Released in 1989, BMX Airmaster for the Atari 2600 is a great looking game with advanced gameplay. Unfortunately, the release in 1989 is deep into next generation console territory. So by the standards of the day, this game looks a bit primitive. Still it is a great game and worth tracking down for your collection.
The Neo-otyugh is one of two Gulguthra or "Dung-Eaters" in Dungeons & Dragons. Join me as a I take a look at the early history of this tentacled waste-eating monstrosity.
Have you ever wondered how to pronounce words used in Dungeons & Dragons? I tended to butcher the words until I found this wonderful pronunciation guide from 1985. It covers most of the more difficult words used in 1st edition AD&D
The mysterious underutilized Mihstu was a monster that peaked during Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition. It is an interesting creature with a twisting origin, so lets take a look at the Monster Card for the Mihstu and see what we can learn.
The Lizard Man in Dungeons & Dragons is a monster we all fight and unsurprising it hasn't changed much from its origin in 1975 through its appearance on this Monster Card by Jim Roslof.
Kobolds are in the DNA of Dungeons & Dragons. So let's take a look at the art for his ever-evolving monster, starting with the Jim Roslof Monster Card and moving onto its appearances in the 1st edition Monster Manual and 2nd edition Monstrous Manual.
The Grippli are a race of humanoid frog-like creatures that could make interesting allies to a party. That is, if they can overcome the grippli's monstrous appearance, as captured by Erol Otus, on this AD&D Monster Card.
The art for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Card for the Giant Weasel is by Jim Roslof. The Giant Weasel does not get the respect it deserves, so lets take a look at the adorable blood draining killers. Perhaps it will inspire you to add one to your next gaming session.
On this episode of the Retroist Podcast, I tackle the 1988 cult classic, Mac and Me. Despite knowing that his film is unintentionally funny, I find it charming and worthy of watching unironically.
Imagic's Atlantis for the Atari 2600 is a beautiful game that is sadly undone by its shallow and repetitive gameplay. It only become challenging when you play at higher difficulty level.