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“Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 PlayStation 5 Retro Reviews Steam Xbox One Xbox Series X | 0 Comments | 12 Jan 2023

To people of a certain age, Atari will evoke fond memories of hours spent in front of the TV, enjoying fast, fun, and engaging games. For those people born in the 90s or 00s, though, Atari is barely even talked…

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How To: Patching Your ROMs

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Retro Tutorial | 0 Comments | 05 Jan 2023

Disclaimer: We do not provide links to ROMs, nor will we respond to requests for ROMs. It is copyright infringement, according to US law. There are many ways to obtain ROMs, including reading them from your own cartridges, from retro…

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Dragon Sector (Remake) Personal Spotlight

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Features Retro | 0 Comments | 03 Jan 2023

Over the past two pandemic-laden years, I’ve been away from SmashPad. I’ve had a few reasons for this. The most notable was that I was just feeling burned out. I’d taken up a lot of responsibilities here, and they’d just…

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“Evercade VS” Long-Term Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Evercade Retro Reviews | 0 Comments | 30 Nov 2022

A small company out of the UK named Blaze Entertainment Ltd. Have released a line of retro gaming handhelds and consoles that take a much more down-to-earth approach to the hobby, offering a reasonably priced entry point, and reasonably priced games.

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“PC Building Simulator 2” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PC Reviews | 0 Comments | 26 Nov 2022

On October 12th, PC Building Simulator 2 (PCBS2) released to the world, and what Spiral House and Epic have put together is certainly quite something.

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“Mad Rat Dead” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Articles Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 10 Nov 2020

If you had one day left, what would you do? Would you spend it with the family? Go out and have fun? Bury old grievances? There are many options, and the answer is a very personal one. Mad Rat Dead…

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“Streets of Rage 4” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 29 Apr 2020

Anticipation and expectations can lead to disappointment. This is particularly true when the subject of those emotions is the return of a fondly remembered franchise. Can the final product live up to what you imagine? Streets of Rage is a…

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“Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Nintendo Switch PlayStation 4 Reviews | 0 Comments | 27 Feb 2020

Arc System Works bring us a collection of classic 8-bit “Brawlers” in this substantial collection. The Double Dragon & Kunio-kun Retro Brawler Bundle includes eighteen NES and Famicom titles, eleven of which are being localized for the first time. This…

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“Code Shifter” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Nintendo Switch PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 18 Feb 2020

Arc System Works is known for their stylish and technically sound fighting games. Over the years, they’ve developed a number of unique characters. Recently with their acquisition of the Technos properties, they’ve also become the stewards for beloved franchises like…

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Filippo's Top 5 Games of 2019

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | Best of 2019 Features | 0 Comments | 21 Dec 2019

This year, I found that I played less games than I did in 2018. Part of this was a lack of time and funds, but the bigger factor was a lack of games that really grabbed me. The games that…

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“Wreckfest” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 07 Sep 2019

Bugbear Entertainment are known for their over-the-top demolition derby style racing games. The FlatOut series proved to be quite popular on the 6th and 7th generation consoles. For FlatOut 3, development was turned over to another studio, and the game…

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“Metal Wolf Chaos XD” Review

author image by Filippo Dinolfo | PC PlayStation 4 Reviews Steam Xbox One | 0 Comments | 08 Aug 2019

Before FromSoftware began destroying players’ egos with Dark Souls, they were known for their mech action series Armored Core. It was a series that leaned heavily on its anime influences, but also provided some solid gameplay. Microsoft wanted some of…

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