Excerpt: Retro Game Challenge has been on our purchase list for quite some time now. It finally came down in price enough, and we scraped together the funds to purchase it. I am very glad we did. This Nintendo DS game is a trip through memory lane thanks to clones of well known games. There are also some interesting twists on some of our favorites from the past.
Conclusion: Concept: Play a bunch of retro-inspired games while meeting specific challenges
Graphics: Chunky, blocky, and primitive. In other words, perfect for the game
Sound: Just like the graphics, they're dated, from the funky songs to the ?era-appropriate effects
Playability: You'll look forward to unlocking free play on some of the games, they're so good
Entertainment: Adding specific tasks pumps even more life into the already addicting action
Excerpt: Live all the glory of the Golden Age of video games with Retro Game Challenge. There were tons of arcade games and home consoles everywhere back in the 1980s, and not just the Nintendo Entertainment System and Atari. Your parents might remember the hoopla around classic games like Pong, Space Invaders and Pac-Man. Retro Game Challenge isn’t just game playing; it’s a complete experience.
Summary: Retro Game Challenge finds you sprawled out in front of the TV popping in one cartridge after another to challenge high scores. You've been sent into the past by a game player disillusioned with modern titles, and only by meeting his challenges can you return home. Each of the short, old school games are clearly modeled after old favorites, and constant in-jokes serve as reminders of a childhood spent in front of early interactive gems.
Excerpt: You might not believe this, but when I say that Retro Game Challenge was made for people like me, I'm not just looking for an excuse to tell you all about my early days of gaming. Now that we've gone into that uncomfortable territory, though, let's stay there for a bit and you'll have to take my word for it that I do have a point relevant to the game. Really I do.
Excerpt: GameCenter CX is a Japanese video game show featuring comedian Shinya Arino, employed at the GameCenter CX Company, whose sole job is to sit around and play retro video games. He actually gets promoted - and demoted - based on his performance. Namco-Bandai turned this idea into a video game, released only in Japan a year and a half ago.