Technologizer’s Second Annual Game Awards

Posted by  | Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Best Game You Haven’t Played: Retro Game Challenge

More than just a cash-in on antiquated game genres, Retro Game Challenge is a love letter to anyone who grew up in the 8-bit era. As you play through send-ups of Galaga and Dragon Warrior, your young avatar and his friend sit on the floor in the Nintendo DS’ bottom screen, hollering with every smooth move or crushing defeat. Between challenges, you can discover cheat codes and read previews of the next game you’ll play in an ever-expanding library of magazines, modeled after the hype-laden heyday of GamePro and EGM. This is nostalgia done right, capturing a time when video games were all that mattered.

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Isabella Edwards Says:

    my favorite character on the Plants Vs. Zombies game is none other than the Michael Jackson zombie.:;*

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