Posted by Biff Tannen
We are living in a time where we have the technology to make some of the greatest looking and most in depth video games and yet there is a small niche of games being made to cater to the retro crowd. I for one couldn’t be happier. It’s fulfilling a basic need for me. I have never been much of a gamer by modern standards, but that would never stop me from popping on an old 8 Bit or 16 Bit game and finding endless hours or entertainment. Thankfully there are game developers who understand that there are people like me in this world that would easily pay for a new “old” style game.
I’ve been loving the new series of Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong Country games. I hit real pay dirt though with the downloadable Final Fantasy IV: The After Years a direct sequel to the U.S. Final Fantasy 2 including the same music, the same graphics, the same characters, the same everything just with a new story. It’s exactly what I wanted. When a friend recommended Shovel Knight to me all I had to do was see the graphics and I was immediately sold. Yacht Club Games is the company behind this and they released the game via download for most major systems. Shovel Knight is everything that’s great about 8 bit gaming and then some.
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