Retro Gaming at it's finest

16 bit is not cool


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Remember this? if you were born any time in the 1990's then you probably don't.  For me this image of two big, burly men fighting Fabio and a large woman brings back a heavy dose of nostalgia.  Golden Axe is quite possibly one of the best games on the Sega Genesis system.  released in 1989, It's a hack and Slash adventure where you can choose from 3(!) different, classic, medieval Lord of The Rings wannabes and some skeletons.  I grew up playing this at my local arcade, remember those things?   It's rather uncommon to find in the wild now, and especially complete in the box but easy enough to pick up on ebay.  One of the games coolest features is the ability to ride on animals, which an eventual sequel was based around, but the original game is the best to look into if you're curious about the roots of these type of mindless games that created a generation of lazy 20-somethings.

Graphics - 9/10
Sound - 7/10
Gameplay - 6/10
Boobs - 7/10
Retro gaming has exploded in popularity over the past ten years.  I should know (better than you) because I have owned and operated a classic gaming store in Northern California for the past decade.  In that time, I have seen the best and the worst the subculture has to offer.  Every stereotype you thought you new about 'Classic gamers" is probably true.  With this blog I hope to show you the funny aspects of this, as well as working in the retail field in general