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Retro gaming challenge fail: what I learned

My year long retro gaming challenge sputtered to a halt after only 20 weeks, but it’s not all gloom. In many ways, it did exactly what I wanted it to do.

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Retro Gaming Challenge Week Twenty: Athlete Kings (Sega Saturn)

Forget the Olympics. To be truly great, you need to be a King amongst Athletes.

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Retrogaming Challenge Week Nineteen: F-Zero X (N64)

I’m a little later than usual getting my thoughts on F-Zero X up, but that’s OK. It’s not like Nintendo is in any hurry to deliver a contemporary F-Zero game.

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Retro Gaming Challenge Week Eighteen: Alien 3 (SNES vs Megadrive)

It’s an Alien-off, as the first “bad” Alien movie games go head to head with Megadrive Alien 3 vs SNES Alien 3. And the winner is…?

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Retro Gaming Challenge Week Seventeen: Q*Bert (Atari 2600)

Q*Bert is an exceptional game that doesn’t get the credit it deserves. To make matters worse, I did a TERRIBLE thing to Q*Bert this week.

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Retro Gaming Challenge Week Sixteen: Mutant League Football (Megadrive)

They really don’t make them like Mutant League Football any more — and I really needed working hands and a second player for this one.

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Retro Gaming Challenge Week Fifteen: Unirally (SNES)

Unirally is a great game, but it reminds me of a rather grim reality when I play it.

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Retro Gaming Challenge Week Fourteen: Super Monkey Ball (Gamecube) Review

Super Monkey Ball features Monkeys and Balls. Also, it is Super. That’s pretty much all you need to know.

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Retro Gaming Challenge Week Thirteen: Backyard Wrestling: Don’t Try This At Home Review (PS2)

How apt that the unlucky week should be when I play the absolutely woeful Backyard Wrestling: Don’t Try This At Home. Only one thing can save me: Terrible poetry.

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Retro Games Challenge Week Twelve: Toki (Atari Lynx)

Toki is one of the finest arcade conversions you could hope for, an an excellent advertisement for the generally under-appreciated Atari Lynx. Which is more than you can say for the actual advertisements themselves.

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