Few things are more important to a young boy than his collection of treasured toys.
This was certainly the case in my formative years. Additionally, I was so protective of my toys that I wouldn't even let my younger brother play with them, which is why it still boggles my mind why I would let a total stranger "borrow" my newly collected Aerialbots.
When you’re a kid having one of your favorite cartoon shows turned into a movie is a huge deal.Read More
This list is starting off with a disclaimer: Mega Man for NES is not included here because I get what they were trying to do.Read More
Slammed together in the same exhilarating hour of television as Inspector Gadget was Masters of the Universe. It aired after school and I fondly recall sitting anxiously on the school bus, anticipating the day's adventure that awaits.Read More
If you’ve grown up like I have and video games were a staple in your development then you were probably always looking for the next new game like I was.Read More
Somewhere between Optimus sailing through the air to sounds of my other sister playing "Lets Hear It for the Boy" on the record player from the next room and smacking his shoulder on the hard tile floor just inches after where the soft, padded carpet ended, I realized what I had done.Read More
I don't know how you, dear retro reader, played fighting games when you were growing up but the first thing I did was change the button configuration.Read More
Before I had a thing for movie based video games during the NES Era and around the same time as I hoarded movie novelizations from school book fairs, I had a thing for soundtracks. If I saw the movie, I wanted the original motion picture soundtrackRead More
I was once faced with quite a choice when while staring down the wall of NES box art flaps at the Lake Grove Toys "R" US: Hydlide or The Karate Kid. You see, those were the only two games that had those paper slips that I either didn't have or was even slightly interested in.Read More
Every part of me wants to write about The Goonies, but in trying to keep relevance with the current season, I'm moving forward with my memories of Gremlins, as marinated in my mind since 1984.Read More