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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.

Final Fantasy V Coming to PC This Month

The SNES classic, Final Fantasy V, originally released back in the early 90s is coming to PC later this month with a slew of upgrades to make it the best possible experience for fans and newcomers alike.  Come inside to learn more!

How Super Metroid Changed the Action Game Genre

The Metroid franchise has enjoyed a long life filled with amazing games. Prime, Echoes, Zero Missions, Other M, and so on are the more recent generations’ offerings, but these all pay tribute and merely build upon one of the most engaging games in the series; Super Metroid.  Why does this one stand out above all the others?  I'm breaking it down for you today. 

The Best Nintendo Exclusives We're Still Playing

All month long in our Gamerlinx editorial series, we’ve been talking about the best exclusives to have ever graced the Nintendo systems.  While our writers have done a great job breaking some of them down, there’s simply too many to cover in one month!  So instead, for our final article this month we’ve opened it up to ALL of our writers to briefly discuss our favorite Nintendo exclusives that we’re still playing to this day.  Come check out our lists and share your own!

Our Favorite Nintendo Exclusives: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

When people want to talk greatest Nintendo games of all time I always go to one series, and one game in particular, Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The endless traveling from one place to another, the in-depth worlds, and of course seeing Link age right before your eyes. I played this game as a young lad and it was a mind blowing experience for me. To me you can't talk about Nintendo without talking about Zelda, it just isn't fair!

Our Favorite Nintendo Exclusives: Donkey Kong Country 2

I always knew that one day, I would write a tribute to my favorite game of all time in the form of an article. There’s no better time, as it’s Nintendo Exclusives month in Gamerlinx town and I’m pulling in, parking my rhino, and telling you why I think Donkey Kong Country 2 was one of the greatest Nintendo exclusives to grace this earth.

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!

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.

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. 

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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