Retro Gaming 90’s- Streets Of Rage: (1991)

As far as beat em up classics from the 90’s are concerned one of the most popular titles that we got to see back in the day was the Streets Of Rage from 1991. The original Streets Of Rage game was developed and published by Sega and was one that competed with Nintendo’s Final Fight series back in the early 90’s. As far as quality and overall lasting appeal is concerned many people would argue that it was not quite as popular as its ’92 successor Streets Of Rage II. Unlike, sequel the original Streets Of Rage game had 8-bit like graphics that looked that looked inferior but nonetheless had a basic but interesting storyline. Players have the option of choosing three ex-police officers Adam, Blaze Fielding and Axel Stone in order to combat chaos in a unnamed city taken over by criminal syndicate lead by Mr. X. One of the most memorable aspects that Sega presented in Streets Of Rage was its soundtrack which was produced by the legendary Yuzo Koshiro. There were songs such as Fighting In The Street, Moon Beach, Violent Breathing that were included in certain stages and added life to the game itself and are still somewhat popular to this day.

Also, the fact that Street Of Rage had included multiple endings was something that added to the game’s overall replay value. The original Streets Of Rage game gave players the option of defeating Mr. X towards the end versus having both players fight against each other within its co-op mode. If the player who joins Mr. X defeats the one who does not they get the bad ending. The player who refused to join the crime syndicate had to defeat the disloyal protagonist along with Mr. X in the end thus making the good ending even more difficult to achieve. In fact, as players progress towards the end of the game each became increasingly more difficult which made Streets Of Rage a more exciting beat em up title altogether. As far as Mega Drive classics are concerned Streets Of Rage is a title that within the top ten of many people’s list in relation to 16-bit games from the early 90’s.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon will receive physical release in June 2019!!!

As far as big news in relation to gaming is concerned many people will be happy to know the that Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon will receive a physical release for the Nintendo Switch this upcoming month in June 2019. For those who do not know Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon was initially released this past year in May 2018 for various game systems such as the PS4, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. Since its release about a year ago Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon has been praised by various fans and critics alike for its similarity to the older Castlevania games from the NES era mainly third installment known as Dracula’s Curse from 1989. As it currently stands Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is set to be released physically at Best Buy on June 14th and those who are huge fans of retro-theme 8-bit styled video games can pre-order it for only $29.99.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon will have players controlling the main protagonist Zangetsu as he travels through various lands in his quest to slay a demon that lurks inside of a castle. Along with Curse of the Moon receiving a physical release for the Nintendo Switch the highly anticipated Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night game will also be available next month on June 18th for multiple game systems such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows. There is definitely going to be a lot of eyes on the Bloodstained series in June and will be interesting to see how popular it becomes throughout the rest of 2019.

Sega reveals ten additional titles for Mini Mega Drive console!!!

As far as upcoming games is concerned many people are looking forward to the future release of the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Mini which is currently scheduled to appear in retail in Fall 2019. While many people have been excited about Sega’s upcoming Mini console since 2018 there had been a ton of speculation about what games would appear on the retro-based 16-bit console. As far as classic 16-bit titles are concerned Sega had recently revealed an additional list of games including Mega Man: Willy Wars, Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition, Phantasy Star IV, Beyond Oasis, Sonic Spinball, Ghouls n’ Ghosts, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Vectorman, Golden Axe along with Wonder Boy in Monster World. These games will definitely be attractions for the Sega Mega Drive Mini especially Mega Man: Willy Wars since many people in America never got a chance to play during the mid 90’s.

As far as whether or not the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Mini will have much success as the SNES Classic remains to be seen. Since its release back in late-September 2017 the SNES Classic managed to reach roughly over 5 million units in worldwide sales and is still considered an attraction among gamers to this day. The Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Mini will be priced $79.99 in America and £69.99 in the United Kingdom when it appears in retail in Fall 2019. It will be interesting to see how much of a success the retro 16-bit Mini console becomes following its upcoming release.

Game Boy Color (1998) vs Nintendo Wii-U (2012) which console was more popular?

Nintendo has released many impressive video game systems for over the past three decades. When we think about some of Nintendo’s most popular video game consoles in general we think about the NES, SNES, Wii, Nintendo DS and most recently the Switch console. Game systems such as the Game Boy Advance along with the Wii-U are not quite as popular as the consoles just mentioned but people still had a lot of fun playing various different titles on both. While the Wii-U has some cool games such as Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo Land, Super Mario Maker the console itself still managed to sell far less during the 10’s decade than Game Boy Color did during the late 90’s-early 00’s following its release in 1998.

While the Wii-U ended up selling less than 10 million units worldwide there is no question that the Game Boy along with Game Boy Color were far more popular especially since both ended up selling a combined total of over 118 million units altogether. With games such as Pokémon Gold & Silver which were both huge attractions during the early 00’s considering how popular the series was during the time there is no question that the Game Boy Color was a bigger deal than the Wii-U was despite being more inferior in quality. However, some might favor the Wii-U over Game Boy Color since its a console from a more recent generation.

Would Tactics Orge: LUCT be an attraction for the Nintendo Switch?

As far as legendary tactical-role playing games are concerned one of the many titles that instantly comes to mind is Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together. For those who do not know Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together was initially released in Japan back in October 1996. Since then it has been ported to multiple game systems such as the Sega Saturn, PS1 during the 90’s along with the PlayStation Portable back in 2011. Seeing how popular Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together has been within the gaming world over the past 20 years it would definitely sound like a game that would standout on the Nintendo Switch along with the likes of Disgaea 5.

However, as it currently stands video game developer Quest or Square Enix fo not seem to have any plans on bringing Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together to the Nintendo Switch. If the online fan demand was high enough it would possible that Square Enix would probably take bring Tactics Orge: LUCT to the Nintendo Switch. But its also possible that the old-school tactical role-playing game could be overshadowed by big titles such as Super Smash Bros Brawl, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and many others. In theory, having Tactics Orge: Let Us Cling Together on the Switch would be nice but the game might fall below the expectations of many people.

Upcoming Switch Games- Super Mario Maker 2: (2019)

As far as earth-shattering news is concerned one of the many big surprises that came from Nintendo Direct was the announcement of Super Mario Maker 2 for the Nintendo Switch. This is big news considering the fact that the gaming world has been waiting to see Super Mario Maker 2 since prequel was released for the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii-U back in September 2015. The original Super Mario Maker game has managed to sell at least 4 million copies worldwide on the Wii-U since its release and is within the top ten best selling titles for Nintendo’s last generation console. As far as details regarding how Nintendo will improve upon the gameplay for Super Mario Maker 2 in comparison to the prequel is concerned we are still in the dark about that for the most part.

However, Nintendo has mentioned that Super Mario Maker 2 is expected to be released this upcoming June. If Super Mario Maker 2 is anything like its predecessor there is no doubt that it will most likely sell one million copies before the end of 2019. Along with Super Mario Odessey this game was the potential to be one of the top platformers of this year for the Nintendo Switch.

Did the NES have a bigger cult following than the the PS1?

When we think about some of the most iconic video games consoles to have emerged within the past 30 years there are many names that comes to mind especially the Nintendo Entertainment System which came out in 1983 and the PS1 which came out in ’94. Both game consoles were very popular within their respective decades considering the fact that the NES went on to sell over 61 million units worldwide since its release in the 80’s. While the NES was considered to be the best selling game console of the 80’s the PS1 was considered to be most popular game system of the 90’s since it reached over 102 million units worldwide in sales. Despite, the fact that the PS1 ended up selling more than the NES overall it seems like the NES is considered a more memorable console due the catchy chiptune soundtracks that we have heard in titles such as Mega Man I-III, Castlevania I-III and more.

While the PS1 obviously had more superior visuals and sound fonts in relation to soundtrack development the chiptune sound of the NES required a ton of creativity to make masterpieces in relation to BGM. Also, Mario who is arguably the biggest name in gaming history is just as popular now as he was back in the 80’s despite the fact that the platform genre of gaming has declined in popularity over the past two decades. Even though, some of the greatest video games ever made such as Final Fantasy VII came from the PS1 the console itself dies not seem as iconic as the NES.