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Retro gaming is something very near and dear to our hearts here at Cinelinx, as it's important to remember where the gaming industry has come from.  This section of the site will contain all news, editorials, and reviews on retro games.

Our Favorite Nintendo Exclusives: Pokemon Red & Blue

Pokemon as a franchise is one that still has a ridiculous amount of strength behind it.  With new entries in the franchise coming out regularly and spin-off series being almost as successful, the handheld RPG has withstood the test of time.  For today, however, I want to take a look back at where it all started on the original Gameboy and talk about why Pokemon Red/Blue are still amongst my favorite Nintendo exclusive games out there!

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Our Favorite Nintendo Exclusives: Terranigma

As an old-school JRPG fan, and a particular fan of the Super Nintendo, I often get asked by interested friends what my favourite SNES game of all time is. In a field populated by so many exceptional titles, and at a time when Japanese development styles weren’t compromised by a financial need to appease western tastes, that’s a hard decision to make. Keeping to this genre, and even in the shadows of the exceptional Final Fantasy 6 and Chrono Trigger, I conclude that it would have to be Enix’s Terranigma.

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Retro Games that Deserve a Reboot: Dune

It's no secret that I'm a fan of real-time strategy games, Frank Herbert's Dune, and retro gaming.  When you put all of these together, you end up with a classic video game series; which has seen no love or glimmer of hope, in over a decade.  It's ashame too, considering many of the RTS tropes we're used to, started with this game franchise.  I think it's high time for this property to get the reboot it so rightly deserves, and today, I'm going to tell you exactly why. 

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5 Retro Star Wars Games Worth Dusting Off Your Old Consoles For

It’s a running joke in the gamer community that the majority of licensed video games are pretty terrible.  That’s not always the case, however, and the Star Wars license has produced many an amazing game for us to play.  Kicking off our Star Wars month here, I thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the best Star Wars video games from the past, that not only broke from the negative stereotype, but are still lots of fun to play today.

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The 8 Best Video Game Intros of the 90s

The 90s were a great time for the video game industry.  It saw the introduction of 3D graphics, and the rise of one of gaming’s biggest giant’s.  As the technology grew, developers were able to infuse story into their games like they had never been able to before.  Games had always had intros before, but now they could reach a more cinematic quality and be bigger than ever.  Since we’re discussing some of the best cutscenes in gaming this month, I thought I’d revisit the best gaming intros from the 90s.  

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