Overall, I liked it quite a bit. It felt really good to play a traditional, top-down, 2D Zelda game that I wasn’t very familiar with. Games like this never feel dated to me even when I experience them for the first time, so it says a lot about its quality that it’s aged very well. Continue reading “Zelda: Link’s Awakening: FINISHED!”→
Ever use one of these? It’s a Hudson Shooting Watch. They came out in Japan in the ’80s and were reissued in the late 2000s. It’s a gadget that measures how many times you can press a button in 10 seconds, thereby telling you how many shots per second you can achieve, which I guess is useful information if you’re a shmup enthusiast, which I am. Continue reading “10.5shot”→
As I mentioned in my first post here on RGSH, I make it a point to travel to arcades around the country. My wife and I love to travel as it is, and if I can find an arcade to visit, even better. But I’ve been known to take huge detours or even special trips just to find arcades I’ve heard about. I always document them with lots of photos too; I think in the back of my head, I always wanted to write about them, and now with RGSH, I finally have that chance.
Vinyl is hot among music collectors again. I happen to be one of those, as well (records and retro games are pretty much my two collecting hobbies these days). I’ve always bought tons of music, whether on vinyl, cassette, or CD (I’m not a downloader, I prefer physical media – which is probably evident as I’m blogging about collecting old videogames), so it’s not a trendy thing for me (cue the “I was buying vinyl before it got hip” line).
Anyway, with the current hipness of vinyl records comes a proliferation of video game soundtracks on said format. Companies like I Am 8 Bit, Data Discs, and Ship to Shore are producing high-quality editions for collectors of both games and music.