.L.E.

Presented by Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. 1983 was a great year to be a geek.  TCP/IP was finalized on the ARPAnet, Lotus 1-2-3 started it’s almost decade long strangle hold on accounting software, the IBM PC-XT was released, Billie Jean was on every radio, Return of the Jedi was released, and in the mix of it all, one of the most influential [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Gear

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Gear

Presented by Dsheinem New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Many of our readers will have no doubt played something accredited to Hideo Kojima – whether it is one of the entries in his Metal Gear Solid series, a Zone of the Enders title, Sega CD’s standout Snatcher, or any other number of games that he’s played a prominent role in designing.  Kojima’s first game was [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Phantasy Star Online

Together Retro Game Club: Phantasy Star Online

Presented by Fastbilly1 New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. As we enter our six year of Together Retro we thought we would go for something extravagant, something interesting, something just down right awesome.  So we decided to kick off this years Together Retro with the first console Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Phantasy Star Online.  While some do not consider it a true MMORPG, [...]