Arthur! Ready to Race Review

If you grew up in the late 90's you almost certainly encountered Arthur, or at least its merchandise. I wouldn't say it was massively popular but without question PBS pushed hard, and it showed. With Arthur toys abound, it was only a matter of time before video games were published. Today we'll be looking at Arthur! Ready to Race, released in 2000 for the Sony Playstation. Arthur! Ready to Race is an overly simplistic game aimed directly at kids. The game takes place in an impressively rendered 3D version of Elwood City. ... Read more
Posted 2 months ago

Snap-On Presents Gearhead Garage Virtual Mechanic

Before mechanic simulation games were released annually, there was Gearhead Garage Virtual Mechanic, presented by tool giants Snap-On. As much as I really want to review this game I simply can not get it to run on any of my computers. I've tried 32bit Windows 7 with compatibility modes, I've messed around with virtual machines and nothing seems to work. Despite my inability to play through the game again and feel as though I can write an adequate review I still want to talk about the game. Back in ... Read more
Posted 2 months ago

Peripheral Vision: Starmaster Joystick for the NES

Even though I'm not a fan of joystick controllers they keep showing up in my collection. Not that I really use them, it's just that I like to collect peripherals for the classic consoles. Today we'll be testing out the Starmaster joystick for the NES. My first impression of the Starmaster was that the plastic feels cheap. It doesn't feel like I'm going to break the joystick off or anything, but compared to the Beeshu Zinger the Starmaster just feels a bit cheaper. When ... Read more
Posted 3 months ago

Peripheral Vision: Beeshu Zinger NES Joystick

When it comes to playing the old NES I prefer the old tried and true method of a controller. On very rare occurrences would I ever want to use a joystick, but if I do I tend to use an Advantage. But it seems that the market was flooded with third-party joysticks for the NES. Were any of them good? Well today we're going to be giving the Beeshu Zinger a try. Much like its sibling, the Beeshu Zipper, the Zinger was available in many wild and zany color combinations. ... Read more
Posted 3 months ago

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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago