Gridrunner review. Classic Game Room reviews GRIDRUNNER for iPad, iPhone and other iOS devices from game designer Jeff Minter and Llamasoft! This retro rad remake of the 1982 classic has stunning gameplay and controls when used with the bombastic iCade arcade joystick controller and seems like a great mixture of Robotron 2084 and Centipede!
Skylanders Cloud Patrol review. Classic Game Room reviews SKYLANDERS: CLOUD PATROL for iPad from Vicarious Visisions and Activision, a catchy and fun Skylanders game played with the touch screen iPad! Use your existing Skylanders figure collection to unlock Skylanders in the game (with the bar code cards) or unlock Skylanders in game with gems that you earn by playing well. Skylanders Cloud Control doesn't work with the Portal of Power so sadly your Skylanders don't earn experience, but it's a fun, colorful game that fans of series should enjoy if you dig other touch and shoot kinds of games like Fruit Ninja. CGR Skylanders Cloud Patrol video review features Skylanders Cloud Patrol gameplay in this video game review of Skylanders: Cloud Patrol for iPad. Skylanders Cloud Patrol is a great kids game and fun for the family, available on iOS devices like iPad, iPhone and Skylanders Cloud Patrol on iPod Touch.
Supersonic pinball review. Classic Game Room reviews SUPERSONIC pinball machine from Bally released in 1978 with the Concord on the front! SUPER SONIC pinball action with the mile high club, drunk pilots and open windows (or did I make that up?)
Fruit Ninja Slice of Life review. Classic Game Room reviews FRUIT NINJA: SLICE OF LIFE, the board game based on the popular video game where you slice flying fruit and avoid the bombs! Fruit Ninja Slice of Life is for ages 5 and up and from Mattel, it can be found at ThinkGeek**** and played with plastic ninja swords!
Lost Luggage review. Classic Game Room reviews LOST LUGGAGE for Atari 2600 from Apollo games released in 1982. Lost Luggage is a fun Atari game where you play as a baggage handler at an airport whose job is to catch suitcases and other luggage before it hits the ground! Watch out for terrorist luggage (I'm not making that up, it's in the game!) because it'll end your game quickly.
The Art of Video Games book review. Classic Game Room reviews THE ART OF VIDEO GAMES: FROM PAC-MAN TO MASS EFFECT from Chris Melissinos and Patrick O'Rourke published by Welcome Books in 2012. Roger Ebert says video games can never be art, this book shows quite the opposite and cites examples and captures developer interviews to prove its point. As video games are embraced as a new emerging art form the Smithsonian American Art Museum holds an exhibit called The Art of Video Games exhibit. This book is written by Smithsonian curator Chris Melisinos and features examples of art in video games from the past 40 years. Marvel at the art and creative work that went into games like Combat, Space Invaders and Pitfall on the Atari 2600. Chris then compares the early examples to '80s 8-bit classics such as The Legend of Zelda and 16-bit masterpieces like Phantasy Star IV. Modern releases like Bioshock, Minecraft and Mass Effect 2 complete the picture as developers earn bigger budgets and more advanced tools to complete their visions... but does it make better art? This hard cover book is a great addition to any gaming collection and makes a nice coffee table showpieces as well. Printed on glossy, high quality paper with great pictures and interviews you'll dig The Art of Video Games the most.
Kid Icarus Uprising review. Classic Game Room reviews KID ICARUS UPRISING for Nintendo 3DS, the return of the Kid Icarus franchise! The gorgeous action game which looks great in 3D has a lot going for it if players can get into the three-handed control system that requires (preferably) a stand to play. Control Pip with the circle pad, shoot with L1 and aim with the stylus and wipe out waves of enemies in lush aerial combat scenes or on the surface.
Sega Rally Review review. Classic Game Room reviews Sega Rally Revo from Sega for PlayStation 3 (and Xbox 360 and PC) released in 2007.
Road Rash Sega Game Gear review. Classic Game Room reviews ROAD RASH for the Sega GameGear from 1993 by Electronic Arts, U.S. Gold, Probe and Sega! Road Rash is one of the best (if not THE best) motorcycle racing video game series ever created where you race other drivers on windy road courses and beat them up during the race!! Road Rash on the Sega Game Gear is a solid GG release with decent 8-bit style visuals and predictable Road Rash style controls. This is basically the GameGear version of the Sega Genesis release of Road Rash made for gaming on the go in the early 1990's. CGR Road Rash video review shows Sega Game Gear Road Rash gameplay in HD action (although annoyingly the screen does fade over the decades).
Outrun Europa review. Classic Game Room reviews OUT RUN EUROPA for Sega Game Gear from U.S. Gold, Probe and Sega, a dreadful version of OutRun that may have been fun in 1992 but isn't the best use of your Game Gear and batteries these days.... OurRun Europa is a dismal release in the usually amazing Out Run series from Sega. Players can "enjoy" driving a motorcycle, boat and car but in the end they'll probably wish they didn't. Out Run fans will most likely be disappointed in this release unless you time travel back to when Out Run Europa was a full color amazing adventure that the black and white Game Boy couldn't possibly handle.
Epic Quest pinball review. Classic Game Room reviews EPIC QUEST pinball table for Pinball FX 2 from Zen Studios. Epic Quest is a pseudo mixture of an RPG adventure game and traditional pinball where the player earns experience after slaying monsters and levels up to level 100 where they get a bonus multiplier. Players hack and slash skeletons, rats and other ghouls to bit by hitting the sword ramp and smash target over and over again. Epic Quest video review features bright and lively Epic Quest gameplay on Xbox 360. Epic Quest is also available on Zen Pinball for iPad.
Street Fighter X Tekken review. Classic Game Room reviews STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN from Capcom for PlayStation 3 with Pac-Man and Mega Man as playable characters! Street Fighter X Tekken is also available for Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and PC. CGR Street Fighter X Tekken video review features gameplay from the PS3 version of Street FIghter X Tekken from Capcom that features a fine roster of classic Street Fighter characters like Chun-Li, Ken, Ryu, Guile, Rolento, M. Bison, Cammy and more! SF X Tekken also has fighters from the popular Tekken fighting game series like Yoshimitsu, Gin and more! PlayStation owners can download Pac-Man and Mega Man for free and fight with them and crush enemies with PACMAN!!
Yakuza Dead Souls review. Classic Game Room reviews YAKUZA DEAD SOULS for PlayStation 3 from Sega, wild zombie survival game combined with numerous odd minigames, ping pong and Karaoke! CGR Yakuza Dead Souls video review has gameplay from Yakuza Dead Souls on PS3 showing zombie slaughtering action and massage parlor weirdness in HD glory. Mow down zombies and level your Yakuza bad guy good guys up with new movies and earn money to upgrade the minigun and shotgun into a serious arsenal of doom. Yakuza Dead Sould is like Dead Rising meets GTA meets Sega's quirky arcade style seen in games like Chu Chu Rocket and even Shenmue. Yakuza Dead Souls packs hours of gameplay into this massive adventure filled with side quests and hostess dating (yeah, meet a virtual girlfriend and eat some virtual fried chicken!). Fun characters, solid gameplay, good humor and a cool storyline make Yakuza Dead Souls another hit from Sega in 2012. This game belongs on your shelf in between Binary Domain and Vanquish.
Rogue Squadron II review. Classic Game Room reviews STAR WARS ROGUE LEADER: Rogue Squadron II for Nintendo GameCube from Factor 5 released in 2001. CGR Star Wars Rogue Leader video review has Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2 gameplay footage recorded from Nintendo GameCube. As a pilot fighting for The Rebellion against the Empire you fly a wide variety of awesome Star Wars vehicles like the X-Wing fighter, A-Wing, Y-Wing, B-Wing, Snow Speeder, Shuttlecraft and more! Play through events that occur in the original Star Wars movies like the Death Star Battle and AT-AT battle on Hoth as well as events that take place in between like Prisoners of Maw. Bomb enemies, shoot them with lasers and tie their legs together in this awesome Star Wars arcade style flight action game for Nintendo GameCube (that's playable on Nintendo Wii)
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Deep Red Dualshock 3 review. Classic Game Room reviews the red PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 controller with sixaxis support and the magic ability to control El Caminos* (*only works magic enabled controllers)