Episode 423 – Rewards and Reproach

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This week we saw a number of people given honors or having it taken away, but we’re trying to find the line between Hair Metal and Alternative Rock. We are cautious about getting our hopes up for a Commodore 64 plug & play system, and we might have to start rating 90’s TV commercials in a scale of 1 to 5 Poochies. We’ve got a Game Boy port of some arcade classics and a winter sports game for the good old 2600 in this episode of the Retro League.

This Week in Gaming History

February 2, 1988 – Contra released for NES

Virtually Retro

Sonic CD Is Now Free On Sega Forever For Mobile Devices

Samurai Shodown II (Switch)

Necromancer (Wii U eShop)

MiedoW (Cheril’s Nightmares) – A Mojon Twins surprise for the NES

Dragon Sinker (PS4, PS Vita)

Ninja Gaiden Shadow Warriors (ZX Spectrum)


King of Kong’s Billy Mitchell gets kicked off the Donkey Kong leaderboard for allegedly playing on MAME, not real hardware

Another world record claimed in Donkey Kong

Nintendo’s Hardware Wizard Will Get Lifetime Achievement Honors

GDC cancels achievement award for Atari founder after outcry

The magic of Loom

How speedrunners cracked Super Mario Bros. level 4-2

Commodore 64 is returning as a mini console with dozens of preloaded games

Mario Is Heading To The Silver Screen, With Help From The Studio Behind Minions

Caveat Gamer

Atari 2600 Dragster Cartridge – SIGNED BY TODD ROGERS – Activision

Atari VCS/2600 Activision DRAGSTER game cartridge, untouched by Todd Rogers!

Random Links

Daily Dementia show

Gaming Historian The Story of Tetris

The Best RPGs of 1998

Video Game Commercials of 1994 :: Video Showcase – MY LIFE IN GAMING

Games of The Week

Arcade Classic 3: Galaga + Galaxian

Skiing (Atari 2600)

Freeloader Game of the Month



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