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: Nostalgia is a powerful thing. It strikes when you least suspect it, in that one, awe-inspiring moment in which you realize what you’ve forgotten. What you’ve left behind. Sure, you might be immersed in some hundred-hour RPG, or slaughtering random baddies with your huge arsenal of high-tech weapons. You enjoy what the current generation of games can offer you. There’s nothing wrong with that; gaming has come a long way in the last twenty years.
Excerpt: features eight games in all. That doesn't sound like much, and in some ways it isn't. After all, we've seen compilations of classic games that boasted three, four... even seven or eight times that number. Keep in mind, though, that these are original efforts. More importantly, they're original efforts that—for the most part—are fun to play today while still retaining that distinct retro flavor (including a score tally that mentions how many objects you shooted and an...
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.