Category Archives: Retro

Final Fantasy X | X-2 Remaster Trailer and Screens

Square Enix is busy preparing to unleash Final Fantasy X remastered in HD on PS3 and Vita, but they couldn’t just settle for X. It was announced recently that Final Fantasy X-2 would be remastered and included in a package for PS3 and separately for the Vita. An official trailer was set to debut tomorrow, but it appears one from Germany has surfaced already. Square Enix has confirmed that Final Fantasy X | X-2 Remaster will release in North America this year.

Don’t hold your breath on that Final Fantasy VII remake.

Capcom Remasters the Past With DuckTales and Dungeons and Dragons

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Capcom has been busy these past few months cranking out rereleases on classics. They just got busier reliving the past. Hot on the heels of Darkstalker Resurrection’s release, Capcom made every DuckTales fans dream come true by announcing DuckTales Remastered at PAX East. That’s right, Scrooge McDuck returns from ye olde NES days and they’ve even got the original Scrooge McDuck voice actor, Alan Young, at a spry 93 years old recording voiceovers for the new release. If you’re too young to have ever seen DuckTales on NES (considering an entire generation of gamers have been born since the NES), it is essentially a 2D platformer in the vein of Mega Man only you play as a filthy rich duck who hops and bops around on his cane.

Not to be outdone with DuckTales, Capcom also announced Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara which is a collection of a couple of serious D&D quarter munchers known as Tower of Doom and it’s sequel, Shadow over Mystara. I don’t know that either game was possible to beat without a free play hook-up from an arcade attendant or a bag of quarters. Both games feature a lot of button-mashing hack-n-slash and spell casting goodness as you battle hordes of classic D&D monsters.

Go ahead, try and watch that DuckTales trailer without singing along. Then watch the Dungeons and Dragons trailer after the jump.

Kirby’s Dream Collection Wii Review – A Token From a Lost Era

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Publisher:  Nintendo
Developer:  HAL Laboratories
Release Date:  September 16, 2012
Platform:  Wii
ESRB:  E 10+

Several months ago, Nintendo announced plans for a collection of classic Kirby games to be released in honor of the 20th anniversary of the franchise, which made its first appearance on the Gameboy in August of 1992.  Since then, our little pink hero has been on plenty of adventures on almost every Nintendo system released to date.  Kirby’s Epic Yarn and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land have seen recent success on the Wii, and hopefully we will one day get a Kirby 3DS title to round off the series.

Kirby has aged relatively well, despite never reaching the staggering success of other famous Nintendo franchises.  And there’s nothing like an anniversary collection to remind nostalgia junkies how fun the classics can be.  Kirby’s Dream Collection contains Kirby’s Dream Land (Gameboy), Kirby’s Adventure (NES), Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Gameboy), Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (SNES), Kirby 64:  The Crystal Shards (N64), and Kirby Super Star, which includes a variety of mini-games.  Also on the game disc are specially made challenge stages and an interactive series timeline.   The Special Edition collection also includes a compilation soundtrack CD and a small “celebration book” dedicated to Kirby’s evolution and impact throughout the years.

Killer Instinct for XBLA in the works?

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Could you be playing Killer Instinct on Xbox Live in the near (or not so near) future?  According to Playxbla.com, a website by Microsoft devoted to all things Xbox Live related, Microsoft felt like breaking the news of refiling for trademark application for the old school fighter title.  A lot of news about possible future titles from publishers has been broken by people who sift through trademark filing sites, in this day and age it’s getting harder and harder for companies to be sneaky and keep things secret.  I guess, in this case, it could work in Microsoft’s advantage to throw out a little buzz about a possible re-kindling of the Killer Instinct brand.

My guess is Killer Instinct, in some form be it Reboot, HD Remake, or something else altogether, is going to wind up on Xbox Live Arcade sometime in the unforeseen future.

What do you think about this?  Leave a comment or hop onto our forums and join the discussion!

Source: Playxbla

Addicted-Gamers <3 Week: Our Favorite Music

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It’s safe to say that many gamers aren’t music experts. We can’t tell a crescendo from a clef but it’s something about video game music that we can all love and enjoy. From the peppy Super Mario Bros music that seemingly everyone ever has heard or the haunting brilliance of the recent Skyrim soundtrack, there’s something for everyone. If you have a penchant for 8-bit tunes or prefer a full symphony orchestra accompanying your games then step right in and tell us your favorite pieces of video game music.

Addicted-Gamers <3 Week: Our Favorite Consoles

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Go onto the internet for five minutes and you’re bound to see at least one argument debating the merits of the processing power of a PlayStation 3 over the Xbox 360. We thought we should add to the debate by telling you what our favorite consoles are. Tell us what your favorite consoles are in the comments- whether you agree or disagree.

Addicted-Gamers <3 Week: Our Favorite Games

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We’ve had sleepless nights over this one. We all love gaming, but we can never really pick one definitive game. After much toiling we’ve each come up with reasons for choosing our favorite games ever. You might be surprised to see that there isn’t one game older than 2003, despite the varied experiences we all have dating back to gaming’s earliest days. Enjoy the musings about our favorite games after the jump, and be sure to check back every day this week for the rest of the Addicted-Gamers Themed Week.

Addicted-Gamers <3 Week

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Believe it or not, here at Addicted-Gamers we love gaming and for a special end-of-summer treat we’ve decided to tell you all about why we love everyone’s favorite pastime. Join us from Monday 27th August right through to Friday 31st August. Ignore the alarmist media, ignore the flame wars this is everything you enjoy about gaming. This is why you still play it day after day and why you still will play it for years to come. This is true love.

The 5 Best Sonic Levels

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With over 150 levels to choose from, cutting it down to just five proved to be one hell of a task. The spiky blue furball is renowned for his speedy levels, intertwined with a few frustrating moments and whilst this list may not be the best from another point of view, for me, it certainly represents why Sonic is so popular and still so endearing 21 years on. Mario’s levels certainly aren’t as memorable as the myriad of offerings from Sonic games and part of that is down to their unpredictability, speed and downright crazy gameplay. Read on to see whether a 2D game or one of the oft-maligned 3D games grab top spot…

Happy 23rd Birthday to the Nintendo Game Boy

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Twenty-three years is more than a fair lifetime in the video game world, but for those of us who were lucky enough to have enjoyed those simpler days, the time may seem to have passed in the blink of an eye.  Many of us can look back on fond memories of our early gaming experiences on what has since become one of the most iconic and groundbreaking devices in entertainment history.