The classic arcade era brought the world many fun and memorable games. Some games were one-of-a-kind while others were a dime a dozen. Some games were so good (and profitable), that they spawned a sequel or even an entire series
Today’s Kickstarter of the Week isn’t a video game at all, but rather a piece of video game history. Read-Only Memory is producing a brand new documentary art book that is looking to be “the ultimate retrospective” on the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis. The book is officially licenced by Sega itself and is being produced as a celebration of the console’s 50th anniversary.
One thing that you never see in modern day games anymore is the bonus level. There’s something incredibly fun about a mini-game completely separate from the rules of the main game that lets you earn tons of point and 1-ups
Sorry, folks - no word on Mega Man Legend 3 in production again, but we do have the next installment of our In the Making series! (It's the least we can do.) This week we're kicking off with the first installment in the Mega Man series. Back in the late 1980s when it first came out, it was not a huge success. That's all changed since then with fans gathering from every part of the world in anticipation for the next one, or to see Mega Man in the all-new Super Smash Bros. game. While we're waiting, let's read about where it all started with In the Making: Mega Man!
It might seem strange to come up with a list of the 25 Best Video Game Controllers, as many of you may not even remember 25 video game consoles. But, believe it or not, controller design has gone through many phases with many interesting innovations
Jeff Willms has managed to win the Kong Off 3 Donkey Kong competition for the second year running.
You know Mario -- he's the short, chubby Italian plumber who eats mushrooms, jumps on turtles, and saves the beautiful princess. He's also the icon of the video game industry, much like Mickey Mouse is the icon for Disney. His origins go far back to the days of Donkey Kong in the arcades, but did you ever wonder what happened to him afterwards? He didn't jump right into the NES with Super Mario Bros. like most of us would think. Let's look a bit further and see what's In the Making with Mario Bros.!
Prior to gaming's prominence in the entertainment industry, development teams were extremely small and did not have access to the plethora of resources available today. Project leads had to come up with promotional artwork for their games by assigning them to illustrators and artists who may not have specialized in promotional material, such as in-game animation
It should not take much to convince someone that Tetris is one of the best games ever. Released in 1984, the legendary title happened to arrive right around the same time as the first non-experimental cell phones. How appropriate, considering that Tetris might also be the greatest mobile game of all time. Carried around and played on millions of Game Boys by literally everyone, Tetris more or less created the blueprints for what makes a fun mobile game. So when news arrives that Alexey Pajitnov, the creator Tetris, has released a new mobile game, it's time to pay attention.
Remember Q*Bert on our 10 Most Influential Video Games from the '80s list? We sure do! Along with Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, Q*Bert is one of the most merchandised arcade games. It is considered one of the most memorable games of its time, and it has landed itself in a lot of pop-cultural references to this date. With such a legacy, we're sure you're curious to find out how Q*Bert came about. Wait no further -- here's Q*Bert In the Making!