Retro Game SuperHyper

A new blog about old videogames


December 2017

That time I almost won a Street Fighter II tournament


The recent release of an officially-Capcom-licensed, limited-edition Street Fighter II Super NES cartridge from iam8bit got me thinking about when SF2 originally came out on the SNES in 1992, and how crazy the hype over it was. SF2 mania was in high gear, both in arcades and at home on 16-bit consoles, and I was fully immersed in it, at one point even taking part in a local tournament — that came down to me and another competitor.

Continue reading “That time I almost won a Street Fighter II tournament”


Captain Power: A video game, but not a videogame


Debuting in 1987, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future was a multi-media brand which included a TV series, a toy line, and various tie-in products. So why am I writing about it on my retro gaming blog? Because at its core, Captain Power was a game. Continue reading “Captain Power: A video game, but not a videogame”

Can we all just agree that Vectrex is the coolest system ever?

We all love the Atari 2600 and the Famicom and the Neo-Geo and yadda yadda yadda yeah yeah sure fine whatever. But seriously, has any console ever been as outright COOL as the Vectrex?

(The correct answer is “no.”) Continue reading “Can we all just agree that Vectrex is the coolest system ever?”

What are we playing? 12.04.17

I picked up the physical edition of Ys Origin from Limited Run a few months ago, and now that I’ve finished Metroid: Samus Returns and Cuphead, I’ve decided that it’s time for me to return to Ys for the first time in over ten years. Continue reading “What are we playing? 12.04.17”

The Comeback Kid

Way back when I wrote my downsizing post, I mentioned at the very end that I had, for some reason I myself don’t understand, sold off my copy of Kid Niki for the NES, and that it was the one game I regret selling.

Well, I am happy to report that Kid Niki has recently returned to the family, and was welcomed home with open arms. Continue reading “The Comeback Kid”

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