Retro Video Game of the moment: The Main Event (1988)

With WrestleMania upon us, it only seemed right to take on a pro wrestling theme with the latest post in this series. I’ve played a ton of wrestling games, both in the arcades and on consoles, but none more memorable than The Main Event!

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Retro Video Game of the moment: Shinobi (1987)

Make a video game based on a ninja fighting to save his students from other ninjas, mercenaries, monsters, demons and other bad guys and you’ve got a pop culture phenomenon on your hands.
Sega’s Shinobi* changed everything for me. When it was first released in the arcades in 1987, it was the quintessential side-scrolling action game.

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Retro Video Game of the moment: Street Surfer (1986)

I’ve played several games on the old Commodore 64, but few were as weird as Street Surfer! This game combines risky behavior with environmentally conscious objectives and is highlighted by a catchy Beach Boys-style soundtrack. Let me break down a few facts about the game: It’s a racing game, only you’re not racing a car,…

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Retro Video Game of the moment: ThunderCats: The Lost Eye of Thundera

Note: this post inspired by a poll posted last fall by friend of the show UnderScoopFIRE which asked “Which 80s property would make the best 2011 video game?“. Go check them out! Of the many 80’s cartoons that we talk about, one that continues to stay relevant today because of the impact of its characters…

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Episode 14: Slither 2600/The 8-Bit Podcast (CSP-S2Ep2)

The CSP is back & taking you back with them to the early 80’s as they reminisce on the awesome library of the Atari 2600! The Atari 2600 VCS was a staple in the homes of nearly every child of the early 80’s up until Nintendo & Sega came along. The second half of the…

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Das Racist – Who’s That? Brooown! & Break Street (YouTube)

Another retro banger! In 2010, Brooklyn hip hop group Das Racist (yeah, that’s their name!) put out this track– the title being a nod to Charlie Brown’s line from A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario”. Das Racist – Who’s That? Brooown! produced by Saba [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] – YouTube. There are several old school NES and…

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