Archive for the ‘Retro Console Gaming’ category

The Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2009

August 5, 2009


[Thanks to Aaron Auzins for the info]

UPDATED – Had to fix an error regarding where the event is taking place.

If you live in or near the Portland area then heads up, a retro gaming expo which will include some excellent retro arcade gaming will be getting some love on September 19th-20th. Pre- and post-party events will be taking place at Ground Kontrol Arcade in Portland with the main event taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, there will be a lot of arcade love to go around, from classic games set on free play to a raffle prize of a full-size Konami Multicade machine. The admission is quite inexpensive and if you are looking for more details, check out the press release after the break.


Mutliple Gaming Goodies!

March 27, 2009

Here a few bits of gaming gear that I spotted this week which we can all add to our list of “Definitely going to buy one of those, but never do”.

Click on the thumbs to enlarge!

A Space Invaders chopping board via Arcade Lounge.  Hopefully this little bugger will stay still while your chopping.



Get cosy with a Goomba in this Mario Bros quilt via Wonderland.



and this rather unique sewn Atari game box! Also via Wonderland.


look closer…




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Atari Joystick Lamp

January 10, 2009


Keeping on the things for the home, made from joystick vibe, here’s are rather bad ass giant atari joystick lamp. I know it’s strictly not arcade but come on, this one was too cool to not post on the site. And if you like you can make it yourself! Head to Instructables for the DYI guide.

[via Retro Blast]    [Discuss on the Forum]

I Am 8-bit art shows plenty of arcade love

July 31, 2008

The gaming blog Joystiq has as exclusive look at some artwork from the upcoming i am 8-bit showrunners for the i am 8-bit art gallery that will be showcasing classic game-inspired artwork in La from August 14th to September 7th. The artwork from the Joystiq gallery features a few different designs from classic arcade games as well as a drawing of famous arcade player Billy Mitchell and even something that seems to have come straight from those Way of The Rodent paper arcades (although the Way of the Rodent stuff looks better 😉 ).

Check out the gallery here.

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What have we been playing…..

March 27, 2008

I hate it when I don’t have much time for gaming, but you can be damn sure I’ll be making time for GTA IV when it comes out! At least Shaggy’s making up for my lack of game playing.


 -Blazing Angels (Arcade)
-Paradise Lost (Arcade)
-Tetris (Arcade)
-Grand Prix (Atari 2600)
-Checkered Flag (Atari Lynx)
-Robo-Squash (Atari Lynx)
-Pac-Man (Atari 800XL)
-Berzerk (Atari 800XL)
-Pole Position (Atari 800XL)
-Donkey Kong (Atari 800XL)
-Earth Defense Force 2017 (Xbox 360)
-Asteroids Deluxe (XBLA)
-Carcassonne (XBLA)

Heavy Electricity

-Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (PS2)


-Burnout Paradise (360)

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What have we been playing….

March 10, 2008


Do you ever get that feeling when you put a new game in your 360 and play it for an hour or so and then regret. Regret it because you wish you’d never put that game on your games played list? Well that’s the feeling I got with DMC4 and Frontlines, now don’t get me wrong. They aren’t bad games, it’s just I know I’m going devote all my time to Burnout at the moment because it’s so damn good!


-Super Burnout (Atari Jaguar)
-Atari Karts (Atari Jaguar)
-Wolfenstein 3D (Atari Jaguar)
-Sega GT 2002 (Xbox)
-Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
-Metroid Prime 3 (Wii)
-Light Crusader (Wii VC/ Genesis)
-Shamus (Atari 800XL)
-Earth Defense Force 2017 (Xbox 360)

Twisted Supreme 
-Burnout Paradise (360)
-DMC4 (360)
-Frontlines (360)

What have we been playing….

March 3, 2008


My 360 died on me this week. I count myself lucky as this only my third 360! And more importantly I have a friend who can lend me one 🙂

Twisted Supreme 

-Burnout Paradise (360)
-Fahrenheit (PS2)
-OutRun 2006 Coast 2 Coast (PS2)

Heavy Electricity

-Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations (DS)
-Virtua Tennis World Tour (PSP)
-Screw Breaker (GBA)
-Densetsu no Stafy 2 (GBA)


-EA NASCAR Racing (Arcade)
-Rip Off (Arcade)
-Earth Defense Force 2017 (Xbox 360)
-Commander Keen 5 (PC-DOS)  

What have we been playing…..and a new member

February 27, 2008


I’d like to use this post to welcome our latest member to the Arcade Heroes team. HeavyElectricity has been a regular poster on our forums, so I hope you’ll join me in giving him a warm welcome to the team.


– Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Trials & Tribulations (DS)
– Gridrunner++ (PC)


-Warlords (Arcade)
-Earth Defense Force 2017 (Xbox 360)
-Carcassonne (XBLA)
-Tempest 3000 (NUON)
-Tombstone City (TI-99/4A)
-Hunt The Wumpus (TI-99/4A)
-The Attack (TI-99/4A)

Twisted Supreme

-HL2: Episode 2 (360) Completed it now, gimme Episode 3!
-Fahrenheit (PS2)
-Peggle (iPod)

A look at arcade ports on retro consoles today

February 23, 2008


Ever since Atari released Space Invaders on the Atari 2600 console, arcade ports have been something of a standard in the console industry. It becomes something of a conundrum however as console releases have been a problem for arcades as developers have begun releasing some titles on consoles shortly after the arcade release killing sales or releasing them first on the consoles and then arcades. I have found one interesting trend however – homebrew developers recreating classic games on classic game consoles. Many classic arcade titles never saw a release on a retro console so enthusiast programmers are bringing those games to life on old systems and in some cases pulling off what was believed to be impossible. It has taken me a few hours to gather all of the games I could find on this list but it’s possible that I overlooked a few games.

Update: I have added a few ColecoVision homebrews that I previously missed.

Hit the post break for the huge lists. [Discuss on the Forum]


What have we been playing….

February 20, 2008


A game I wish I was playing is Street Fighter 4, but hey I can’t have it all so I’m staying focused and working my way through my pile of shame. Shaggy on the other hand is definitely hooked on Earth Defence Force. 


-Earth Defense Force 2017 (Xbox 360 – almost have all the achievements)
-Asteroids Deluxe (XBLA)
-Light Crusader (Wii VC/Sega Genesis)

Twisted Supreme

-Fahrenheit (PS2)
-HL2: Episode 1 & 2 (360) Have now completed 1!
-Tetris (DS)

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