Spotlight: Castlevania

Spotlight: Castlevania

Castlevania has been one of my favorite series in gaming for as long as I can remember.  Always difficult and yet so satisfying their measured pace and dark theme stood out among the early NES library.  The series has continued...
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SNES Classic announced, 09/29, $80.00, 21 games including Star Fox 2!

SNES Classic announced, 09/29, $80.00, 21 games including Star Fox 2!

Gaming’s worst kept secret! We all knew it was just a matter of time after the wild success of the NES Classic last year.  There’s been retailer talk and such for the last few months as well.  But now its...
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Spotlight: Contra

Spotlight: Contra

Its time once again to shine the spotlight on another beloved series.  For many of us Contra was the action series of the 80s and 90s.  What started out as a decent arcade game became a beloved classic on the...
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Spotlight: Valis

Spotlight: Valis

The Valis series were some of the first action games I played on the Genesis.  For many old school gamers it was their first introduction to publisher Renovation, who brought many a hidden gem to the US.  The series did...
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Top Ten Underrated NES Games

Top Ten Underrated NES Games

Every successful platform will have legions of games in any genre that appeal to players of all stripes.  Unfortunately with such a huge volume of releases some games will always slip through the cracks.  While they don’t get the recognition...
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Spotlight: Mega Man

Spotlight: Mega Man

It’s time to shine a spotlight on Capcom’s classic series!  Mega Man has been loved by millions for close to thirty years now and I would be remiss if I didn’t spend some time examining each game in the classic...
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Welcome to Classic-Games.net!

Welcome to Classic-Games.net!

Hello and welcome to classic-games.net!  This will be your retro game headquarters to learn about the classics, not so classics, and everything in between.  I plan to look back on the games I grew up with but I’m not stopping...
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