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Retro Game SuperHyper

A new blog about old videogames

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May 2018

What Are We Playing? 05.31.18

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What are we playing? We’re playing what pretty much everybody and their gramma is playing this week, which is Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon. And with good reason, because it’s rad. Continue reading “What Are We Playing? 05.31.18”

NEW RGSH Legacy T-Shirts!

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Way back in 2006, I used to have a Cafepress shop with tons of different artwork and designs on t-shirts, mugs, posters, and all kinds of stuff. Out of all the various themes I made available — pinup girls, tattoo stuff, monsters — my best-selling items were always my video game designs.

Eventually, I closed my Cafepress shop, because their base prices were too high, and I didn’t like charging that much for my t-shirts. But these days, there are other options, and I can make some of these designs available again for a more affordable price, and with more options, too!

So, I found all my old original files, picked a couple favorites, tweaked them just a bit, and have now added them to the Retro Game SuperHyper Teespring storefront! Continue reading “NEW RGSH Legacy T-Shirts!”

Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny Arcade Games

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Display of Coleco tabletops at the American Classic Arcade Museum/Funspot in Laconia, NH

Lately, there’s been an influx of little-bitty arcade games hitting store shelves. There’s the steadily-improving “Arcade Classics” series that can be found at Walmart; the keychain-sized Tiny Arcade series; the working, accurate scale models coming from Replicade; the forthcoming Neo-Geo Mini. All of these have been reminding me of the original Coleco mini tabletop arcade games that came out in the early 1980s, when I was a kid, and how badly I wanted them. Continue reading “Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny-Weeny Arcade Games”

FX Unit Yuki: The Brand-New PCE/TG16 Game!

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Way back in October 2016, I plunked down a little over 40 bucks to back a Kickstarter project for a newly-developed PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 game titled The Henshin Engine, which at the time was slated for a March, 2017 release. Welp, in April of 2018, the game finally shipped, and with a newly-modified title of FX Unit Yuki: The Henshin Engine. I’ve been playing it since I received my copy, so let’s check it out!

Continue reading “FX Unit Yuki: The Brand-New PCE/TG16 Game!”

Cooking and Cleaning

Recently I was talking to my friend Zac at his shop, Press Start Games, about methods of getting original NES hardware back to working order. While discussing replacement of the infamous 72-pin connector that seemingly causes 90% of NES problems, he told me about the boiling method, and how it can yield even better results than installing new aftermarket connectors. Boiling? Like literally boiling the connector in water?

Turns out, yep.

Continue reading “Cooking and Cleaning”

Raising Act

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Much in the way devoted theists worship their deity of choice, tonight I am writing a gospel in praise of The Master and his miracles in bringing peace and civilization to the world while slaying monsters and cranking some kickass tunes. Yes, I am testifying to the glory of Actraiser, a divine game in which you play God…a sword-weilding, demon-slaughtering, natural-disaster-causing God. And lo, it is good. Continue reading “Raising Act”

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