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  • Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past System: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Year: 1992 Type: Action-Adventure Claim to Fame: Viewed as one of the greatest games of all time, it sold more than 4 million copies! Trivia: Many changes were made from the Japanese to American version.  The most obvious change was made to the subtitle of the game, which was renamed from Kamigami no Triforce “The Triforce of the Gods” to A Link to the Past. The font used to represent an unreadable language, Hylian, originally had designs of a vulture and an ankh. These designs were based on Egyptian hieroglyphs which carry religious meanings, and they were altered in the English version. The localization […]

    Retro Gaming: Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Game: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past System: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Year: 1992 Type: Action-Adventure Claim to Fame: Viewed as one of the greatest games of all time, it sold more than 4 million copies! Trivia: Many changes were made from the Japanese to American version.  The most obvious change was made to the subtitle of the game, which was renamed from Kamigami no Triforce “The Triforce of the Gods” to A Link to the Past. The font used to represent an unreadable language, Hylian, originally had designs of a vulture and an ankh. These designs were based on Egyptian hieroglyphs which carry religious meanings, and they were altered in the English version. The localization […]

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  • Forget Top 40, these bands top the 8-bit list of best video game cover bands. The Minibosses only play covers of original NES games and have experienced huge success in the USA.  You can find them constantly on tour and as of this writing they were heading from Arizona over to California still going strong and playing a show almost every single night!  On their website at www.Minibosses.com you can find more nostalgic tunes to kick you back to the NES old school days. *Listen: Minibosses – Castlevania *Listen: Minibosses – Contra *Listen: Minibosses – Ghosts & Goblins   The Advantage have been covering retro game music since 1998, making them the forefathers of the 8-bit gaming music revolution.  Hailing […]

    Top 8-bit Bands

    Forget Top 40, these bands top the 8-bit list of best video game cover bands. The Minibosses only play covers of original NES games and have experienced huge success in the USA.  You can find them constantly on tour and as of this writing they were heading from Arizona over to California still going strong and playing a show almost every single night!  On their website at www.Minibosses.com you can find more nostalgic tunes to kick you back to the NES old school days. *Listen: Minibosses – Castlevania *Listen: Minibosses – Contra *Listen: Minibosses – Ghosts & Goblins   The Advantage have been covering retro game music since 1998, making them the forefathers of the 8-bit gaming music revolution.  Hailing […]

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  • Game: Shadowgate System: Mac, Atari ST, and NES Year: 1987 for Mac / 1989 for NES Type: Point & Click Adventure About Shadowgate: In Shadowgate, the player must solve a series of puzzles throughout the castle in order to proceed to the Warlock Lord’s chamber. Due to the castle’s perilous nature, at least one lit torch must be in the player’s possession at all times; if the torch is extinguished, the player soon stumbles, breaking his neck, and must then continue from a saved game (or the area in which they died, in game console versions). Since there is only a finite number of torches to be found throughout the game, this effectively acts as a time limit to proceedings. […]

    Retro Gaming: Shadowgate

    Game: Shadowgate System: Mac, Atari ST, and NES Year: 1987 for Mac / 1989 for NES Type: Point & Click Adventure About Shadowgate: In Shadowgate, the player must solve a series of puzzles throughout the castle in order to proceed to the Warlock Lord’s chamber. Due to the castle’s perilous nature, at least one lit torch must be in the player’s possession at all times; if the torch is extinguished, the player soon stumbles, breaking his neck, and must then continue from a saved game (or the area in which they died, in game console versions). Since there is only a finite number of torches to be found throughout the game, this effectively acts as a time limit to proceedings. […]

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