Peripheral Vision: Beeshu Zipper NES Controller

Being the youngest sibling usually relegated you to using the cheap, third-party controller that hardly ever worked. Even more so if you went to your friend's house and they handed you some strange controller nobody had ever heard of. Well it seems Beeshu Inc. knew that feeling all too well when they designed and created the Beeshu Zipper. At first the Beeshu Zipper looks like your standard third-party turbo controller for the NES. That is until you realize this was an officially licensed product and was held to much higher standards, which are ... Read more
Posted 5 days ago

Championship Pro-AM for the Sega Genesis

If you were a fan of RC Pro-AM for the NES and wanted to see how amazing it would be on the Super Nintendo, well you were completely out of luck. There is a Super R.C. Pro-AM, but don't be fooled because it's just a Gameboy version. However, there was a 16-bit version of the game for the Sega Genesis. That's right, Rare Ltd. and Tradewest, both of which are well known for their NES titles, teamed up (again) to bring the classic over to the Sega Genesis. Why only ... Read more
Posted 3 weeks ago

Vintage View: Episode 00

So, it's our first episode of the Vintage View podcast. It's episode 0 because we were just trying to get a feel for things. Starting at episode 1, we will have video and audio only. Let us know what you think.
Posted 1 month ago

DragonHeart for the Nintendo Game Boy

When it comes to sheerly for profit movie themed video games the Nintendo Game Boy wasn't without its own abysmal versions. Of all the films released in 1996 someone thought Dragonheart was the most viable option for a video game adaptation. Though I've never seen the film I have seen enough to assume an amazing Dragonheart RPG could have easily been born, but alas Torus Games developed a competent, time wasting action adventure game that Acclaim published. The player takes the role of Sir Bowen, Dragonslayer extraordinaire, who was ... Read more
Posted 1 month ago

Sports Car GT for the Playstation

While Sony and Polyphony were pushing the racing video game genre to a whole new level with Gran Turismo, Electronic Arts was trying to get a piece of the action with Sports Car GT. Released for both PC and the original Playstation, Sports Car GT takes a little bit of EA's Need for Speed and gears it more toward Gran Turismo territory. Even though I would personally say they didn't quite pull it off, I would also say they did create a fairly good racing game that kept me ... Read more
Posted 2 months ago

TOCA Championship Racing for the Playstation

TOCA Championship Racing for the Sony Playstation is one of the many gems I found through demo discs. I remember playing the demo for this game over and over again and loving every second of it, even with its limit choices. It wasn't until I was much older that I found a copy of the full version, but it was well worth the wait. Compared to other racing games on the Playstation TOCA may seem simplistic. An abysmal eight car choices (with an unlockable tank), although they are all real ... Read more
Posted 2 months ago

Darkstone Review

In the late 90's and early 2000's RPGs were pouring onto the gaming market at an amazing rate. The SNES boom of RPGs was over and the original Sony Playstation had taken that crown, offering developers more space to create more epic adventures. The RPG market was rife with great titles such as Breath of Fire III and IV, Dragon Quest VII, an endless supply of Final Fantasies and FF remasters, Xenogears, Vagrant Story, Vandal Hearts, the start of the Suikoden series, Azure Dreams, The Legend of Dragoon, the list could ... Read more
Posted 2 months ago