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Together Retro [Action]: Solar Jetman

New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Still being played on the Together Retro Adventure path: Xenogears Why We Want To Play Solar Jetman I’ve had Solar Jetman recommended to me a few different times over the past year, so the game has been floating around on my to-do list for a while.  And much like our first Together Retro game, Defender, it is a rather unique game with controls that take some getting use to. [...]

Together Retro [Adventure]: Xenogears

Presented by: Bastion & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club This is the first installment of our new “Adventure” path of the Together Retro game club.  As discussed in “Expanding the Together Retro Game Club“, this is a new branch gear towards those interested in longer, story-driven games like RPGs and graphical adventure games.  Each installment will run for about a month or two and will run side-by-side with the “Action” branch (which features [...]

Together Retro: Toe Jam & Earl

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club The Sega Genesis had a heaping spoonful of quirky yet delightful titles in its library, and one of the first Sega titles to set this standard was Toe Jam & Earl.  This cult favorite broke the monotony that the glut of side-scrolling platformers brought. This uniqueness is the primary reason that fans were so dismayed by the format change in the game’s sequel [...]

Expanding The Together Retro Game Club

The Together Retro Game Club has passed the four month mark and the growing community has already had some great times enjoying some games many of us just never made the time for previously.  However, two of the major challenges with a game club are the different amounts of free time and genre preferences between the members. First of all, depending on what point you are in your life and what responsibilities you have (school/career/family/etc), you may have only a [...]

Together Retro: RC Pro Am

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club If you have been reading Racketboy for the past year you would have already heard some of our opinions on this title. Yes the blockbuster vehicular combat game, R.C. Pro-AM makes yet another appearance on the front page of Racketboy. However this time around we are asking everyone in Together Retro to give it a whirl. About The Game Released in 1988 R.C. [...]

Together Retro Special Weekend Edition: Diablo II

Presented by: Mozgus, Ivo, and Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club What’s The Deal With This “Special Weekend Edition”? Motivated by Blizzard’s announcement of Diablo 3 (and the rather enticing gameplay video), forum regular Mozgus suggested a revival of playing Diablo 2 on Battle.net (most likely, playing with the expansion, Lord of Destruction which noticeably improves the original). Also, Blizzard recently released patch 1.12, which conveniently lets you play without the CDs (you obviously [...]

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: Lunar: Silver Star

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club After much debate we came down to a handful of options for the next game. We knew that many were thirsty for an RPG and we wanted to continue into the 32/64bit generation. We did not, however, want to settle for what some might see as an obvious choice. Sure, it would be easy to choose something like a Final Fantasy or Dragon [...]

Together Retro: Samurai Shodown

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club For the fourth entry in the Together Retro Game Club, we will be shifting gears and trying out one of SNK’s classic 2D fighters, Samurai Shodown.  Thats right boys and girls we are going back to the arcade and going to one of the best weapon based fighting games ever created.  Now we know many of you want an RPG soon, but based [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Ristar

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to the second entry in the Together Retro Game Club. After the challenge of the first two club installments of Defender and Kid Icarus, we thought we would have something a bit more lighthearted but still full of fun. And now that we are progressing to the 16-bit era, we thought that Ristar would be a worth candidate that not everyone has [...]

Together Retro Game Club: Kid Icarus

Presented by: Fastbilly1, Marurun, & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Welcome to the second entry in the Together Retro Game Club. For our first entry we featured the arcade hit Defender, one of the most challenging arcade titles around. We know we hit hard but we’re not quite ready to grant mercy just yet. This time around we’re offering up a much-neglected, oft-overlooked Nintendo classic, Kid Icarus. History Kid Icarus is the paternal [...]

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 [...]