If you read this blog’s guidelines, you know that I don’t normally review ports, console or arcades games. Mostly I do this to give exclusive PC games a chance to shine. But how about arcade ports released on the PC? And instead of reviews, why not a Top10? Think of it as a way to bend my guidelines. But before that, some basic rules:
Only retro ports of arcade titles are featured. That means any port released for the PC up to 1999, included. There won’t be any mention of modern ports of retro arcade titles (e.g.: D&D Chronicles of Mystara or Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection).
Only official releases. No clones or fan-made games (e.g.: PC-Man or Mario Bros VGA).
To make the list more diverse, only one game per series or franchise is allowed. You won’t find entire collections in one entry.
I haven’t played every single retro arcade port out there, so if you think of any title that should be on this list, mention it in the comments below.
I rated the list based on the faithfulness of the ports, if they’re fun to play and if they’ve aged well.
If you’ve been reading my reviews, you’ve probably seen that some of them are dedicated to Marvel-licensed games and just one dedicated to a DC Comics-licensed game. So, I’ve decided to review another DC Comics game and one of a superhero that never actually got a good game: Superman.
Welcome one and welcome all to Retro Freak Reviews’ 3rd anniversary! Cue the confetti and the fireworks! It’s hard to believe that’s been 3 years since I started rambling about old computer games. And for this magnanimous occasion, we’ve prepared not only a review of a true classic but perhaps of the most influential PC game of all times: Doom!
Well, it’s that time of the year again. Especially for ghosts, goblins and other creatures of the night. Welcome to our special Halloween review. And this time we have quite the eerie delicacy prepared just for you all. I’m talking about Monster Bash.
Ahoy, there mateys! Welcome back to Retro Freak Reviews. And before ye all send me down to Davy Jones’ locker for not posting a review during the entire summer, let me redeem my sinner soul by offering ye this fine review in this finest of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I’m talking about Pirates! (the game, not in general…)
Well, it’s Easter again and to celebrate this holiday, we’re going to take a look at an adaptation of perhaps the best live-action and cartoon crossover movie ever made (that also features a rabbit BTW). We’re talking about Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
Any wrestling fan out there (even filthy casuals like me) knows that this upcoming weekend is WrestleMania, definitely the most famous wrestling event in the world. And to celebrate such an occasion, let’s look at one of the first wrestling games ever made for the PC, WWF WrestleMania (not to be confused with all the other games with the same title).