It’s impossible to hurl too many superlatives at Castlevania: Symphony of the Night because it deserves each and every one of them. Is it the best PlayStation game ever made? Is it the best game of the 1990s? Is it the best game ever? These are legitimate questions that gamers and fans of the title have been asking themselves and others since its release in 1997 . . .
Platform: Atari VCS/2600 Release Date: 1980 Genre: Fixed Shooter Developer: Taito Publisher: Atari Review It has been well documented that Space Invaders was a quarter-hogging phenomenon back in the late 1970’s, and Atari catapulted […]
Back in 1994, Atari were in need of a flagship game for their latest console, the Jaguar. The launch titles they had released for the console weren’t doing the trick in moving systems out the retailer’s doors. Thankfully, Jeff Minter had been designing a game that would finally make Jaguar owners proud of their purchase. That game was Tempest 2000 . . .
Home video gaming in the 1980’s was ultimately defined by two consoles, the Atari Video Computer System (2600) and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Sure, there were many other popular, well received, and well made consoles during that time, but it ultimately came down to two. The Atari era defined the first half of the decade and the NES defined the latter half. There was one game in particular that catapulted the NES into the stratosphere and made not only Nintendo synonymous with video games, but also a mustachioed Italian plumber named Mario a household name…