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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, [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Lemmings

Together Retro Game Club: Lemmings

Presented by Ivo and 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. For most people, lemmings are rodents of the family cricetidae and are closely related to Hamsters, Voles, Mice and Rats. Due to a longstanding misconception, lemmings are often associated with mass suicide, an idea that was reinforced by the Disney documentary “White Wilderness”. If you ask gamers, they will probably tell you that Lemmings [...]

Together Retro Game Club: PaRappa the Rapper

Together Retro Game Club: PaRappa the Rapper

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. Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind! This month’s Together Retro is a rappin’ good time! Overview PaRappa the Rapper, the first of several influential PlayStation games by developer NanaOn-Sha and designer/musician Masaya Matsuura, is seen today as an early foray into the rhythm genre that would grow to include everything from Space Channel 5 to [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Zombies Ate My Neighbors / Silent Hill 2

Together Retro Game Club: Zombies Ate My Neighbors / Silent Hill 2

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. For the month of October, we are having another Horror Double Feature, with 2 games published by Konami, 1993′s homage to B-movies, Zombies Ate My Neighbors, and 2001′s survival horror classic Silent Hill 2. Zombies Ate My Neighbors Overview Zombies Ate My Neighbors is a 1993 isometric run and gun style game developed by LucasArts and [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Zork

Together Retro Game Club: Zork

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. Overview Zork is one of the first examples of a brand new genre known as a text adventure. Inspired by the original text adventure game, Colossal Cave Adventure, the first version of Zork was created in 1977 by 4 members of MIT’s Dynamic Modeling Group: Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling. It was [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Turtles in Time

Together Retro Game Club: Turtles in Time

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. Overview Obligatory ‘Cowabunga!’ as this month the Together Retro game club will travel all the way back to the year punk broke so we can play the second of Konami’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat-em-ups – the masterpiece known as Turtles in Time. This was a period where Konami would rule the arcade beat-em-up genre with [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Road Rash

Together Retro Game Club: Road Rash

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. For this month’s Together Retro, we’ll be playing 1991’s premiere motorcycle combat game: EA’s Road Rash. Overview The basic gameplay of Road Rash involves winning races over long stretches of highway while doing bike-to-bike combat with other riders in the race along the way. Players have access to clubs and (in later entries in the series) [...]