Monday, April 25, 2011
Classic Game Room reviews LOST TOMB arcade machine from Stern released in 1982. This Robotron 2084 meets Berzerk meets Gauntlet arcade game packs serious challenge as your explorer runs around collecting chests and shooting nasties with an auto-pistol that needs constant reloading. Lost Tomb is a stand up arcade machine from 1982 that has two joysticks and a whip button for your “Indiana Jones” style super whip that clears out enemies and brings down walls. Don’t forget to buy new whips with a quarter! This CGR review of Lost Tomb from Stern has Lost Tomb arcade gameplay on a Lost Tomb arcade machine located at PAPA (Professional and Amateur Pinball Association) World Headquarters.
A press release on Nintendo’s website today confirms that a successor to the Wii will be released this year and a playable model will be shown at E3 Expo this June in Los Angeles. The news release reads as follows:
posted April 24th, 2011 8:20 PM UTC by Blake Patterson
This weekend, Elite released another emulated classic that many gamers on both sides of the pond will recall fondly: Barbarian from Palace Software.
Barbarian (distributed in the U.S. by Epyx as Death Sword), originally released for the Commodore 64 in 1987, is a hack and slash fighter that places you, the barbarian, in a series of fighting pits on a mission to slash your way through warrior after warrior and ultimately defeat the evil wizard Drax and rescue the ample Princess Mariana. It’s all in the spirit of Conan. The game was noted for its realistic character animation (despite its simplistic graphics), considerable gore, and pleasant dose of wit. More than all of these, perhaps, it was noted for its racy box cover art featuring a bikini-clad Maria Whittaker, who had recently made an appearance as a topless Page Three girl in The Sun, and some dude. The outcry was dramatic.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The September 1993 issue of Nintendo Magazine System is now available for download at Out-of-Print Archive. Contents include:
With “promotional” videos like this, it’s a miracle anyone ever used MS-DOS 5.0…