16-Bit Gems: Game Quickie: Yoshi’s Safari

16-Bit Gems: Game Quickie: Yoshi’s Safari

There were a handful of Super Nintendo games that featured the Super Scope. Yoshi’s Safari sure was one of...

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16-Bit Gems #33: Dragon Quest 3

16-Bit Gems #33: Dragon Quest 3

16-Bit Gems is back, once again! After another short haitus, Roo continues his mini-retrospective on the Dragon Quest series. This time, he takes a closer look at the best selling game in the Dragon Quest series, Dragon Quest...

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4th Annual CotGW Charity Gaming Marathon

4th Annual CotGW Charity Gaming Marathon

Our friends over at the Clan of the Gray wolf are hosting their 4th annual Charity Gaming Marathon. The Marathon is 60 hours of Super Nintendo glory to get donations for the V Foundation a 4 star charity for Cancer Research. You can watch the marathon on CotGW by clicking here. What are you waiting...

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16-Bit Gems #32: Dragon Quest 1 & 2

16-Bit Gems #32: Dragon Quest 1 & 2

16-Bit Gems is back! After a short haitus, Roo continues his mini-retrospective on the Dragon Quest series. This time, he looks at the definitive versions of the first two games, and examines how they influenced dozens of console RPGs to come. So grab your horned hat and watch the slimes draw near – the Dragonlord’s not going to leave Tantegel...

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64-Bit Gems #31: Dragon Quest VIII

64-Bit Gems #31: Dragon Quest VIII

Roo takes advantage this April 1st to talk an RPG that gets just about everything right – Dragon Quest VIII, for the Playstation 2. Watch for an explanation of why this is a game any JRPG fan can’t pass...

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16-Bit Gems #30: Rise of the RPG

16-Bit Gems #30: Rise of the RPG

Roo presents a retrospective on the rise of the Japanese Role-Playing Game – running from tabletop wargames up through Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy – and discusses their impact on the genre as a whole. Learn about the major players – including Gygax, Garriott, Woodhead, Horii, Sakaguchi – and how their efforts led to the 16-bit RPG...

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16-Bit Gems #29: Pac-Man 2

16-Bit Gems #29: Pac-Man 2

A Pac-Man game is a Pac-Man game is a Pac-Man game, right? Not when it’s Pac-Man 2 – Namco’s unexpected foray into point and click adventure. While it threw Pac-fans for a loop in the 90′s, we can look back now and give this quirkly little title its due. Find out why it’s worth your Pac-time in this...

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16-Bit Gems #28: Clock Tower

16-Bit Gems #28: Clock Tower

Believe it or not, there were survival horror games before Resident Evil. Not many… but still. Clock Tower for the Super Nintendo was one of the pioneers of the genre, bringing creepy atmosphere, a chilling plot, and homicidal children all together in full 2-dimensional glory. Find out why everyone should give this overlooked gem a chance this...

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16-Bit Gems #27: Sunset Riders

16-Bit Gems #27: Sunset Riders

This Konami arcade classic was once ported to both the Super Nintendo and Genesis. But how well did they stack up to the original? And which one took quite a departure from its initial version? Roo examines each in this rootin’-tootin’...

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16-Bit Gems #26: Super Adventure Island II

16-Bit Gems #26: Super Adventure Island II

We all know what we’re in for when we play an Adventure Island game: Puzzles, swords, magic, and… downthrusts? No, Super Adventure Island 2 may not be the game you’d expect, but it’s so much more. Join Roo as he shows off his favorite game in this storied series, as well as its surprising pedigree. Zelda 2: The adventure of Link...

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