Retro Gaming 90’s- Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (1997)

As far as first person shooter game me are concerned in relation to the Nintendo 64 Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was one of the most popular games for that console during the mid to late 90’s. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was a game developed by Iguana Entertainment and published by Acclaim Entertainment and was initially released in March 1997. This was a game that some people would consider ahead of its time especially considering especially since the first person shooter genre was not nearly as popular in the late 90’s as it was during the 00’s & 10’s decade. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter had some of the visuals that one would ever see on a Nintendo 64 video game and a basic plot involving Turok’s mission to stop the main antagonist Campaigner from gaining access to pieces of a historic artifact known as the Chonospecter. While searching for keys and pieces of the Chonospecter artifact in various levels players are faced with constant threats such as dinosaurs, demons, insects, mercenaries, etc. While destroying enemies players will have the opportunity to collect and utilize different weapons throughout the game such as the Pulse Gun, Assault Rifle, Fusion Cannon, Tek Bow and a Pistol.

As a first person shooter game Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was not only considered to be a success but the game managed to sell at least 1.5 million copies worldwide following its release. In fact, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was one of the most popular titles within its genre for the N64 next to the likes GoldenEye 007 & Perfect Dark. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was a classic that some people are still nostalgic about today and was a title among many others that made the Nintendo 64 worth having during the mid to late 90’s.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Space Channel 5: (1999)

As far as memorable games for the Sega Dreamcast is concerned there are some people would recall Space Channel 5 as being few titles that stood out with the likes of Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi. Space Channel 5 was a music game developed by Grounding, Inc released in late 1999 that had a futuristic theme interesting plot that was set approximately 500 years in the future from that year. The idea of various interstellar stations competing in a ratings war was something that seemed very creative from a fictional standpoint. The plot saw players trying to rescue hostages who were kidnapped by an alien race known as Morolians along with controlling Ulala a news reporter and the main character of the game. The idea of using dance moves to progress throughout the game may have reminded some people of Dance Dance Revolution which between ’98-’99 when the first game it appeared in arcade centers.

As far as popularity is concerned Space Channel 5 was not quite in the same level as DDR but it was one of the more unique Sega titles that we have ever seen. In fact, Space Channel 5 is still considered to be popular today especially since we are supposed be getting a VR version of this game sometime in 2019 on a date that has yet to be revealed. Sometimes its hard to believe that it has been almost 20 years since Space Channel 5 was released for Dreamcast. As a title within the music genre of gaming Space Channel 5 is one that could still hold up in 2019.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Nights Into Dreams: (1996)

As far as retro games for the Sega Saturn is concerned there is no doubt whatsoever Nights Into Dreams was one of the most high profile video games for that console during the mid 90’s. There were many people who were highly impressed by various aspects of the game such as graphics, level design gameplay along with the inclusion of a creative storyline. Nights Into Dreams had seven different levels that players could earn grades on upon completion which was considered to be unique at the time. In fact, some might argue that the grade concept following the completion of different levels from Nights Into Dreams provided Sega with the idea to include it in both Sonic Adventure 1 & 2. As far as 3D action-adventure type games are concerned many would argue that Nights Into Dreams was the most popular title on the Sega Saturn during the mid 90’s and deserved to be ported for Dreamcast between ’98-’99.

In addition, to being one of the more memorable action-adventure games for the Sega Saturn some would argue that Nights Into Dreams was more popular on that console than any Sonic title that came out between ’95-97. Nights Into Dreams was a game that seemed ahead of its time following its release ’96. In fact, Nights Into Dreams is considered to be a better title than its 2007 Wii sequel known as Journey Of Dreams despite having more inferior graphics.

Retro Gaming 90’s- Sonic R: (1997)

As far as retro games within the Sonic the Hedgehog series is concerned many people instantly the trilogy which appeared on the Sega Genesis between ’91-94. In relation to popularity the first three Sonic games were arguably the best titles that Sega had developed within the set in relation to the 90’s. However, there were games that were released on the Sega Saturn such as Sonic 3D Blast along with Sonic R which are two titles that do not get as much attention because they were not as popular as the classics from the 16-bit Sega Genesis console. Sonic R was initially released back in November 1997 before appearing in Microsoft Windows in the Fall of 1998. Sonic R ended up becoming the very first racing game within the entire series and while it was considered to be solid despite having a small roster it was praised for its visuals and mainly its soundtrack. As far as popularity is concerned Sonic R was not nearly on the same level of Mario Kart 64 which was released back in December 1996.

The Mario Kart series had been around since 1992 and the very first game within that set ended up becoming a cult classic and a title that reached close to 9 million in sales. The Sega Saturn in general was not as popular in America as the Sega Genesis possibly due to competition from the PS1 and the Nintendo 64 during the 90’s decade. Even though, Sonic R was not nearly as successful as other Sonic games from the 90’s many people praised the game for its level design and it looked like something that could work in arcade centers. In fact, some retro gamers might argue that Sonic R was a more memorable title than Sonic Racers from 2006 despite being more inferior in relation to quality. Sonic R was a game that could have possibly been a bigger attraction in the Sega Dreamcast in ’98 following its release in countries such as Japan & America during that year.

Will Nintendo Switch Lite sell one million units within its first month?

As far as upcoming releases are concerned we learned not too long ago that the Nintendo Switch Lite will be released in electronic retail stores this upcoming Fall in September 2019. The price tag for the Nintendo Switch Lite is $199 which is at least $100 than what the original Switch console was she it was released back in March 2017. As far as how well the Switch Lite is going to do in sales is something that remains to be seen. In fact, its questionable on whether or not the Switch Lite will reach over 1 million in sales within a month especially considering the competition that is going to exist in Fall 2019 with Google Stadia, Apple Arcade along with the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. While the Switch Lite is not considered to be a replacement for the Nintendo 3DS its seems more like a cheaper alternative for the original Switch console for those who are mainly into handheld gaming.

The Switch Lite is a console that people will be able to plug into their television and play so the highest possible quality they can receive is 720p. While its possible that the Switch Lite will be a bigger retail attraction than the Nintendo 3DS from Fall 2019 onwards it seems unlikely going to sell as much as the original Switch console did within its first month.

Nintendo Switch Lite announced for release in Fall 2019!!!!

As far as big news in relation to gaming world is concerned we recently just learned that Nintendo plans on releasing another version of the Switch console in Fall 2019. It has been revealed that the Nintendo Switch Lite will be appearing in electronic retail stores around the world on September 20th. As far as features are concerned we have learned that the Nintendo Switch Lite will only have 720p handheld gameplay and players will not be able to plug it into their television for 1080p quality gameplay. As far as physical features are concerned it has been said the the Switch Lite will look almost exactly like the original model of the Nintendo Switch except that the display screen will be 5.5 inches long opposed to 6.2. We have also learned that the Nintendo Switch Lite will come in various colors such as grey, turquoise, yellow and will be priced at $199.99 following its upcoming release.

Basically the Switch Lite will be at least $100 less than the original Switch console released back in March 2017 for the price of $299.99. While some might argue that the price for the Switch Lite is reasonable others might have different feelings about the matter despite the console being priced at less than what the Nintendo 3DS was at following its initial release in America back in February 2011. When the Nintendo 3DS was first released about eight years ago it was priced at $249.99 before it eventually dropped to $169.99. In fact, the Nintendo Switch Lite is approximately the same price as the Nintendo 3DS XL which was initially released in America during the Summer of 2012. However, following the reveal of the Switch Lite Nintendo had mentioned that it will not serve as a replacement for the Nintendo 3DS series that has been in electronic retailers for years now. As far as how successful the Nintendo Switch Lite will be following its upcoming release in September 2019 is something that somewhat difficult to predict. The original Switch console has managed to sell at least 35 million units worldwide since its release in the Spring 2017 and its possible that gamers may prefer the original model over Switch Lite. If anything the Nintendo Switch Lite is considered to be a cheaper alternative for those who cannot afford the Original Switch console.

Retro Gaming 10’s- The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013)

As far as memorable titles for the Nintendo 3DS is concerned one of the few games that people talking about to this day is The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds released back in November 2013. It may not seem like such a long time ago that this single-player action-adventure title was released since its been almost six years now. A Link To Both Worlds was arguably one of the most creative Zelda titles of the 10’s decade especially coming the fact that Nintendo utilized the top-down perspective format similar to that of Link To The Past from 1993. However, instead of using 2D sprites we got to see 3D stereoscopic graphics along with along an open world map that resembled that of Link To the Past. The cool thing about Link To Both Worlds was the fact that players did not have to visit certain dungeon in a particular order to progress throughout the game. While attempting to save the Seven Sages along with thwarting Yugi’s plans players got to experience some cool new in-game mechanics such as Link’s ability to merge into solid walls which was helpful in competing certain parts of the game.

In addition, to defeating various bosses in different dungeons and solving numerous puzzles players had the opportunity to travel between the kingdoms of Hyrule and Lorule. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds had players do everything they could to prevent Yugi from resurrecting Ganon and was considered to be a worthy successor to Zelda: Link To The Past from the early 90’s. Ever since, its release Zelda: A Link Between Both Worlds was seen by various critics and gaming entities as the best 3DS titles of 2013. In fact, Zelda: A Link Between Both Worlds was arguably more popular than Zelda: Skyward Sword which came out for the Wii console in 2011. While a re-release of Link Between Both Worlds for the Switch console would be nice it seems unlikely to happen and would best remain as an exclusive for the Nintendo 3DS.