Category: Nostalgia and Retro

  • Star Trek: 25th Anniversary – Demon World

    Star Trek: 25th Anniversary – Demon World

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   In 1992, Interplay Entertainment released one of the greatest Star Trek games of all time, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary. This was the first Star Trek game that truly lived up to its lofty mantle. Each episode of Star Trek (save “The Menagerie”) was a self-contained adventure. 25th Anniversary follows suit by…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   In 1992, Interplay Entertainment released one of the greatest Star Trek games of all time, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary. This was the first Star Trek game that truly lived up to its lofty mantle. Each episode of Star Trek (save “The Menagerie”) was a self-contained adventure. 25th Anniversary follows suit by…

  • Retro Review – Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990/2008, Sierra On-Line/AGDI Interactive, PC)

    Retro Review – Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (1990/2008, Sierra On-Line/AGDI Interactive, PC)

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   It’s been over a year since I wrote my review of the first Quest for Glory. I started Trial by Fire right after I beat the first game, but I never got very far in the third game, Wages of War. I decided it was time to finish the series, but…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   It’s been over a year since I wrote my review of the first Quest for Glory. I started Trial by Fire right after I beat the first game, but I never got very far in the third game, Wages of War. I decided it was time to finish the series, but…

  • Do You Dare Enter the Deep Dungeons of Doom?

    Do You Dare Enter the Deep Dungeons of Doom?

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald I’d heard about Deep Dungeons of Doom for a while, but had never felt the driving urge to buy it. However, I acquired a free Steam key from Bundle Stars, so I reckoned on downloading it. I didn’t think much of it at first. It was kind of frustrating. I didn’t really…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald I’d heard about Deep Dungeons of Doom for a while, but had never felt the driving urge to buy it. However, I acquired a free Steam key from Bundle Stars, so I reckoned on downloading it. I didn’t think much of it at first. It was kind of frustrating. I didn’t really…

  • Nightshade Review

    Nightshade Review

    By Jake Rushing   Developer: Beam Software Publisher: Ultra Games Release Date: January 1992 Platforms: Nintendo Entertainment System   For every console that exists in the market, there are games that shine through and become the game staples of their consoles, like Super Mario World for SNES, or Sonic The Hedgehog for Genesis. However, there…

    By Jake Rushing   Developer: Beam Software Publisher: Ultra Games Release Date: January 1992 Platforms: Nintendo Entertainment System   For every console that exists in the market, there are games that shine through and become the game staples of their consoles, like Super Mario World for SNES, or Sonic The Hedgehog for Genesis. However, there…

  • Heroine’s Quest: a Retro RPG Adventure

    Heroine’s Quest: a Retro RPG Adventure

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald The saying goes that the best things in life are free, but I don’t know if I believe that. Video games, Diet Dr. Pepper and road trips to Idaho all cost money. I volunteered to take care of Shadow when my friends couldn’t keep him. Doggy affection is free, but I still…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald The saying goes that the best things in life are free, but I don’t know if I believe that. Video games, Diet Dr. Pepper and road trips to Idaho all cost money. I volunteered to take care of Shadow when my friends couldn’t keep him. Doggy affection is free, but I still…

  • Retro Review – Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero (1992, Sierra On-Line, PC)

    Retro Review – Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero (1992, Sierra On-Line, PC)

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald I love role-playing games; I love adventure games. They are my two favorite genres of video game. Naturally, when I heard about the old Quest for Glory series by Sierra from the ‘90s, I was very excited. I bought the whole series in a single volume. So far, I have played the…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald I love role-playing games; I love adventure games. They are my two favorite genres of video game. Naturally, when I heard about the old Quest for Glory series by Sierra from the ‘90s, I was very excited. I bought the whole series in a single volume. So far, I have played the…

  • Backlog Review: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble

    Backlog Review: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble

    By Jake Rushing Developer: RARE Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: November 1st, 1996 Platform: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U Rated: E for Everyone After Nintendo 64 was released to the store shelves, Rare had already finished the third installment of the Donkey Kong Country series, and the game got released over 4 months…

    By Jake Rushing Developer: RARE Publisher: Nintendo Release Date: November 1st, 1996 Platform: Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U Rated: E for Everyone After Nintendo 64 was released to the store shelves, Rare had already finished the third installment of the Donkey Kong Country series, and the game got released over 4 months…

  • Journey to the Frozen Tundra of Icewind Dale

    Journey to the Frozen Tundra of Icewind Dale

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   An elven sorceress, a half-orc priest, a roguish dwarf, a half-elf bard and two warrior women walk into a bar. It’s not a joke – it’s the opening of Icewind Dale! BioWare developed the Infinity Engine between 1997 and 1998, and it was employed for the first time in Baldur’s Gate.…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   An elven sorceress, a half-orc priest, a roguish dwarf, a half-elf bard and two warrior women walk into a bar. It’s not a joke – it’s the opening of Icewind Dale! BioWare developed the Infinity Engine between 1997 and 1998, and it was employed for the first time in Baldur’s Gate.…

  • Classic Remake of an Historic Star Trek Game

    Classic Remake of an Historic Star Trek Game

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   You are the captain of the Heavy Battle Cruiser U.S.S. Lexington. Your success – or your failure – may forever determine the fate of the Union. Godspeed. Okay, so EGA Trek is not *really* a Star Trek game. But it basically is. It is a reworking of Super Star Trek, one…

    by Benjamin Fitzgerald   You are the captain of the Heavy Battle Cruiser U.S.S. Lexington. Your success – or your failure – may forever determine the fate of the Union. Godspeed. Okay, so EGA Trek is not *really* a Star Trek game. But it basically is. It is a reworking of Super Star Trek, one…

  • Rhythm Game Retrospective: A Look Back on Guitar Hero and Rock Band from Michael Ros

    Rhythm Game Retrospective: A Look Back on Guitar Hero and Rock Band from Michael Ros

    By Michael Ros Remember when rhythm games ruled the world? We had Dance Dance Revolution, a slew of karaoke titles, Audiosurf (which Jake Rushing honored as Last Token Gaming’s first Obscure Game Review), and, of course, who could forget the Guitar Hero vs Rock Band debate? You know, the OTHER Activision vs EA Fanboy War.…

    By Michael Ros Remember when rhythm games ruled the world? We had Dance Dance Revolution, a slew of karaoke titles, Audiosurf (which Jake Rushing honored as Last Token Gaming’s first Obscure Game Review), and, of course, who could forget the Guitar Hero vs Rock Band debate? You know, the OTHER Activision vs EA Fanboy War.…