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Alundra

Today In Retro Gaming: Alundra (PS1)

There’s nothing like a good action/RPG hybrid to close out the year, and December 31st, 1997 saw the US release of this adventure on the original Playstation by Working Designs, the now-defunct purveyors of Japanese awesome.  As the titular silent protagonist, you alone have the power to enter the dreams of others and do battle [...]

Courier Crisis ad

Today in Retro Gaming – Courier Crisis

Today in retro gaming, we remember Courier Crisis for the Playstation, released in 1997, in which Paperboy found himself all grown up, living in the big city, and turning to the life of insanity known as ‘bicycle courier’ to pay the bills.  “Grand Theft Schwinn”?  Eh…not exactly.

Criticom

Today in Retro Gaming – Criticom (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we acknowledge the release of Kronos Digital’s not-so-gripping fighting game of not-so-epic proportions with an ad more exciting than the game it advertises.  How does this sort of thing keep happening?

Area 51 Box

Today in Retro Gaming – Area 51 (PS1)

November, 1996: the arcade game which did not exist spawns a home version for PS1 which also does not exist.  Welcome to Midway’s light gun, on-rails shooter.  Welcome…to Area 51!

Agile Warrior F111X

Today in Retro Gaming: Agile Warrior F-111X (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Agile Warrior: F-111X on the Playstation.  Released on the 2nd of November in 1995, Agile Warrior arrived on the heels of its launch title competition (Air Combat) by two months.  To stand out from the small crowd of flight simulators appearing on Sony’s machine, Virgin Entertainment’s [...]

Grand Theft Auto 2 ad

Today in Retro Gaming – Grand Theft Auto 2 (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Grand Theft Auto 2.  While it wasn’t yet the powerhouse we know today, Rockstar’s sequel to its original top-down crime spree spectacular upped the ante with more weapons, missions and vehicles…and a brand-spankin’ new city to call your own.

Tokyo Highway Battle Box

Today in Retro Gaming – Tokyo Highway Battle (PS1)

As the Fast & Furious franchise has shown, there’s no end of love for people driving fast cars at insane speeds for crazy reasons.  Speed nuts and racing enthusiasts have been with us since the invention of the wheel, but it takes a particular brand of lunatic to engage in illegal street racing.  The good [...]

Final Fantasy VIII

Today in Retro Gaming – Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Final Fantasy VIII on the Playstation with this rather, uh, “iconic” ad from the pages of GamePro magazine back in 1999.  Final Fantasy VIII is the story of how one game company and one system manufacturer worked together to perfectly sabotage the holy living shit out [...]

Dino Crisis Ad

Today in Retro Gaming – Dino Crisis (PS1)

RAWR!!  Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Dino Crisis on the Playstation with this classic ad culled from the pages of GamePro Magazine.  Capcom’s insidious crossbreed of Jurassic Park and Resident Evil began hunting gamers back on this day in 1999, and we think it’s still just as scary fourteen years later.

bottom of the 9th

Today in Retro Gaming: Bottom of the 9th ’99 (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Bottom of the 9th ’99. This was the last of Konami’s baseball games released in their ‘XXL Sports’ series. It made its final play for the pennant on August 31st, 1998, the same day Rickey Henderson of the Oakland Athletics scored his 2,000th career home run.  [...]

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