Keith Robinson Tribute

As a small tribute to Keith Robinson (one of the original programmers for Mattel’s Intellivision and the keeper of the whole property for many years after it folded in 1990/91), here’s an episode from G4 “Icons” about Intellivision and some of the behind-the-scenes stuff from that time. RIP Keith, and thank you for keeping Intellivision…

Ultrasonic’s Retro thoughts: Actraiser

Mixing genres when creating a video game can very tricky.  Mostly this is because when the attempt is made, the end result either turns out mixed or just downright awful.  However, every now and again a game comes along that takes the aspects of more than one genre and melds them in a way that…

Video Game Boom Box Bonus Track: Batman 89 (NES) Game Over Theme

As a tribute to the unexpected passing of yet another great actor and human being, I thought I’d add a bonus track to this month’s Boom Box with something from a familiar NES classic. RIP Adam West, and thank you for your distinct portrayal of a well beloved character.  A portrayal that will never be…

Video Game Boom Box: Goldeneye Theme (N64)

As a tribute to the late Sir Roger Moore, I figured for this month I’d put in a theme from an N64 classic.  Granted the game itself is from the Brosnan era of Bond but the James Bond franchise is universal, especially the theme itself. In all, RIP Sir Roger.  And thank you for a…

Ultrasonic’s thoughts: Tetris DS

Ever since Alexey Pajitnov created Tetris in 1984, this puzzle game has continued to evolve by leaps and bounds (and inspire quite a bit of copy-cats), but even with all this, the core concept of what made Tetris great still remained intact, and fortunately for many users the world over, this is a very good…