Posts Tagged ‘retro’

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.

Doom

Today in Retro Gaming – Doom (PS1)

It took a few years, but Midway ported the PC classic Doom to the Playstation and unleashed Hell on earth all over again back on this day in 1995.  Almost two decades later, we’re still playing Doom on our Playstation consoles thanks to the release of iD’s incredible trilogy earlier this year.  Got your shotgun […]

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.

Clock Tower manual

Today in Retro Gaming – Clock Tower (PS1)

If you consume horror games the way most people consume Big Macs, if you regularly stroll through Resident Evil with one hand tied behind your back, if you routinely play Fatal Frame for laughs, then you probably consider yourself the type of badass who doesn’t scare easily.  You’d take it as a personal affront to […]

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 […]

die hard trilogy box

Today in Retro Gaming – Die Hard Trilogy (PS1)

If you’ve ever found yourself watching an action movie and thought, “Pfffft!  I could do that!” then the August 1996 release of Die Hard Trilogy was your chance to prove it.  UK-based developer Probe Entertainment, already known for a pair of rock-solid Mortal Kombat adaptations for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive, stepped up to the plate with […]

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.  […]

Kartia (or Rebus if you're in Japan)

Today in Retro Gaming: Kartia (PS1)

Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of Kartia: The Word of Fate on the Playstation with a beautiful full-page magazine ad from back in the day.  Released in the US on July 31, 1998, Kartia is one of those games which slipped through the cracks of the RPG market in the wake of […]

Tecmo's Deception: Invitation to Darkness

Today in Retro Gaming – Tecmo’s Deception (PS1)

By 1996, Nintendo of America had started to relax its policies on censorship.  Gamers saw violence-laden releases of Mortal Kombat II and III on the Super Nintendo after the Genesis version of the original outsold the SNES’s by a factor of three-to-one.  But despite loosening up restrictions on depictions of blood and violence, there were […]

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