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Classic Game Remakes

Remakes are the most common way to bring classic games back to life. Almost every large Game Producer released new versions of old games over the last years.

New game platforms like the iPhone or the Wii require to rebuild the games technically from the scratch. Remakes of Classic Games often include improved graphics, sounds and animations which creates the discussion of how much you should change in a game to keep it close to the original from the 1980s or 90s.

Good examples of classic game remakes are the New Super Mario Brothers for Wii or Oregon Trail for the iPhone.

  Defender of the Crown App
May 26th, 2012

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Defender of the Crown, the classic medieval game for the Amiga and many other formats, is one of the most recent additions to the app store for the iPhone.

  Welcome back Mickey?
May 25th, 2012

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Lots of things spark scuttlebutt in the retro gaming community, but nothing raises eyebrows and sends up flags like a multimillion dollar giant like Disney filing for a trademark. In this specific instance, the megamedia corporation is looking to trademark the term Castle of Illusion, which was the title of a 1990 release starring the [...]

  Double Dragon II…again
May 22nd, 2012

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge, will certainly get another shot at having its revenge. Slated for an XBLA remake in HD, DDII is a 23 year old side scrolling beat ‘em up that was originally released by Technos.

  Square Enix releases Final Fantasy Tactics for iPhone
May 14th, 2012

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Early August of 2011 saw yet another in the long line of re-runs of classic Final Fantasy games. In this instance, Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, a PlayStation classic, was released to the iPhone.

  Radiant Silvergun that won’t break the bank
May 14th, 2012

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As vertically scrolling traditional shooters go, Radiant Silvergun was fun, but pretty standard. The Saturn port of Radiant Silvergun was the first traditional scrolling shooter by Treasure, and it featured seven weapons on a loaded ship, entertaining boss battles, easter eggs and other goodies. It also featured a three-digit price tag.

  Classic Sega Lunar: The Silver Star to iPhone and iPad
May 30th, 2011

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Critically acclaimed Lunar: The Silver Star was first released to the Sega CD console in the early nineties. In its day, it was on the forefront of graphics technology, utilizing CD qualities to narrate the fantasy story of this classic role playing game.

  Nintendo not alone in 3DS classic releases
May 30th, 2011

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Nintendo is not alone when it comes to reliving the good old days on its new 3DS system. While it has released many of its own titles in the form or rehashes or sequels (most notably various Mario and Zelda titles), it has not gone without drawing notice from other game makers.

  Atari’s Greatest Hits a hit on iOS
May 29th, 2011

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Retro gamers were admittedly pretty excited to learn that Atari’s Greatest Hits was being offered on iOS, the operating system for devices such as the iPad or iPhone. That would stand to reason, since the compilation application offered classic games such as Pong, Tempest, and Centipede, along with over one hundred other old school titles.

  Fan translations: the trend continues
May 29th, 2011

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It seems like every other day there is a new fan translation of an old game for the Mega Drive or Super Famicom (or an entirely different console). This is not a bad thing. These are good old games that were either lost on the Western world or played by struggling die-hard gamers.

  All the buzz about turning 30
May 28th, 2011

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People tend to have fits about celebrating birthdays that end in “0”.  Not video games.  They relish it.  Sometimes, in fact, they are so happy to be getting older that they celebrate before their time is up!

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