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...that you have the same options of adding contents to the site as the core crew? Under "Share Memories", you will find links to all those forms which make adding new stuff as simple as it gets - no matter whether you just want to give a few games a rating or you want to cover all of your favourites which aren't listed so far. Here' a starting point...
So what is this site? To put it in the most simple way imaginable: It's a site about digital games. Not about the latest gaming news, but about the games themselves, and - as you've already surmised from the site's name - specializing in what's usually considered 'classic' these days. Of course, definitions of 'classic' differ widely. However, if you browse around a little, you'll find us covering pretty much everything (with varying intensity) from the earliest home systems (late 1970s) to the end of the last millenium.

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2017-05-26

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

Triumph against the gay policeman in the steel factory! Boy, will the steel workers be angry with me now. Better get out of here fast. Master Axe: The Genesis of MysterX not only sports a weird, incomprehensible title, but is also strange in other ways.

Mr Creosote

2017-05-23

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

Another arcade hit ported to a home computer. Often, this did not go well, as many of the qualities which made the original great could not be properly translated to the common hardware found in people's homes. How did Primal Rage do?

Mr Creosote

2017-05-20

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

A superhero fighting game? What could possibly be a better match? Dangerous Streets even received the honour of being bundled with its console for some time. What an amazing choice! So you may think, if you don't know the game. Nevertheless, a great idea – somebody should really do this in a decent way!

Mr Creosote

2017-05-16

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

Foight! Warriors, also known as Savage Warriors, is the French entry to the genre. At a time when everybody else was going for weird, three-dimensional camera angles, this one goes for some actual gameplay innovations. Whether they were successful and positive, you'll see.

2017-05-13

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

Here it is, the first arcade fighting game using digitized sprites! No, it's not the one you thought it is. Pit-Fighter didn't just take a revolutionary graphical approach, but also tried bringing some innovation to the gameplay side.

2017-05-11

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

Illegal street fighting – oooooh, how notorious! Tube Warriors represents this seedy underbelly of the dark shadow society by setting itself in… drum roll… subway stations. What an ingenious motif! And they even made the appropriate game matching this stroke of genius.

2017-05-05

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

Ouch! Punched right in the balls! Going by the accompanying sound effect, probably with a tazer, too. That's what you get for talking to prostitutes, or actually for even entering the red light district. Hope you learned your lesson, you Human Killing Machine!

2017-05-02

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

What is it with fighting games and gay policemen? Why does each of these games believe it has to have one? Sure, the mid-90s were all about having colourful characters. So Shadow Fighter has a 14-year-old kid, a Terminator 2 knock-off, a giant brute, a kickboxer, a basketballer and… "Yurgen", the gay policeman. Though honestly, the training dummy is a more interesting opponent, because at least, it is original.

2017-04-25

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

Now, this is finally what we've been looking for on the Amiga all those years, isn't it? Super Street Fighter II Turbo, released shortly after the previous series entry, looks absolutely amazing. A worthy finale, isn't it?

2017-04-21

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Anniversary Fighting Games Special 2017

Goodbye, floppy disk! You had a good run, but by the mid-1990s, when Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers came out, your time was rapidly coming to an end. Although this game can actually still be booted and played from floppy. The sequel demanded hard disk installation.


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