Way Back Wednesday: Remembering Astal for the Sega Saturn

Way Back Wednesday: Remembering Astal for the Sega Saturn

Astal was the first 2D 32-bit game I had ever seen in motion. It was shown at a gaming convention in Los Angeles in 1995 and I remember spending most of my time gawking at it and thinking to myself that a tidal wave of Saturn games was going to wash over me in the...
A Look Back: Babbage’s 1991 Gaming Catalog

A Look Back: Babbage’s 1991 Gaming Catalog

Before Gamestop, before Software Etc, before Electronic Boutique, there was only one place die-hard gamers in the early ’90s purchased their gaming goodness. That was Babbage’s. Let’s take a look back at a typical catalog from a now defunct, but...
The Super Star Wars Trilogy Soars

The Super Star Wars Trilogy Soars

When Super Star Wars was released on the SNES back in 1992, the game was instantly heralded as an action/adventure landmark. Four years after that, two more SNES sequels, Super Empires Strikes Back and Super Return of the Jedi were also reprised for the home consoles....
Boxing Champs Will Knock You Out!

Boxing Champs Will Knock You Out!

Do you miss boxing games? I sure do. Growing up in in the ’80s and 90’s, Ring King for the original NES rocked my world (pun intended). Harkening back to those halcyon days, Boxing Champs – an arcade boxing game by indie dev Raz Games – will be...
Nascar Heat 3 Review

Nascar Heat 3 Review

When flipping through channels on uneventful weekends, I occasionally stop to watch a Nascar race. As I watch, various question pop into my head, like “Don’t they ever get bored driving in circles?” or “What do they do if they have to go pee?”...