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Cover Art: Gradius III (SNES)

Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy.

Gradius III is a shmup (shoot-em-up) developed by Konami, originally for arcades and later, for the SNES. It was a US Super Nintendo launch released in August of 1991.

Gradius III cover art SNES

Considered by many to be one of the hardest games of all … [ Read More... ]

OG developer Llamasoft creating a Tempest game for the PS Vita

If you’re a fan of the classic arcade games, then we’ve got some good news for you. Llamasoft is developing a brand new game that will serve as a follow up to the Atari Jaguar classic, Tempest 2000 (T2K). The title? TxK.

Llamasoft TxK Playstation Vita Tempest

Llamasoft is developing TxK for the Playstation Vita with the original designer of Tempest 2000. The latest game will utilize the PS Vita to … [ Read More... ]

Nintendo reveals a “whopping” 8 titles for it’s Wii U Virtual Console launch

The quotes indicated sarcasm for those that didn’t understand. Nintendo of America just announced the first 8 titles to be published on the Wii U’s Virtual Console. This game list and service come as a long delayed and needed feature for Nintendo’s fledgling mid-generation console.

Here is the Wii U Virtual Console launch line-up

Balloon Fight
Donkey Kong Jr
Excitebike
Ice Climber
Kirby’s Adventure
Punch-Out!!
F-Zero
Super Mario [ Read More... ]

Cover Art: EarthBound (SNES)

Welcome to Cover Art! A section of the site where we look at a retro video game’s box cover art and briefly discuss it’s gameplay and legacy.

EarthBound, also known as Mother 2: Gyiyg Strikes Back in Japan, was developed by APE & Hal Laboratory for the Super Nintendo. It was released in the US in 1995 as a standalone title.

Earthbound cover art SNES

Although it didn’t sell that well, EarthBound[ Read More... ]