I caught a very interesting film yesterday. It’s called “Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade.” I caught part of it on the Netflix Wii, and the other half on my 3DS. It’s a fantastic piece on the early history of video games. As we all know, the arcades played a vital role early on in video games. What this documentary talks about are the early geniuses of video games, or the gaming gods of the arcade era.
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All this recent talk about Adam’s Zelda-ish rogue-like game, ‘The Infinite Cave,’ has given me an itch to go back and play an old retro dungeon crawler. The first game to pop up in my head was of course ‘The Tower of Druaga.’ It shares many of the same traits of a rogue-like, but is not a rogue-like in the truest sense. It has a very hardcore cult following, and for good reason. It’s probably one of the hardest dungeon crawlers ever created by man. Between the extreme intricate know how of what is required to be done at each level, and the lightning quick reflexes required to navigate through the mazes unharmed, its no wonder so many give up before getting in far enough to truly appreciate this game. If that sounds like your cup of tea, and you’re a glutton for punishment, you could be in for a real retro treat. Continue reading
Adam and I have spoke of a mutual friend on numerous occasions on the show. Recently, he has expressed interest in writing on the site. This article posted below is his first effort of hopefully many. So it’s my pleasure to introduce all of our readers to Wii Are Fanboys’ newest contributor, Alan Chung!
Brad and Adam have been gracious enough to post a writeup from me on their wonderful Nintendo fansite. Since this is my first writeup, I thought that I would write about a subject that I’m truly passionate and knowledgeable about, The Arcade! Continue reading