Episode 456 – Drowning in a Sea of Classic Minis

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This week AtGames is preparing to dump a large number of plug & play systems onto store shelves for the holiday rush, but the recent NEO GEO mini console has some puzzling button placement. The split between ‘hardcore gamers’ and ‘casuals’ goes back much further than some of us thought, and we try yet again to talk about battle royale games without knowing the first thing about them. We’ve got a couple of mediocre Halloween games and a new fastest time for Super Mario Bros. in this episode of the Retro League.

This Week in Gaming History

October 3, 1989 – Prince of Persia released. It was the first of a genre that would be known as ‘cinematic platformer’

Virtually Retro

Timespinner (PC, PS4, Vita)

Mega Man 11 (PS4, Switch)


Arcade Archives Excitebike (Switch)

SEGA AGES Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (Switch)

SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog (Switch)

The Internet Archive adds 1,100 New Arcade Machines to its ever growing library


AtGames Announces New Legends Flashback Console

Re-Open-Sourcing MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0

Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 reveals list of speedrun games

Chrono Trigger’s Gato in Japanese

Liquid Media acquires rights to 65 classic video game titles

Meet the Community Keeping Obsolete Supercomputers Alive

Old-school Doom does battle royale with a new mod

Speedrunner Beats Super Mario Bros. In 4 Minutes 55 Seconds To Claim World Record

Random: Fans Ask For A Philips CD-i Classic, Philips Says “We Will Try Our Best”

Official Nintendo Christmas sweaters now available

Random Links

Gaming Historian | When Nike Sued Sega

Angry Video Game Nerd – Drake of the 99 Dragons

A Man & His Machine: The Making of Halo 2600

Caveat Gamer

MetalJesusRocks: NEOGEO mini Review (INTL version)

Please Read Only Registration Card for Ghoul Patrol (Super Nintendo)


Games of The Week

Ghoul Patrol (SNES)

Haunted Castle (Arcade)

Freeloader Game of the Month

September 1999


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