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Retro Game Night: Sega Master System Brawl, Streets of Rage 2 hack, and Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic!

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This week we’re covering a lot of ground in a little bit of time.  Not to be outdone by the upcoming Wii U Smash Bros, Sega fans made a Genesis/Mega Drive homebrew of classic Master System characters and levels duking it out entitled Sega Master System Brawl and we check it out.  Then we move on to a color enhancing hack on Streets of Rage 2 that is said to bring it closer to SNES quality (and we put the original’s gameplay in the corner for comparison).  Finally we play the Famicom Disk System (FDS) title Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic! which you all probably know better as it released in the US as Super Mario Bros 2 on the NES.  Like Streets of Rage, we put the original gameplay in the corner for comparison.  This was played on original hardware with either original games or a flash cart for homebrew/hacks, no emulation.  To keep load times quick, the video is not embedded and can instead be linked by clicking on the graphic.

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July 12, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Retro Game Night: Shadow of Rome

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This week’s Retro Game Night is all about the Romans.  For July’s game club we are playing Shadow of Rome for the Playstation 2 and we give it the usual first glance and initial impressions.  For load time optimization I have placed a graphic instead of an embedded video.  Click on it to watch.


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July 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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Video: Retro Game Night with Dino Crisis 2 and Dead Rising 3 DLC

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This week for Retro Game Night we are playing Dino Crisis 2 to wrap up the game club for June and trying out the fan service that is Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Edition Ex Plus Alpha (Dash).  Click on the pics below to be taken to the videos (we do not embed videos to improve site load times).

Video: Retro Game Night – Dino Crisis

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dc_coverOne of this week’s Retro Game Night titles kicks off the June game club with 1999′s Dino Crisis.  Click on the box art above to view the video.  From Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, this game was simply put as Resident Evil meets Jurassic Park, even at the admission of the game’s characters.  In this video we play the first hour with commentary and get you set up for an interesting take on the survival horror genre.  We are doing both the first and second game for June, so watch for the sequel coming in two weeks.

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June 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Retro Game Night: Yakuza (PS2)

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This week for the May game club we are taking a first look at the PS2 title Yakuza.  Although the Sega series garnered more attention in its PS3 ventures, the PS2 original is said to be great.  Click here or on the box art below to see the video.


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May 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition Unboxing Video

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In a move that is sure to make collectors scream out, I found a sealed copy of Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition dirt cheap and instead of keeping it on a shelf I actually opened it!  Click on the game below to view the video.


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May 3, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Retro Game Night: MSX Antiques Collection

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This week’s Retro Game Night features games from the short but sweet library of the MSX Japanese microcomputer. We delve into a few of the known and unknown flagship titles. This was captured from the Konami MSX Antiques Collection on the Sega Saturn console.  Simply click here or on the picture below to view the video.


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April 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

Sega CD Marathon-athon, Part 1

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User/listener Mark E. on Facebook recently put that he wants more Sega CD as a reward for hitting some fantastic numbers for the podcast in March.  How could I say no to a bunch of content on my favorite console?  As a result I’m pulling all the games from my Sega CD collection (over 100 strong) and playing them all in alphabetical sequence in a new video series I call the “Sega CD Marathon-athon”.  In part 1 we kick off the beginning of the alphabet with 3 Ninjas Kick Back, Adventures of Batman & Robin, Afterburner III, The Animals! (Presented by the San Diego Zoo), and finally B.C. Racers.  I did have to skip over Advanced Dungeons & DragonsEye of the Beholder and for some reason Adventures of Willy Bemish was hidden in the Ws instead of the As, so watch for longer solo videos and write-ups of those soon.  As it stands I’m not doing review/retrospective write-ups on any of these games because, well, you’ll see.  Click on the Sega CD logo below or here to check out the video.


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April 20, 2014 at 2:25 pm

Retro Game Night: Einhander

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This week for #RetroFridays we are playing the PS1 shmup Einhander from Squaresoft.  Released in 1997 this was an oddity because Square was better known for a slew of great RPGs, including Final Fantasy VII.  This was captured on actual hardware playing an actual disc, no emulation.  Click here or on the box art (I prefer this Japanese box art over the poor American one) to be taken to the video.

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April 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

Retro Fridays: Unreleased Games

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This week for Retro Fridays we are playing unreleased games.  The Sunsoft canceled NES title Sunman, which was really a re-skin of a Superman game. An ultra violent PS1 game that was deemed too violent to release named Thrill Kill.  And finally the stolen never released SNES sequel to StarFox, StarFox 2 (of which most of the gameplay was integrated into StarFox 64).  All of these games were captured on actual hardware, no emulation (and we tell you how to do it too).  Click on the Starfox 2 photo above or here to be taken to the video.

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April 12, 2014 at 12:55 pm


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