Gaming Retro Reviews

Rookery’s Retro Review: Fishing Derby (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 5 (of 5), tag more fish than your fishing buddy! Story:  It’s Saturday at 5 a.m., the sun is just about to peek up from the horizon and you get your fishing buddy on the phone.  “Jimbo!  The weather is perfect today.  Get yer hiney up man, we need to do some fishing!”  […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Double Dragon (Arcade)

Overall Score: 5 (of 5), cooperative beat ’em up worth every quarter. Story: In a city that’s not Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, a street gang approaches a girl, punches her square in the gut, then carries her off. What?  That’s pretty screwed up!  Fortunately, our heroes emerge too late to do much about it from a […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: T.G.I.F. (Commodore 64)

Overall Score: 5 (of 5), a fun party game for up to four players of all ages Story:  Your goal is to reach a cash amount before your competitors.  The only thing that stands between you, other players and a CPU player is a calendar.  Dates blink around on the monthly calendar until you stop […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Outlaw (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5), Shoot a friend old west style! Story: You are a gunslinger in a desert. Sometimes the desert has a cactus, wall, or stagecoach. Objects can be impenetrable, destoyable, stationary or mobile (except the cactus; a moving cactus would just be weird now, wouldn’t it?). All of these appear to be […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Mobile Light Force (Playstation 1)

  Overall Score: 4 (of 5), Couch Co-op to fill the screen with verticle shooter-ness! Story: From the front cover, looks like Charlie’s Angels have a job to wear leather, sprint, and fire ballistic weapons at mechas. From the back, more like a more modernized Xevious. Hmm…so, which is it? Case says “keep your enemies […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Infiltrate (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5), pew pew pew! Story:  I’m in an empty rainbow coloured office building with lots of elevators that only reach one to three floors.  I have a fast shooter though, and my goal is to reach the top or bottom floors to pick up a Doric column because presumably I’m a […]

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Rookery’s Retro Review: Warplock (Atari 2600)

Overall Score: 4 (of 5), hypnotic pew pew! Story:  Normally this is where I put in some commentary about what I see and how I interpret it, but the write up from the manual sounded so exciting, I couldn’t help but quote it: “Piloting your space craft to the outer reaches of the galaxy, on […]