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Compendium: Fighting Games Round 2

Fighting Games Round 2Street Fighter was the game that set in motion the fighting game trend in the early 90’s. The genre had been established in the 80’s with games like Karate Champ and Yie Ar Kung Fu. However it was the first Street Fighter the set out some of the fundamental rules and elements that fighting games would adhere to over the following decade. Continue reading

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Compendium: Fighting Games Down but not Out

Fighting Games Down but not OutTowards the end of the 80’s the golden age of the arcade had almost passed. Gamers preferring to stay at home and play games on their console systems, such as the NES or Atari 2600. Yet as it seemed that the heyday for the arcade cabinets was over, a relativity small genre of gaming would draw gamers back through the doors of their local arcade. Continue reading

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Top5: Retro Android Games

Top5 Retro GamesI’ve been playing games for years, since I was five or six and my father came home with a NES, which may also be an indicator to my age and rapid advance towards the grave, as I grew older we ended up with more consoles in the house each bringing with it numerous hours of joy, frustration, gamepad throwing rage and the plethora of other emotions we associate with gaming. Continue reading