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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) [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Fatal Fury Special

Together Retro Game Club: Fatal Fury Special

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.   Quick question: which Street Fighter game defines the series? Were I a betting gamer, I’d wager that the words “Street Fighter II” rolled off your lips…in addition to some other adjective. Turbo, Champion, Super. Whatever. Street Fighter II, for all its genre definement, needed an iteration or two to get it right. Similarly, SNK’s [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Fantastic Dizzy / The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

Together Retro Game Club: Fantastic Dizzy / The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy

Fantastic Dizzy is one of several games in the Dizzy series and the only one released outside Europe. Despite the similar sounding title it is not to be confused with Fantasy World Dizzy, the third game in the series with similar gameplay (Fantasy World Dizzy has been ironically referred to as the “best game of all time” by Yathzee, from Zero Punctuation fame). What made it special The gameplay of most games in the Dizzy series is an uncommon combination [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Half-Life

Together Retro Game Club: Half-Life

Presented by Dsheinem New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club It would be fair to say that Half-Life is one of the most important games in all of gaming history. Not only did it popularize and innovate the story-driven First Person Shooter, but it also thrust Valve into the spotlight as a leading PC game developer, a position which they have capitalized on in their efforts to redefine PC gaming development and distribution in the fifteen years [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Wing Commander

Together Retro Game Club: Wing Commander

Presented by ExedExes New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Overview Wing Commander is the first game in the Wing Commander series of science fiction space simulation games, released on September 26, 1990 for the PC. It was designed and directed by Chris Roberts and produced by Roberts and a pre-System Shock/Deus Ex Warren Spector. Origin Systems was the developer and publisher. The company would later be bought out by Electronic Arts in 1992, and EA would [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Bubble Bobble

Together Retro Game Club: Bubble Bobble

presented by Ivo. New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club What made it special Extremely solid gameplay that is great fun, easy to learn, hard to master – all that combined with co-op gameplay and high production values (cute graphics and catchy music that arguably hold up quite well after more than 20 years). The basic gameplay is shooting non-lethal bubbles that trap the enemies, which can then be bursted to eliminate them. You can also bounce [...]