Retro

Blast Magazine retro features — good old days stuff like Choose Your Own Adventure books, old video games and more!

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Retro: An ode to Super Mario World

A couple of days ago, I found myself in an interesting situation. I found, that I had no desire to play my next-gen games. Hell, I didn't even want to play my PS2. No, I wanted to play something 2D, and not the...
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Download Doomsday and the addons

Doomsday and projects like jDoom have kept the game going well into the 21st century, with support for high resolution graphics and textures, OpenGL, new character models, particle effects, high-quality audio a...
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The Old Shoebox: The Halo E3 2000 trailer

There's no question that Halo was one of the best action/shooter games ever made. It was a remarkable achievement in gaming and carried the Xbox at launch time. Its multiplayer had that James Bond Goldeneye/N64...
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Boss Rally review

The ultimate goal of Boss Rally is to play through several seasons of racing, earning points and unlocking faster cars and harder tracks to become the ultimate rally champion. You can play against the computer ...
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WCW/NWO Revenge review

This article originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 1998 when there was no real professional wrestling monopoly. WCW/NWO is one of the best wrestling sims THQ has come out with. Featuring up to date rost...
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The Old Shoebox: Download Bio Menace

In December 2005, Apogee/3D Realms released the classic side-scrolling action game Bio Menace as a freeware "Christmas present" for its customers and loyal fans. At that time, the game had floundered around ...
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Intellivision Lives! review

This article originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 1999. The Intellivision collection was relaunched on the last generation of consoles -- Xbox, PS2, GC -- in 2004 to mixed reviews. You have to give Ke...
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The Old Shoebox: Heretic shareware

Released quickly after Doom, using a modified version of the same game engine, Heretic is a fantasy first person shooter designed by Raven Software, published by id Software, and distributed, along with everyth...
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Beetle Adventure Racing review

This article originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 1999. Why haven't we seen anything like it since? EA/VW -- let's get a game going! By Tom Carroll You would have to live in a cave in Northern Siber...
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Retro: Metal Gear Solid

This article originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 1998. Konami's Metal Gear Solid is the most intense stealth game for any system. Not only has it completely revolutionized stealth/action games, but it...
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Retro: Altec Lansing PowerCube Plus ACS48

Without question, the PowerCube Plus ACS48 was one of a few product releases by Altec Lansing, Labtec and a few other companies that changed computer audio forever. Ten years ago, soundcards were starting to ge...
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Retro: Command Antivirus

This review originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com and Sharewarejunkies.com in 1998. It was rock-solid software that still exists today. By John Guilfoil Command Software pretty much created a winner wit...
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Knights and Merchants review

This article originally appeared on Reviewcenter.com in 1999 during an explosion of real-time strategy games. After many battles, a former kingdom has been divided into many small principalities and earldoms...