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Together Retro Game Club: Star Control II

Together Retro Game Club: Star Control II

Presented by BogusMeatFactory 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 shoot off into space to battle alien oppressors and explore the cosmos in the sandbox space adventure, Star Control II. If you owned a PC in the early 1990’s, Star Control was definitely on your radar as a shining pinnacle of storytelling and revolutionarily expansive game-play. It gave further life and vigor to [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Solomon’s Key

Together Retro Game Club: Solomon’s Key

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 in Together Retro brings a unique experience. Combining elements of platforming and puzzle, and starting as an arcade game and making its way to home consoles, this is Tecmo’s 1986 release, Solomon’s Key. Gameplay The object of the game is to guide Dana the wizard through 50 rooms to retrieve the Solomon’s Key, which is [...]

Together Retro: Alone in the Dark & Ghosts N Goblins

Together Retro: Alone in the Dark & Ghosts N Goblins

Presented by Ack 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 are jumping into two classic titles that should make for one haunting October that should please just about any retro gamer. Alone in the Dark In 1924, the artist Jeremy Hartwood commits suicide in his Louisiana mansion, Derceto. While the police rush through the case, Jeremy’s niece Emily Hartwood arrives at the mansion to [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Street Fighter III

Together Retro Game Club: Street Fighter III

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. First there was Street Fighter II: The World Warriors. Then there was Street Fighter II: Champion Edition. Then there were people who pretended to have liked the original Street Fighter. Fast forward and you have 3 or 4 other editions of Street Fighter II. Then Capcom spent quite a bit of time with a prequel series [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Slug

Together Retro Game Club: Metal Slug

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. Any gamer with first-hand memories of the early 90’s can tell you about the big red arcade cabinets that populated the local movie theater or skate rink. These boxes weren’t Street Fighter II. They weren’t Donkey Kong. Even though they had 2 or maybe 6 games, you were not going to find Mortal Kombat or X-Men [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Daytona USA

Together Retro Game Club: Daytona USA

Presented by noiseredux New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. If you entered an arcade in the 90s, you were sure to find a racing game or two. Those gigantic machines that you’d sit in and feel the steering wheel in your hands; the gas pedal under your foot. For some of us who were still years away from driving a car in real life, arcade games like these were [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

Together Retro Game Club: Call Of Duty & Medal Of Honor

Presented by Ack New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. World War II has been a setting in First Person Shooters since the dawn of the modern FPS, with Wolfenstein 3D proving as the blueprint for numerous titles to come. The setting provided easily recognizable weapons, an entire world of potential locales, and a nearly universally-hated foe in the Nazis. However it would take the involvement of [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Puyo Puyo

Together Retro Game Club: Puyo Puyo

Presented by noiseredux New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Puyo Puyo is a 1991 puzzle game that exists within the popular “falling blocks” and “tile matching” sub-genres. Its roots were firmly planted in the arcade, thus the Player Versus Player slant that has remained important to the series. So join us this month as we match up Puyos and send garbage over to our opponents! [...]

Together Retro Game Club: R-Type

Together Retro Game Club: R-Type

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. Irem’s 1987 game R-Type is regarded as one of the preeminent shmups in gaming history for good reason: it is beautiful to look at and listen to, challenging to conquer, and both innovative and influential in meaningful ways. R-Type is this month’s game for Together Retro, and we invite everyone to join in the fight against the [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee

Together Retro Game Club: Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee

Presented by Alienjesus 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 explore the first entry in OddWorld Inhabitant’s OddWorld series. Many of us have worked awful jobs in our lifetime, but poor old Abe’s takes the cake – not only is he a slave, but his ‘employer’ RaptureFarms plans to turn Abe and all of his fellow Mudokan’s into Tasty Treats and [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Pitfall

Together Retro Game Club: Pitfall

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. Pitfall! is often credited as being the first platformer available on a home console, and while this distinction is up for debate, it is certainly one the earliest and most influential platformers to grace the home video game market. David Crane’s masterful creation pushed the limits of the Atari VCS, helped establish Activision as a major developer, [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Together Retro Game Club: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

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. Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up in the middle of the night aboard the military space ship you’re contracted to be on as a body guard for an important government official, just to find that the ship is being shot at and you are wrapped up in events that will shape [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Raiden

Together Retro Game Club: Raiden

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 for Together Retro, we feature an arcade shoot-em-up from 1990, Raiden by Seibu Kaihatsu. From the Japanese words for “Thunder” and “Lightning”, it’s up to the supersonic fighter ship Raiden to stop the threat of the alien Cranassians. Gameplay Raiden features 8 stages which has the player fight air and ground targets. The Raiden [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Grim Fandango

Together Retro Game Club: Grim Fandango

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 land of the dead with Grim Fandango. Created by Tim Schafer, the man behind other classic point-and-click games such as The Secret of Monkey Island, and developed by LucasArts, this classic adventure game is highly regarded for its memorable setting and characters, excellent soundtrack and wonderful story. [...]

Together Retro Game Club: D

Together Retro Game Club: D

Presented by Ack New to Together Retro? Don’t worry; everyone makes mistakes. You can get an idea about what we’re doing with our time here. Horror has always been a vital component of change in film, bringing early success and riches to fledgling studios, championing the development of new means to bring entertainment to the masses, and serving as a vital springboard towards the future success of actors, directors, and screenwriters, while still hiding on the fringe as a cult phenomenon.  The [...]