Vintage Gaming – Super Dodge Ball

Super Dodge Ball might just be the ideal game from the 8-bit era that you didn’t play.  It’s exactly what the title says, your team (USA in our NES version) battles dodge ball teams from around the globe in a tournament.  Each team (from places like Iceland, Kenya and China) had different strengths and weaknesses,… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Super Dodge Ball

Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

First person shooters were huge for me when I was younger, despite the fact I wasn’t very good at them.  That meant FPS’s that still had a single player story were much loved and more likely to be bought.  Jedi Outcast was the second ‘Jedi Knight’ game but the third game starring Kyle Katarn, one… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

Vintage Gaming – Diablo

Ah, Diablo.  A game that I came to quite late – after it’s own sequel came out.  In case you are a young punk, or simply have lived under the gaming equivalent of a rock, Diablo tells the story of a town under assault by the forces of Hell itself.  Unbeknownst to the towns folk,… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Diablo

Vintage Gaming – Oni

Beat ’em up games have a long history, whether in the arcade or on your various console systems.  From Renegade to Double Dragon to River City Ransom, this style of game was a fun diversion from my RPG and Sim game-filled life at the time.  You might consider Oni a logical extension from those games.  Made… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Oni

Vintage Gaming – The Temple of Elemental Evil

I’ve been on a bit of a DnD/RPG game kick of late (or really for a while), so I thought now would be a good time to officially revisit The Temple of Elemental Evil, a PC game based on the old Dungeons and Dragons module of the same game, but updated for the 3.5E rules. … Continue reading Vintage Gaming – The Temple of Elemental Evil

Old Game Tuesday is now Vintage Gaming

I’m renaming the ‘Old Game Tuesday’ feature ‘Vintage Gaming’, so I don’t feel so bad about missing it/being late with it.  Also, when I DO write them up, I love it so much I want to post it right away.  So, now I will.  Also, if you have something you’d like to contribute or cross-promote… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday is now Vintage Gaming

Vintage Gaming – River City Ransom

River City Ransom is one of those games that, if you’ve played it, you probably love it…but not a lot of people have played it.  I came across it by chance at the video store once, played the heck out of it, but it took me forever to find a working copy.  I finally did,… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – River City Ransom

Vintage Gaming – Star Wars: Rebellion

Star Wars: Rebellion (or Supremacy, as it was known across the pond) is a real-time 4X game Lucasarts released in 1998 to quite mixed reviews.  I bought it and played it quite a bit, though almost always from the Rebel side.  I have a hard time playing the bad guys.  Rebellion is set just after… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Star Wars: Rebellion

Old Game Tuesday – SimCity 2000

Man, how many hours did I spend on SimCity 2000?  More than my parents would probably like to hear about, that’s for sure. ;)  I enjoyed the original SimCity quite a bit, but was only dimly aware of other Sim games (I did rent SimEarth on SNES once, that was fun), but as woon as… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – SimCity 2000

Vintage Gaming – Destiny of an Emperor

I’m showing my age again to some of you young bucks, but when I mention my favorite classic RPGs, this one probably elicits the most blank stares.  Destiny of an Emperor was released by Capcom way back in 1990 for the NES, and was a fairly typical JRPG.  There were a few key differences, and… Continue reading Vintage Gaming – Destiny of an Emperor

Old Game Tuesday – Final Fantasy VI

There was a time when I was perfectly happy just playing my original 8-bit NES. I had fun, time-consuming games like Final Fantasy and Uncharted Waters, and didn’t need any new console just for better graphics. Then I was informed Final Fantasy II was coming to that newfangled SNES. Someone brought their system and the… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – Final Fantasy VI