Retro Picks

Quick overviews of plenty of different retro games

Need For Speed Underground (NFSU)

Developed by EA Black Box, and Published by EA , Underground was basically a reboot of the franchise.

It was the 7th installment, and the first focusing less on just driving and more on customization.

NFSU also was the first to feature its own career mode, as you race around “Olympic City”

It features over 25 cars, mainly imports/tuners.

You can completely deck out your cars, with crazy colors, body kits, vinyl’s and more.

With that in mind you can also throw in performance upgrades, which will no doubt make each car better.

The game was fairly long, and the NFS series would mostly retain this style for the later NFS titles.

Check out this video, describing how NFSU came to be!

Goldeneye 007

Released by Rare in 1997, Goldeneye 007 would end up being a hit for the N64.

The game is based on the movie of the same name released in 1995.

It potentially could have ended up being a on rail shooter, but was redesigned.

It featured a fleshed out campaign, and multiplayer that im sure people reminisce on to this day.

In the campaign you could go all out guns blazing, or take the old fashioned approach and use stealth!

Depending on the difficulty chosen, you get more and more objectives testing all of your abilities as 007.

You can also unlock some cool cheats for multiplayer, which makes its replay value shoot even higher.

Although the team , was VERY inexperienced they came together and made something that is still regarded as a classic today.

The game has been re released, and theres also the growing “goldeneye source” you can check out.

Clayfighter 63 1/3


Clayfighter 63 1/3 is simply a hilarious game.

It mainly parodys plenty of games released during the time.

This version of Clayfighter also features Earthworm Jim!

You will see numerous resemblance to other games.

You can pull off crazy 800+ combos like Killer Instinct!

OR even finish your opponent with a nasty Claytality!

ClayFighter suffered many delays and was released almost a year after it had previously been scheduled.

Also losing 5 characters from it's roster.

ClayFighter: Sculptor's Cut , was released as "rental only" later

It fixed some minor things and brought back four of the missing characters.

The game is a rare one for sure, and will more than eat your wallet

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Ninja Gaiden (2004)


Ninja Gaiden is a action packed hack and slash by tecmo.

It was a very graphic game, but was received well.

You play as Ryu Hayubusa, and have plenty of chapters to go through.

This game was VERY fluid, especially for its time.

It also features other characters seen in the DOA series!

The game may not be regarded as the hardest game of ALL time. There's still more than enough challenge

If you ever come across this title , definitely give it a play.

You can now play it on your Xbox One (if you own one) now also!

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Fighting Force


Fighting Force is a 3D beat em up, released for PS1, PC, and the N64.

Your going after Dr. Zeng, who is hellbent on bringing down the Earth.

It features 4 characters, each with different movesets.

It has a somewhat arcade feel, each enemie you defeat gives you points.

These points can alter the route you end up taking throughout the game.

It features multiplayer also, so you can team up with a bud for some cool action!

Check this one out, its a fun game to pick up and play every now and then.

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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy


Developed by Naughty Dog and Published by Sony this game is regarded as a masterpiece!

It was made in just two years!

The game had so much variety, and was a great start for future entrys

Your main objective is to collect power cells so you can advance through levels.

AND theres still plenty of other things to collect also.

Jak doesnt speak in this game, but Daxters comedy is always nice and refreshing.

Along with other very interesting characters you will meet throughout the game.

If you haven't played this your really missing out.

Go get it. Now.

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Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean


Baten Kaitos: EWATLO was released in 2003 for the Nintendo Gamecube.

You dont play as the protagonist, your actually a Guardian Spirit who guides the main character.

It features a very diverse type of combat using "Magnus Cards"

Of course there are numerous powerful or seemingly useless cards you will get throughout the game.

It can take some getting use too, i specifically remember having some really tough fights near endgame.

Speaking of, the story is also pretty good. It has enough twists and turns too keep you interested throughout.

This is definitely a cult classic, not much people know about this game or its prequel origins.

Dust that old Gamecube off and check it out if you like!

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