Episode 403 – Parents Retro Video Game Resource

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This week we recall a time when a group of concerned citizens tried to stop kids from listening to heavy metal and other “filthy” music. Our quarter-century tournament has had an epic battle and now one of the most successful and memorable games of 1992 has been knocked out of the running for good. We look back on the creator of Ultima and look forward to a game that vaguely resembles Ultima which might get made by a guy in the next 5 years or so, but probably won’t. We’ve also got a ceiling fan that might be overpriced or might be a great addition to a Mario-themed game room.

This Week in Gaming History

September 17, 1965 – Birthday of Yuji Naka, former head of Sonic Team and lead programmer of the original Sonic the Hedgehog

September 19, 1985 ? Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.

Virtually Retro

Amazon’s Running Diet (NES)

Space Harrier II (Android, iOS)

Crazy Taxi (Android, iOS)

Vigilante (Wii U Virtual Console)

Tombstones: Retirement Day (C64)


Nintendo bringing arcade classics to Switch, starting with Mario Bros.

You Have to Be Hopelessly Devoted to Antique Computers to Build a Commodore 64 VR Rig

How Richard Garriott got started in games

Nintendo hid a copy of the NES game ‘Golf’ on every Switch

Caveat Gamer

USED (VG) Crazy Taxi (Prima’s Official Strategy Guide) by Russ Ceccola

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Random Links

Klystrack – Modern software for creating C64/NES/Amiga-style chiptunes

Really That Good – TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE (1986)

Games of The Week

Skydiving Exteme (PlayStation)

Art Of Fighting (Neo Geo)

Freeloader Game of the Month

Microm City (Game Boy Color)


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