Category: Retro


Takeshi’s Challenge: The Famicom’s Cruel Mistress

Takeshi’s Challenge, hailed as one of the worst games of all time, is a game released in 1986 for the Famicom system. Developed by Taito Corporation, it was designed by comedian, actor, and film director Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano), who […]


Retro Review: Gundam Wing: Endless Duel

Original Platform: Super Famicom Developer: Natsume Publisher: Bandai Release Date: March, 1996 Back in the mid 90’s, before the advent of internet, anime was quite an exotic thing to behold on local television. Shows such as Dragonball, Sailormoon, and Pokémon […]


Fan Recreates Yooka-Laylee On The SNES

With just over two weeks until its release, the wait is almost over for the highly anticipated 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee. The game looks to deliver that same retro nostalgia as the Rare games of the 90’s, but one fan has […]


These Sonic/Michael Jackson Mash-Ups Are The Remixes You Didn’t Know You Needed

The King of Pop’s involvement with the Sonic The Hedgehog series, mainly Sonic The Hedgehog 3, has long been rumored, confirmed, and debunked by multiple sources. While some say his work for the game was scrapped due to his ongoing […]


Spider-Man: Homecoming Gets The 8-Bit Trailer Treatment

The upcoming Spider-Man Homecoming film looks to bring the superhero back to his roots, and focus on the daily struggles of Peter Parker balancing life as Spider-Man and trying to just be an average high school kid. Last month the […]


Rare Replay Giveaway!

As the holiday season fast approaches, the staff at Controller Crusade are especially in the giving spirit. As a small token of appreciation for everyone who has taken the time to browse our site and read our content throughout the […]


The Sega Saturn Has Been Cracked… and It Only Took 20 Years

The Saturn, for those of you unfamiliar with it, was Sega’s console that went head to head with the PlayStation and Nintendo 64, and completely flew under the radar of most gamers outside of Japan.  Thanks to some questionable decisions by […]


Retro Review – Alien Trilogy

Original Platform: Playstation, Sega Saturn, MS-DOS Developer: Probe Entertainment Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment Release Date: February 1996 I remember long ago, when I discovered the new exotic console known as Playstation. I never owned one personally at the time, but a […]


Clock Tower: Insight into Horror

Raised in the Granite Orphanage, Jennifer and her friends were wanted as adopted daughters. It happened in September… “Laura hurry up!” Lotte, the redhead, tomboyish looking girl calls to her blonde friend. “We want to be there before the sunset!” […]


One Man Has Reverse-Engineered the Original WipEout to Work in Your Browser

What a time to be alive!  Dominic Szablewski, a very talented programmer and indie developer, has reverse-engineered the original WipEout for the Playstation to run in a web browser.  Essentially, Dominic has extracted the 3D models used in the original […]