2014 Link Clearance

Every week on The Retro League we discuss the latest retro gaming news and re-releases. Throughout the year there were several items that didn’t make the cut. The reasons vary – some were left off due to time, some were a bit too off-topic, others were too similar to something we previously discussed, but usually we just plain forgot to include them. So to wrap-up 2014, here’s a clearance of all the links we saved but didn’t talk about on the show:

February 20
A (Mostly Recentish) IF List, For Breadth: A collection of interactive fiction games that spans a wide range of settings and genres.

February 23
Fan Translation: Bubblegum Crash!: Knight Sabers 2023 for TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine: Fans of the anime and/or digital comic games will enjoy this one.

March 9
Twine in the Workplace: A couple of interactive fiction games set in the office.

March 10
The Web at 25: One man’s personal retrospective on the world wide web on its 25th birthday.

March 15
Sega Genesis BASIC: Sega Genesis programming just because a whole lot easier with the release of a BASIC compiler.

May 3
ASCII Grip One-Handed RPG Controller Review (PlayStation): This is an obscure controller released early in the PlayStation’s lifecycle. It was originally marketed for RPG fan but is also one of the few accessible game controllers available.

June 27
Ninja Rahoi Translation Released: This Famicom RPG was not released outside of Japan and is now playable in English.

July 4
You Are Cordially Invited to the Parody World: Monster Party: A look at an unreleased NES prototype.

November 3
Retro City Rampage Gets Beefed Up on WiiWare With ‘DX’ Update: Despite not hitting the threshold to earn money Retro City Rampage continues to be supported on the Wii. There’s still time to pick this up and help the developer reach their sales goal.

December 5
The RPG Consoler – Game 31: The Sword of Hope (Game Boy): A review of a largely forgotten RPG/point-and-click adventure.

December 7
Hiding Behind Masks: The Emotional Depth in Majora’s Mask Examined: Of all the Zelda games, Majora’s Mask seems to receive the most interpretive analysis. This article looks at the symbolism of the masks.

December 16
Cinemaware goes to the movies – Pre-Production Of “It Came From the Desert” Motion Picture: It Came From the Desert feels like an old late night horror film and now it just might become one.